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Maris Grove
Bette Alburger enjoys Maris Grove's landscaping beauty year-round but especially loves the large pond with its three fountains, a fishing pier, and picnic pavilion.

Anytime Bette and George Alburger gaze out of their large kitchen or living room windows, they’re treated to one of the loveliest views at Maris Grove. A large pond with three fountains, a fishing pier, and picnic pavilion create a stunning still life.

Oak Crest
The Oak Crest Good Guys slow pitch softball team won the Erickson Living Softball Championship this June, defeating the Charlestown Sluggers 15-5, seen posing here with the scoreboard.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn once said, “Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” It’s good advice and a philosophy that the Oak Crest Good Guys, a competitive softball team comprised of men and women who live at Oak Crest in Parkville, Md., abide by. 

Oak Crest
Martie Noel is seen here beaming from the green spaces at Oak Crest.

Martie Noel loves the outdoors. She also loves making crafts. But she didn’t love the idea of living alone in her 2,000-square-foot Harford County house.

Riderwood
Earlier this year, Alphonso Westley became associate executive director at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Earlier this year, retirement living industry veteran Alphonso Westley joined Riderwood’s leadership team as the Erickson Living community’s associate executive director. 

Riderwood
Mary Chor is seen here, tending to four garden plots at Riderwood.

For the last 10 years of her career, Mary Chor worked at the United States Botanic Garden on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. She worked in the education department and ran the volunteer program.

“When I was there, my primary focus was public education about how plants are important to humans and the impact humans are having on plants,” Mary says. 

Seabrook
Sales Manager Phil Kaeser and Sales Associate Amy Giubilo, smiling here in front of the community, agree that Seabrook is a great place to live and work.

Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine both awarded Seabrook, an Erickson Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J., as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered more than 76,000 employee surveys from companies with the aging services industry.

Seabrook
Digital artist Lou Rivera shows some of his artwork at a local art show.

Like artists of any medium, Lou Rivera draws inspiration from his travels and the world around him. But his digital medium sets him apart from most painters his age. 

Seabrook
Wayne Steadman, seen here sitting at his desk in his home at Seabrook, finds time to both serve his community as Director of Living in the Community and enjoy hobbies like golf, poker, pickleball, and water aerobics.

Wayne and Pam Steadman are practically professional movers. Wayne’s career with Mobile Oil Corporation took them through 18 moves and around the world. But finally, they’ve settled down. And they say their latest—and last—move was by far the easiest. 

Tallgrass Creek
Co-chairs of the Green Team Al Pugsley (left) and Wes Geer show off the “frunk” in Al’s Tesla Model 3. Since the electric-powered car has no internal combustion engine under the front hood, there is room for a handy front-end trunk.

Tallgrass Creek resident Al Pugsley has driven thousands of miles during the last 13 years but has surprisingly spent almost nothing on gasoline. That is because Al, a passionate electric car advocate, has owned and driven zero emissions vehicles since 2006, seven in total.