Although elegant table settings are standard, Devonshire’s staff bring out special touches during the holidays.

Throughout the year, community members at Devonshire, the premier Erickson Living-managed community at PGA National, enjoy five-star, world-class dining.

Windsor Run
Windsor Run residents and staff celebrated the community’s first anniversary by taking an areal photo outside..

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Windsor Run look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living community in Matthews, N.C. 

1. First anniversary celebration

Windsor Run
After living, working, and raising a family in the U.S. for more than 50 years, Paul Bass (left) celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen with friend and neighbor Bob Mack.

Last month, Paul Bass joined millions of Americans fulfilling their civic duty by going out to the polls to vote. However, for Paul, it was a journey that was 53 years in the making.

A German-born chemist who came to the United States in 1966 as an employee of the Bayer Company, Paul met his wife and raised their three children, Paul, Margaret, and Elizabeth, as American citizens.

Wind Crest
(From left) Susan and Walter Blake review the blueprint of their new apartment home at Wind Crest with Custom Interiors Coordinator Leanne Stark, who helped them redesign their space.

Walter and Susan Blake may have moved from a large, lakeside home in Evergreen, Colo., to a two-bedroom apartment at Wind Crest, but by borrowing design ideas from their lake house and customizing their new space, they say it feels like home.

Wind Crest
Susan Cable smiles here at her piano at Wind Crest in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

A professional pianist and professor of piano at Metro State for 34 years, Susan Cable has devoted her life to music.

Tallgrass Creek
(from far right) Residents Karen Keenan and Jane Watts watch as pancakes are flipped onto Resident Life Manager Jan Magee’s plate. Residents were treated to a complimentary pancake breakfast catered by local catering company Chris Cakes.

Several times a month, Sales Counselor Elaine Bahr accompanies prospective residents as they tour Tallgrass Creek’s spacious campus. When Bahr and her guests stop to chat with community members they pass along the way, one particular question comes up.  

Tallgrass Creek
Residents Lavetta Miller (left) and Fran Wolfe display a plethora of quilted pumpkins, pot holders, and blankets at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair. Several quilters at Tallgrass Creek contributed to the tableful of colorful creative items.

There were quilts of all sizes and colors, embroidered tea towels, colorful bracelets and necklaces, sophisticated handbags, melt-in-your-mouth banana bread, and much more at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair. 

(From left) Seabrook Performers Amelia Raziano, Assunta Lee, Marion Kleiner, Cynthia Gerstenberg, and Leo Heiden sing during a dress rehearsal for one of their earlier shows in 2016 called World of Cervantes.

Research has shown that retirees place a high value on having the opportunity to enjoy entertainment, whether they’re the host or a guest, in the audience or on stage. 

Gordon Clark treats his floor-to-ceiling bay window as a year-round balcony and says it’s the pièce de résistance of his Brighton-style apartment home a Seabrook.

Although Gordon Clark was familiar with Erickson Living retirement communities—his mother had lived at Charlestown in Catonsville, Md., for 20 years—he still wanted to get a closer look at what his own life might be like if he moved from his Ocean City, Md., condo to an Erickson Living community.