Greenspring and Ashby Ponds Team Up in Walk to End Alzheimer's

[caption id="attachment_72701" align="alignright" width="300"] Greenspring and Ashby Ponds walk together for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimers at Reston Town Center on Sunday, September 29.[/caption] Greenspring and Ashby Ponds joined together on Sunday, September 29 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's held at Reston Town Center. About 200 residents, staff, and friends of both communities walked together to support the cause.  Greenspring, a Gold sponsor for the event, and Ashby Ponds, a Bronze sponsor, contributed a total of $6500 to the Alzheimer's Association this year.  "We had a wonderful evening supporting a cause that means so much to each of us," said Amy Grossman, Ashby Ponds' Director of Continuing Care.  The Continuing Care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds will open in early 2014 and will offer higher levels of care including services for memory care. In support of the organization, Greenspring also sponsored their own walk on Friday, September 27 at the community in Springfield, Va.  About the Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900. About Greenspring: Greenspring 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 1404 independent living apartment homes.  At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com. 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 725 residents and has over 120 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.