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Eagle's Trace
(From left) Bob Aldridge, Bob Burr, Betty Humphries, Natural Resource Specialist Richard Long, Park Ranger David Mackintosh, Rebecca Walker, Jerry Rollo, Ray Winburn, Rod Sovereign, John Bowser.

When Jerry Rollo extended an invitation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to give a construction update for the Addicks and Barkers dams, he had no way of knowing how timely the message would be.

Eagle's Trace
Ralph Smith is chairman of the Treasure Chest, a resale shop at Eagle’s Trace.

When it comes to continuing care retirement communities, Ralph and Loni Smith know more than most people.

Charlestown
Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard has helped hundreds of seniors with their move to the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

If you’re looking for the right time to sell your home, this summer might be your best bet. A shrinking inventory and historically low interest rates have made for a strong seller’s market.

Charlestown
Charlestown's Terrace Cafe is just one of several on-site dining venues at the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Aida Blanco has been in or around the food service industry her entire life. Her father was a chef, her grandfather a restauranteur, and now she serves as director of dining services at Charlestown, where she leads a team of 425 who serve over 2,000 residents across seven restaurants.

Brooksby Village
The Silver Connections dinner group is one of Brooksby’s resident-led initiatives to create a warm, welcoming community. (From left) Stephanie Carnahan, Larry Carnahan, Margie Keene, Lillian Young, and Betty Roop.

Like the first day of school or the first day on a new job, every beginning offers a mix of excitement and trepidation.

“It’s a feeling that doesn’t go away, even as you accumulate more and more life experiences,” says Melanie Bernardin, director of resident life at Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

Brooksby Village
Larry and Gerri Berry, seen here playing ping pong, chose Brooksby Village for its abundant amenities and full activities calendar.

When Larry and Gerri Berry first considered moving to a retirement community, they put three factors at the top of their list.

“Activities, cost, and location were our primary considerations,” says Larry, who spent his career in the cargo airline industry with the Flying Tiger Line, which was later acquired by FedEx.

Brooksby Village
Brooksby Village driver Kate Hubbard (left) and resident Audrey Frye Helzner discovered a surprising connection during a drive from Boston to Peabody.

The drive from Peabody, Mass., to Boston is just enough time to strike up a meaningful conversation, says Kate Hubbard, who works in the transportation department at Brooksby Village.

Ashby Ponds
The second residence building to open this year at Ashby Ponds, Cypress Ridge, boasts the most sought-after apartment home designs.

Cypress Ridge, the newest independent living residence building at Ashby Ponds, opens its doors this month to more than 100 people eager to join the thriving Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Cypress Ridge is the twelfth residence building at Ashby Ponds and the second to open this year.

Ashby Ponds
Ans and Bob Olander in their customized apartment at Ashby Ponds

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”—William Arthur Ward