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Brooksby Village
Brooksby residents with New Hampshire ties serve as ambassadors at a sales luncheon at the Galley Hatch restaurant, Hampton, N.H. Beth Seaverns, Ron D’Addario, Maureen D’Addario, Brenda Crawford, Anne Marchand, Judi Palleschi, Barbara Drake.

As the northernmost Erickson Living community on the East Coast, Brooksby’s popularity extends well beyond the Massachusetts state line.

Charlestown
The Charlestown Sluggers are all smiles after their win against the Riderwood Rockets at the 15th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn once said, “Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” 

It’s good advice and a philosophy that the Charlestown Sluggers, a competitive softball team composed of men and women who live at Charlestown, abide by. 

‘I’d rather be playing ball’

Charlestown
Susan Kowalewski is shown here holding a glue gun in her second bedroom at Charlestown, which she uses as a craft and quilting room.

For Susan Kowalewski, home has always been wherever she lays her hat. With more than a few moves under her belt, thanks to her husband’s military career, Susan is accustomed to frequent change.

Cedar Crest
Blanche Blitzer found this small olive-green recliner for her second bedroom/TV room at Dave’s Den, the furniture resale shop at Cedar Crest, in Pequannock Township, N.J.

For Blanche Blitzer, giving back is a full-time job. But when you live in a community of caring friends like Blanche, giving back is also a natural response to feeling loved.

Cedar Crest
Jerry Winnick teaches a calligraphy and illuminating letters course at Cedar Crest’s Institute for Learning in Retirement. Here he holds an example of his work.

Do you remember learning to write? Holding your pencil with a tripod grip. The crisp scent of a fresh piece of lined paper. Swirling letters across the page. The tall loop of an “l,” the swoop of an “s,” the awkward zigzag of a cursive “z.” 

Eagle's Trace
Henry and Louise Gabb evaluated financial considerations, lifestyle, and long-term value before choosing the apartment home where they're seen here, at Eagle’s Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.

When it comes to financial decisions, Henry Gabb and his wife Louise have kept an eye to the future.

“When our four children were growing up, funding their education was top priority,” says Henry, an independent wholesale broker for retail properties. “Once they graduated, Louise and I began to calculate what we’d need for retirement.”

Eagle's Trace
Hanan Hassan (left) and Donna Schlitt at the scholarship awards ceremony at Eagle’s Trace.

Ten students are headed to college this fall with tuition assistance thanks to generosity of those who live at Eagle’s Trace.

This year, residents of the West Houston community donated $96,400 to the student scholarship fund, which benefits graduating high school seniors who work in dining services at Eagle’s Trace.

Fox Run
Len Mizerowski played football for the University of Michigan, and enjoys showing off his Wolverine spirit with his Fox Run neighbors.

There are few things that bring more pride to Michiganders than University of Michigan football. So when you meet someone who has actually graced the field at the Big House, it’s exciting. 

Fox Run
Walter McCoskey, posing here with a trophy, spent his career in automobile design and engineering, so it wasn’t too surprising when he took first place in Fox Run’s inaugural pinewood derby race.

This year, Fox Run hosted its inaugural pinewood derby, a miniature car race inspired by the classic Cub Scouts event.