Ashby Ponds
The Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics pickleball team. Pickleball was one of three new events this year.

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be two years away, but in Ashburn, Va., the fun has already begun.

More than 250 fun-loving community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, recently took part in the tenth annual Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics.

Ashby Ponds
The large, open living area looking out onto the screened-in porch makes the Chadwick one of Ashby Ponds’ best-selling apartment homes.

"I like everything about my apartment home,” says Bill Bruch, who lives at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. “I especially like the open-concept floor plan; the large kitchen; and the spacious, southern exposure-facing, screened-in porch.”

Ann's Choice
(From left) Perk Crook, Joe Alles, and Dick Reppert confer on how best to repair some chairs.

What began at Ann’s Choice as a casual dinner conversation between Berwyn Crook, who everyone knows as Perk, and new neighbor Terry Bovée, resulted in a win-win situation.

Ann's Choice
Nina Haydel’s in her home, holding a children’s book she wrote.

When Nina and Belmont Haydel moved from Elkins Park, Pa., to Ann’s Choice last November, they were planning for the future.

Belmont no longer drives, but Nina still pursues her teaching career. Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., offered them maintenance-free, one-level living and a host of on-site amenities and activities.

Greenspring softball team manager Jim Coulter pitches to his teammates during an indoor, off-season practice.

In the famed movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, discovers that if he builds a ball field on his Iowa farm, former baseball legends will come to play ball. 

Fred Booth poses with his 200 model trains and the custom train cabinet he had made to display them.

"My trains are very important to me,” says Fred Booth in reference to his extensive model train collection. “They are a link to both of my grandfathers who worked on Rock Island. I knew I wanted to move to Greenspring [an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.], but the trains had to come with me.

Fox Run
Fox Run Pastoral Ministries Coordinator Dominic Francese (left) and resident Jim Harnden (right) are part of a men’s book club that reads biographies of men who have had a major impact on the world.

For many years, women have been forming book clubs to discuss their favorite novels and memoirs over coffee and cookies or wine and cheese. At Fox Run, the Erickson Living community in Novi, Mich., there are a few book clubs with primarily female members. But now, men at the community have a book club of their own. 

Fox Run
Susan Lemon poses in front of a lush green space

Deciding where to live for your retirement is a big decision—there’s no denying that. A lot of information exists about different living options and the many factors to consider. 

Fox Run
Charles and Sue Nairn have both continued to work in some capacity since moving to Fox Run.

A little less than a year ago, Charles and Sue Nairn decided to sell their four-bedroom house in Hamtramck, Mich., to move to Fox Run, in Novi. Though they now live at a retirement community, neither of the Nairns is technically retired.