Seniors at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Bare (Almost) It All for Special 2012 Calendar

Residents of the Ashburn, Va. senior community pose "creatively" for a cause close to their hearts.

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - The idea was born during a resident happy hour one night in July 2010; to produce a calendar to raise money for the community's Benevolent Care Fund.  But this wouldn't be just any calendar; each month features "creatively" posed residents at the community who participate in a variety of clubs such as the Garden Club, the Dog Walkers, the Songbirds, and so on. While the production of the calendar took nearly a year to complete, chairs of the Ashby Ponds resident calendar committee, Mary Terry and Natalie Margiotta, say it was definitely worth it.  "One resident even bought 25 copies to give away as Christmas presents," said Terry.  The sale of these calendars will go a long way in helping to support the community's Benevolent Care Fund, which provides support to residents who, despite careful planning, outlive their financial resources, allowing them to continue living at Ashby Ponds. On Saturday, November 5, there will be a Calendar "Grand Opening" featuring a happy hour, two showings of "Calendar Girls," and an opportunity to pick-up pre-purchased calendars or to buy calendars on the spot. WHAT:    Ashby Ponds 2012 Calendar "Grand Opening" WHEN:    Saturday, November 5, 4:00 pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to 600 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: www.ericksonliving.com.