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Fashion show, spelling bee and more events planned for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund

May 15, 2012

26 STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIP THIS YEAR

Hingham, MA - Students working at Linden Ponds will participate in the annual Student Scholarship Week, May 20-25, to raise money for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund.

The Linden Ponds Scholarship Fund is for student employees who plan to attend a college or accredited trade school beginning fall 2012.  The students need to have worked at Linden Ponds during their junior and senior year and put in 1000 hours of work.  Those students will receive a total of $4,000 over four years of college.  The money will be dispersed directly to their schools in $500-per-semester increments, for a maximum of eight semesters or four years.

"We have a number of events planned all week long to help raise money for the Student Scholarship Fund," said Susan DeMello, Staff Development Manager, Linden Ponds.  "Twenty six students are eligible for the scholarship this year.  This year's theme is "Let's Help Them Fly" amd people who live here will have the chance to attend a spelling bee, watch a fashion show and/or play Jeopardy at Linden Ponds.  Most of the events are free so we hope to raise money by donations, not ticket sales.   The students work hard to make this week come together and look forward to it every year."

The events this year include:

Dinner, Parents come for dinner and will be waited on by their own student scholar.    Sunday, May 20
Spelling Bee featuring students, staff and residents              Monday, May 21 at 3:30pm (Derby - Performing Arts Center)
Fashion Show                                                                         Tuesday, May 22 at 11am (Oakleaf - Fireside Restaurant)
Jeopardy featuring students, staff and residents                 Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30pm (Derby - Performing Arts Center)
Students receiving scholarships are:
Student Name  HIGH SCHOOL

Beswick, Dan  Weymouth High
Boyle, Alex   Archbishop Williams
Burns, Nina  Norwell High
Chiarelli, Thomas Hanover High
Cole, Becca  Weymouth High
Conrad, Matthew  So. Shore Voc
Crosson, Dave  Weymouth High
Danis, Robert  Hingham High
DeRubeis, Emma  Weymouth High
Dirksmeier, Corey Norfolk County Ag
Elliott, Cody  Braintree High
Finn, Mackenzie  Weymouth High
Geary, Josh  Hingham High
Havey, Jay  Weymouth High
Hutchinson, Amanda Weymouth High
Lawless, Mark  Weymouth
Lawson, Mark  Hanover High
Macauley, Talia  Norwell High
Petrikas, Ryan  Weymouth High
Richmond, Sarah  Hingham High
Rinehart, Becky  Weymouth High
Ronaghan, Jennifer Weymouth High
Urban, Montana  Weymouth High
Vardaro, Maria  Hingham High
White, Noelle  Weymouth High
Wojner, Chrissy  Notre Dame
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, visitwww.ericksonliving.com.

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