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Lantern Hill

No matter what month of the year, Lantern Hill is always abuzz with activity thanks to its ingenious weatherproof design granting on-the-go residents access to the entire campus without ever going outside.

Highland Springs
Ruby Nell Ormon holds a copy of her recently published book, My Dude, which tells the story of her family’s pet raccoon.

Ruby Nell Ormon had a story in her head for years.

“I kept telling myself ‘Tomorrow,’” says Ruby Nell. “Tomorrow I’ll get busy writing.”

The story percolating in Ruby Nell’s mind dates back to 1969, when her family took in a pet raccoon.

Highland Springs
Lynn and Wells Field were married at Highland Springs on January 6, 2018.

If Wells Field could have seen how much his life would change in a year, he wouldn’t have believed it.

“Absolutely not,” says Wells, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. “I thought I was happy living by myself and playing golf whenever I wanted.”

Greenspring

On May 3, Americans across the country recognized the National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance designated by the U.S. Congress, offering Americans the opportunity to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

Greenspring
Members of the Greenspring priority list enjoy numerous special events and seminars including invitations to the popular home expo held in April.

Spring is in the air at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. As members of the tennis club dust off their rackets and devoted gardeners flex their green thumbs, the community celebrates with a renewed sense of energy, excitement, and growth.

Fox Run
AJ Kershaw is Fox Run’s newest executive chef

The food served at Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., consistently gets rave reviews from residents and visitors alike. One of the people who orchestrates the preparation of the hundreds of delicious meals that come out of Fox Run’s kitchens each day is Chef AJ Kershaw, who recently became executive chef at the community’s Fireside Restaurant.

Fox Run
Now that she lives at Fox Run, Ana May Salgado says she has more friends than she ever did before.

There’s no doubt about it—making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it.

Eagle's Trace
Jimmy and Peggy Fredericksen pose with their daughter Pam Burgeson

When Jim and Peggy Fredericksen moved into their new apartment home at Eagle’s Trace last month, they closed the door on eight months of upheaval wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

“We had quite a stint as nomads,” says Jim. “Right now we’re excited to be in our new place at Eagle’s Trace.”

Eagle's Trace
Norman Bailey (left) recently attended a presentation at Eagle’s Trace by Personal Moving Consultant Haven Benoit.

When Norman Bailey retired eight years ago, he thought he’d take six or seven months to declutter his house.

That didn’t happen,” says Norman, a retired optometrist. “If anything, I have more stuff now than when I retired.”

Now, Norman’s contemplating his next step, a possible move to a retirement community. Like many in his situation, the thought of downsizing is daunting.