Greenspring voted as "Best Retirement Community" in Virginia Living's Best of Virginia 2012 issue

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Virginia Living magazine conducted a survey of nearly 10,000 of their readers in early 2012, looking for the "best of the best" in the Commonwealth.  The survey was conducted online and they gathered responses for almost 400 categories from food & drink to living & recreation to shopping & services in five regions of the state: Northern, Eastern, Central, Southwestern, Shenandoah.  Greenspring received the most votes for "Best Retirement Community" in the Northern Region which stretches almost as far west as Front Royal and nearly as far south as Fredericksburg. "We've always known Greenspring to be the premier senior living community in Northern Virginia, but to be recognized by a magazine like Virginia Living through a third-party online poll is extremely rewarding," said Jarad Smith, Greenspring sales director.  "Our staff and residents are proud of this recognition." The magazine described the active and engaged lifestyle that is so prevalent at Greenspring: "They don't call it a retirement community; they call it a campus.  And with 2,000 residents, a yacht club, Wii bowling league and performances by the Greenspring Players, life at Greenspring really does sound like one long college semester.  Best of all: no one has to worry about their GPAs!" About Greenspring:  Greenspring, one of 16 Erickson Living full-service retirement communities, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of which reside in the 1405 independent living units.  At Greenspring, a robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Life at Greenspring offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.