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Not on Linden Ponds’ priority list?

Here’s why you want to be

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June 29th, 2016
Members of Linden Ponds’ priority list receive exclusive invitations to informative presentations, fun luncheons, and themed parties.

Members of Linden Ponds’ priority list receive exclusive invitations to informative presentations, fun luncheons, and themed parties.

If you think a move to Linden Ponds could be in your future, Sales Counselor Doris O’Keefe says joining the community’s priority list is a no-risk way to keep your options open. 

Joining the priority list essentially secures your position on Linden Ponds’ waitlist for your preferred apartment home model.

“We will notify you when your desired apartment styles become available,” O’Keefe says. “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.”

Ideal time to join

Director of Sales Christine Hansen says the priority list is currently almost at 350, and about 130 new people join the list each year. 

Priority list members have first right of refusal when their preferred apartment homes become available, and they also receive advance notice about new construction.

There are some apartment homes available at Linden Ponds, and Hansen says most are one bedrooms or one bedrooms with a den. Wait times for the larger apartment homes can span 6 to 12 months. 

Hansen says this spring is an ideal time to join the priority list, ahead of what she expects to be a big influx of reservations later this year.

“Construction on a new residence building is expected later this year, so this is an exceptional time to join and get your place in line before we launch Willard Square and start taking reservations,” Hansen says. 

In addition to securing your place on what is expected to be a growing list, you’ll enjoy a number of other benefits as a priority list member, O’Keefe says. For example, if you join the priority list, you can get a taste of life at Linden Ponds by staying overnight at the community for two or three days through the Live the Life program. 

Priority list perks

O’Keefe says priority list members realize one of the biggest advantages of joining when they actually move to Linden Ponds.

“Priority list members can use 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,” she explains. Plus, Linden Ponds’ personal moving consultant provides complimentary coordination of all these services.

Another perk of priority list membership is invitations to exclusive events at Linden Ponds. The community hosts monthly events and luncheons at which people can get more information and learn about everything 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,” O’Keefe says.

Mark your calendar

In addition, there are at least two special events currently planned for this spring. 

For people who want to learn more about the priority list, there is a special event on May 25 at 11 a.m. Call 1-800-436-9891 to reserve a spot.

The community’s annual Garden Promenade is scheduled for June 16. This lively event features a guided tour of Linden Ponds’ flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens. Green-thumbed residents grow a wide variety of colorful crops, including rows of corn and fragrant raspberry bushes. 

In keeping with the garden promenade theme, many ladies come to the event dressed in pretty spring hats bedazzled with flowers and ribbons. Attendees are also treated to refreshments and live entertainment.

When you consider all of the benefits that come with joining Linden Ponds’ priority list, there’s really no downside to signing up—even if you’re not quite ready to make a move right now. O’Keefe says it’s really never too soon to begin researching your retirement living options.

“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,’” O’Keefe says. “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.”