Mary McHale moved into her one-bedroom Brighton apartment home at Charlestown in 2019 in search of a maintenance-free lifestyle. She's seen here, wearing a pink sweater, standing in front of a refrigerator covered with magnets.

Has the house you once adored become more of a headache? Have you grown tired of cleaning and heating an oversized house when you’re only using two or three rooms? Are you living alone and having a hard time meeting people who share your same hobbies and interests?

Brooksby Village
Dorothy Stephens, who lives at Brooksby Village, is pictured here smiling in a pair of black glasses, pearls, and a black cardigan over a lavender sweater.

A new book release is exhilarating for any author, but for Dorothy Stephens, the past few months have been twice as exciting.

Dorothy, who lives at Brooksby Village, the community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Peabody, Mass., released two books within weeks of each other.

Brooksby Village
This photo shows off the lush green courtyard surrounded by a residence building at Brooksby Village.

Beverley Simonini is one of the estimated 73 million Baby Boomers in the United States—those born between 1946 and 1964. Roughly 10,000 of them turn 65 every day, and by 2030, all Baby Boomers will have reached retirement age.

Ashby Ponds
Ashby Ponds community member Alicia Sommers poses beside her abstract painting Ebb Tide. Alicia is wearing a red shirt with a dark colored vest over top.

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”—Edward Hopper

Ashby Ponds
The 16 young people on stage here are the George Mason University Cabaret singers. Everyone is wearing black dresses or suits and singing.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”—Plato

Ann's Choice
Trudy Sellers is pictured here in her home at Ann's Choice. Trudy wears glasses and red top, with a golden broach on her left shoulder.

Trudy Sellers is upbeat, charming, and very busy. Her lilting German accent punctuates her conversation. From her sunny attitude, you’d never suspect how painful her childhood was. Like so many of her compatriots born before or during WWII, her life was filled with trauma. 

Ann's Choice
An example of one possible layout of furniture in the living room of a Brighton apartment home, a one bedroom floor plan at Ann's Choice.

Good things definitely come in small, but thoughtfully designed, packages like the Brighton model at Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Living-managed community in Warminster, Pa.

Windsor Run
A view of the landscape and residence building at Windsor Run. The outside space is lush, green, and pristine.

Spring is in the air at Windsor Run, an Erickson Living-managed community in Matthews, N.C. As the beautiful, 60-acre campus begins to bloom, the sales center is meeting with a record number of people interested in learning more about moving to this sought-after community.

Windsor Run
Windsor Run celebrated the beginning of construction of its continuing care neighborhood during a groundbreaking ceremony in October. (Left) George Comfort, Gregg Colon, Pat Bell, Bob Mack, and Matthew Narrett, M.D.

“Knowing that continuing care will be available at Windsor Run was a real plus when making our independent living decision,” says community member Robert Mercer. “My wife and I both remember struggling with geographical displacement matters when assisting with care for our own parents.