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Fox Run
Pat Kridler chairs an active committee called Your Own University, which puts on interesting educational events throughout the year.
In her 86 years, Pat Kridler has moved 33 times. Her father’s work, then later her husband’s job, and her own career as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church prompted many of those moves. Pat’s latest move was from Minneapolis, Minn., to Fox Run in Novi, Mich., five years ago. She had previously lived in Michigan and moved back to be closer to her son. “This is a wonderful place, I...
Fox Run
Louise and Jim Gotch have made many new friends since moving to Fox Run two years ago.
To maintain good health, you know you need to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and stay on top of preventive screenings. But did you know that the time you spend playing cards with friends or going out for dinner with other couples could also contribute to your health and longevity? It’s true. In fact, a ten-year study in Australia found that people with large circles of friends were 22% less...
Eagle's Trace
Bob Roenigk (center) is playing in his 37th season with the Harris County Senior Softball League.
Bob Roenigk played in the inaugural season of the Harris County Senior Softball League in 1981. This year, at 91, he’s in his 37th season with the league. “The Harris County Senior Softball League is open to all players over the age of 50,” says Bob, a second baseman. “This year, we have about 320 players on 28 teams.” Bob plays in the league’s National division, with games on Monday and...
Eagle's Trace
Eagle’s Trace resident Donna Craig, right, pictured with Gloria Ballard, volunteered to help serve at a buffet set up in the community’s Garden Room Restaurant during Hurricane Harvey.
As Hurricane Harvey raged into Houston on a Friday evening in late August, residents and staff at Eagle’s Trace were prepared for the onslaught of driving rain and gale-force winds. The Erickson Living community in West Houston implemented its hurricane preparedness plan earlier in the week as Harvey gained momentum in the Gulf of Mexico. “We began to execute our comprehensive hurricane...
Eagle's Trace
A view of a courtyard and residential buildings at Eagle's Trace.
When Jack Gleeson and his wife Fran were researching retirement communities, they amassed a manila file folder an inch thick full of marketing materials from communities around Houston. “Our patio home was just around the corner from a retirement community that operated on a rental basis, and we had several friends living at that rental community,” says Jack. “But as we did our homework, we...
Devonshire
Devonshire’s clubhouse living room presents an inviting and elegant place to sit and chat.
People who avoid Florida during the hot and hurricane-prone summer season haven’t discovered Devonshire , Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens. Besides its pampered lifestyle, Devonshire offers important practical benefits. While hurricane preparedness is always top of mind at Devonshire, the community is not located in a hurricane evacuation area or in a flood zone...
Devonshire
Jean Bell, the mastermind behind a wildly successful line of women’s tennis and golf clothes, now lives at Devonshire in Palm Beach Gardens.
Jean Bell epitomizes the active people who live at Devonshire at PGA National , Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens. Jean plays duplicate bridge four or five times a week, attends yoga classes, serves on the Resident Council’s marketing and movie selection committees, and as a Devonshire Diplomat, answers questions from visitors who attend its sales luncheons. Then...
Devonshire
Community Resources Manager Irene Malanga (left) and assistant Jackie Kandel await the evening’s entertainment at a recent Cabaret event in Devonshire’s Stratford Performing Arts Center.
“Something exciting is always happening at Devonshire at PGA National ,” says Irene Malanga. She should know. Malanga, community resources manager at Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens, and her two assistants, Sarah Soetarto and Jackie Kandel, are always on the lookout for new and fun ideas to initiate. Suggestions welcome Many ideas come from members of the...
Windsor Run
Photo of Bo Lundh, Windsor Run’s associate executive director.
Windsor Run is pleased to announce Bo Lundh as the community’s first associate executive director. In this role, he will oversee the General Services and Resident Life departments for the 60-acre campus. Lundh currently serves as the associate executive director of Oak Crest , a sister community located in Baltimore County, Md. He began his career with Erickson Living 22 years ago as a senior...