Linden Ponds
Take a leisurely stroll through Linden Ponds’ picturesque gardens at the community’s annual Garden Promenade.

One of the most anticipated events at Linden Ponds is the Annual Garden Promenade. The event provides an opportunity for prospective residents and other visitors to tour the lush and colorful gardens maintained by green-thumbed community members.

Linden Ponds
Indira and Bala Pillay moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Linden Ponds to be closer to their family.

For 45 years, Indira and Bala Pillay, both retired physicians, lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio; their two adult children live in Cambridge, Mass. When they learned that their first grandchild was on the way, the Pillays decided they wanted to live closer to their family.

Maris Grove
Dot and Ron Baughman’s apartment home at Maris Grove provides an eat-in kitchen and features the white cabinets and appliances that Dot wanted.

She wanted an all-white kitchen. He wanted a garage.

When they moved to Maris Grove, an Erickson Living community in Delaware County, Pa., from a 55-plus community in nearby Garnet Valley, Dot and Ron Baughman each got what they wanted.

Well-planned home

Maris Grove
In their “cook’s kitchen” at Maris Grove, Carole and Dennis Swartz display some of the jams and jellies they made and sold at church fairs in Cape Cod.

For Carole and Dennis Swartz, moving last summer from Cape Cod to Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s continuing care retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., made perfect sense.

Because Carole had developed vision problems, the move represented planning for the future.

Maris Grove
Stan Ross assists his wife Adele as she prepares to work out at the fitness center in Maris Grove’s Redwood Commons Clubhouse.

Stan and Adele Ross’s opinion of Maris Grove, Erickson Living’s continuing care retirement community in Delaware County, Pa., can be summed up in four words: What’s not to like?

Oak Crest
Oak Crest’s Quarry Grille is open for lunch and dinner and features al fresco dining.

If the last time you visited Oak Crest, Seinfeld was still on television and Bill Clinton was in the White House, it’s time to take a new look.

Oak Crest
Oak Crest residents Judy and Ken Phebus (pictured at Mount Rushmore) work together leading travelers to destinations across the U.S.

Nine years ago, Judy Phebus gave retirement a try. She left her job as a travel tour coordinator with Gunther Charters and Tours but quickly discovered retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. One year later, she returned to doing what she loves most, leading travelers to destinations across the country with her husband Ken at the wheel.

Frank and Mary Longwell moved to Riderwood from Glen Arm, Md., in 2016.

When Frank and Mary Longwell decided to move to Riderwood, they had quite a unique perspective on the community: Their son, Jason Longwell, was previously Riderwood’s director of sales (he now works for Erickson Living as a regional sales director). 

Bea Rodgers, who lives at Riderwood, continues to work part time as a consultant to two organizations that advocate for people with disabilities.

“I have failed retirement twice,” jokes Bea Rodgers, who resides at Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md.