Sandra Schipul, who lives at Linden Ponds, works part time at Pink Tulip Clothes & Accessories in Cohasset, Mass.

About two and a half years ago, Sandra Schipul and her husband Bob decided to move from Cohasset, Mass., to Linden Ponds. They were persuaded by friends from their church, Janet Schmitz and Bart Nuboer, who were planning to move to the community as well.

Rosemary McDonough smiles from her home at Linden Ponds

There’s no doubt about it: making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it.

Jim Carroll (right) is a member of Linden Ponds’ Italian conversation club. The group meets regularly and includes (from left) Nancy Criscitiello, Chris Criscitiello, and Ada Kahl. Not pictured: Irwin Rappaport.

Until a little over a year ago, Jim Carroll lived in The Pinehills, in Plymouth, Mass. However, many of his friends had moved away so he decided to move to Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham.

“I wanted to come to a place where I would have an active social life,” he says.

Avid traveler Marty Griffin enjoys dessert at a restaurant near Lake Bled in Slovenia.

At every stage of her life, Martha “Marty” Griffin has loved to see the world. When she was growing up in the Midwest, her family traveled. Then at age 15, she took a 30-day bicycle trip through New England and got bit by the travel bug.

She started traveling every year after that. She attended Miami University in Ohio and spent her junior year abroad in France.

Even when there’s snow on the ground, people who live at Linden Ponds can enjoy a low-impact workout in the community’s heated indoor pool or group fitness class.

Have you ever noticed that euphoric feeling you get when you take a brisk hike with your walking group? Or how making a post-yoga coffee date increases your motivation to attend class each week?

Linden Ponds’ “Asian Supper Club” recently enjoyed traditional Cantonese cuisine at South Garden Restaurant at the Kam Man Plaza in Quincy, Mass.

People who live at Linden Ponds bond over many things they might have in common—be that a shared passion for photography or opera, similar political or religious views, the same former careers, or a shared ethnicity. Last year, a group of residents of Asian descent started gathering for monthly dinners in one of the community’s private dining rooms.

Longtime TV studio volunteer Armand Ruby can often be spotted working behind the camera at Linden Ponds.

When Armand and Anne Marie Ruby moved to Linden Ponds in 2007, they were already familiar with the lifestyle offered at Erickson Living communities and the values the company stands by.

Lynne Ford Personal Moving Consultant

Temperatures could still be quite chilly in Massachusetts in March, but as far as the real estate market is concerned, spring has already sprung.

Many people think the prime time for spring home sales is April, May, and June. But if you want to get a jump on the spring market—and increase your chances of a successful sale—the time to list your house is now.

South Pacific: (from left) Ed Hiller, Jim Hawkins, Bob Ward, Paul Carey, Mia Smith, Alice Pecce, and Laurel Morris.

Linden Ponds’ very own “calendar girl” is at it again. 

Back in 2010, resident Carol Oliver spearheaded a project to create a “Ladies of Linden Ponds” calendar. A group of women worked in secret on the project for a year and a half.