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Seabrook
Chip Wazeter, an only child, says Seabrook has become the family he never had. He and his wife Sandy moved to the Tinton Falls, N.J., Erickson Living community in 2017.

Two years ago, Chip and Sandy Wazeter got a wake-up call. Seemingly healthy, Chip suffered a severe heart attack at age 70. “It was quite a shock to everyone,” he says.

Seabrook
Finance professional Barbara Solan enjoys living at Seabrook in Tinton Falls, N.J., which she says is a smart investment for her future.

With a successful finance career in treasury management, Barbara Solan knows a thing or two about making smart investments. That’s why, when it came to living her best life and investing in her own future, she recognized the benefits of choosing quality over quantity. 

Riderwood
Resident dancers Guillermo Olivos and Doris Teti dazzled the audience with their fancy footwork at this year’s Riderwood’s Got Talent variety show.

Norm Gordon got his first taste of show business when he was 16 years old. He sang “Bluebird of Happiness” on stage at his Washington, D.C., high school—and he was hooked from that moment on. 

Riderwood
Riderwood Executive Chef Chad Wisner strives to create memorable dining experiences for residents and their guests.

Riderwood residents consistently say that one of the best parts of living at the community is that they no longer have to prepare their own meals or do all of the grocery shopping, meal planning, and cleaning that goes with it.

Oak Crest

When choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), there are many aspects to consider—location, amenities, and neighbors, to name a few. One of the most important factors is the cost and the fee structure. 

Oak Crest
Oak Crest community members and sophomores from Rosedale Baptist School work together in a spring garden cleanup on campus.

Every spring, as soon as the weather breaks, you’ll find Don Keyser and dozens of his neighbors tending to their gardens at Oak Crest, the 87-acre Erickson Living community located in Parkville, Md. It’s a hobby that Don acquired out of necessity as a boy growing up in rural western Pennsylvania and has stuck with him over the years. 

Oak Crest
Three community members from Oak Crest, voted Baltimore's Best Active Adult Community by the Baltimore Sun, exercise together.

Every year, the Baltimore’s Best Readers’ Choice Contest, presented by The Baltimore Sun, recognizes the best people, places, and businesses throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County in more than 200 categories.

Maris Grove
The founders of Maris Grove’s Clean and Healthy Eating Group (clockwise, from upper right) Dr. Marie Russell, Joel Roisman, Mary Jeannette, and Dining Director Joseph Guidetti.

Ask any Maris Grove neighbor what they like most about the community, and you’ll often hear, “the delicious food.” With six restaurants to choose from, residents love the freedom to enjoy tasty meals with friends, without having to cook. 

Maris Grove
The two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Hastings, is favored for its beautiful windows and finishes.

Walk into the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Hastings, and you immediately notice the windows flood the generous living–dining room with sunshine year-round while making the room feel even larger. According to longtime homeowners, Al and Evie Jacobs, “We have a glorious view that looks like an Andrew Wyeth painting. We sit at the bay window every evening and watch the sun go down.