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Charlestown
(From left) Charlestown neighbors Ann MacKay, Hope Tillman, and Sara Nixon recently redesigned the residents' internal informational website to be more senior friendly.

With more than 2,000 people; 300 clubs, classes, and activities; and 110 acres of amenities, there’s always something happening at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Brooksby Village
Justin Paradis was recently named associate executive director at Brooksby Village, the Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

Erickson Living has named Justin Paradis the associate executive director at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass. Paradis has been with Erickson Living since November 2006 working in health care operations.

Brooksby Village
Gilbert Norwood, pictured with his cat Moose, wasn’t planning to move to Brooksby Village but says it’s one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

If there was one certainty in Gilbert Norwood's future, it was that his retirement years did not include a move to a retirement community.

“After my wife passed away, I moved in with one of our sons,” says Gilbert, a retired pediatrician from Beverly, Mass. “I thought I was set for life.”

Ashby Ponds
It’s an exciting year at Ashby Ponds. The first new residents moved into Birch Point, Ashby Ponds’ eleventh residence building, on January 22.

With the 2018 opening of Birch Point and Cypress Ridge residence buildings, Ashby Ponds will welcome more than 200 new residents this year. In the midst of this flurry of activity, numerous people visit the campus each day eager to learn how they can live at the fastest-growing continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the nation.

Ashby Ponds
(From left) Ben FitzGerald, Nancy Oliphant, and John Oliphant prepare for the Red Robin penthouse’s Diamond Jubilee sixtieth happy hour celebration.

Recently, people who live on the fourth floor of Red Robin View, known as the “penthouse,” celebrated their sixtieth, floor-wide happy hour since the building opened in 2012. Amidst balloons, party signs, cocktails, and hot hors d’oeuvres, the residents toasted the fun times shared together over the past five
years.

Ann's Choice
Tom McKinney’s portrait exhibit at The Gallery at Ann’s Choice was primarily resident-driven. Residents launched and manage the gallery. Irene Reiter (left) interviewed McKinney during a special event in the campus performing arts center.

Most retirement communities provide clubs and activities to participate in, but one community takes it a step further.

Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., inspires its residents to dream big. “They encourage us to think up good ideas,” says Edie Krieger. “Then they support us to make those ideas happen.”

Ann's Choice
With his beard and stovepipe hat, it’s not too difficult to envision Ann’s Choice resident and Lincoln reenactor Fred Antil as the sixteenth president.

People who live at Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., spend little time lounging in their apartment homes. More than 150 clubs, special interest groups, and events vie for their time.

Seabrook
A senior couple shake the hand of a realtor next to a Sold sign in front of a house.

The weather may not feel like spring, but in the real estate world, the spring market is well under way. If you’ve been considering listing your house, now is the time. And here are three reasons why.

1. It’s a seller’s market according to New Jersey Realtors®. Their July 2017 report concluded:

Seabrook
Associate Executive Director Jennifer McNamara and resident Donald Giles take a ballroom dancing class at Seabrook, the Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.

Jennifer McNamara may crack corny jokes, but she takes her new role as associate executive director at Seabrook seriously.