Left: Seabrook priority list member Jim McCorkel (front) teaches qigong to Bea Yeamans (center) and Bernard Degnan. Right: Donna Sica leads a monthly crystal bowls meditation class.

Spring is a time of rebirth, revitalization, and rejuvenation. With spring right around the corner, what better way to rejuvenate your own life than becoming more present and tuned in to your breath, body, and emotions?

Activities like yoga, tai chi, and meditation may be rooted in ancient history, but they’re just as beneficial today as they were thousands of years ago.

Ed Ganss tends to his garden at Seabrook in late summer.

With spring settling in, Ed Ganss is anxious to see if his red bud saplings survived the below-freezing temperatures of the harsh winter. Alongside salvia and tomato plants, Ed cares for saplings in plastic and clay pots in his garden spaces at Seabrook, then transplants them when they’re big enough to areas around the 98-acre campus.

Dee Dee Gray-Weaver is Riderwood’s new associate executive director.

The newest member of Riderwood’s executive team is Dee Dee Gray-Weaver, who became an associate executive director at the Silver Spring, Md., Erickson Living community last fall.

Riderwood residents can stay in good shape by participating in a variety of group fitness classes offered at the on-site fitness center. (From left) Melvin Sage Bassett, Fred Nee, Tracy Fowlkes (fitness coordinator), Kenneth Mah, and Lois White.

Have you ever noticed that euphoric feeling you get when you take a brisk hike with your walking group? Or how making a post-yoga coffee date with your workout buddy increases your motivation to attend class each week?

Oak Crest
Barbara Zorn teaches a variety of free classes on the iPad at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md., where she resides.

Eight years ago, Barbara Zorn traded the regular paper calendar she used to keep track of her appointments and important dates for the electronic calendar on her iPad. She now relies on technology to keep her day-to-day life running smoothly, and she’s never looked back.

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Ashley Ruth is the personal moving consultant for Erickson Realty and Moving Services. She provides complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, including downsizing, home staging, packing, and selection of a real estate professional.

It’s spring! The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. The attic is waiting.

Yes, that’s right. The attic you have been avoiding for the last decade stuffed with “things” from the last 30-or-more years is calling your name.

Maris Grove
(From left) General services staff Kyle Cromer, Nick Inverso, and Tim Lamanna join Maris Grove resident Al Holcombe (second from right), to pause and admire the map Al made from state license plates.

No sooner had Al Holcombe retired than he began the hobby he still pursues today.

Al, who lives at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., is a mapmaker, and a nontraditional one at that.

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Maris Grove community members Denise and Bob McIver sit in the lobby of the Redwood Commons Clubhouse theater where they held a pajama and movie party early this year. Bob bought his bunny slippers especially for the event.

Everyone knows people who are so much fun to be around that, wherever they go, they seem to bring a party with them.

Denise and Bob McIver, who moved last July to the new Redwood Commons neighborhood at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., are like that.

Pajama party

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Maris Grove’s Redwood Commons Clubhouse entices neighbors like Ellen Capotosto (right) and Adele Ross to relax and converse with one another.

Ellen Capotosto knows from experience that people should move sooner rather than later to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

During her nursing career, Ellen had many patients who stayed in their homes until their health care situations became unmanageable and they were no longer enjoying life.