Linden Ponds
Winifred and Herman Messmer live at Linden Ponds in Hingham, Mass.

A little over a year ago, Herman and Winifred Messmer decided to sell their house in Hingham, Mass. They knew they were ready for maintenance-free retirement living and wanted to live at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass.

An old rocking chair.

We all have a piece of furniture or an object that’s valuable to us, even if it’s not worth a great deal of money. I like to think of these objects as “family treasures.” Your treasure may be a rocking chair that belonged to your mother, a hope chest that’s been in your family for generations, or a set of dishes you received as a wedding gift.

Moving van.

If you’re thinking about relocating to an Erickson Living community in a new city or state, don’t let the logistics of a long-distance move thwart your plans. Erickson Realty and Moving Services has processes in place to help you with all the details—whether you’re moving across town or across the country. 

Brooksby Village
Eli and Carol Bortman used Erickson Realty and Moving Services to coordinate their move to Brooksby, an Erickson Living community in Peabody, Mass.

After a luncheon at Brooksby Village in May 2017, Carol Bortman came away with the impression that the Peabody, Mass., community was a place she could call home.

Devonshire
Manju and Inder Sethi display one of their treasures, an ivory piece the couple brought with them from India. The carvings are of Hindu deities.

Community members at Devonshire at PGA National, Erickson Living’s senior living community in Palm Beach Gardens, enjoy resort-style living highlighted by 5-star service and enviable amenities.

The superior service begins even before they move in. 

Oak Crest
A view of a pond in front of an Oak Crest residence building.

Carolyn Zick had heard lots of good things about Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community four miles down the road from her home in Perry Hall, Md.

Storage room chock full of household items

When it comes to downsizing, the toughest part for most seniors is probably getting started. But once they get going, another road block arises: getting rid of the stuff they no longer want or need. Luckily, companies like 123Junk in Northern Virginia specialize in taking one person’s junk—and potentially turning it into another person’s treasure.

Cedar Crest
Elaine Tagler with her spinet piano, which now stands in the living area of her Cedar Crest apartment home.

Even as a real estate agent and home stager herself, Elaine Tagler says having an objective eye on her own house was key to keeping her move simple and successful when she downsized and relocated to Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J.

Eagle's Trace
Tom and Katherine Aubin moved to Eagle’s Trace in late 2016, using resources available through Erickson Realty and Moving Services.

In the spring of 2016, Tom and Katherine Aubin attended a Lenten supper at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, Tex.

The couple was seated with Jack and Fran Gleeson, who live at an Erickson Living community in West Houston, Eagle’s Trace