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Finding Home: Carol Fiske’s Story of Moving to New Pond Village

When Carol Fiske saw the first signs of construction at New Pond Village’s groundbreaking, she knew she wanted to live here but wasn’t sure the timing was right. Experiencing the community as it began to take shape, she soon realized that she was ready to make make a move and transition to a welcoming, social […]

Shopping Opportunities at New Pond Village

With all the amenities available to New Pond Village’s residents – dining, a salon, fitness center and bank – residents can find everything they need right on campus. But many residents also love a day of shopping and lunch with friends, especially during the holidays, and our community makes it easy with group trips to […]

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 […]

Heart Healthy Tips for Seniors from Food and Beverage Director Lacey Rainey

Diet has a profound effect on heart health, yet changing our habits, especially when they are long standing ones, can seem daunting. Lacey Rainey, the Food and Beverage Director at New Pond Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)  in Walpole, Massachusetts, offers practical tips for seniors looking to make sustainable changes for better heart […]

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 […]

Adrienne Noble: From Ballet to Bright Lights

From Fairfield to New Pond Village Adrienne Noble has lived, as she calls it, “a charmed life.” And, for a long time, it literally kept her on her toes. She started dancing at a very early age because, “I had a problem with my foot and my mother started me with ballet classes at four years […]

Generations of Independence

Jackie Mason and her sister embarked on a journey to find the perfect community for their beloved mother, Eileen York. They sought a place where she could not only receive the care she needed but also thrive in an environment filled with activity and companionship. Through recommendations from friends at church, they discovered New Pond […]

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 […]