Grandkids aren’t the only ones heading back to school this time of year. At Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., hundreds of retirees are gearing up for another semester of continuing education courses.
Community member Marge Wyngaarden brought Road Scholar by Elderhostel, Inc. (formerly Elderhostel), to Cedar Crest seven years ago. The...Read More »
Trying to navigate the health insurance maze can be confusing at any age. But for retirees who have had coverage all their lives and now face changes with Medicare and supplemental plans, that maze can take more twists and turns than ever.
Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., has taken a proactive...Read More »
Asking survivors to share their Holocaust experience is no easy task. But that’s just what a committed group of Cedar Crest neighbors have done.
The Erickson Living community’s in-house TV department and its resident volunteers have produced a groundbreaking documentary featuring people who lived through one of history’s most devastating events. Now, they all live at...Read More »
When you envision retirement, you want to be happy, healthy, and secure, not stuck in a house that’s draining your savings and holding you hostage when you could be out and about, staying active and engaged. That’s why planning smart financial decisions is so important when it comes to the next phase of your life.
To...Read More »
Has the real estate market finally recovered?
Though housing markets continue to fluctuate from year to year and region to region, 2012 is proving to be a good year to sell your house, especially here in northern New Jersey, and especially for seniors.
In certain areas around the country, the market is currently referred to as...Read More »
Just as healthy eating fads constantly change, Cedar Crest recently updated its dining options to offer more flexible meal plans. It’s just another example of how the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., listens to its community members and delivers results.
One meal a day has always been included in each community member’s monthly service...Read More »
So you didn’t clean your plate last night. No big deal; it’ll biodegrade, right? Did you ever wonder where those food scraps go and what they produce on their way there?
In 2008, Americans discarded 30,900 tons of food scraps, comprising 18.6% of all materials going to landfills or incinerators, according to the Clean Air Council....Read More »
In late February, Edith Dombal already had garden-fresh vegetables and colorful blooms on her mind. This winter’s unusually warm, spring-like weather had bulbs popping out of the earth early and had gardeners salivating for planting time. It’s finally here!
As garden club president for Cedar Crest, the Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, N.J., Edith manages...Read More »
When Erickson Living encouraged its 16 campuses to reduce their carbon footprint, Rich Ferguson perked up. A 42-year veteran in the construction industry, the general services project manager of Cedar Crest, in Pompton Plains, N.J., had witnessed the environmental and financial savings of biodiesel technology.
After recruiting Cedar Crest community member and chemical engineer Bill Sperry,...Read More »
Not all retirement living options are the same. But that doesn’t mean people always see a clear picture when comparing them.
One of the most commonly misunderstood retirement living options is the continuing care retirement community (CCRC). A CCRC offers independent living options for active older adults, skilled nursing care, and assisted living—care for all levels...Read More »