Nancy Gregory says she didn’t start painting until she was sixty years old. She has since become an accomplished artist.

The notion that you can’t learn new things or embark on new adventures in your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond is outdated—and the vibrant, active people who live at Linden Ponds are living proof of that. 

Tracy and Nate Stillman are enjoying the many amenities available at Linden Ponds, including their spacious one-bedroom apartment home with den and plenty of storage space.

Tracy Stillman says she had wanted to live at Linden Ponds long before she and her husband, Nate, moved to the community last summer. She first discovered the concept of continuing care retirement communities while helping to find housing for her mother-in-law in New York City.

Linden Ponds’ National Park Explorers in front of Mount Rushmore.

Anita Ream has always loved to travel. She was born and raised in Chile, and her father was in the Chilean Navy, so the family moved around the country when Anita was a child. When she was 18, she took an 18-day trip around Europe, which officially ignited her desire to explore the world.

Paul Carey plays sing-along songs for his neighbors during Friday afternoon happy hours at Linden Ponds. Fellow resident Peter Keith joins him on the clarinet.

Paul Carey first remembers playing the piano as a kindergartner. Decades later, he’s renewed his interest in the piano and has been entertaining neighbors at his home in Hingham, Mass.

Elliott Abbott moved to Linden Ponds from Cape Cod in 2015, and says he really enjoys the social life and the security at his new home.

For 40 years, Elliott Abbott lived on Cape Cod, Mass. But in the summer of 2015, he decided to make a move that was a better fit for this stage of his life. 

Margo Euler, who lives at Linden Ponds, is the founder of South Shore singing groups The Broad Cove Chorale and The Unicorn Singers.

Margo Euler never really liked music. She had taken piano lessons as a child but didn’t really enjoy it. However, when she discovered singing and joined the chorus at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., everything changed. 

Natalie Shaughnessy helps to organize Linden Ponds’ dog club, which provides resources and social activities for dog owners at the Hingham, Mass., Erickson Living community.

There are 1,200 active older adults living at Linden Ponds, and the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., is also a happy home for at least 30 pets. 

Barbara Ghattas, who spent her career as a nurse, is the leader of Linden Ponds’ retired nurses club. Here, she checks the blood pressure of fellow resident Jim Carr.

Barbara Ghattas’ life and work have taken her all around the world. She was born and raised in Drogheda, a town on the east coast of Ireland, by an Irish father and English mother. 

Rosemary McDonough enjoys maintenance-free living at Linden Ponds in Hingham.

Rosemary McDonough used to live in a Colonial style house in Braintree, Mass., where she raised five children. The house served her and her family well, until recent years, when climbing the stairs started to take a toll on Barbara’s knee.