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Linden Ponds walks to end Alzheimer’s

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December 16th, 2014
Linden Ponds residents Cynthia and Oliver Rodman were among the 150 active retirees who participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year at the Hingham, Mass., community.
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The active retirees at Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., are doing their part to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. At the very end of summer, a group of about 150 residents took part in The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The annual walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and generate funding for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. People of all ages and abilities in more than 600 different communities around the country walk each year to fight against Alzheimer’s, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

“This was the first time Linden Ponds held a Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on-site, and we had a wonderful turnout,” says Mairi Bleakie, philanthropy manager at Linden Ponds. “We raised over $16,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. It was a wonderful day.”

Linden Ponds’ sprawling grounds, with tree-lined walking paths and manicured gardens, provide an ideal spot for brisk walks at any time but especially for such a worthy cause. After completing the walk, participants at Linden Ponds were treated to an outdoor cookout.