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

Linden Ponds Sales Counselor Teresa Caseau says people have continued to join the priority list, reserve apartment homes, and move to the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the first and most beneficial steps people often take on their journey to moving to Linden Ponds is joining the community’s priority list, which is a preferred membership to secure a position for an apartment home.

Isabelle Long is seen here smiling, with blonde, short-cropped hair and a bright red, coral colored top

Isabelle Long has lived and traveled all over the world, but she says it’s New England that has always felt most like home. That’s part of the reason she decided to move to Linden Ponds in Hingham, Mass. 

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Linden Ponds Personal Moving Consultant Lynne Ford was still on hand to help incoming community members with their downsizing and decluttering via Zoom and FaceTime.

Decluttering and downsizing can be a challenging process. If you’ve lived in your home for many years, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff you no longer need in your closets, basement, and attic. Sorting through and parting with personal items is often difficult because of our emotional association with them.

Kitty Ward says one of her favorite features of her Fulton-style apartment home is the floor-to-ceiling bay window where her houseplants thrive.

When it comes to selecting an apartment home at Linden Ponds, community members can choose from among a variety of spacious one- and two-bedroom styles.

Best friends Linda Lowe (left) and Ann Gilman moved to Linden Ponds last June within a few days of one another.

Ann Gilman and Linda Lowe met while teaching in the Boston public school system more than 40 years ago and quickly formed a friendship. They only worked together for one year, but they stayed in touch and even went on to get their master’s degrees in special education together. Their friendship deepened over the years and has stood the test of time.

An exterior shot of the community, the front entrance of the building in bloom for spring

Linden Ponds works quickly to preempt COVID-19 impact on its residents

When stay-at-home orders were enacted around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, simple things like buying toilet paper, getting exercise, and staying in touch with loved ones became difficult.

Susan and Bill Humberd are smiling here in their apartment home because they believe Linden Ponds is an excellent financial value with all of the amenities and services included in the monthly service fee.

Bill and Susan Humberd moved to Linden Ponds last year from a house in Norwell, Mass. They say that, at first glance, Linden Ponds may appear to cost a bit more than living in your house, but not when you factor in everything that is included in the monthly service fee.

Scotty Hart moved from a condo in Boston to Linden Ponds, where she enjoys a vibrant and rewarding social life.

Until about a year and a half ago, Scotty Hart was living in a condo in Boston. The full-service building had everything she thought she needed, and she never had any intention of moving to a retirement community. However, when a friend invited her to attend a luncheon at Linden Ponds in Hingham, Mass., that all changed.