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Wind Crest
Residents and staff at Wind Crest, a retirement community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a festive, socially distant parade. A scenic route through the campus provided a safe opportunity to take part in the event.

In June, residents and employees at Wind Crest, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, joined together in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. 

Wind Crest
Sandy Woudstra (left) and Beth Brandenburg are Wind Crest’s personal moving consultants. They can make your move easier than any move you've ever considered.

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout Colorado continue to search for, and purchase, their next home. The Colorado Association of Realtors reports “record-setting pending sales,” sight-unseen purchases through virtual open showings, “record-low inventory,” and “cautious optimism” for a delayed selling season.

Tallgrass Creek
Director of Sales Blake Marshall takes a turn in front of the camera for an interactive conversation with residents on Tallgrass Creek’s in-house television station. Different Tallgrass Creek team members serve as talk show host on the community TV Studio

A brief glimpse at Tallgrass Creek’s 40-page monthly activity calendar shows that the Overland Park, Kans., community is normally a very busy place.

Tallgrass Creek
Residents Judy Higginbotham (left) and Judy Geer chat during a luncheon held in February for Tallgrass Creek visitors, next to displays of floor plans in the new building, like the Plaza and Westin.

Judy and Wes Geer first heard about Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living-managed community in Overland Park, Kans., when they were visiting friends in Michigan. 

Seabrook
In Seabrook's Brighton apartment, a couch and an accent chair sit caddy corner in a sunlit corner,

Despite the changes resulting from COVID-19, people throughout the country continue to search for, and purchase, their next home. According to Angela Sicoli, president of New Jersey Realtors, “tight inventory” coupled with low interest rates prime 2020 to be “another great year,” perhaps even better than 2019.

Seabrook
Seabrook Fitness Specialist Courtney Paul teaches virtual class on Seabrook’s TV channel.

Social distancing hasn’t kept Seabrook community members from staying connected and engaged.

Maris Grove
Yoga and other exercise classes were among the special programs broadcast from the Maris Grove TV studio while the Governor's stay-at-home order was in effect. Residents enjoyed games, call-ins, and many other unique shows.

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives. We’re staying home, separated from friends, family, and activities. Above all, we’re hungry for reliable information.

Maris Grove
Poet and woodworker Frank Carfagno with some of the objects he submitted to the NJ Senior Citizens Art Contest before moving to Maris Grove. He won third place and took “Best in Show” in another year.

Frank and Kathleen Carfagno spent the last 25 years in a home they designed themselves, perched on 6 and a half bucolic acres in Mickleton, NJ. 

Frank expected to remain there forever. Kathleen had other ideas. 

Maris Grove
An older man is facing a laptop, with his back to us, and talking to the female doctor on the screen.

Telemedicine, the name for remote consultations with physicians over a computer or tablet, has existed for decades. Today most insurers, including Medicare, offer coverage for telehealth services. Reminiscent of the house calls we all remember, it’s a convenient way to see the doctor, especially when you’re not feeling well.