Ann's Choice
Karl and Elaine Vonder Schmalz pose in front of a wall of framed photos from their travels

Las July, Elaine and Karl Vonder Schmalz joined Ann’s Choice’s priority list and reserved their future apartment home, a two-bedroom Fairmont floor plan.

They aimed to move before winter from their five-bedroom house in Southampton, Pa., to Erickson Living’s retirement community just ten minutes away in Bucks County.

Highland Springs
Highland Springs ambassadors Mary Lou and John Shadduck host guests during a marketing luncheon at the North Dallas community. (From left) Otto Wagenbach, Mary Lou Shadduck, Joy Dennison, John Shadduck, and Marilyn Winter.

When it comes to learning more about the lifestyle at Highland Springs, there’s no better resource than the people who live at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

The ambassador program at Highland Springs is a way for prospective residents to get the inside scoop on community life from those who know it best—the people who already call Highland Springs home.

Windsor Run
Windsor Run’s pioneer residents enjoyed the opportunity to ask the executive team questions regarding their upcoming move.

With the grand opening of Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s first North Carolina community, only weeks away, plans are currently under way for the arrival of the first community members. In addition to preparing for the highly anticipated grand opening, the sales team is also busy meeting with people eager to reserve one of the few remaining apartment homes.

Windsor Run
Gretchen Hazen, a 20-year resident of Anchorage, Alaska, enjoys the unique distinction of traveling the longest distance to live at Windsor Run in Matthews, N.C.

Moving from her current home in Anchorage, Alaska, Gretchen Hazen enjoys the distinction of making the farthest move to Windsor Run, Erickson Living’s community in Matthews, N.C. She is eager to be among the first residents when the community opens its doors, for the first time, later this spring.

Wind Crest
Following a successful career in health care administration, Roger Metz moved to Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and started a singles group for his neighborhood.

Most people move to Wind Crest in hopes that the maintenance-free Erickson Living community will make life better for them with its amenity-rich campus, predictable monthly service package, and on-site medical care. Roger Metz moved there in hopes of making life better for others.

Wind Crest
Mt. Rosa Court opens next month with 126 apartment homes in 17 different styles. One of the most popular is the two bedroom, two-bath with balcony Jameson style pictured here.

Wind Crest will soon open its final residence building in the current phase of community development, Mt. Rosa Court.

Tallgrass Creek
Pam Allen (left) listens closely as Tallgrass Creek’s art instructor, Alysia Quisenberry Carter, explains and demonstrates how to paint using watercolors.

It’s never too late to learn something new according to some residents who, after moving to Tallgrass Creek, are discovering their inner artist.    

“I’ve always wanted to learn to paint, and the lessons are right here,” says Sharon Slagle, who recently signed up for a beginner watercolor class.

Tallgrass Creek
Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr (right) shows Joe and Cozette Spurney where their new home is located in Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s newest residence building. The Spurneys just moved to Tallgrass Creek in March.

Tallgrass Creek Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr has several accomplishments under her belt, but one stands out.

“I’ve had the honor of introducing Tallgrass Creek to so many people, including almost everyone who moved these past few months to Hummingbird Square,” says Bahr. “I’ve met some amazing people with amazing stories.”   

Laura Pia adopted Lilly from Puerto Rico just before Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the island and brought the Shitzu mix to live with her at Seabrook.

What kind of pet is Lilly?

She’s a Shitzu mix. She’s about two and a half years old. I adopted her about two and a half months ago. She’s from a no-kill rescue, from Puerto Rico. I got her right before the hurricane.

Wow, she’s so lucky.

We’re both lucky!

How would you describe your pet in three words?