Ashby Ponds Welcomes Dr. Thomas Morris as the Community's Medical Director

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - In March 2012, Dr. Thomas Morris joinedAshby Ponds retirement community as the Medical Director for the community's Medical Center.  His addition to the community comes at an important time, as a new residential building featuring 80 additional apartment-style homes recently opened on April 4. Dr. Morris, a Board Certified Family Doctor, is a familiar face around Erickson Living communities; in July 2006, he joined the medical team at Monarch Landing, a former Erickson community in Chicago, Ill.  Since then, he has worked at the Fox Run community in Novi, Mich., the Oak Crest community in Parkville, Md., and the Greenspring community in Springfield, Va.  Dr. Morris is also a Regional Medical Director for the Erickson Health Medical Group. "I was drawn to Erickson by the positive attitude of the company, especially the medical group," said Dr. Morris.  "I am able to work with a wonderful team that allows me help maintain the safety, comfort, and dignity of each resident. I can help impact resident's lives in a meaningful way that is different from a regular practice." Dr. Morris studied pre-med at St. Xavier College in Chicago, Ill.  He obtained a degree in Chiropractic Medicine from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and a medical degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill. Dr. Morris' greatest tip to seniors for making the most of healthy aging can be summed up in one word: exercise! 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.