Woodworking tools

David and Mae Dillon were living in Gaithersburg, Md., when they started looking at retirement communities for David s parents. The Dillons helped David s parents select a retirement community, and in the process, they also found a new home for themselves. We began to see some of the advantages for ourselves, Mae says. So we started to visit some communities near us.

Our Lady of the Angels pastor now calls Charlestown home

From the moment Father Leo Larrivee first set foot on St. Charles Seminary in 1969 until the day 20 years ago when he accepted the position of pastor at Charlestown s Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, he has always felt a connection to the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community. But now, his love for the historic community has taken on new meaning as he proudly calls Charlestown home.

Ashby Ponds
Hard hat

Not much longer now! Ashby Ponds' new continuing care neighborhood will open early next year. With the recent completion of the mechanical and electrical systems, attention now focuses on the final touches, including the installation of handrails, light fixtures, and exterior landscaping.

Cedar Crest
Small plane

For 92-year-old Bob Krause, flying is like riding a bike. It comes back, he says. The former WWII Navy pilot flies with his son William every few months in Charlottesville, Va., where William lives, but he recently got a bird s eye view of his hometown of Pompton Plains, N.J.

Highland Springs
Darleen Springer

Darleen Springer isn’t one to linger over past achievements.

In 2012, the 87-year-old resident of Highland Springs bowled a year’s worth of perfect games on the Wii gaming system.

Now she’s on track to beat her own record.

Maris Grove

Wayne Beal spent most of his life in Delaware and then lived in Greenville, S.C., for several years before moving this January to Maris Grove, Erickson Living s community in Delaware County, Pa.

Hands working in garden

Until 2012, Betty Nava was living in an apartment in Silver Spring, Md. While her unit was newly constructed and comfortable, she says the view left a little to be desired. Outside my window was construction, dust, noise, and buses, Betty says.

Cedar Crest
Cedar Crest part of successful realty, moving program

In 2005, the housing market was booming. Retirees in the Detroit area were itching to sell their houses and move to Fox Run, an Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich. But while Fox Run had several apartment homes reserved, many sat vacant. We couldn t figure out why people were waiting months to sell their house and move.

Ashby Ponds

When Ashby Ponds’ new continuing care neighborhood opens in early 2014, guests can expect a dining services program designed to please.