Members of the political interest committee (from left) Ruth Rudenauer, Eva Marx, Judy Fockenier, and Phil Doster.

As the country gears up for the presidential election in November, the politically active retirees at Linden Ponds are as engaged as ever in current affairs. 

A group of residents and staff from Linden Ponds recently visited the WCVB-TV Channel 5 studios.

A group of residents and staff members from Linden Ponds recently had an opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the WCVB-TV Channel 5 studios. They met with on-air personalities, learned a bit about how the news is produced, and then got to watch a live newscast.

Bill Bonzagni took home eight gold medals and a silver medal at this year’s Quincy Senior Olympics.

The athletic retirees who live at Linden Ponds racked up an impressive 81 medals at the thirty-fourth Annual Senior Olympics, held in May in Quincy, Mass. 

Nate Workman (left) and Phyllis Opper (right) recently appeared on the Today show to share the details of their inspiring love story. Phyllis’s granddaughter Lindsay (center) gave a toast at her grandmother’s wedding.

If you’ve ever felt like it’s too late for love, Nate Workman and Phyllis Opper’s story will inspire you and just might restore your faith in fate and true love. 

New York native Helen Benson now lives at Linden Ponds, where she says she has been impressed by the many opportunities to enjoy arts and culture.

Lifelong New Yorker Helen Benson moved to Linden Ponds about two and a half years ago because she wanted to be closer to her son and daughter-in-law. 

Linden Ponds Senior Olympians

During the 34th Annual Qunicy Senior Olympics in May, 23 Linden Ponds community members participated in a variety of events, including swimming, bocce, bowling, billiards, basketball free throw, golf, javelin, discus, shot put, standing broad jump, softball throw, and darts.

Linden Ponds’ social work department is available to help residents have an active and enjoyable retirement lifestyle. (From left) Social workers Colleen O’Brien, Terri Hoitt, Carmel O’Doherty-Popp, Julie Anderson, and Kristen Gotter.

Like all stages in life, retirement brings its own set of specific challenges related to mental and emotional health and well-being. Older adults might grapple with issues around being a caretaker, loss of a spouse, or loneliness due to social isolation.

Nancy Ornsteen and her friend Bobby McNamara traveled from the East Coast to Santa Fe, N.M., along the Turquoise Trail.

There are some summer vacations that simply help you relax and unwind. Then there are those that open your eyes to new things, help you learn more about yourself, and possibly change your entire outlook on life. 

Linden Ponds Executive Director Jim Centola.

Leadership changed hands at Linden Ponds earlier this year when Jim Centola took the helm as the community’s new executive director.