Fox Run
Celebrations of Sukkot

A group of Jewish retirees living at Fox Run gathered one early autumn afternoon to decorate a sukkah that was erected in one of the community s courtyards. A sukkah is a temporary shelter used during celebrations of Sukkot, a joyous Jewish holiday that follows Yom Kippur.

Linden Ponds

Despite the fact that many, if not most, people who live at Linden Ponds rarely use their kitchens, community members recently assembled a new cookbook that has proven a hot commodity, even among those who don t cook.

Books and thank-you cards

There are many little ways to enlarge your child s world. Love of books is the best of all. Jacqueline Kennedy Ask any parent or grandparent and they are likely to tell you that one of their favorite activities is reading with their child or grandchild.

Brooksby Village
Chef chopping vegetables

Michael Ayers was working as a sous chef at a Hyatt Hotel when he was given a tip that would ultimately change his career path. A former colleague who had gone on to work for a retirement community told Ayers that if he ever had the chance, he too should consider working in such an environment.

Tallgrass Creek
Let's get moving

A typical day for Amy Stewart, Tallgrass Creek s wellness coordinator, starts at 7:30 a.m. in the on-site fitness center. For the next few hours, she enthusiastically leads residents in some of the varied fitness classes offered at the Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans.

Oak Crest
Genealogists discover more about themselves as they unearth their family trees

When Mike Eder began researching his mother s family, all he really knew about his maternal great-grandfather was that he had a thick German accent and a wooden leg. Then one day he hit pay dirt.

Cedar Crest
Cedar Crest ties together the whole spectrum of health care on campus

In the upcoming New Year, the Affordable Care Act swings into effect and will attempt to revolutionize health insurance in the U.S. Closer to home, at Cedar Crest, in Pompton Plains, N.J., residents have been experiencing a revolution in health care for several years.

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.