Linden Ponds Honors People Who Made Outstanding Contributions to the Culture of the Community

2012 Spotlight Winners are Jim McGurl, Alma Petrillo, Louise Stitt and Roy Peterson!

Hingham, MA -- People who live and work at Linden Ponds honored more than 160 leaders of groups, clubs and organizations at Linden Ponds at the annual Leadership Celebration and Spotlight Awards Ceremony. Four individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the culture of the community were also recognized by their friends and families.  They were: Alma Petrillo , who leads the Linden Ponds Musicians, plays with Kool Jazz, Accompanies the Linden Ponds Singers, is the pianist for the Linden Ponds Repertory Company and is a member of the Chapel Chorale. James McGurl resident artist who shares his talent to assist in numerous community projects and displays including the Linden Ponds Repertory Company.  Jim has also created displays including the Hanukah display and many others. Roy Peterson who is one of the founding Chairpersons of the Linden Ponds Wood Shop and is Chairman of the Performing Arts Center Council, Active in the Repertory Company and assists in countless  community wide projects and ventures. Louise Stitt, the founding Chairperson of the Linden ponds Events committee that has establishes the standards of first class entertainment that the community has enjoyed since it's opening in 2004.  Louise began the First Night Celebration and many other events that are held on the campus. "There is a reception before the Awards Ceremony where four Spotlight Winners find out they have been chosen and until then it is somewhat of a surprise," said Joe McStowe, Community Services Manager, Linden Ponds.  "At the reception they are recognized and receive a medallion in front of their families.  This night is a very special event at Linden Ponds every year." All 160 leaders and the four Spotlight Winners were recognized. 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. About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living develops and manages full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America's seniors - the country's fastest-growing population segment.  Erickson's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  For more information, visit www.ericksonliving.com.