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Lantern Hill Welcomes New Executive Director

February 12, 2019

Craig Karczmer brings over 20 years of experience managing senior living communities to the premier New Providence retirement community.

New Providence, N.J.— February 11, 2019 — Craig Karczmer has been named the new executive director of Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, effective January 7.

In his new role, he is responsible for ongoing project development, operations, and providing vision and leadership for the Lantern Hill community.

Karczmer joined Erickson Living in 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in the senior housing and health care industries. He most recently served as the executive director at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Ashburn, Virginia. He also served as associate executive director at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Before joining Erickson Living, he was part of a team tasked with opening five assisted living and memory care assisted living communities in New Jersey. 

"Craig's proven leadership and expertise in senior living services, as well as his tremendous passion for providing the highest quality of operations and services to our residents and employees, will play a key role in helping Lantern Hill continue to be an outstanding retirement destination in Union County, New Jersey," said vice president of regional operations, Chris Emmett.

"It is a privilege to join the Lantern Hill team," said Karczmer. "I'm truly looking forward to being a part of such a special community and helping to provide the highest level of operational excellence and customer service possible."

Karczmer received his bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and his masters of public health care administration from Long Island University.

About Lantern Hill: Lantern Hill, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 26-acre campus in New Providence, New Jersey. The community is located in Union County and is home to 390 residents. Additional information about Lantern Hill can be found at