Move now for a fresh start at active senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey

The new year is upon us, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. While you may not think of January as the ideal month to move, for seniors considering starting their next chapter at an Erickson Living-managed community like Lantern Hill, in New Providence, N.J., it’s actually a great time to make an exciting change.

Spring is traditionally thought of as moving season, but escaping to Lantern Hill while the weather outside is frightful can be a prudent decision. According to Personal Moving Consultant Alli Krug, some may choose to move while still owning their home, which can actually make the process less stressful.

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“Many of our residents are more comfortable moving prior to selling their homes,” says Krug. “Historically, the spring market is the best time of year to sell a house. But moving in January or February means a less stressful winter season and more time to get your house ready for sale.”

Sellers’ market

According to the National Association of Realtors, contracts are being signed faster than new houses are being listed. A strong sellers’ market is expected to continue through the winter and spring of 2021. What’s more, mortgage rates have fallen to a new historic low of 2.8%, and rates are expected to continue to remain low for quite some time. Inventory is always lower in the winter, and the combination of low inventory paired with low rates makes for motivated buyers, ensuring sellers get the best price possible for their home.

Krug notes that many residents who recently moved to the community sold their houses above asking price, with some even going to bidding wars.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and put your home on the market, Lantern Hill can help you through every step of the process. Lantern Hill partners with vetted movers, preferred real estate agents, and other vendors to make the moving process as smooth as possible.

No winterizing needed

Winter can be tough on homeowners, especially in New Jersey. There’s snow to shovel, gutters to clean, and cars to shovel out. As a resident of Lantern Hill, those headaches are no longer a concern. Lantern Hill has a full-time, on-site maintenance staff, so residents never have to worry about an unexpected winter emergency, such as a broken furnace or a flooded basement. Moving now means you won’t spend another winter season dealing with all the problems the season can bring.

Stay cozy, warm, and connected

With all the time you’ll save thanks to your maintenance-free lifestyle, you can engage in all that Lantern Hill has to offer. Buildings are connected by indoor walkways, meaning you never have to brave the frightful weather to get where you need to go.

Residents don’t have to leave the community to get essentials, making emergency store runs before a snowstorm hits a thing of the past. An on-site pharmacy offers free delivery to your doorstep. Other essentials available include a marketplace, dry cleaning service, weekly light housekeeping, and on-site medical center staffed by full-time physicians.

Winter can be an isolating time of year, but Lantern Hill offers a built-in community of friends and a host of entertainment and activities. On-site amenities at Lantern Hill also include multiple restaurants with a variety of cuisines, a fitness center, all-season pool, woodworking and hobby shop, theater room, salon, and library. There are a wide variety of resident-run clubs and activities, offering plenty of opportunities for fun and socialization.

With everything on-site at your fingertips, inclement weather will never impede you from living life to the fullest.

Discover winter-proof retirement living at Lantern Hill. Call 1-800-989-4951 to learn more or visit

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