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Oak Crest

You’ve heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s a philosophy Oak Crest Sales Counselor Melisa Batac subscribes to wholeheartedly as she helps free people from the burdens of home ownership and enjoy an active, worry-free lifestyle.

Oak Crest
Oak Crest Senior Sales Associate Laurie Bender (left) helps community members like Ann Wood find the perfect apartment home to meet their needs.

If it weren’t for a chance encounter with an Oak Crest shuttle driver, Ann Wood may never have moved from New Jersey to the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md., four years ago. 

Riderwood
Olivia Mellan Shapiro conducted groundbreaking work in the field of money psychology. She moved to Riderwood in 2017 and just retired earlier this year.

Riderwood resident Olivia Mellan Shapiro is a groundbreaker in the field of money psychology and conflict resolution. A native New Yorker, Olivia was working as a psychotherapist in the early 1980s. She was preparing for a speaking event with a friend who was a lawyer, and she asked him what he thought the public needed to learn about.

Riderwood
Riderwood’s Town Center lobby was recently updated as part of management’s ongoing commitment to provide current and future residents with a beautiful, well-designed community.

Riderwood opened 18 years ago, back in 2000. With that longevity comes stability, rich history, and a proven track record. But, of course, there’s a certain appeal to freshly decorated spaces. That’s why Riderwood’s management team has made it a priority to periodically renovate common areas on campus. 

Riderwood
Lou Ferguson is one of the recently elected members of Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council, which works closely with staff to facilitate communication with community members.

Earlier this year, Riderwood held elections to select new members of the Resident Advisory Council (RAC), an important and influential committee that serves as a liaison between the staff departments and community members. One of the newly elected council members is Lou Ferguson.

Seabrook
Jackie Cole enjoys the convenience of life at Seabrook. Whether it’s nearness to friends and activities or 24/7 home maintenance, she says the Tinton Falls, Erickson Living community, is a “terrific” place to live.

Jackie Cole loves people. She loves meeting people, talking honestly with them, listening to what they have to say, and joining in activities together. 

That’s why, when her friends began moving out of the Ocean Port, N.J., townhouse community where she was living, she began to get lonely. She began looking for a more vibrant place to live.

Easy decision

Seabrook
Sales Counselor Dennise Baldwin can help you plan a personal tour of Seabrook that is exactly that—personal.

If two words could best describe Richard Wojdyla, they’d be “world traveler.”

“I’ve been all over Europe, a few countries in South America, the Caribbean, a few in Asia. Over the years I’ve been to about 50 countries. Egypt, Kenya, and Tunisia.”

Tallgrass Creek

Ruth Holzschuh takes her turn playing Wii Bowling, a video game designed to emulate the feeling and effects of being in a real bowling alley. Ruth is among several neighbors who gather each week to play the game in Tallgrass Creek’s living room. Wii Bowling is one of many activities Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy indoors as fall brings chilly weather.

Tallgrass Creek
Residents (from left) Curtis and Mary Sederburg, Mary Fowler, and Mary Jo Ely pause for a photo during a recent tour of Tallgrass Creek’s kitchen, led by Restaurant Manager Megan Sova (far right)

“It’s a busy, hopping place,” says Restaurant General Manager Megan Sova of Tallgrass Creek’s gleaming, restaurant-grade kitchen.