Recently arriving home after more than six weeks of continuous travel overseas, Sharon Featherstone credits moving to Greenspring at age 66 for the richly fulfilling life she enjoys.

Sharon Featherstone made up her mind: she didn’t want to wait.

Highland Springs
When you schedule a personal tour during the holiday season, you’ll experience first-hand all the sights of this festively decorated community. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring along family too.

There’s never been a better time to visit Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, recently voted Best Senior Living Community in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards published by Living Magazine.

Highland Springs
Highland Springs Executive Director Matt Neville (left) and Rosian Zerner, founder of the International Club, display their names written in Korean during the International Club’s presentation of “Korea: Then and Now.”

It’s been five years since Rosian Zerner moved to Highland Springs, and she’s making her mark on the community in the most extraordinary way.

Rosian founded the International Club, now in its third year at the North Dallas community.

Lantern Hill
Lynn O’Neill (left) couldn’t wait to turn 62 so she could enjoy the same maintenance-free lifestyle as her mother, Darlene Eckel. Now they both live at Lantern Hill, just two blocks from Linda’s former house.

When Lynn O’Neill helped her parents move to Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community just two blocks from her former home in New Providence, N.J., she wished she could've moved in too. But at 60, she had two years to wait until she was eligible for the 62-plus, maintenance-free community.

Lantern Hill
Fitness Coordinator Melissa Sullivan (left) and Lantern Hill resident Marilee Anderson hit the cardio equipment in Lantern Hill’s on-site fitness center.

If you’ve lived in Union County over the past 15 years, you’ve probably heard of Melissa Sullivan one way or another. Before teaching 20 group exercise classes a week at five area gyms, she played competitive sports—tennis, paddle tennis, and golf. 

“I have lived in this area my whole life. At some point, people in the area have come across me,” Sullivan says.

Maris Grove
The living room of Maris Grove chorus director Beryl Stephens’ apartment home easily accommodates her baby grand piano.

Beryl Stephens found her perfect place last summer when she moved from Wallingford, Pa., to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County.

Maris Grove
Frank O’Brien, who lives at Maris Grove and writes for NeighborNews, holds a photo of the Norman Rockwell illustration accompanying “Blacksmith’s Boy,” one of 11 short stories his father had published in The Saturday Evening Post.

When Frank O’Brien moved from Lake Monticello, Va., to Maris Grove in 2016, he left homeowner and yard care responsibilities behind. 

Because Frank detests everything about yard care, he’s happy that Maris Grove’s general services department rakes the leaves and clears the snow.

Maris Grove
The kitchen in the two-bedroom Fairmont model apartment is both gorgeous and efficient. It features updated granite countertops, vinyl plank flooring, and stainless steel appliances. The model also functions as a smart home.

Apartment makeovers are under way at Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s senior living community in Delaware County, Pa.  

In response to consumer tastes in apartment living today, Maris Grove began updating the finishes and appliances in its model apartment homes.

Linden Ponds
Sally Hall and Ed Hiller smile with their bicycles and riding gear

A few years ago, Linden Ponds resident Ed Hiller saw his neighbor Sally Hall putting her bicycle on her car in the community’s garage. He pulled over and asked her if she’d be interested in biking with him sometime. Sally was indeed interested, and the two have been riding together ever since.