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Linden Ponds Artists Bring Spring Inside

Mar 11, 2014
Hingham, MA -- It's been a long winter in MA.   That's why people who live at Linden Ponds thought they would kick off Spring early this year by creating real gardens inside the retirement community.  "A Touch of Spring," created by Marty Saunders and a number of other residents, includes gardens and a life size copy of former Boston Mayor James Michael Curley sitting on a park bench.  "We have had Touch of Spring the past few years at Linden Ponds but this year we took it to another level," said Saunders.  "Lloyd Lillie who lives here is allowing us...

Two Linden Ponds Employees Receive Human Resources Certifications

Feb 6, 2014

Hingham, MA - Kate Murphy, Plymouth, MA, a Senior Human Resources Manager at Linden Ponds is now a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified and Susan DeMello, Johnston, RI, a Staff Development Manager at Linden Ponds recently received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation.

"Awarded by the HR Certification Institute, this recognition signifies that Kate and Susan possess the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the field," said Jackie Scungio, Director of Human Resources at Linden Ponds.  "The entire Linden Ponds...

Linden Ponds Resident Shares Memories from her Visit to 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Japan

Jan 29, 2014
Watched  Tara Lipinski win the Gold  Medal in Women's Figure Skating Hingham, MA -In 1998 when Lo Steele and her husband Guy visited the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan they never for a minute worried about security issues.  The Steele's, who live at Linden Ponds in Hingham,  even brought their 14 year old grandson.  Now, 16 years later they look back on their trip with fond memories, including watching Prince Albert of Monaco compete in the Luge event. "We were able to watch in person the Ski Jump, the Luge, and we watched Tara Lipinski win the Gold in...

Linden Ponds "Elves" Donate Handmade Afghans to South Shore Coalition for the Homeless

Dec 10, 2013
Hingham, MA --   Deb Graham, who lives at Linden Ponds, delivered 10 handmade afghans to the South Shore Coalition for the Homeless.  All the afghans were made by people who live at Linden Ponds.  She also dropped off six wool caps. "This was a group effort," said Graham.  "All of the squares were knit by people who live at Linden Ponds and then Estelle Katz and Anne O'Malley, Linden Ponds residents, put all 10 afghans together.  Some people call us Linden Ponds Elves.  We just like knowing we are helping others." [caption id="attachment_82526" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Deb Graham...

Linden Ponds Collects Toys for Hingham Police Department

Dec 10, 2013
Hingham, MA -- People who live and work at Linden Ponds gathered together to collect toys for the Hingham Police Department at the annual Trim a Tree Parties at Linden Ponds. "We are thrilled to be working directly with the Hingham Police and Fire Departments," said Molly Lynch St. John, Community Services Manager, Linden Ponds.  "These are our annual Tree Trimming Events so we ask that everyone bring a toy and an ornament for the Linden Ponds holiday trees that represents their culture, religion, family and/or traditions. We collect hundreds toys for Toys for Tots every year and come together as a community to decorate the...

Justin Paradis Named Director of Continuing Care at Linden Ponds

Dec 10, 2013
Hingham, MA - Erickson Living has named Justin Paradis as the Director of Continuing Care at Linden Ponds in Hingham.  Paradis, of Medford, has been with Erickson Living for seven years starting his tenure as a Physical Therapist at Brooksby Village in Peabody in November of 2006.  In March of 2008 he transitioned to Linden Ponds as the Rehabilitation Manager, and was part of the start-up team for the continuing care facility.  After completing the AIT Program (Administrator in Training) in December 2012, Paradis assumed the role of Assistant Administrator of  Continuing Care in January 2013. Prior to joining Erickson...

Erickson Living Names Jim Centola Associate Executive Director of Linden Ponds

Nov 12, 2013
Hingham, MA - Erickson Living has named Jim Centola as the new Associate Executive Director of Linden Ponds. Prior to this position he was the Administrator of Extended Care at Linden Ponds since 2011. Centola has over 15 years of experience in continuing care retirement communities, health and management. Prior to Linden Ponds he was Director of Operations at Quality Rehabilitation Services in Plainville. Prior to Quality Rehabilitation Services, he worked for Masonic Health System for 10 years at their Overlook Continuing Care Retirement campus. At Overlook he was Director of Rehabilitation Services and was then promoted to Vice-President of...

Linden Ponds Donates 1200 Pounds of Food to Hingham Food Pantry

Nov 12, 2013
Hingham, MA -- One large turkey and more than 100 people who live and work at Linden Ponds participated in the annual Turkey Trot at Linden Ponds for the Hingham Food Pantry.   The residents and staff walked a mile or two at Linden Ponds and also donated bags of groceries to the Hingham Food Pantry.    More than 1200 pounds of food was donated by people at Linden Ponds.  "Our annual Turkey Trot is always a big success but this was our best year ever," said Barbara Leary, Fitness Specialist, Linden Ponds.  "We collected 25% more food for Hingham Food Pantry this year...

Retirees Going Back To School and Loving It!

Oct 15, 2013

Wait Lists For Many Classes at Linden Ponds for Lifelong Learning Program Courses

Hingham, MA -- Who says you have to be in college to learn about the Criminal Justice System or the Spanish language?  People who live at Linden Ponds are eager to learn and are engaging in another session of Lifelong Learning courses at Linden Ponds. The Lifelong Learning Program, in its sixth year, offers a variety of courses from science and philosophy to literature, many taught by former professors who live at Linden Ponds. "This active, increasingly sophisticated adult education program, is taught completely...

Linden Ponds Community Walks in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Walk and Raises over $13,000

Sep 26, 2013
Hingham, MA - Over 100 people who live and work at Linden Ponds came together to walk in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" walk in Plymouth and raised over $13,000.   Linden Ponds, part of the national network of communities developed and managed by Erickson Living, made a donation of $5000.  Residents, staff, students and families raised over $8,000.  Total, Linden Ponds made a contribution of more than $13,000 to the Alzheimer's Association. "This is always a wonderful event and we are thrilled to be a part of it every year to help raise money for the Alzheimer's Association," said Harriette...