John C. Erickson Organization founder

John C. Erickson developed an industry-recognized prototype lifestyle for moderate-income retirees at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, Maryland in 1983. Erickson converted the turn-of-the-century abandoned seminary at Charlestown into America's largest continuing care retirement community (CCRC) by 2000, with 2,500 residents. Erickson Retirement Communities, now known as Erickson Living, is the largest developer and operator of campus-style, continuing care retirement communities in the United States. The company currently employs nearly 12,000 individuals, who serve more than 22,000 residents in ten states.The company emerged from bankruptcy within a few months of filing and has since been re-branded as Erickson Living. Other Erickson communities, built following the success at Charlestown, include a joint-venture with the Ford Motor Company on a $135 million campus in Dearborn, Michigan; Oak Crest Village in Baltimore, Maryland; and communities in Springfield, Virginia; Tinton Falls, New Jersey; Silver Spring, Maryland; Peabody, Massachusetts; and Pequannock, New Jersey.

Personal details

United States of America

Organizations founded

1. Cedar Crest Village

Award Winner

Official web page

Lidership history

Cathy Guttman


1 Cedar Crest Drive, 07444 - Pequannock, New Jersey

Cedar Crest Village is a 2013 Telly Award winner.

2. Erickson Living

Business Operation

Wikiedia article

Erickson Living, formerly known as Erickson Retirement Communities, has been headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1983. The company’s core business is developing and managing campus-style retirement communities where adults age 62 or older can live an active, engaging lifestyle. One of the largest operators of continuing care retirement communities in the U.S., Erickson Living currently employs nearly 12,000 individuals who serve more than 20,000 residents across the nation.


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