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.

Linden Ponds resident Laura Petcavage.

Laura Petcavage has been taking photos since she was a young girl. She received her first camera, a Kodak Brownie, when she was in second grade. Laura gravitated to nature photography with a special interest in taking close-up pictures of flowers.

Linden Ponds Jewish community’s founding president Estelle Katz is pictured here with current president Al Lemack.

Last year, the Linden Ponds Jewish community celebrated its tenth anniversary. 

Members of Linden Ponds’ priority list receive exclusive invitations to informative presentations, fun luncheons, and themed parties.

If you think a move to Linden Ponds could be in your future, Sales Counselor Doris O’Keefe says joining the community’s priority list is a no-risk way to keep your options open. 

Annette Sexton

Annette Sexton worked as a town administrator in Norwell, Mass., for 20 years. Now retired, she lives at Linden Ponds, where she lends her many years of professional expertise in running a town to the smooth operation of the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass.