Linden Ponds management, along with staff members, residents, vendors, and local elected officials, marked the beginning of construction on Willard Square with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of last year.

Resident Carol Harris (left) helps Marcolina Pina, a housekeeper at Linden Ponds, prepare for his U.S. citizenship exam.

Residents can conveniently donate furniture, housewares, and other items they no longer need to Linden Ponds’ Treasure Chest, an on-site resale shop.

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The notion that you can’t learn new things or embark on new adventures in your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond is outdated—and the vibrant, active people who live at Linden Ponds are living proof of that.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