Greenspring and Inova Heart & Vascular Institute partner to recognize American Heart Month

Distinguished guest judges will choose best heart-healthy meal in Chefs Challenge! Wednesday, February 19 | 12-2 p.m.

WHAT:  Greenspring retirement community is partnering with Inova Heart & Vascular Institute to host a Heart-Healthy Chefs Challenge in honor of American Heart Month.  Greenspring's own culinary chefs will prepare heart-healthy meals in front of a live audience of residents, staff, and prospective residents of the community.  A distinguished judging panel will select the best meal:
  • Jummy Olabanji, Good Morning Washington news anchor with ABC7/WJLA-TV
  • Janelle Germanos, community reporter with the Connection Newspapers
  • A representative from Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Jean Landreville, Executive Director of Greenspring
  • Dr. Clint Lambert, Greenspring's Resident Council President
The event will also include expo booths, a fitness demo, and heart-healthy refreshments selected directly Greenspring's healthy choice menu and from Inova's heart-healthy recipes including a Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix, Crunchy Chicken Salad, and Summer Vegetable Curry!  Greenspring's dining team and dietitians will also share the community's My Nutrition website, which provides residents with daily meal options and nutritional values for all choices. WHEN:  Wednesday, February 19 | 12-2 p.m. WHERE:  Greenspring Hunters Crossing Conference Center 7410 Spring Village Drive Springfield, VA 22150 CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at jessica.mckay@erickson.com, 703-923-4690, or @JMcKay_EricksonThis is a private event not open to the public; however, media are encouraged to attend. 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 over 1400 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 Inova: Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children's Hospital. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova at www.inova.org.