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Charlestown
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“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” —Charlie Chaplin

If there’s any truth to the adage “laughter is the best medicine,” then Betty Miller has the prescription for everything that ails you. 

Ashby Ponds
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Later this month, Ashby Ponds will complete construction on Willow Crossing, the community’s seventh residence building. The first residents will move in next month.

Ashby Ponds
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“O bluebird, welcome back again, Thy azure coat and ruddy vest, Are hues that April loveth best">” 

—John Burroughs, The Bluebird

Ann's Choice
Resident George Gibson attends weekly yoga classes at Ann’s Choice.

After exploring an active-55 community and several retirement communities, George Gibson moved from a 4,500-square-foot house in Feasterville, Pa., to Choice, EricksonLiving’s community in Bucks County.&nbsp

Ann's Choice
(From left) Ann’s Choice residents Helen Kannengieszer, Judy Wright, and Doris Fina chat poolside at the campus aquatics center.

When Helen and Emil Kannengieszer moved from Abington, Pa., to Choice, EricksonLiving’s community in Bucks County, Helen did two things she’d never done before: she started going to the gym, and she st

Ann's Choice
(From left) Lisa Mullins, Maureen Guim, Trudi Hertfelder, and Nancy Bulera helped take registrations for the Ann’s Choice Lifelong Learning Academy’s spring session.

The Ann’s Choice Lifelong Learning Academy (ACLLA) has grown to perhaps the premier resident-run activity at Erickson Living’s community in Bucks County, Pa.

Its 40-member panel handles everything from lining up presenters to marketing courses to facilitating during lectures. 

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Brooksby Village
Brooksby’s arts and crafts room houses scrapbooks with creative writings by Intermissions participants.

From its entrance within Canterbury Court neighborhood, the Intermissions space looks like any Brooksb"> apartment home.

Brooksby Village
Beverly Smigel (right) and her daughter Debbie stop outside of the fitness center at Brooksby.

Long before it was typical to see joggers in the streets, Beverly Smigel had made it her routine. Days began at 5 a.m., with a series of stretches followed by an hour and a half of brisk walking/jogging through Marblehead, Mass., that typically covered more than five miles.  

Cedar Crest
Carole Garthwaite (left) and her daughter plant tomatoes in Carole’s Cedar Crest garden patch.

After such a long winter, gardening season can’t come soon enough.