Ashby Ponds

Almost 45 years ago, Nancy Oliphant purchased an elephant decanter as a gift for her husband John. I thought it would be a fun gift in honor of our last name, a derivative of the word elephant, she says. Little did I know, that purchase would be the beginning of a very large collection.

Maris Grove

When holiday shopping starts in earnest and decorations go up across the Maris Grove campus, a group of neighbors scramble like elves to meet the deadline for their annual Stockings for Soldiers project.

Fox Run
An empty dirt road

Bon Hiscoe has had a long and successful career in medicine, and at 90 years of age, he is still contributing to his field. Bon attended medical school at Columbia University. It was during his studies that he met his late wife Helen, who was teaching at Vassar College at the time. The couple married and later moved to Coal Mountain, W. Va., where Bon completed his residency.

Highland Springs
Anna Hughes

For Anna Hughes, retirement planning can be summed up in one phrase: peace of mind.

“I’m originally from Ireland, and my family is still there,” says Anna, a retired nurse who has lived in Texas for the past 41 years. “When you don’t have family nearby, you have to look after yourself.”

Wind Crest
Wind Crest continuing care neighborhood

When Hazel Vicenec learned about the new continuing care neighborhood at Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., she first felt anxious. It will be a change, she said over breakfast at Aspen House, the community s former continuing care residences on campus.

Linden Ponds
Lynne Ford

When Lynne Ford first signed on to join the Linden Ponds sales team ten years ago, the 108-acre property was little more than a group of sales trailers and a pile of rubble at the site of a former quarry in Hingham, Mass.

Highland Springs
Miniature golf

It may not have the allure of Augusta or the prestige of the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, but the 18-hole miniature golf course inside Highland Springs garners its own brand of acclaim.

Ashby Ponds
A group of cats and dogs

My dog is my best buddy, and I feel that pet animals enhance our lives, says Roz Radcliffe, who lives at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. Shortly after moving to Ashby Ponds in November 2008, Roz met fellow community member and dog owner Dotti Sampugna.

Superstorm Sandy

A year after Superstorm Sandy, the Jersey Shore shows significant signs of restoration. Rebuilding efforts led by local government, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and town citizens have taken great strides in restoring the Shore that was nearly flattened last October.