Erickson Living
Two women standing next to a real estate SOLD sign

While a majority of seniors stay put when they retire, a growing population are choosing destination retirements and making a long-distance move. Often they do so to be closer to family, but sometimes it’s simply the chance for a new adventure.

Highland Springs
Ellnor in her home at Highland Springs

Elinor White knew she was ready for a change, but the thought of downsizing and selling her home of 40 years seemed overwhelming.

“My husband passed away in 2003, so I’d been alone in the house for a long time,” says Elinor, who lived in Plano, Tex. “I wanted something different, but there was 40 years of accumulation in the house. I just didn’t see how a move was possible.”

Buried under paperwork? We know the feeling.

The average person accumulates mountains of paperwork over a lifetime—from bank statements to tax documents to shopping receipts. Which documents should you keep and which can you discard? What are the benefits of going paperless? And most importantly, how can you make sure you dispose of your paperwork safely and securely?

A smiling man places items in a moving box

So often, residents of Erickson Living communities compare our campuses to “a cruise on land,” with all the amenities of a voyage to the islands and none of the chores we do in our homes.  

Maris Grove
Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti’s large and sunny second bedroom in her home at Maris Grove easily accommodates her desk and office furniture.

The announcement that Maris Grove would open Redwood Crossing, its third neighborhood, in mid-2017 gave Mary Ann Biller-Fischetti a deadline to downsize and move from West Chester, Pa., to Erickson Living’s retirement community in Delaware County, Pa.

Tallgrass Creek
Judy Moecker utilized an Erickson Living-recommended real estate agent, downsizing organization, and moving company for her move to Hummingbird Square, a new residence building at Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans.

When Judy Moecker began thinking about moving to a retirement community, she knew Tallgrass Creek in Overland Park, Kans., was the place for her.

“It was right in my neighborhood,” says Judy. “I never had any doubt it was where I wanted to be.”

Oak Crest
Lois Siemsen enjoys the holidays in her new home at Oak Crest.

For more than two decades Lois Siemsen drove past Oak Crest on her way to work. But it wasn’t until 2017 that she decided to take a closer look at the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community.

Real estate agent working with senior couple selling their house.

It’s common knowledge that spring is the busiest time of year for real estate. But there’s an even better time to get in the market: right now! Late winter is the perfect time to prepare your house for sale and get it listed, thanks to record-low inventory and motivated buyers. 

Get started early

Janet and Steve Arpee used Erickson Realty and Moving Services to help them relocate to Northern Virginia to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.

For the last 30 years, Steve and Janet Arpee lived in their home in Washington, D.C., taking full advantage of city living. However, last summer, the couple realized that city living was becoming more burdensome than adventurous.