Author: Cassandra Halyshyn

Senior Life: 5 Questions with … Maris Grove resident Ed Lorenz

  “I like to think and to be involved.” That’s the philosophy of Ed Lorenz, a retired vice president of technology at DuPont. Ed encourages people to move to Maris Grove, a developed and managed Erickson Living retirement community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, while they can enjoy its carefree, active lifestyle. “It’s better to move two or…

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Greenspring Celebrates Student Scholars Class of 2019

39 student employees receive college scholarships at Annual Scholars’ Ceremony Springfield, Va. – July 9, 2019 – Greenspring, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, recently award 39 of its student employees with the Greenspring Scholarship Award. A special ceremony was held at the community on May 20 to recognize and celebrate the…

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Top Workplaces showcases the best employers in the Garden State

Twenty-seven organizations have been identified as New Jersey’s Top Workplaces. They include large, medium and small employers, manufacturers, service companies, national corporations and small businesses. Nominees were limited to companies with at least 50 employees in northern New Jersey and the shore area. Public and private companies, nonprofit organizations and government workplaces were eligible.NJ.com solicited…

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Lantern Hill Honors Arbor Day by Planting Trees

Residents, staff, and family members from Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, celebrated Arbor Day in April by planting three trees on campus—a London Plane, Princeton Elm, and Scarlet Oak. “We are thrilled to host Lantern Hill’s second Arbor Day celebration on campus,” said Sales Director Daniel Millender. “These…

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Virtual reality helps people with Parkinson’s disease improve balance

Researchers say they are encouraged by preliminary results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance. In the trial by the Motion Capture Core Facility at the University of Utah, 10 people tested a virtual reality training system on a treadmill in three 30-minute sessions a week…

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New National Senior Campuses chair plans to focus on diversity, technology, civic issues

Increasing diversity among residents and staff, upgrading technology and collaborating on civic issues with residents of the greater community are the main goals that Michelle Bohreer has identified for National Senior Campuses as she prepares to become the first woman to lead the board of directors of the country’s largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization…

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4 Reasons Why Onsite Primary Care is Mission-Critical for Senior Living

Seniors are going to receive primary care. In 2019, the question is where. Primary care is critical for any person’s health. Yet across the nation, visits to those physicians are declining for Americans of all ages. Seniors specifically are faced with two unique barriers: travel, and the need for care overnight. Seniors also face a…

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LeadingAge, Ziegler Expand Largest Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers List

Industry association LeadingAge and specialty investment bank Ziegler’s list of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers grew a bit this year. The 15th annual LeadingAge Ziegler 200 (LZ 200), published Monday, ranks the largest not-for-profit systems providing aging services through senior living in the United States, in order of total owned market-rate units, as…

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28% of affluent 50+ adults expect to live in assisted living, survey finds

Twenty-eight percent of affluent adults aged 50 or more years participating in a recent survey said they believe they are likely to receive long-term care at an assisted living community when they need it, although only 15% identified assisted living as their preferred location. The Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of the Nationwide Retirement Institute,…

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3 Reasons Greenspring Village, Brookhaven at Lexington Top Fitch’s CCRC Ratings

The continuing care retirement community (CCRC) sector has been on a roll, with a strong economy bolstering seniors’ ability to sell their homes and pay entrance fees. But even in an overall hot market, two nonprofit communities are standout performers, being the only CCRCs to currently hold an A+ credit rating from Fitch. There were few…

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