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Resident Spotlight: Carol Fiske

When Carol Fiske saw the first signs of construction at New Pond Village’s groundbreaking, she knew she wanted to live there. At the time, Carol was a realtor in Norwood and was familiar with the market and local senior communities, so she knew New Pond Village was special; she just thought it was too early […]

Walpole Native Calls New Pond Village Home

Leif Jacobsen is a shining example of what life can be like at a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). The 84-year-old resident of New Pond Village moved to our community more than eight years ago. A savvy businessman and formerly the owner of an electronics company, Leif’s active and engaged life breaks stereotypes of senior […]

The Good Pope’s Legacy of Love: Rita and Walter Kaeding’s 70th Anniversary

Rita and Walter Kaeding are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year. Childhood sweethearts, they’ve known each other since kindergarten, growing up together in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Raising Three Daughters The couple raised three daughters in their Dedham, Massachusetts home, where they lived for 60 years before moving to New Pond Village, a continuing care […]

Generations of Independence

Jackie Mason and her sister knew their mother, Eileen York, couldn’t live alone anymore. She was losing her vision and trying to keep up with her house, but the sisters also knew their mother needed to thrive in an active community. Their search led them to New Pond Village, which Jackie learned about through friends […]

Jewelry for Good

Crafting a Legacy at New Pond Village When Joe Bickford moved to Independent Living community New Pond Village in Walpole, MA., he brought with him a lucrative and charitable hobby.  Joe repairs and sells jewelry. “My wife passed away almost four years ago and I decided to do something with her jewelry. I collected all […]

From the NFL to New Pond Village: Fred Glatz’s Remarkable Journey

Photo credit: The Pittsburgh Steelers Fred Glatz started playing football in high school, much to his father’s dismay. “He didn’t let my two older brothers play because he was afraid they would get hurt,” Fred said. Playing in secret, his father later found out while he was still in high school. “He found out and […]

Half a Week’s Wage for Two Days of Music: A Look Back on Woodstock

At age 74, Kenneth Love is spending this August with his wife at his home at New Pond Village, a continuing care retirement community located in Walpole, Massachusetts. However, in 1969 Ken was on his way to Bethel, New York, eager to witness his favorite artist, Janis Joplin’s live performance. Little did he know he […]

The Best Gift: Why Senior Living is the Best Choice for Aging Parents

Watching their parents age can be overwhelming for adult children. It can get even more complicated when the topic of moving to a senior living community comes up. Children may feel guilty about having their parents age away from home. Likewise, seniors may be wary because they envision a traditional “retirement home” characterized by loneliness […]

Resident Leif Jacobsen Decision Making At New Pond Village

After living for more than 50 years in Walpole, Massachusetts, Leif Jacobsen decided it was time to make a choice about independent living and where he would best fit in and feel most welcome. He didn’t have to travel too far when he decided to make New Pond Village his new home about four years […]

Resident Shirley Hutchins Making Connections At New Pond Village

For an older adult reluctant to move from his or her home, nostalgia and a connection to the physical place in which they have lived is typically a big reason why making a move is hard. For Shirley Hutchinson, a move to New Pond Village has provided a true sense of belonging and allowed her to appreciate […]