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Half a Week’s Wage for Two Days of Music: A Local Man Looks 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 

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 […]

Thinking About Retirement?
5 Benefits to Community Living

Embrace your retirement in a thriving, vibrant community where you can enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about home maintenance, housework and property upkeep. With opportunities to stimulate your mind, body and spirit, you’ll find that living in a senior community offers much more than just a place to call home. In this article, we’ll […]

Nutrition Is Key To Cognitive Function

Proper nutrition is important for everyone to ensure strength and health, but for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is essential to helping them lead a better life. Food demonstrations for the residents in Memory Care at New Pond Village, help residents, spouses and their families stay in tune with nutrition tips. Some guidelines for […]

Emotional Benefits Of Helping Others During The Holidays

The season of giving is upon us and it is often a time when many think of ways to give back to their community. About 34 percent  of all charitable giving is done in the last three months of the year. However, giving to others doesn’t need to come in the form of monetary donations. Opportunities […]

Getting Ready For Old Man Winter

Try as we may, there is just no way of wishing winter away. Now that the leaves are sporting vivid colors and falling in preparation for the changing season, here are some refresher tips to keep you safe when the thermometer plunges below freezing: Walkways should be a high priority. Make sure they are salted […]

Tips For Caregivers And Managing Stress

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. It is also when we get stressed about everything we have to do, and honestly, sometimes we try to do too much. Slowing down and taking a moment for ourselves is not a bad idea – especially for caregivers. If you need to take a […]

Tips To Delay Symptoms Of Alzheimer’s

By 2050, 131 million people could be living with dementia globally. Research continues to focus on identifying a cure to solve the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While there is not a cure yet, a few lifestyle changes may help delay memory loss. Cognitive Training According to Dr. Ronald Petersen , an Alzheimer’s expert at […]

How Does Music Help Boost Brain Activity?

Music offers a variety of benefits  for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, research has found. For instance, music can help reduce agitation, depression and anxiety, and it can lower stress levels. Why is music such a powerful tool for individuals with Alzheimer’s? Researchers believe that interacting with music — whether singing or […]

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 […]