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.

Linden Ponds community members Ted Coburn and Mary Roever had the honor of lighting the torch at the opening ceremony of the Senior Olympics in Quincy, Mass., this past May.

It’s convenient to stay physically fit when you live at Linden Ponds. The community has a heated indoor pool and an on-site fitness center, which is staffed with professional personal trainers. From water aerobics to yoga, community members can choose from among a wide range of group exercise classes.

Mig and Ed Kupic smile from a bench in a beautiful flower garden

For the last 20 years, Ed and Mig Kupic have been spending their winters in Ormond Beach, Fla. Originally from Vermont, they would spend the warmer months there before heading to Cape Cod, where they also spent several summers. A few years ago, they decided they wanted to simplify their summer living while continuing to spend their winters in Florida. 

Employees and community members march along side a Linden Ponds bus, adorned with rainbow pride flags

When the Pride Parade took place in Boston this past June, Linden Ponds was on board for the festivities. A major sponsor of the annual event, Linden Ponds was well represented with nearly 40 residents and staff walking along the parade route and handing out Linden Ponds Rainbow Resistance Koozies.

Millie and Earl Beane, pictured here in their home, were among the first people to move to Linden Ponds’ newest residence building,  Willard Square, after it opened in April.

In April, Linden Ponds opened the doors to its ninth residence building, Willard Square. The seven-story building occupies 156,378 square feet and adds 104 brand-new apartment homes to the growing community.