Linden Ponds
Avid traveler Marty Griffin enjoys dessert at a restaurant near Lake Bled in Slovenia.

At every stage of her life, Martha “Marty” Griffin has loved to see the world. When she was growing up in the Midwest, her family traveled. Then at age 15, she took a 30-day bicycle trip through New England and got bit by the travel bug.

She started traveling every year after that. She attended Miami University in Ohio and spent her junior year abroad in France.

Linden Ponds
Even when there’s snow on the ground, people who live at Linden Ponds can enjoy a low-impact workout in the community’s heated indoor pool or group fitness class.

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 increases your motivation to attend class each week?

Lantern Hill
Location, activities, and community—those are a few of Diane O’Brien’s favorite things about living at Lantern Hill.

Diane O’Brien didn’t have to research retirement communities. Other people did the research for her.

“When I was working as a library director, many people would come in and research where they were going to live,” Diane says.

Lantern Hill
Choreographed to fun, upbeat music, Stretch, Strengthen, and Tone uses props like these small Pilates balls.

When Sunny Buchman moved to Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community in New Providence, N.J., she had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and arthritic joint pain. Now with the gym a big part of her daily routine, she’s feeling the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle.

“My health has improved in dramatic ways since I started working out at Lantern Hill,” Sunny says.

Highland Springs
Jane Clark (left) of Keller Williams, is one of the preferred real estate agents recommended by Cindy Gay (right), personal moving consultant at Highland Springs.

Cindy Gay’s resume can be summed up in two words—miracle worker.

“If you don’t think there’s any way you can go through all the steps of selling your house and downsizing, schedule a home visit with Cindy,” says Christina Christie, sales director at Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas. “She’ll come in and work her magic.”

(From left) Barbara Kauke and Gladys Baker, leaders of the Greenspring Great Decisions discussion group, prepare for club’s eighteenth year at the community.

Greek philosopher Plato once remarked that “a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

With the primary purpose of keeping up to date on important foreign policy issues, community members at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., recently kicked off the eighteenth year of their Great Decisions discussion group.

Fox Run
“The first time I walked into my Addison apartment home, I fell in love with the beautiful view of the woods. It is the perfect home for me,” says Ann MacNamara, who lives at Greenspring in Springfield, Va.

Uncovering ways to save money is an important goal for many Americans. Recently, that commitment has been best illustrated in the growing demand for smaller homes. In October 2017, Bloomberg Business Week reported that “in a reversal of a three-decade trend, U.S.

Fox Run
(From left) Ana May Salgado, Elizabeth Robinson, Georgette Haiman-Baert, Lorraine Cunningham (study club founder), Mary Bragg, Margo Gerber, and Nancy Snyder.

Lorraine Cunningham and her husband Reginald lived in Detroit, Mich., for many years. When Lorraine retired from her nursing career in 2015, she wanted to spend more of her time on hobbies she enjoys, such as studying Spanish. But she found that taking care of the house was still eating up a lot of her time.

Fox Run
Fox Run neighbors (from left) Laura Woodruff, Anne Howlett, Jerry Basista, and Jerry Scheel enjoy a yoga class at the Novi, Mich., community’s on-site fitness center.

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 motivates you to go to class each week?