One of the growing options available to seniors is Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRC’s, a model often misunderstood. On March 11, New Pond Village, a Benchmark LifePlan Community and one of approximately 30 CCRC’s in Massachusetts will discuss this option for seniors when it hosts “Taking the Next Step: A Retirement Living Discussion” from 2 to 4 p.m.

“Over the years we’ve found that there is a lot of misinformation about what CCRC’s like New Pond can offer,” said Adam Manchester, executive director of New Pond Village, who will lead the March 11 event. “I’m excited to be able to arm people with the facts they need to make informed decisions as they age. We are a vibrant community of active, social adults desiring an ‘insurance policy’ that allows them to plan their housing and care for years to come while maintaining the independence and lifestyle they’ve always enjoyed.”

Recently named the best senior living community in Norfolk County with a Caring Stars of 2020 award, New Pond Village is located less than seven miles from Gillette Stadium and is set on 19.4 acres located on scenic Willett Pond. On one campus, the community offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation centered on a mission to keep seniors and their family members connected to who and what matters most at every stage of their lives. New Pond Village was designed for those who want the peace-of-mind of knowing the care they need is at their fingertips, no matter what the future may bring. The community’s Lifecare Advantage program provides a predictable monthly rate for life without having to worry about rising healthcare costs.

“Taking the Next Step: A Retirement Living Discussion” will answer the questions seniors and their loved ones have and will compare it to other senior living options. Some of the topics discussed will include the importance of socialization throughout every stage of life, the costs of staying in one’s home versus community living and prioritizing planning ahead, given rapidly rising healthcare and housing costs.

The event will take place on from 2 to 4 p.m. March 11 at New Pond Village, 180 Main St., Walpole. It is complimentary, and refreshments will be served.

To register or for information, call 508-242-3584 or visit