NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Lantern Hill, a new Erickson Living retirement community located in New Providence, New Jersey announced the recent hiring of Pam Marusic as Resident Services Director, Christine Loprete as Hospitality Team Leader, and Gerri Madsen as Concierge.

As Resident Services Director, Marusic oversees several departments at Lantern Hill including hospitality/front desk, concierge, transportation, security, and fitness. Before joining Erickson Living, she worked in two Northern New Jersey Retirement communities in a variety of capacities including resident services director, health services administrator and interim executive director.  She is also a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of New Jersey. A resident of New Providence, she received her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and master’s degree in Gerontology from Baylor University.

As Hospitality Team Leader, Loprete will be overseeing the daily activities at Lantern Hill’s Lobby Desk. She joined Erickson Living this year after working in the hospitality field in hotels, restaurants, and senior living throughout New Jersey. A resident of Scotch Plains, Loprete received her bachelor’s degree in public administration from Kean University.

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As Concierge, Madsen will coordinate daily activities and events with the Lantern Hill residents. Most recently, she worked for Pathways, a non-profit organization that provides services for women suffering from cancer. She has lived in New Providence for more than 20 years and received her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta.

“We are excited to welcome Pam, Christine and Gerri to our dedicated and talented team at Lantern Hill,” said Executive Director Patricia Swan. “They have outstanding experience and are passionate about our mission of creating a community where our residents can enjoy a dynamic and secure retirement lifestyle.”

Residents will move into the 161 independent living apartments of Phase 1 in summer 2016 followed by the opening of 85 continuing care residences. Within the first few years, the community will add 114 more Independent Living apartment homes, for a total of 275.

For more information on Lantern Hill, visit www.lanternhillcommunity.com.