Ashby Ponds Welcomes New Resident Services Coordinator

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) -  Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va. has recently welcomed Faith Edwards to the community as a Resident Services Coordinator.  She joins a staff of over 200 at the community, which will expand further with the opening of an additional residential building, Red Robin View, in April 2012. Edwards joins Ashby Ponds from Greenspring, another Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.  As a Resident Services Coordinator at Ashby Ponds, Edwards will be providing direct social service support to residents, family members, and staff as well as assistance to the other Resident Life departments. "I'm looking forward to developing wonderful relationships with the staff and residents at Ashby Ponds," said Edwards.  "It will be a great opportunity to work with the residents at a growing community and to offer them resources geared toward enhancing their lives." At Greenspring, Edwards spent four years as a social worker for all levels of care in Renaissance Gardens, the community's extended care neighborhood.  Prior to joining Erickson Living, she spent eight years as the Director of Social Services at Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Edwards holds a bachelor of social work degree from Longwood University. Her past experience includes extensive work with individuals who have cognitive impairments. "I'm delighted to announce Faith's arrival to Ashby Ponds," said Associate Executive Director of Ashby Ponds, Amy Grossman.  "Her experience at Greenspring will translate directly to Ashby Ponds, where we share the same values and dedication to providing superior supportive and educational services to our residents." 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 over 600 residents and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at:www.ericksonliving.com.