Guillermo Olivos, in a decorative white top and black pants, danced a rumba with staff member Hamida Majili, in a sparkling red dress, at the annual "Riderwood’s Got Talent" show.

Guillermo Olivos will turn 90 this month, but retirement is hardly on his radar. In fact, he still works as a psychiatrist.

“When I reached 80, I decided I should go part-time,” he says with a laugh. “When you enjoy what you are doing, it is hard to stop.”

Oak Crest
(Back row, from left) Jeffrey Michael, Mike Sullivan, Bob Liebig, and Albert Cook. (Second row, from left) John Lehr, Dot Knipscher, Fitness Specialist Brittany Rhodes, and Judy Kimball. (Front) Joe Banz and Arlene Hoffman.

Once reserved for tailgating and backyard barbeques, cornhole (or depending upon where you’re from—bean bag toss, bags, or corn toss) is quickly catching on as one of America’s favorite pastimes. 

Oak Crest
Kathleen Sergi poses with her beloved sheltie, Casey, at their home at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

After 40 years, Kathleen Sergi’s love affair with her five-bedroom, two-bath house in Towson, Md., finally ended.

Maris Grove
Maris Grove community members recently enjoyed a day trip to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, N.J. Laurie Tipton (center) is the special trips coordinator for the Erickson Living community in Delaware County, Pa.

A sign outside Laurie Tipton’s office door bears the title of Dr. Seuss’s classic, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! It’s an apt choice for Maris Grove’s special trips coordinator, who’s keeping community members and priority list members on the go with fun, educational day trips.  

Maris Grove
The Fairmont is a two-bedroom, one-bath home, with a spacious kitchen and living room

Berrie Grossman spent 20 years at Hershey’s Mill, a premier 55-plus community 20 minutes from Maris Grove. She liked the location, the lifestyle, and the proximity to her son, a dentist, and daughter-in-law, a judge, in West Chester, Pa. She had no plans to leave, ever.

Maris Grove
Warner Knobe is seen here in front of a beautifully landscaped garden and park bench at Maris Grove.

When Warner and Diane Knobe started thinking about moving to a retirement community, they had three must-haves: maintenance-free living, plenty of activities, and, above all, real value for their money. 

Linden Ponds
Linden Ponds student employees (from left) Breana Germain, Tayonna Tucker, and Julia Salvucci participate in an annual fashion show to raise money for the Scholars’ Fund.

There are many benefits to working at Linden Ponds, and one of the most impactful perks for the many young people who work in the community’s on-site restaurants is the Scholars’ Fund. The fund benefits student employees who plan to attend college or trade school. 

Linden Ponds
Linden Ponds recently hosted an Asian-themed dinner of Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, Singaporean, Russian, and Chinese cuisine. (From left) Sales Counselor Karmin Der and community members Indira Pillay and Gloria Chi.

One of the things that makes Linden Ponds such an exciting and unique place to live and work is the diversity of both the community members and staff. People come to Linden Ponds from all different walks of life, career paths, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. 

Linden Ponds
Four women chat in the park-like atmosphere at Linden Ponds.

Linden Ponds is the ideal place to take a scenic walk. With its tree-lined trails, colorful flower gardens, wetlands, and wildlife, the 108-acre campus is a natural wonderland and recently became certified as an arboretum.