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Cedar Crest
Jay and Joan Ludwig rehearse for an upcoming Cedar Crest Players performance.

Cedar Crest may only be 30 minutes from New York City, but residents only have to travel down the hall for professional-quality theater and music opportunities and entertainment.

This month, the Cedar Crest Players, for example, will perform a new version of Antigone by Bryan Dowries in the community’s 250-seat performing arts center May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Cedar Crest
Residents participate in a Balance class

Did you know that an inactive 30-year-old can be more prone to falls than a 65-year-old who practices yoga or takes a balance class?

“Balance is age-related, but it’s also related to your activity level,” says Carrie Hughes, physical therapist and co-owner of Stay Home Safely, a company that makes homes safer for seniors through home modifications.

Charlestown
Seniors enjoying a bus ride.

New to Catonsville and looking for a good place to get a bite to eat? Wondering where to find the public library? Or maybe you’re searching for the nearest Walmart? Have no fear, Charlestown’s Around Town Tour has got you covered.

Charlestown
A covered bridge leads walkers over Herbert Run along the half-mile-long nature trail at Charlestown.

Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., is well known for its unique under-one-roof design that connects every amenity on campus and allows residents to enjoy an active lifestyle year-round. But there’s another, often overlooked side to Charlestown that is equally as impressive: the outside.

Brooksby Village
Mary Dentler (right) and her daughter Karen Vadala enjoy a sunny afternoon in Mary’s apartment home at Brooksby

If anyone can speak to the benefits of living at Brooksby Village, it’s Mary Dentler.

Mary and her husband Carl moved to the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community in 2002 from their home in Lexington, where they had lived for 52 years.

Brooksby Village
Ralph and Nancy Bonney pose in their home at Brooksby Village

For Ralph and Nancy Bonney, the decision to move to Brooksby Village was akin to a day at the beach.

First, they stood on the shoreline and admired the ocean. Then, they dipped their toes in the water before venturing in up to their knees. Finally, they took the plunge.

Ashby Ponds
Space Shuttle Enterprise in Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

In recognition of National Volunteer Month this past April, volunteers throughout the U.S. were honored for their hard work and dedication to those they serve. According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3%, or 62.8 million Americans, volunteer, averaging 32.1 volunteer hours per person per year.

Ashby Ponds
Ashby Pond's staff pose in their new building

Throughout 2018, Ashby Ponds will welcome more than 200 new community members when it opens 157 new homes in Birch Point and Cypress Ridge, two brand new residence buildings. For those wishing for a sneak peek at these new apartment homes, the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., is hosting a spring open house on May 31.

Ann's Choice
Resident Herb Siegler poses at Anne's Choice

Herb Siegel’s search for a retirement community began in response to his daughters’ and granddaughters’ concerns about him rattling around alone in his large four-bedroom, three-bath house situated on a large property in Huntington Valley, Pa.