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Eagle's Trace
Eagle’s Trace staff and their family members hosted the India and Pakistan booths at the community’s Diversity Fair.

Houston tops the list of most diverse cities in the United States, according to a 2019 WalletHub ranking. 

The annual survey compared 501 American cities across several key factors, including socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, and religious diversity.

Cedar Crest
In addition to her visiting grandkids, Joan Sheehan (right) enjoys spending time with her sister-in-law Marianne Sheehan, who moved to Cedar Crest after visiting Joan and falling in love with the community.

A whole new year stretches out before us filled with promise. Think back over your lifetime to the intentions you’ve set at the beginning of each new year. Even if you’re not one to declaratively set an official New Year’s resolution, chances are, you’ve noticed the shift in energy each new year brings. 

Cedar Crest
Cedar Crest Executive Chef Harris Gondelman wins the Silver Spoon award at LifeSpan’s “A Taste of Senior Living” competition.

Cedar Crest’s dining program is on the map. 

Pequannock Township, N.J., community’s Executive Chef Harris Gondelman and his team have won the Silver Spoon Award, the highest honor at the “A Taste of Senior Living” competition sponsored by LifeSpan Network. 

Cedar Crest
Jim Gallagher teaches memoir writing for Cedar Crest’s Institute for Learning in Retirement as one of his many on- and off-campus activities.

Socialization is one aspect of a healthy life that often gets overlooked as we get older. Many seniors report feeling isolated in their big houses. The neighborhood has changed, children have moved out, and driving becomes less appealing. 

Charlestown
Eileen Lewis moved from Severna Park to Charlestown in Catonsville in 2018 for a worry-free lifestyle.

When it comes to home design, there are two types of people: those who want a home that is turnkey and those who prefer to put their stamp on it. Eileen Lewis is the latter. 

Charlestown
A woman vacuums her floor, getting the space ready for visitors and prospective buyers.

The ball has dropped, the holiday decorations are put away, and although the weather outside is still freezing, if you’re thinking of moving to a continuing care retirement community, now is the time to begin preparing your house for the spring real estate market.  

Brooksby Village
Larry Carnahan enjoys the variety of options to stay fit at Brooksby Village, including the on-site fitness and aquatics center, as well weekly group exercise classes.

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?

If you’re like the majority of the population, chances are your goals include a renewed commitment to health and wellness.

But well-intentioned goals are often short lived. Clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani estimates that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.

Brooksby Village
Craig and Jan McLanahan brought their tandem bike with them to Brooksby Village. The couple rode the bike across the country in the spring of 2004.

Craig and Jan McLanahan’s search for their next home took them from one coast to another.

Ashby Ponds
Ashby Ponds priority list members enjoy exclusive invitations to a variety of events, including luncheons, a monthly happy hour, and an orientation breakfast.

Planning for the future, whether for retirement, college, or a dream vacation, is one of the top resolutions for the New Year. The priority list at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., offers the opportunity to make retirement planning resolutions a reality.