Golden Pond Completes Expansion, Opens New Building

Golden Pond opened in 1992 as the first freestanding assisted living center in New England.

Holliston, MA, November 10, 2013 --( Golden Pond Resident Care Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated facility, Golden Pond Assisted Living, with a dedication and preview ceremony. The expansion involved doubling the facility’s existing footprint to offer additional apartments and new services for residents to enjoy an independent lifestyle with supportive services at their doorsteps. Golden Pond will welcome residents into the new space shortly.

Golden Pond Resident Care Corp., owner of Golden Pond, hosted the open house to celebrate completion of construction of the renovation and addition project of Golden Pond, located at 60 West Main Street in Hopkinton. Joining the event were Golden Pond staff, elected officials and the general public.

Golden Pond Executive Director Katy Tavares welcomed guests to the ceremony, including Scott Richardson, President of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, John Mosher, Board of Selectman Chair for the Town of Hopkinton, and Cindy Chesmore, Director of the Hopkinton Council on Aging.

Tours were given immediately following the ceremony, which allowed visitors to see the results of the renovation and expansion. The new construction includes a new, four-story, 36,000 square foot addition to the current Golden Pond building, and consists of 33 assisted living apartments, increasing the total number of residential units to 82.

Golden Pond, a 22-year assisted living facility, provides continuing care to residents on an independent lifestyle and assisted living level. Golden Pond’s programs and services are designed specifically for individuals who may benefit from assistance with their daily care to maintain that independence.

Tavares commended the dedication of supporters. “The Golden Pond vision could not have been realized without the support of the community and the Golden Pond leadership team, staff, residents and their families,” she said.

Golden Pond provides comfortable, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and scenic views. Amenities include an activities room, exercise room, library, café, gardens and a walking path. The community offers a variety of services to its residents including 24-hour emergency response system, on-site health center, wellness programs, scheduled transportation and diverse recreational activities.

“Golden Pond provides a continuum of care that is simply not found anywhere else in the surrounding area,” said Shelley Ryan, Director of Marketing for Golden Pond. “Led by professionals in health, nutrition and fitness, we have long been known for our memory support, geropsychiatrics, diabetes management and wellness programs.”

The Congress Companies, Peabody, Mass., served as the builder for both the original 64,500 square foot Golden Pond facility and the newly expanded property. The Golden Pond renovation and addition were designed by Khalsa Design Inc. The construction lender was East Boston Savings Bank.

About Golden Pond

Golden Pond, an assisted living community, provides comfortable one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and scenic views. Common areas include a library, cafe and gardens. The community also features a 24-hour emergency response system, on-site health center, Living Healthy Wellness Program, scheduled transportation and diverse leisure activities. Learn more at
Golden Pond Assisted Living
Dan Dent