'Why We Chose a Vibrant Retirement at Linden Ponds'

April 11, 2024

There are so many reasons why thousands of retirees have said 'yes' to a vibrant, worry-free lifestyle at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Senior Living community in Hingham, Mass.

For some, it is the beautifully landscaped campus. Others love the variety of made-to-order meals served at on-site restaurants. And who doesn't want a stylish, maintenance-free apartment home suited to entertaining friends, pursuing hobbies, and simply enjoying life? Everyone who lives at Linden Ponds has their own story. 

Steve Vorenberg and Kerry Marshall found that the friendly environment, range of activities, and convenient health and wellness resources made Linden Ponds the perfect fit for them. 

Recently, the Tribune sat down with the couple to learn more about their story and how they're making the most of their new lifestyle. 

Tribune: What led you to consider a move to Linden Ponds?

Steve: At our condo, we were constantly going up and down stairs, which started to become a problem for our knees. There came a point where we decided to get serious about our retirement living options, so we attended some sales events at Linden Ponds.

At an informational luncheon, we ran into some friends, Barry and Judie Hass, who invited us to see their apartment home. Barry told us he thought it was better to move sooner than later so we could take advantage of everything the community had to offer. We took his advice!

Tribune: Did any other factors help you make your decision?

Steve: We signed up for a Live the Life stay, where we spent two nights in a furnished apartment home and experienced Linden Ponds as if we actually lived here. 

People were very friendly, saying hello everywhere we went. The sales team arranged for us to take part in activities and dine in the four restaurants on campus with people who shared similar interests. As a fan of bridge, I was happy to talk with other players. 

Kerry: We also had the opportunity to dine with a lesbian couple, which reassured us that Linden Ponds is welcoming and accepting. As members of the LGBTQIA+ community ourselves, diversity and inclusion is very important to us. 

And when I asked if there were any choral groups on campus, I was given a resounding yes. That was exciting to me! 

Tribune: Did you utilize any of the realty and moving services available through Linden Ponds?

Steve: Yes. Planning and Moving Consultant Lynne Ford came to our condo before we had even finalized our plans to move to Linden Ponds. 

We knew we had to downsize, so she shared suggestions on what furniture would work best, based on the size and floor plan of our apartment home. She also gave us a list of trusted vendors to help us downsize and move. 

Tribune: What is your experience living at Linden Ponds?

Kerry: Linden Ponds is a great place to live. Everyone is so kind! We've found it easy to make friends. Our neighbors are always including us in dinners and get-togethers. 

Each time we get involved in a new activity or event that interests us, we meet new people.

Tribune: How have you gotten involved in community life?

Steve: I decided to bring my piano when we moved so I could keep practicing. Now, I volunteer to play at sales events, Unitarian Universalist group meetings on campus, and festive gatherings. I'm also active in the men's discussion group and I play bocce. 

Kerry: I'm involved in the chorale and the Linden Ponds Repertory Theater. We are currently rehearsing for our production of Fractured Fairy Tales. I also enjoy meeting neighbors for dinner at the outstanding restaurants on campus. 

Tribune: What do you like most about Linden Ponds?

Steve: The health care services here are unbeatable. When we moved, I planned on keeping my primary care provider in Boston, but I decided to switch to a doctor here at Linden Ponds, and I am very pleased with that decision. She's wonderful! 

Kerry: For me, all of these resources provide peace of mind. There are resources here--at the medical center and at the continuing care neighborhood--if or when we need them. Having so many activities to choose from is great too. Barry and Judie's advice to move sooner than later is good advice for anyone! 

To learn more about the benefits of moving to a maintenance-free community, request more information today.