Ashby Ponds Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Community's Employee Health and Wellness Center

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Adding to the many benefits that Ashby Ponds offers its employees, the Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va. celebrated the grand opening of its new Employee Health and Wellness Center on Monday, July 16. The center provides confidential sick care and well visits for full- and part-time employees, whether insured or uninsured, who are 18 years of age and older.  In addition, employees can use the center for other services including annual physicals, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, and health education. "We are very proud to provide this benefit to our dedicated staff members," said the Executive Director of Ashby Ponds, David Gallagher. "Our employees will now have the option of visiting the convenient on-site center for fast, affordable, and confidential care."  Sponsored by the Department of Human Resources at Ashby Ponds, the center provides another avenue for employee engagement. The Medical Director at Ashby Ponds, Dr. Thomas Morris, will also be staffing the Employee Health and Wellness Center.  Dr. Morris joined Ashby Ponds as the Medical Director in April 2012.   He is a Board Certified Family Doctor and also a Regional Medical Director for the Erickson Health Medical Group. "I am so thrilled about the opening of the Employee Health and Wellness Center," said Dr. Morris.  "It is one more indication of Erickson Living's commitment and enthusiastic approach to providing exceptional benefits for staff." Click here to see a photo of Executive Director, David Gallagher, cutting the ribbon at the grand opening! 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 700 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  With over 80 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options, 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.