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Charlestown
Special events like this one on downsizing, featuring Charlestown’s Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard and moving specialists Let’s Move, are just one of the benefits of joining the priority list.
In his 1962 State of the Union address, President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” It was a simple yet profound statement about the value of preparing ahead. Planning for the future is a concept that follows us throughout our lives. As children, we strive for good grades in order to gain acceptance to college. In young adulthood, we save money in...
Charlestown
No detail is too small when it comes to customizing your personal space.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of 11.7 times during their lifetime. Each move represents a new opportunity to create a living space that reflects an individual’s unique tastes. When people move to Charlestown , an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., that opportunity is more convenient than ever. Charlestown’s Custom Interiors department offers a wide...
Ashby Ponds
Ashby Ponds celebrated its Benevolent Care Fund campaign with a solar eclipse viewing party.
A tremendous sense of responsibility lies at the core of the Erickson Living mission: “We share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” Taking this mission to heart, community members at Ashby Ponds , an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., raised $225,000 last year in support of the Ashby Ponds Bevevolent Care Fund and the Ashby Ponds Scholars’ Fund. The Ashby Ponds...
Seabrook
The newly renovated Tides Café sports a timeless, coastal look, more efficient layout, and better acoustics.
Besides touring beautiful apartment homes and meeting fabulous people, there’s another reason to visit Seabrook this year. The Tides Café recently reopened, and you’re going to want to see it for yourself. The café now boasts timeless coastal décor, modern lighting, and brand new food-service equipment as well as improved acoustics. The major renovation improves flow, efficiency, and ambience at...
Seabrook
Judy Tier uses the MyErickson app to view her meal balance, events, and staff and resident directories.
Life just got even more convenient for people who live at Seabrook . The Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., emphasizes active living through convenience, activities and events, and proactive health care. To make the Seabrook lifestyle even more accessible to its 1,400 residents, the community recently launched MyErickson, a proprietary app that easily connects community members with...
Maris Grove
Arlyne Goldberg, in a red flapper dress, teaches the Charleston to an inept group of Vaudevillian ghosts and Avon Gard Shakespearian actors.
Last November the Players group at Maris Grove performed A Song for Hamlet , their tenth musical comedy production in as many years at Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa. To summarize, the Avon Gard Shakespearian Acting Company purchases an old warehouse to transform it to its original glory as a theater. One potential problem: Vaudevillians who’d performed in the...
Maris Grove
Jan Schechter Maris Grove Personal Moving Consultant
Jan Schechter, recently named Maris Grove ’s new personal moving consultant, brings excellent credentials to her position. As an executive sales trainer for Elizabeth Arden, she covered an 11-state territory on the West Coast. To pursue her passion for making home a special place, she enrolled in Philadelphia’s Moore College of Art & Design and then launched her own design firm. Most recently...
Linden Ponds
Team “Shark Bite” won Linden Ponds’ first wacky raft race. (From left) Executive Director Jim Centola, TV/AV Manager Liz Patton, and Director of Continuing Care Shawn Morales.
Temperatures may have cooled off in Massachusetts this fall, but residents and staff at Linden Ponds were still enjoying some fun—and a lot of laughs—at their pool, which is heated and located indoors in the community’s on-site fitness and aquatics center during the first-ever Wacky Raft Race. In teams of three or four, participants came up with a theme, dressed up, paraded around the pool in...
Linden Ponds
Mary Jane Smith makes Nantucket baskets, a distinctive-looking type of basket that originated in the nineteenth century.
In 2014, Mary Jane Smith moved from Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod to Linden Ponds , an Erickson Living community in Hingham. She enjoyed life on the Cape and has family there, but when sciatic problems prevented her from golfing as much as she used to, she started to find herself alone more often than she liked. At Linden Ponds, Mary Jane lives among more than 1,000 active and like-minded retirees...