Lynn and Andrew Kochis used Charlestown’s vetted vendors for their move to Erickson Living’s Catonsville, Md., community over the summer.

While researching retirement communities, Lynn and Andrew Kochis asked residents of Charlestown whether or not they felt they had moved to the Catonsville, Md., community at the right time. Overwhelmingly the answer they heard most was, “I wish I had moved sooner.”

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A box overflowing with holiday decorations

The holidays are right around the corner! Have you started your annual expedition through the attic to find your bins of decorations? If only you could remember where you stored the wreaths!

Brooksby Village
Majella Sheehan, a high school Spanish teacher, is pictured here with Brooksby Sales Counselor Jane Kiegel, one of her former students.

Majella Sheehan knew a move to Brooksby Village was on the horizon, but she couldn’t have anticipated it happening so quickly.

Fall foliage

You may have missed the popular spring home-selling season, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend another winter cooped up in your house. Fall is a fantastic time to plan and achieve your move to an Erickson Living community. Here’s why…

Eileen and Buck Gatewood credit Personal Moving Consultant Rachel Gilbert (right) for making their June move to Windsor Run in Matthews, N.C., relatively simple and seamless.

On June 5, 2018, Buck and Eileen Gatewood moved from a community in south Charlotte, N.C., to Windsor Run, the newest Erickson Living community located in Matthews, N.C.

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A woman sits with a moving consultant, smiling while looking at a brochure

Moving is more than just changing your address; it can be an emotional decision that brings out the best and worst qualities in ourselves and the people we love. So how can you make your move as stress-free as possible for everyone involved? In this column, I’ll share some strategies to help you communicate with your family and manage any conflicts that might arise.

Tallgrass Creek
Lois and Bruce Robb enjoy a cup of  coffee in Milo’s Cafe, a popular lunch spot and market at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans.

When Tallgrass Creek’s newest residence building opened last fall, Lois and Bruce Robb were among the first residents.

“We reserved a year earlier, right after the building’s groundbreaking, which was a great decision,” says Lois. “We got the floor plan we wanted in the exact location we wanted.”

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A woman packs up items in her home with the help of Erickson Realty and Moving Services

To simplify her move from a condominium in northeast Philadelphia to Ann’s Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., Judy Rosenberg took advantage of assistance from the community’s personal moving consultant, Colleen Rosica.

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Art supplies, like colored pencils and ribbons, sit on a table, neatly organized.

One of the best things about retirement is the ability to spend time doing what you enjoy and gaining new hobbies. For many people, that means an artistic endeavor. Whether it’s quilting, jewelry-making, knitting, scrapbooking, calligraphy, embroidery, or even basket weaving, crafters are certain to collect a fair amount of supplies.