Linden Ponds Residents Marty Saunders and Lo Steele Recognized at National Conference for Celebrating Age

Marty Saunders, a resident of Linden Ponds, was recently selected as 1 of the 50 seniors nationwide for LeadingAge's Celebrate Age exhibit in Washington, DC.  Lo Steele who also lives at Linden Ponds was recognized in the Honorable Mention category. LeadingAge, a national association representing not-for-profit organizations serving older adults, developed the exhibit in honor of their 50th Anniversary celebration at Leading Age's Annual Meeting. More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their "zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities." The 50 seniors were honored at a reception during the annual meeting. "These older adults selected for this exhibit are living examples of our mission: to expand the possibilities for aging," LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix said. "We honor them for making a difference and transforming the vision of aging in this country." Linden Ponds is a full-service continuing care retirement community situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The vibrant campus opened in October 2004, and is home to 1,200 seniors who are enjoying life to the fullest.  Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Linden Ponds. LeadingAge is a national association of more than 5,400 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Through the continuum of housing and community based services, including adult day services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes, LeadingAge members touch the lives of millions of individuals and families every day. LeadingAge extends its mission and core values to our  39 state partners, businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging service organizations. Together, we advance policies, conduct research, and promote practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age. LeadingAge is on Twitter (@LeadingAge) and Facebook (Facebook.com/LeadingAge).