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Oak Crest
Senior Sales Associate Laurie Bender coled one of two concierge teams that served over 2,000 residents at Oak Crest during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is seen here with a table full of papers, ready to be delivered to residents.

Rising to the occasion at Oak Crest

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Laurie Bender was scheduled to catch a plane to Orlando, Florida, for a long-anticipated vacation to Disney World. But the coronavirus had other plans. 

Charlestown
A closet that is packed full of boxes, bags, wrapping supplies, winter clothes, coats, and so much more. This closet seriously needs to be downsized.

Now is the time to downsize

There's no doubt about it—making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it, and moreover, may be worrying about how to downsize your home.

Brooksby Village
Cliff Kent is a volunteers in the television studio at Brooksby Village. He is seen here operating the camera before stay at home orders took effect.

Cliff Kent and his wife Judy were taking a tour of Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living-managed community in Peabody, Mass., when the community’s on-site TV studio caught Cliff’s eye.

Brooksby Village
Dr. Robert and Kathy Wilson enjoy the flexibility, social opportunities, and on-site amenities at Brooksby Village, where they’ve lived since September 2019. They're seen smiling here.

As Dr. Robert Wilson and his wife Kathy considered a potential move to Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living-managed community in Peabody, Mass., they began to think about the benefits of moving sooner rather than later.

Brooksby Village
Lois Robblee, a pioneer resident of Brooksby Village, enjoys a fulfilling lifestyle at the Peabody community, where her apartment is filled with pottery and paintings she’s created over the past two decades.

Lois Robblee joined the priority list at Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living-managed community in Peabody, Mass., before “they dug the first hole.”

Ashby Ponds
WayForth Client Services Manager Megan O’Rourke (left) teams up with Sales Director Holly Henderson to deliver COVID-19 care kits to local priority list members.

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout the country are continuing to search for and purchase their next home. According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), “the number of properties going under contract and closing have essentially tracked with the usual seasonal patterns.”

Ann's Choice
An older man is facing a laptop, with his back to us, and talking to the female doctor on the screen.

Telemedicine, the name for remote consultations with physicians over a computer or tablet, has existed for decades. Today most insurers, including Medicare, offer coverage for telehealth services. Reminiscent of the house calls you may remember, it’s a convenient way to see the doctor, especially when you’re not feeling well.

Ann's Choice
Ann's Choice resident Howard "Bud" Williams performed an organ recital, which the campus TV studio recorded and broadcast. This was just one of many special programs aired during the state-mandated stay-at-home period.

When Governor Tom Wolf required Pennsylvanians to wear masks and shelter-in-place, the on-site TV studio at Ann’s Choice, an Erickson Living-managed senior living community in Warminster, Penn., became the hub of information, activity, and entertainment. 

Windsor Run
Windsor Run Personal Moving Consultant Amanda Indenbaum conducts a virtual seminar with a Wayforth senior move manager.

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout the country are continuing to search for and purchase their next home. According to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CANOPY), “the Charlotte metropolitan area continues to be a seller’s market due to a shortage of houses compared to demand.”