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Maris Grove
Maris Grove Fitness Manager John O’Donnell and Stephen Smith train together at the on-site fitness center.

Stephen Smith had been active his entire life. An avid kayaker, sculler, and surfer, he spent his career building museum and trade show exhibits. “The exhibits had to go up in a few hours and be taken down immediately after the event,” he recalls. “It was a physically demanding and stressful job.” 

Maris Grove
Maris Grove’s color guard on parade (from left) Leonard Mendel, George Huemmrich, Paul Gaver, and Bob Richmond.

As the song declares, the Stars and Stripes are “forever.” Maris Grove’s veterans club makes sure they are on display in a big way three times a year at the Delaware County, Pa., Erickson Living community. 

Linden Ponds
Gloria Alvino runs the Heart to Heart Healing Circle at Linden Ponds, which focuses on self-healing techniques.

Gloria Alvino has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s degree in health and human services, and she previously operated three pharmacies and a surgical supply company. However, much of her life’s work has focused on helping people heal not with prescription drugs or hospitals but by using methods such as meditation and healing touch.

Linden Ponds
Don Mitchell, a former television news photographer, and his wife Joan moved to Linden Ponds in 2018.

These days, young people aren’t the only ones using technology to stay connected and make their lives easier. In fact, people age 65 and older are embracing technology more than ever. 

Highland Springs
A bench is placed on a brick patio, which faces flower beds dotted with flags and a law of beautiful trees.

Like a roll call for heroes, the Veterans Memorial Park at Highland Springs honors service men and women who live at the North Dallas community, along with their immediate family members who served in the armed forces.

Highland Springs
A bench is placed on a brick patio, which faces flower beds dotted with flags and a law of beautiful trees.

Like a roll call for heroes, the Veterans Memorial Park at Highland Springs honors service men and women who live at the North Dallas community, along with their immediate family members who served in the armed forces.

Highland Springs
A bench is placed on a brick patio, which faces flower beds dotted with flags and a law of beautiful trees.

Like a roll call for heroes, the Veterans Memorial Park at Highland Springs honors service men and women who live at the North Dallas community, along with their immediate family members who served in the armed forces.

Highland Springs
The Magnolia Place library is an inviting place to read, work on a puzzle, or simply relax.

Delores Garbarini has long appreciated libraries as a window to the world.

“One of my earliest memories is my father driving my brother and me to the library,” she says. “I’ve had a lifelong love affair with books.”

Highland Springs
A conceptual rendering of Lakeview Pointe, a new residence building recently announced by the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, now under construction and scheduled to open in spring 2020.

If you’ve been considering a move to a senior living community, there couldn’t be a better time than right now to visit Highland Springs.