Dr. Ericksen wanted his parents to have all of these services and amenities while maintaining their
privacy and independence. Since nothing like Country Pines existed when Dr. Ericksen's parents
needed it, he made it his mission to create this very special place.
The Whole Story
Dr. Ericksen is one of the foremost experts in the United States on chemical depression. Dr.
Ericksen is the author of "Depression is Curable" which has helped thousands of people who were
suffering from a chemical imbalance. Dr. Ericksen practices medicine at his clinic "Westside Medical"
within walking distance of Country Pines. Since depression is so prevalent among our elderly,
Dr. Ericksen's speciality has made him uniquely suited to create the ideal senior living community.
Many of our residents at Country Pines are also his patients.
Depression Becomes Personal
Dr.Ericksen's uniquely designed community offers:
- A maintenance free environment in a spacious patio apartment
- A place that would provide stimulating activities, religious services, and regular outings.
- A service oriented staff that would serve his mother fresh and healthly meals daily.
- And most important, an environment where his parents could be around others of their own generation with whom
they could create meaninful relationships and have a high level of socialization.
Dr. Ericksen wanted his parents to have all of these services and amenities while maintaining
their privacy and independence in a spacious walkout apartment with a full kitchen and a senior
friendly bathroom. Since a location did not exist to meet Dr. Ericksen's needs, he made it his
mission to create this very special place.
Often times depression begins to set in with seniors due to their environment. A sedentary
lifestyle void of social interaction, poor diet, a feeling of being not needed, and loneliness
can cause depression. Dr. Ericksen designed Country Pines to help lift individuals out of
depressing settings and lifestyles and help them to enjoy life once again.