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Riderwood
Riderwood resident Sharon MacInnes is on the board of the National Genealogical Society and frequently speaks about genealogical research. Now, she is teaching a Lifelong Learning class on genealogy for her neighbors at Riderwood.

Sharon MacInnes took an interest in history when she was in high school. Then, her love of history turned to an interest in genealogical research.

“I started asking questions like, ‘Where does our family fit in all of this history?’ and that started a lifelong passion for me,” she says.

Oak Crest
Siblings Carolyn Zick and Carter Glass pose here before their Crestview neighborhood at Oak Crest, where they moved within a week of each other.

Carolyn Zick and her brother Carter Glass have always been close. Carolyn, the youngest of three, and Carter, the middle child, grew up near Memorial Stadium in Baltimore City, Md. As adults, Carolyn settled in Perry Hall, while Carter enjoyed city life in Butcher’s Hill.

Oak Crest
Whether an intimate family gathering in your apartment or a large party in one of the on-site private dining venues, Oak Crest's Catering Department has many options when it comes to entertaining friends and family. 

This Christmas Eve, while Madelyn Daniels attends Mass, the Oak Crest catering department will be busy preparing hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for her and almost a dozen of her closest friends. It’s a tradition she has enjoyed since moving to the Parkville, Md., community 15 years ago. 

Maris Grove
A professional from the Custom Interiors department meets with a client to review fabric samples.

If you’re thinking about downsizing and moving to Maris Grove, Personal Moving Consultant Jan Schechter brings peace and organization to what can feel like an overwhelming process. 

Maris Grove
Tech-savvy Becky Diamond shows off a photo she enhanced using Photoshop. Becky also teaches iPhone classes to her fellow Maris Grove neighbors.

Becky Diamond hasn’t used a stamp in years. She rarely calls, never writes letters, and says Amazon is her “best friend.”

The Maris Grove resident exemplifies the new wave of tech-savvy seniors—66% of the U.S. population over 65—who do everything online, from paying bills to shopping to connecting on social media. 

Linden Ponds
Ed Petcavage, seen here preparing to throw a javelin, has been competing in the Senior Olympics since 2012 and says living at Linden Ponds makes it easy to stay in shape.

With so many athletes in residence, it’s no surprise that Linden Ponds sends a sizable contingent to participate in the Senior Olympics each year in Quincy, Mass. The Erickson Living-managed community in Hingham has been an official sponsor of the Quincy Senior Olympics for the last several years. 

Linden Ponds
Jerry and Ann Marcus smile next to a Hannukah menorah in their apartment home at Linden Ponds.

You have a lot of choices when it comes to your retirement living. One option that some people consider is a 55-plus community. But Linden Ponds Sales Counselor Karmin Der says many of the prospective residents she meets are moving from a 55-plus community.

Linden Ponds
Michael and Audrey Straight smile under the shade of a stone entryway at the top of Machu Picchu.

Linden Ponds residents Audrey and Michael Straight have always had an adventurous life together. They lived on a sailboat near Annapolis, Md., on and off for 14 years. Monday through Friday, they commuted to Washington, D.C., where they both worked as lawyers.

Highland Springs
Robert Miles oversees catering services at Highland Springs.

Everyone loves a good party. For the host, however, the planning, shopping, cooking, and cleanup can add up to days of work for a few hours of fun.