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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...

Linden Ponds to Host The Harvest Fair

Sep 23, 2013
WHAT:   People are invited to visit Linden Ponds, in Hingham, for The Harvest Fair Saturday, November 2 from 9am-1pm.  Thirty crafters, some of who live at Linden Ponds, will display and sell their handmade jewelry, paintings, holiday ornaments, handbags, and more.  "We are very excited about the Linden Ponds Harvest Fair," said Deb Graham, Linden Ponds resident.  "There are so many gifted crafters living here at Linden Ponds and this provides a way for them to share their talents.  We also have a number of outside crafters coming to Linden Ponds to showcase their work.  It will be a...

Hundreds Attending Linden Ponds Summer Concert Series Every Week

Jul 22, 2013
Hingham, MA - Hundreds of people who live at Linden Ponds are attending the Linden Ponds Summer Concert Series every Tuesday at 2pm outside at the Summer Concert Stage. "This is one of Linden Ponds most popular summer events," said Jeremy Graham, Community Resources Coordinator, Linden Ponds. "Outside groups come to Linden Ponds every week to perform in front of hundreds of residents and staff." This years' groups include local singers and bands and is presented by The Linden Ponds Event Committee. About Linden Ponds : Linden Ponds is one of 16 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living . Linden...

Erickson Living Names James Wingardner Executive Director for Linden Ponds

Jul 22, 2013
Hingham, MA - Erickson Living has named James Wingardner as the Executive Director at Linden Ponds in Hingham, MA.  In his new leadership position, Wingardner will oversee the overall operations of this retirement community; one of two Erickson Living developed and managed sites in the Boston area. Wingardner's career history includes over 15 years of experience in managing Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Massachusetts.  During this period, he served as the Executive Director of Lasell Village, Director of Operations at Fox Hill Village, as well as Associate Executive Director at Linden Ponds and Executive Director at Brooksby...

Linden Ponds Makes Pillow Cases for Children with Life Threatening Illnesses

Jun 24, 2013
Hingham, MA - People who live at Linden Ponds gathered together to quilt pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer, an organization that delivers bright and cheerful pillowcases to children with life threatening illnesses*. Children's Hospital Boston, The Jimmy Fund and MassGeneral Hospital for Children are just a few of the hospitals that will receive the pillowcases. So far to date, the group at Linden Ponds has made over 100 pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer.  "Everyone here was very excited to make the pillow cases again," said Vivian Bleakney, Chair of the Pillow Case Group at Linden Ponds.  "A few years back Sandra O'Shaughnessy,...

Linden Ponds Resident Chosen as Faculty Grand Marshall at the Berklee College of Music Graduation

Jun 3, 2013
Hingham, MA  -- Lo Steele, who lives at Linden Ponds in Hingham and is a part time faculty member at Berklee College of Music was chosen to be the Faculty Grand Marshall at the Berklee College of Music Graduation. Steele was one of the speakers at the graduation. Annie Lennox, Grammy-winner and former Eurythmic, also spoke and received an honorary doctorate along with Carole King, Legendary Singer and Songwriter, and Willie Nelson, County Music Superstar. She was the first part time faculty member, the first Music Education Department Professor and the second woman to be chosen as the Grand Marshall...

More than $104,000 Has Been Raised for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund

May 2, 2013

Hingham, MA -- More than $104,000 has been raised for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund for the 36 students eligible for the scholarship this year.  During the annual Scholars Week more than $1800 was raised at the Fashion Show.

"During the months of April and May we raise money for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund,"  said Susan DeMello, Staff Development Manager, Linden Ponds.   "One week in April people who live here had the chance to attend a spelling bee, watch a fashion show and/or play Jeopardy at Linden Ponds.  Most of the events are free...