News And Updates From The Baldwin | LONDONDERRY, NH

The Baldwin Founders’ News & Updates | August 2022


It just keeps getting better!

Ride along with Bob Coppola, The Baldwin’s project manager, and Marlene Rotering, president and CEO of Edgewood Senior Solutions Group, in the third installment of their Construction Update Video Blog. You’ll get a detailed understanding of current progress and a look at the timeline. 


Get to know your future neighbors at our next
Founders’ Forum

Friday, August 12 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Live via Zoom®   RSVP Now

Use this link to join the Zoom meeting:

Join The Baldwin Founders’ Connection

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. 

Start Planning Your Smooth Move!

It may be hard to believe that The Baldwin’s planned opening is just over a year away — but we all know how quickly a year can fly by. That’s why the smart move is to start planning for a smooth move now. One way to begin is by taking a closer look at your things and deciding what you want to bring to The Baldwin and what you’ll do with the things you won’t keep.

In May, Matt Paxton — decluttering expert and star of hit reality shows like the Emmy®-nominated PBS series Legacy List with Matt Paxton andA&E’s Hoarders — spoke to a packed house at our sister community, Edgewood. In his presentation, Paxton shared his experiences and an important message: you can let go of the things that no longer serve you while keeping what’s truly important for the next chapter in your life. He pointed out how the stuff we hold onto holds us back from living. And he shared client success stories and helpful tips that will get you started on your own journey of downsizing and moving forward. View Paxton’s presentation and start putting his valuable insights to work for you.

Friends don’t let friends miss out.

When you know of a great opportunity, it’s only natural that you want to share it with your family and friends. And with The Baldwin closing in on sold-out status, now’s the time to share this opportunity before a decade-long wait list is the only option.

If you know someone who would benefit from The Baldwin’s exceptional lifestyle and make a great neighbor, we invite you to bring them to this introductory overview and luncheon so they can see all the advantages for themselves.

Thursday, August 25 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Castleton Banquet & Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham, NH 03087
Space is limited. To make a reservation for yourself and a friend, call Meghan Bourgoine at 603.404.6080.

The Baldwin Founders Referral Program: a win-win for everyone

Step 1: Tell a friend (or several friends) about The Baldwin and why you’ve decided to make it your future home.

Step 2: Have your friend make an appointment with a member of The Baldwin team and let us know you sent them.

Step 3: When your friend becomes a Founder by making a 10% Priority Reservation Deposit before construction begins, you’ll receive your choice of one additional construction benefit*.

It’s as simple as that!
Do you know someone who would benefit from The Baldwin’s exceptional lifestyle and make a great neighbor? If you do, then don’t wait. Call them and share the news about an exceptional lifestyle designed for freedom, choice, innovation, flexibility, and peace of mind.

*Your two bonus benefits include one benefit for becoming a Founder yourself and one for making a successful referral. You must move in within 60 days of The Baldwin’s opening to receive these benefits.

Advantage Club membership!

As an Advantage Club member, you’re invited to attend lectures and wellness classes on Edgewood’s North Andover, Massachusetts campus. Choose any of the following August events. Registration is required and can be completed using the InsideEdgewood App. Questions? Call Meghan Bourgoine at 603.404.6080. 


Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held in the auditorium.

The Stone Arch Trio | Sunday, August 7 | 4:00 p.m.
The Stone Arch Trio is a dynamic piano trio based in Eastern Massachusetts and led by Bonnie Anderson who has a varied career as chamber pianist, orchestral pianist, and piano soloist. Bonnie enjoys collaborating with musicians from the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony.

The Sum of UsTuesdays, August 9, 16, 23 | 1:30 p.m.
The UMass Lowell Learning in Retirement Diversity Team will address the social and economic costs of racism in America today in a multi-part presentation based on the 2021 nonfiction book by Heather McGee, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs and How We Can Prosper.

   August 9 – Bruce Magnuson
• Never a Real Democracy (voting rights)
• The Same Sky (environmental racism)

   August 16 – Steve Buccieri
• Ignoring the Canary (financial discrimination)
• No One Fights Alone (labor organizing)

   August 23 – Lynn Tyndall
• Living Apart (segregation)
• The Hidden Wound (barriers to progress)
• The Solidarity Dividend (a path forward)

Financial Abuse of Older AmericansWednesday, August 10 | 1:00 p.m.
You, or someone you know, could become the victim of this growing crime in America. Fraudsters are using new tactics to take advantage of retiring baby boomers and the growing number of older Americans. Senior financial abuse is estimated to have cost victims at least $2.9 billion last year alone. Join Andover Savings Bank’s branch manager, Theresa Carson, for a brief discussion on current scams.

Dr. Richard Gashcnig Presents:
The Geology of Iceland in the Context of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall Eruption Thursday, August 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Iceland is one of the most volcanically active places on Earth and last year experienced a significant eruption at Fagradalsfjall, near the capital city of Reykjavik. Dr. Gaschnig visited Iceland and witnessed the eruption in May and will talk about this experience and the unique aspects of the Fagradalsfjall eruption, along with a more general discussion of the geology of Iceland, including the geologic causes of its prolific volcanism.

Dr. Richard Gaschnig was born in southern New Jersey. He holds degrees in geology from University of Delaware (B.S.), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S.), and Washington State University (Ph.D.). He worked at University of Maryland and Georgia Tech before coming to UMass Lowell as an assistant professor in 2016, where he was promoted to associate professor this year. Gaschnig is a geochemist by training and uses radiogenic isotopes to measure the ages of rocks and minerals. He also researches the geologic history of the western U.S.

Art Exhibit by Wen-ChingFriday, August 19 | 3:00 p.m. | Art Gallery
Meet the artist and take in the new exhibition by resident Wen-Ching Yang, exploring various human dimensions including natural beauties, grandchildren, history, social comments, and scenes from lake Cochichewick. Refreshments will be served.

Fred Moyer Jazz TrioSunday, August 21 | 3:00 p.m.
The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio dazzles with stunning musicianship and a unique approach to jazz. The trio performs its own arrangements of standards from the great American songbook. What sets it apart from all others is its note-for-note transcriptions of great jazz trio performances from the past. Fred and friends painstakingly transcribe every note of favorite historic recordings and then bring the resulting scores to life as would a chamber music ensemble playing Bach or Beethoven, infusing the music with their own vitality and interpretations. The result is a swinging celebration of the best in jazz, delighting both classical music lovers and long-time jazz enthusiasts.

Poetry Matters: A Reading & Discussion Group with Don AbbottMonday, August 22 | 2:00 p.m.
For many of us, poetry often seems inaccessible and unintelligible, requiring special training or education to comprehend, much less to enjoy. But that doesn’t have to be. Poetry does matter, and many poets speak with inventiveness, insight, and inspiration in ways that make their voices important — even essential — to our feelings and understandings. This informal discussion group invites us to consider and appreciate several ways in which different kinds of poems may enrich our daily existence. Participants are strongly encouraged, but not strictly required, to bring poems — old favorites or perhaps newly discovered ones that appeal to them — to read and share with the group. This month we are encouraged to consider poetry as political expression. We always welcome new participants. 


Use the InsideEdgewood app to register. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the fitness studio.

Beachball Volleyball | Sunday, August 14 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Edgewood Pool
Do you like to have fun? Do you like to Laugh? Do you like warm water? Then grab your bathing suit and head to the Edgewood pool for a game of beachball volleyball! Registration is required.

Yoga  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
This class uses traditional postures with modifications and props so each participant may practice at their own ability.

Strength Training, Balance and Stretch | Mondays and Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
This strengthening, stretching, and balance class incorporates the use of dumbbells and ankle weights to improve muscles and balance. No experience is necessary.

Couples Class Mondays and Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
This class is an all-around strengthening, stretching, and balance class. It incorporates the use of dumbbells and ankle weights to improve muscles and balance. Registration is required.

Lawn Sports with Nancy Ryan | Tuesdays (except 8/23) | 3:00 p.m. | The Great Lawn
Join Nancy Ryan on the new Great Lawn for bocce, horseshoes, and other fun outdoor games. All skill levels are welcome. Weather permitting; we will not play on rainy days.

Open Gym | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
An instructor will be on hand to provide instruction in the use of equipment if needed.

Circuit Training | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Circuit training burns calories while increasing your strength and aerobic fitness.

Stronger Together: Men Only | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Group instruction, full body workout using bands, balls, etc. Achieve better balance and improved functional fitness.

Stronger Together: Women Only | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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 – 2:30 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. – 12:00 p.m.
A fun way to get some aerobic exercise. No judgment, just movement!

Qi Gong/Tai Chi with Susan Tribble | Fridays | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This workout derives its movements and forms from Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and is designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs. Improve your circulation, balance, and alignment.

Aquacise With Dawn | Thursdays & Saturdays, Beginning Aug 11 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Edgewood Pool
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. Registration is required.

Move & Flow with Susan Trible | Saturdays | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This workout derives its movements and forms from Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and is designed to activate and energize bones, muscles, tendons, and organs while improving your circulation, balance, and alignment.


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