Ashby Ponds Named as One of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers by Washington Business Journal

[caption id="attachment_67114" align="alignright" width="300"] Ashby Ponds[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) - Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va., was recently named one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers in 2013 by Washington Business Journal.  The awards recognize companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and well-being of their employees. The official awards will be presented by the Washington Business Journal at an awards luncheon on September 19, 2013. "At Ashby Ponds, we are committed to encouraging behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle for our employees," said David Gallagher, Executive Director for Ashby Ponds. "We aim to not only educate our employees about the benefits of healthy living, but also believe in providing access to amenities and services that can help staff reach health and wellness goals." One of the fundamental health and wellness options available to staff at Ashby Ponds includes access to an on-site Employee Health and Wellness Center.  The Employee Health and Wellness Center allows employees to make same-day appointments, which reduces employee absences and time away from work for medical care. These appointments are free for most employees and include services such as sick care, well visits, referrals, lab work, and immunizations. Additionally, Ashby Ponds also offers discounted memberships to staff to the on-site fitness center and other local gyms.  Staff also have the ability to access an online program called My Nutrition; this program provides detailed nutritional information for meal items served daily at the community, a true benefit for those closely monitoring allergies and diets.  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 700 residents and has over 100 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options. More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.