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Get priority answers from Linden Ponds sales expert Doris O’Keefe

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January 22nd, 2015
One of the many perks of joining Linden Ponds’ priority list is receiving invitations to exciting events that give you a chance to visit the community and meet current residents. At this garden party last June, resident Lo Steele led a performance by the
One of the many perks of joining Linden Ponds’ pri

Have you been thinking about exploring retirement living options, but you’re unsure where to start? Many local retirees say that one of the easiest ways to learn more about Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., is to join the priority list. Members have opportunities to visit Linden Ponds, interact with current residents, and tour the campus. 

To provide you with even more information, the Tribune recently asked Linden Ponds Sales Counselor Doris O’Keefe to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the priority list. Here’s what she had to say:

Q: “I’ve heard about the priority list, but I’m not sure what it is. Can you tell me about it?” 

O’Keefe: The priority list secures a position on our waitlist for an apartment home. We will notify you when your desired apartment styles become available. We encourage prospective residents to join the priority list, which requires a simple application, a refundable deposit of $1,000, and a one-time, nonrefundable processing fee of $150 per person.  

Q: “What are the benefits of joining the priority list?”  

O’Keefe: There are many benefits to joining the priority list at Linden Ponds. They include invitations to members-only events, advance notice of new construction, first right of refusal when an apartment home does become available, and transfer of membership to any other Erickson Living community. 

Priority list members may also take advantage of our Live the Life program, which allows them to sample life at Linden Ponds by actually staying at the community. 

One of the biggest advantages comes at moving time. Priority list members may use our complimentary Erickson Realty and Moving Services to help them downsize, choose a real estate agent and moving company, and plan their furniture arrangement in their new home, among other helpful services.  

Q: “What kinds of events will I be invited to if I join the priority list?” 

O’Keefe: Priority list members receive invitations to monthly events and luncheons, so they can come and learn more about what Linden Ponds has to offer. Our events vary from financial roundtable discussions to health care offerings through our medical center, fitness trainer highlights of our wellness and fitness programs, and presentations from our Erickson Realty and Moving Services team, who share best practices from real estate professionals, relocation experts, and moving companies.  

Q: “How will being a member of the priority list help me figure out if I want to move to Linden Ponds?”  

O’Keefe: People often tell me that they are not ready but just want to “put a plan in place” or “kick the tires” or “do their homework.”  

It’s never too soon to start your research. You deserve the opportunity to see what option works best for your needs.  Being on the priority list gives you access to our gated community, access to our rehabilitation center, access to explore both expansive clubhouses and to attend community events. 

We also offer you the chance to “Live the Life at Linden Ponds.” This is a two- or three-night getaway during which you get to experience the vibrant, active lifestyle of the community.  

Q: “What is Erickson Realty and Moving Services and how can priority list members take advantage of it?”

O’Keefe: Priority list members also have complimentary access to planning services from our personal moving consultant, Lynne Ford. She can recommend ideas for staging the house for sale and downsizing, plus offer referrals to our trusted vendors, including antique dealers, art dealers, consignment shops, movers, and real estate professionals.  

Q: “I’m not ready to move yet. Should I still join the priority list?” 

O’Keefe: If you are thinking of other living situations, then you are ready to put a plan in place. Our priority list members get the chance to meet their neighbors, share in hobbies and group activities, partake in Lifelong Learning lectures, and experience many of the other benefits of being a Linden Ponds resident. 

We want you to have the opportunity to make friends and connections before you move to Linden Ponds so that you will have a network of friends already awaiting your arrival. 

Q: “I want to join the priority list. What should I do next?”  

O’Keefe: See the phone number in the callout box in this Q&A? Just give us a call to request a priority list application. You can either bring the completed application to Linden Ponds or mail it back.