NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lantern Hill, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living in New Providence, New Jersey, today announced that it has completed its COVID-19 vaccination clinics with 97 percent of its residents receiving both doses.

“Since the onset of the pandemic more than 12 months ago, our team has worked diligently with residents, their families and local health officials to help safeguard the well-being of everyone who calls Lantern Hill  home,” said Craig Karczmer, executive director of Lantern Hill. “I’m proud of the exceptional results we have achieved by working together – and I’m thrilled that so many of our residents now have an additional level of protection against COVID-19. We could not have reached this important landmark without the professionalism of our partners at CVS, the unwavering commitment of our staff and the resilience of our residents.”

Every resident who wanted a vaccine at Lantern Hill has now received both doses, and look forward to safely enjoying the abundant on-campus amenities, dining experiences, and friendships that are hallmarks of Lantern Hill’s active, vibrant lifestyle. Residents, staff and visitors continue to take precautionary measures, including wearing masks, maintaining social distance and frequent hand-washing, to keep each other safe and well-protected.

Residents have expressed gratitude for the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination conveniently on campus.

“At Lantern Hill, we are a family and we care for one another. We’ve been through so much in the past year, but we’ve done it together. I got the shots because I care about my neighbors and want to see more of them,” said Susan Gruen, member of Lantern Hill’s Resident Advisory Council. “Now that the vaccine is here, I am confident and optimistic about the future. I’m grateful to Lantern Hill for bringing it right to us. They made it easy, and now I can’t wait to hug and kiss my children and grandchildren!”

Lantern Hill is one of 20 senior living communities managed by Erickson Living. To date, more than 24,500 residents at these communities have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information about Lantern Hill’s response to COVID-19, please visit LanternHillCommunity.com.

About Lantern Hill: Lantern Hill, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 26-acre campus in New Providence, New Jersey. The not-for-profit community of more than 500 residents and 300 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, Inc., who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information about Lantern Hill can be found at LanternHillCommunity.com.