‘This is a great place’

Linden Ponds’ feeling of community remains strong

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September 14th, 2020
Linden Ponds' beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces offer plenty of opportunities for community members to spend time outside while practicing physical distancing.

Linden Ponds' beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces offer plenty of opportunities for community members to spend time outside while practicing physical distancing.

Finding the right retirement community

Many older Americans move to retirement communities as a way to downsize, be surrounded by people with similar interests, and enjoy an array of amenities. With so many active senior living communities in the U.S., it’s important to do research to select the best one to suit your needs. A good start is to search online for retirement communities near you, look at how long they’ve been in business, read reviews, and most importantly, determine if the senior lifestyle community that appeals to you is designed for every stage of life—from independent living to continuing care options. 

Retired math professor Larry Rubin moved from Tennessee to Linden Ponds in 2016. He’s originally from New England and wanted to return to the region to be closer to family, so he and his daughter started looking at retirement communities in Massachusetts.

"We did look at other places, but once we came here, that was it,” he says of Linden Ponds. “This is a great place."

Opportunities for involvement at Linden Ponds

Larry says it was the friendly vibe that attracted him to Linden Ponds, and he was not disappointed once he moved in. He found it easy to get to know his neighbors and has enjoyed the lectures and performances on campus. Larry serves on the welcoming committee for new residents and is a member of the photography club.

"That is a hobby I’ve had most of my life,” he says. “I mostly take pictures of buildings and flowers and anything else that catches my eye."

Senior health care was the number one priority during the pandemic. In-person club meetings and other gatherings were, of course, on hold at Linden Ponds when stay-at-home orders were in place. Staff went to great lengths to keep community members safe, comfortable, informed, and entertained during this unprecedented time. Meals were delivered to residents’ doors and a concierge service was set up to deliver mail and necessities like coffee and toothpaste. New content, such as interactive talk shows, were added to the in-house TV channel to help community members stay connected when they couldn’t get together in person.

"I think they’ve been doing a terrific job. I can’t say enough, actually,” Larry says. “We have a terrific executive director. He really seems to be on the ball."

Make the move to an active senior living community

If you’re looking for a maintenance-free, senior lifestyle community committed to healthy living for seniors, look no further than Linden Ponds. Request a brochure or schedule a visit to discover why Larry and so many other seniors love living at this premier continuing care retirement community in the Boston area.

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