Sally Hall and Ed Hiller smile with their bicycles and riding gear

A few years ago, Linden Ponds resident Ed Hiller saw his neighbor Sally Hall putting her bicycle on her car in the community’s garage. He pulled over and asked her if she’d be interested in biking with him sometime. Sally was indeed interested, and the two have been riding together ever since. 

Susan and Bill Humberd moved to Linden Ponds in their early 70s because they wanted to enjoy the vibrant social life and maintenance-free living sooner rather than later.

Susan and Bill Humberd didn’t want to wait until they had health issues or until they were in a crisis to move to a retirement community. That’s why the couple, who are in their early 70s, moved to Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., in April. 

Lynne Ford Personal Moving Consultant

If you’re hoping to sell your home next spring, take advantage of winter’s downtime to prepare for your move. Linden Ponds Personal Moving Consultant Lynne Ford says the colder months are the perfect time to begin downsizing projects—which will make your moving process much easier.

Linden Ponds resident Ed Petcavage is headed to the 2019 National Senior Games in New Mexico. He’s pictured here (left, crossing the finish line) in the 5K race walk at the 2015 Games in Minnesota.

Ed Petcavage will head to New Mexico next year to compete in the 2019 National Senior Games. To qualify for the games, he participated in the Pennsylvania Senior Games this past summer, where he took first place in the 5K race walk and second place in the 1,500-meter race walk. He plans to compete in those same events in the 2019 Games in Albuquerque.

Last year, Bobbie Jenkins (left) had the opportunity to show her artwork in Linden Ponds’ on-site art gallery along with fellow artists Barbara Ganem (center) and Anita Donze.

When Bobbie Jenkins moved to Linden Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., she hadn’t taken an art class for years—since she was a high school student in New York. But as a new resident at Linden Ponds, she decided to enroll in an art class taught by fellow community member Burt Longenbach.

A group of retired social workers who live at Linden Ponds meet for lunch every month to socialize and swap stories about their former careers. (From left) Anne Evans, Denise Maguire, Nola Watson, Marianne Bozzi, and Carol Adamoyurka.

The people who live at Linden Ponds connect with one another on many different levels. Some bond over a shared hobby or hometown. Others form friendships while working together on a committee. And, of course, those who had similar careers often flock together.

Charles and Phyllis Flynn decided to move to Linden Ponds sooner rather than later because they no longer wanted to deal with the hassles that come with cold, snowy Massachusetts winters.

No one can forget the brutal winters the Boston area has endured in recent years. The winter of 2015 ranked as one of the worst in the city’s history, and subsequent years haven’t brought much relief. That’s why Phyllis and Charles Flynn decided to move to Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Hingham, Mass., last September. 

Linden Ponds’ political interest committee hosts candidates who want to speak to the voters at the community. (Left) cochair Damian Curtiss, Massachusetts State Rep. Joan Meschino, Massachusetts State Sen. Patrick O’Connor, & cochair Harvey Irlen.

The people who live at Linden Ponds are educated, active, and invested in their community. That’s why the Hingham, Mass., Erickson Living property has a long-standing political interest committee run by residents. Marty Saunders started the group more than ten years ago.

Helene Lofgren (standing) moved to Linden Ponds when she was 63. She now chairs the welcoming committee, which helps new community members get to know their neighbors. (From left) Janice Chandler, Carol Carr, Judy Fockenier, and Bob Wittenauer.

Helene Lofgren moved to Linden Ponds when she was 63 years old and still working full time. One of her most vivid memories from her early days at the Hingham, Mass., Erickson Living community was coming home from work on a rainy Friday afternoon to find a note left under her door by a neighbor.