Erickson Living recently honored Christine Hansen, director of sales and marketing at Linden Ponds, for her exceptional leadership.

If you’re considering moving to Linden Ponds, you’ll most likely first meet staff members from the sales and marketing department—and you’re likely to be impressed by the caliber of service you receive.

Dick Bauer says it’s easy for genuine friendships to form at Linden Ponds. Pictured here are (from left) Phil Matthews, Hank Barone, Bill Greene and Ed McCormack, all retired educators who often get together for dinner.

To maintain good health, you know you need to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and stay on top of preventive screenings. But did you know the time you spend playing cards with friends or going out for dinner with other couples could also contribute to your health and longevity?

Ruth Ralph (left) and Marcia Zubretsky are the coleaders of a memoir-writing club at Linden Ponds.

Family stories can be passed down from generation to generation in conversation, but if you really want to preserve your personal history, you’ve got to write it down. That’s why a group of residents at Linden Ponds meets every other week to share stories they’ve written about their lives.

Five tennis club members stand with racks in hand in on the tennis court.

People who enjoy playing sports can connect with plenty of other athletic retirees at Linden Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass. The community has a number of sports clubs and special events.

Since moving to Linden Ponds, Linda Nolan has connected with many people who share her interest in social justice. She attended Boston’s Women’s March for America in January along with about 25 of her neighbors.

When Linda Nolan took advantage of the booming real estate market to sell her ten-room house in Quincy, Mass., last summer and move to an apartment at Linden Ponds in Hingham, she had an idea of what to expect from her new community.

Audrey and Michael Straight have had many adventures together. Recently, they took a trip to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Audrey and Michael Straight’s life together has been adventurous, to say the least. 

They first met as children (he was 10, and she was 7) when Michael’s family rented Audrey’s grandparents’ house on Martha’s Vineyard. But then they went their separate ways only to be reunited later in life.

The early years

Personal Moving Consultant Lynne Ford (right) helped Aileen Harvey prepare for her move to Linden Ponds.

Aileen Harvey previously lived in a condo in Waltham, Mass., but after her husband passed away, she started thinking about moving to a retirement community. She had visited Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham, and liked what she saw.

A group of Linden Ponds neighbors who have Lithuanian roots often meet for dinner in one of the community’s private dining rooms.

Linden Ponds is a diverse community by many measures, with residents from various cultures and ethnicities, and resident-run clubs for people with Irish, Italian, Canadian, German, and Lithuanian roots. 

Local student Peyton Lord (right) shares some tricks for using an iPad with Burt Longenbach, who lives at Linden Ponds.

People who live at Linden Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., have enlisted local schoolchildren from St. John’s Episcopal Church and Derby Academy to show them tips and tricks about using electronic devices.