Hingham, MA – Ten residents who live at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Hingham, MA, participated in the Quincy Senior Olympics and took home 40 medals! They participated in a number of events including: 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile walk, 3 mile walk, javelin, discus, corn hole and many more.
Linden Ponds resident Ed Petcavage competed in a number of events this year, took home 10 medals (5 gold, 4 silver, and 1 bronze) and trained in the Fitness Center at Linden Ponds.
"Since moving to Linden Ponds and joining the fitness center I have experienced substantial physical health improvement," said Petcavage. "The fitness staff helped me developed a 3 hour per week program of stretching, strength training, and treadmill that has help me in athletic competition. I am always very ready to compete in the Quincy Senior Olympics."
"We had another great group of residents participate this year," said Mary Whidden, Fitness Manager, Linden Ponds. "As the premier sponsor of the event we are always very excited to watch our residents take home medals every year. Many of our residents train in the fitness center at Linden Ponds. The Linden Ponds Fitness Specialists develop a plan for the residents and work with them to help them get ready. Whether it was on a treadmill, in the pool or on our bocce court, the Fitness Specialists make sure our residents are ready to compete."
Photo: Linden Ponds resident Ed Petcavage participating at the Quincy Senior Olympics
About Linden Ponds: Linden Ponds, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The not-for-profit community of more than 1300 residents and 800 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information about Linden Ponds can be found at LindenPonds.com.