The Baldwin Founders’ News and Updates

Welcome to the September Founders’ E-News!

It’s hard to believe we’re just over one month away from opening New Hampshire’s most innovative senior living community. So much is happening and, as you know, The Baldwin staff is busy conducting walk-throughs, preparing for closings, and keeping everyone informed of all the details involved in planning for your upcoming moves.

In this e-News, we’re thrilled to introduce you to The Baldwin’s director of culinary services, Michael Cerasuolo, who’ll be continuing Edgewood’s tradition of exceptional farm-to-table dining at The Baldwin. And, if planning for your move isn’t keeping you busy enough, be sure to check out all the ways to use your Advantage Club membership at Edgewood. There’s a fun Hoedown and Classic Truck Show on September 26, lifelong learning and, of course, lots of ways to stay strong and fit. There’s so much to look forward to!

Construction Update: 

There’s exciting progress everywhere you look!

With just over a month until the first residents move in, The Baldwin construction site is a hub of activity. Join Bob Coppola, project manager for The Baldwin, and Marlene Rotering, president and CEO of Edgewood Senior Solutions Group, as they take you on a video tour with sneak peeks and updates on the progress of each section.

Inside building A, you’ll see everything coming together as we prepare for the first resident move-ins. Learn about the electronic reader that will provide you with quick and easy access to your home and get a look inside a nearly complete apartment. You’ll also see one of the gathering spaces that will be located on each floor. Finally, take a sneak peek inside the main kitchen in building C and then tour the second and third floors which will comprise the Orchard Inn — our assisted living and memory support households. It’s an exciting tour with lots of updates, watch the video!


Michael Cerasuolo

Director of Culinary Services

As The Baldwin moves closer to becoming a fully operational community this fall, we’d like to start introducing you to the staff who will oversee daily operations. This month, we’re pleased to introduce Michael Cerasuolo, director of culinary services.

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When thinking about his role at The Baldwin, Michael Cerasuolo is focused on creating a special experience with every meal. As director of culinary services, Michael will oversee every aspect of the program from hiring and training talented staff, to working with the chef on menu planning, finding the best vendors, and procuring the freshest ingredients. Initially, he will also be in the kitchen, working side-by-side with the chef to make sure everything runs smoothly, and every meal meets The Baldwin’s high standards.

No stranger to the kitchen, Michael joined Edgewood’s culinary staff as executive sous chef 18 months ago and is well-versed in Edgewood’s farm-to-table philosophy. In fact, before coming to Edgewood, he was executive chef at the multi-award-winning G’s Haverhill which he helped open as a first-of-its-kind, farm-to-table “Texas Southern Flare” restaurant in 2018. Michael also worked as executive chef at Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland, New Hampshire, and executive sous chef at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, New Hampshire.

While Michael says his personal favorites are Mediterranean dishes from Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon, his varied professional experiences have given him wide exposure and taught him how to create different flavor profiles. “I’m not from the deep south but working at G’s taught me a lot about Tex-Mex cooking,” he says.

“The Baldwin is bringing a new perspective on senior living to New Hampshire and Founders can expect the same from culinary services,” Michael says. “This will not be typical retirement community dining. It will be more like a resort where we’ll be focused on creating an experience every day and making every meal special.”

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Fun Fact: Michael lives with his wife and their two sons, ages 11 and 3, in Hampton, New Hampshire. When not pursuing his passion for the culinary arts, Michael is a self-described “gearhead” with a passion for classic cars and motorcycles.

The Baldwin Community Map

Downsizing and Selling:
Pro Tips for Moving into Your Next Chapter

Presented by Dovetail Companies, recognized experts in senior move management and planning, this three-part video series will help you plan a successful move. From downsizing — more aptly called “rightsizing” — to preparing your current home for sale, you’ll learn expert tips and valuable information that can help make the process easier, less stressful, and maybe even more profitable.

Part One: The Plan

Part one of this series focused on how to plan for this significant life transition. Starting with where you are in the process and helping you plan forward from there to make your move seamless.

Part Two: The Move

Part two focused on how to plan a move that’s just right for you. We addressed common questions and covered topics such as rightsizing and planning for the life  you want to live in your new space.

Part Three: The Sale

Part three gives you an opportunity to consider your move timeline and cover important considerations when it comes to selling your home such as how to prepare and when to sell.

Join The Baldwin Founders’ Connection Facebook Group

The Baldwin Founders’ Connection is a private Facebook group where you can engage with your future friends and neighbors. In addition to connecting with fellow Founders of The Baldwin, you’ll find periodic construction posts, surveys, event information, and more. Membership is private — for Founders only — and access will be granted by the group administrator, Meghan Bourgoine. To request membership simply email Meghan to receive a link. 

Learn something new this month!

Enjoy music, lifelong learning, fitness and more.

Back-to-school isn’t just for kids. September is a great time to learn something new. Whether it’s singing with a group, enjoying a musical performance, or exploring the many options offered through Edgewood Lifelong Learning, you’re sure to expand your knowledge in some way. Or maybe you’ll learn a new way to exercise by joining one of our many fitness and wellness classes. And don’t miss our special Hoedown and Classic Truck Show. It’s sure to be a foot-stompin’ good time.


Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will be held in the auditorium at Edgewood.

 A Hoedown and Classic Truck Show

Tues., Sept. 26 | 3:00 p.m.

The Woodlands Inn parking lot 

Classic car enthusiast and D.J. John Ross will host a classic truck show while spinning some fun country tunes (and hits from other genres) for all to enjoy. And what goes better with a hoedown than grilled hot dogs? This will be a great time with residents from Edgewood, The Woodlands Inn, and The Meadows all coming together to enjoy lively music, classic trucks, and delicious food. And, if the mood strikes, wear your favorite hoedown attire.


Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will be held in the auditorium at Edgewood.

Edgewood Chorus: “The Jubilation Singers” Rehearsal | 11:00 a.m. Wed., Sept. 20 | Auditorium

Formed last October, this 30-person (and growing) ensemble is a wonderful opportunity for residents who enjoy four-part singing. Membership is always open, and anyone can join regardless of experience level. We welcome anyone who would like to give it a try. Director Andy Campbell makes this experience heartwarming and fun, while developing our ability to sing well.


Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, all programs will be held in the auditorium at Edgewood.

Jarrod Hayes presents … Climate change is coming for you, too. Tues., Sept. 19 | 7:30 p.m. Auditorium

Much of the coverage of climate change addresses the physical changes that are increasingly altering the globe’s geophysical systems. But what are the social, political, and economic consequences of these changes? And is there anything to be done? This talk will address both questions.

Jarrod Hayes was born on the surf-battered cliffs of the Isle of Skye (or not, it isn’t clear) sometime in the postbellum era. Orphaned at an early age — the result of an accident involving used tea leaves, a vegetable peeler, and a bottle of gin (he doesn’t like to talk about the details) — Jarrod was raised by a sheep whom, it must be said, always treated him as one of the family. Unable to speak with a native Scottish accent, he eventually left for the University of Southern California at an undetermined age. There he received a doctorate in depressing studies of human behavior before embarking on an academic career that brought him fame as the northern hemisphere’s foremost authority on depressing human behavior. Jarrod now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he spends his declining years with his Nobel Prizes, his ill-gotten antiquities collection, and the memories of glories past.


Registration is required. Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in the Fitness Studio.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring a buddy if you plan to free swim in the pool.

STRENGTH TRAINING, BALANCE, AND STRETCH | Mondays and Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m.
An all-around strengthening, stretching, and balance class. It incorporates the use of dumbbells and ankle weights to improve muscles and balance. No experience is necessary
YOGA | Mondays and Wednesdays | 8:30 a.m.

This class uses traditional postures with modifications and props such as a chair. Each participant does what they can.

COUPLES’ STRENGTH, STRETCH AND BALANCE | Mondays and Wednesdays | 1:00 p.m.

An all-around strengthening, stretching, and balance class for couples. It incorporates the use of dumbbells and ankle weights to improve muscles and balance.

OUTDOOR GAMES Mondays | 2:00 p.m. | Registration required

Bocce anyone? Let’s get outside for fun and games.

CIRCUIT TRAINING | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:00 a.m.

A fast-paced class where you perform many different exercises and then move on to another exercise. Circuit training increases your strength, improves aerobic fitness, and burns calories.

STRONGER TOGETHER FOR WOMEN Tues. & Thurs. | 11:00 a.m.

Group instruction, full-body workout using bands, balls, and more. Achieve better balance and improved functional fitness.

STRONGER TOGETHER FOR MEN | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 a.m.

Group instruction, full body workout using bands, balls, etc. Achieve better balance and improved functional fitness.

ROCK STEADY BOXING | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 1:30 p.m.

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum.

DANCE WITH NANC | Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m.
This is a fun way to get some aerobic exercise. No judgement, just movement!
OPEN GYM | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:30 p.m.

If you’d like instruction on the use of equipment in the Fitness Center, this is your chance.

WEDNESDAY WALK Wednesdays | 2:00 p.m. | Clubhouse Lobby

Let’s get outside and enjoy Spring in New England. Please wear proper footwear and attire.

AQUACISE | Thursdays 11:30 a.m. and Saturdays 12:00 p.m.

Led by instructor Dawn Barnes, this workout is a fun and energizing water fitness class with a warm-up, a cardio section, and a cool-down. A great way to use your muscles in the supportive environment of water. You will be standing upright in the water and moving as if you were on land using the resistance of the water. 

QIGONG/TAI CHI | Fridays | 11:00 a.m.

Led by instructor Susan Tribble, this workout derives its movements and forms from qigong and tai chi. Designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs. Improve your circulation, balance, and alignment!

MOVE & FLOW | Saturdays | 11:30 a.m.

Led by instructor Susan Tribble, this workout derives its movements and forms from Qigong and tai chi. Designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs. Improve your circulation, balance, and alignment.

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