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Highland Springs
Dawn Winder (center) human resources coordinator at Highland Springs, celebrates a strike during the Wii Bowling challenge in the Highland Springs/My Possibilities sports competition.

Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, has a new neighbor. 

My Possibilities, a college-style education center for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, opened its first building on a 22-acre campus located just across the George Bush Turnpike from Highland Springs in May 2018.

Highland Springs
Fern Sigafoos (left) and Eldora Chambers prepare to skydive in celebration of Eldora’s birthday with their experienced, tandem skydivers strapped to their backs.

Eldora Chambers has long been a trailblazer.

She was growing organic vegetables in her 80-square-foot backyard garden well before Whole Foods or Central Market came on the scene. 

Linden Ponds
Kate Murphy, Linden Ponds’ director of human resources, was honored earlier this year as the community’s 2018 Leader of the Year.

Earlier this year, Erickson Living leaders from around the country gathered for their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md. Twenty exceptional managers and directors were honored during the meeting for their leadership qualities and their ability to inspire their team members to deliver excellent service to those who live at Erickson Living communities. 

Linden Ponds
Joan and Donnat Mitchell are among the neighbors who live in Linden Ponds’ newest residence building, Willard Square.

Living at Linden Ponds is a family affair for Joan Mitchell and her brother Arthur McNeil. Joan and her husband Donnat moved to the community last August, shortly after the opening of Willard Square, Linden Ponds’ ninth and newest residence building. Arthur and his wife Gloria moved to Willard Square shortly before the Mitchells. 

Maris Grove
Dick Kendall grew up at  Winterthur, where his father was on the dairy staff.

Route 52 between Delaware and Pennsylvania puts you at the heart of du Pont country. This picturesque rural road contains the family’s most iconic estates, museums, and gardens: Hagley, Nemours, Longwood, and Winterthur. 

Maris Grove
The Connectors cochair Barbara Gobrecht (left) and Senior Manager of Resident Life Todd Sullivan work together to welcome new community members to Maris Grove.

For many new community members, moving to Maris Grove is like a permanent vacation. Eager to enjoy an active, worry-free life, they dive into clubs, activities, and dining out. Others, who need a bit more time to settle in, will find a number of groups to help them make friends and participate in activities at their own pace. 

Oak Crest
Don and Barbara Conley moved to Oak Crest from  Harford County in search of a worry-free lifestyle.

Barbara and Don Conley lived in Harford County, Md., for 52 years, but they now happily call Baltimore County home. Last August, the pragmatic couple decided they would rather take it easy than take care of a five-bedroom house and an acre of land.

Oak Crest
Three seniors play ball in an inside recreation room

Every year, the Baltimore’s Best Readers’ Choice Contest, presented by The Baltimore Sun, recognizes the best people, places, and businesses throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County in more than 200 categories.

Riderwood
The Riderwood Health Forum hosts speakers on a variety of topics related to health and medicine. Group organizer Jackie Michels (left) stands with residents Marge and Chuck Pulfrey who discussed their volunteer work with the Red Cross.

People who live at Riderwood have the upper hand when it comes to health.