Name

Linden Ponds
 While on a 38-day cruise, Paul and Linda DelGreco (left), who live at Linden Ponds, met fellow Erickson Living residents L.O. and Joyce Wray (right) who live at the Erickson Living community Eagle’s Trace in West Houston.
Linda and Paul DelGreco have always enjoyed traveling. Even when they were both working full-time—she as a paralegal and he at Polaroid—they frequently escaped cold Massachusetts winters by visiting Florida. They also took several cruises over the years. But when they retired about four years ago, they decided to make seeing the world a top priority. Their recent vacations have included four...
Lantern Hill
Thank you, pioneers! The Pioneer Gratitude Gala began with Executive Director Patricia Jacobs and an employee representative from each department on campus giving a heartfelt message of thanks to the more than 200 residents in attendance.
In mid-October, Lantern Hill celebrated its pioneer residents and the caring community they’ve created. As the distinctive Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., approaches its second anniversary, community members have even more to celebrate. The second phase of construction consists of two additional buildings, Oakwood Court and Maple Glen—both are opening soon and adding 114...
Lantern Hill
Marilyn and Gabriel Spera danced the night away at Lantern Hill’s Hollywood themed Pioneer Gratitude Gala in October (see story below). “It was a wonderful evening,” says Marilyn. “[Lantern Hill's staff] did a fabulous job, and I never heard one complaint
Marilyn and Gabriel Spera celebrated their one-year anniversary of life at Lantern Hill in September. Looking back, they say moving to the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., was the single best thing they’ve done for their retirement years. Here, Marilyn answers some questions about her life at Lantern Hill. Q: What’s the best thing you’ve done for yourself at this stage in your...
Cedar Crest
Personal Moving Consultant Anne Connor (center) helped make Harry and Cecile Veal’s move from Toms River to Cedar Crest simple and secure—yet another great retirement decision for these two retired educators.
When asked to name the best decision he’s made for his retirement years, Harry Veal has a hard time answering. Not because he can’t think of something, but because he can’t narrow it down to just one. “I think I retired at the right time rather than keep working,” says the former history teacher. Then he adds, “We try to keep active and not just sit around. That’s important too.” With that in...
Cedar Crest
Todd Delaney, Cedar Crest Executive Director
Dear “New” Friends, I’ve been looking forward to this opportunity to draft my first Mountain Matters article as your new executive director. We are certainly at a point of change for our community, and I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement you’ve provided during this transition. We all owe a tremendous amount to Lou Varella [former executive director] for his three years of...
Brooksby Village
Harris and Sandra Gold traded condo living for the amenity-rich, maintenance-free lifestyle at Brooksby Village.
It’s been one year since Harris and Sandra Gold first visited Brooksby Village , and much has changed over the past 12 months. “This is the epitome of living well,” Sandra says of the couple’s new lifestyle at Brooksby. “If I had to list all the features I like about Brooksby, I don’t know which one I’d list first.” Yet the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community wasn’t initially part of Harris...
Brooksby Village
The cast of the 2017 Brooksby Follies performed three sold-out shows at the Peabody, Mass., Erickson Living community.
From the first chords of “This Land is Your Land” to the rousing finale of “Anchors Away” performed by the Senior Moments tap group, the 2017 Brooksby Follies provided a toe-tapping good time for its three sold-out performances. The variety show at the Peabody, Mass., community takes place every few years under the direction of resident Joanne Averay. “Follies is a lot of color, music, and fun,”...
Brooksby Village
Brooksby Village resident Jim Kusch (left) and his grandson Patrick Boufford at a book signing for Patrick’s book Puppy’s Kite, inspired by Jim’s kite-flying adventures.
When Jim Kusch and his wife Jackie downsized from their Saugus, Mass., home and moved in 2005 to Brooksby Village in Peabody, they brought along Jim’s kite, now a treasured family heirloom. That kite inspired the couple’s grandson Patrick Boufford to write and illustrate a new children’s book, Puppy’s Kite . “Patrick started calling me Puppy when he was young, and the name stuck,” says Jim. “That...
Ann's Choice
Ann’s Choice neighbors Lee Berkley (left) and Alma Griffith display a few of the children’s books collected by their Third Tuesday book club.
Late last summer, the Third Tuesday book group at Ann’s Choice , Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., launched a drive for children’s books. The Patricia Ann Winey Memorial Book Collection honored a former club member who passionately believed that every child should have access to books. The club is a self-directed group. No one officially chairs it. Rather, its eight...