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Ashby Ponds
Karen Walborn and her husband Bill Rodier look forward to their first full year at Ashby Ponds. “It was love at first sight,” says Karen of the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Each New Year’s Eve, people around the world resolve to better their lives in the coming year. For many, living a better, more energetic, productive, healthy life tops the list. As a result, the sales center at Ashby Ponds, Erickson Living’s Ashburn, Va., community, sees a spike in campus visits and priority list memberships.

Some of the competitors in the first-ever women’s air derby, stopping in East St. Louis, Ill., in August 1929.

Today the name Amelia Earhart is synonymous with aviation. Following her mysterious disappearance in 1937, the famed flier gained iconic status. 

But while she may be the most famous female pilot of all time, she was neither the best nor the only aviator defying gender bias.

Fox Run
Jerry Scheel is one of the hundreds of Fox Run residents who now use the MyErickson app to get information about campus activities, dining menus, local directories, and much more.

There’s no doubt that the Internet is becoming integrated in every aspect of our lives. From making restaurant reservations and booking flights and hotels to checking your bank account balances and paying your bills, it seems whatever you might need to do, “there’s an app for that.” 

Fox Run
Staff member Mavis Sarpong (left) exhibited native clothing and jewelry from Ghana. She is pictured here with Fran Finsilver, who lives at Fox Run.

One of the things that makes Fox Run such an interesting place is the diversity of the people who live and work there. Of course, many residents and staff members are native Michiganders, but there are also many people at the community who immigrated to the United States from countries all over the world.

Fox Run
Mary and Don Briggs live at Fox Run, where they can host parties without the hassle of cooking and cleaning by reserving one of the community’s private dining rooms.

One of the most exciting aspects of moving to a new home is the opportunity to redecorate and update your space.

Ann's Choice
Because their daughter Marty (center) manages one of the restaurants at Ann’s Choice, community members Fred and Beth Garofalo enjoy the priceless gift of seeing her every day.

Beth and Fred Garofalo, who live at Ann’s Choice, and their daughter Marty Kusters, who works there, are all enamored by the Erickson Living community in Bucks County, Pa. 

Ann's Choice
Gary Hattal, who volunteers at Ann’s Choice’s in-house TV studio, holds a binder version of the book he wrote and later turned into a biopic about his great-grandfather Philip Hattal.

People who move to Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., change their lifestyle in an important way: They dispense with the concerns and responsibilities of home ownership and live carefree.

Ann's Choice

Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s community in Bucks County, Pa., celebrated its fifteenth anniversary earlier this year. In September, a special event feted its 10-year and 15-year community members at a gala luncheon in the Village Clubhouse.

Ann's Choice
(From left) Mary Swanson-Rosen, Charlie Reckner, Cheryl Plunkett, and Mimi Travis all serve on the Ann’s Choice Resident Advisory Council.

People who live at Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., enjoy abundant on-site amenities and more than 100 activities and special interest groups.