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. 

Linden Ponds residents Ann Fogarty and Joe Campanelli represented the Italian-American Club at a recent activities fair, where residents could get information about all of the clubs and committees on campus.

The retirees who live at Linden Ponds relate to one another based on a variety of different shared interests and commonalities. One topic that brings residents together is common cultural heritage.

Linden Ponds’ new associate executive director Philip Jean has more than two decades  of experience in the health care industry.

Philip Jean joined the Linden Ponds team as associate executive director earlier this year.

Author and Linden Ponds resident Valerie Lester is currently working on her fifth book.

Valerie Lester made the decision to move to Linden Ponds not once, but two times. 

Harvard alum Joe Cronin enjoys painting in his spare bedroom turned art studio at Linden Ponds, where he has connected with several other Harvard alumni.

After graduating from Harvard in 1956, Joe Cronin went on to build an impressive career in education. Now, he continues to consult but enjoys his retirement through pursuing passions and making connections. 

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.