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Personal Connections, Enthusiasm Mark Ashby Ponds Spring Open House

Jun 6, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- By the numbers, the Spring Open House held at Ashby Ponds on May 31 was a resounding success.

The event drew more than 250 guests to the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Virginia. They toured 14 apartment homes in the beautiful Birch Point and Cypress Ridge residential buildings, showcasing a variety of floor plans, styles and custom features that match all tastes and budgets, and received a first-hand look at the amenities offered in the Great Oak Clubhouse.

The guests, a mix of priority list members and new visitors, were assisted by a team of...

Ashby Ponds Honors Student Scholars Class of 2018

May 30, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— Ashby Ponds announced the 12-member Student Scholars Class of 2018 during its Annual Award Ceremony on May 21. The employees, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $5,000.

More than $109,500 was raised during the 2018 campaign, funded primarily through resident contributions, according to Elisabeth Longworth, Philanthropy Manager for the Erickson Living retirement community. In combination with the classes from the previous three years, the community is supporting 49 collegiate scholarships this fall.

“The Class of 2018 set a high bar for future recipients,” stated Ms. Longworth....

Paying It Forward Works for Ashby Ponds Manager

Mar 9, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— For Jarka Slaninova, recognizing the many returns of the “cycle of mentorship” has been critical for her career at Ashby Ponds.

Slaninova serves as the Facilities Manager for Security & Communications. It’s an important role at the Erickson Living retirement community as she oversees 35 employees responsible for keeping the 132-acre campus safe for more than 1,300 residents and 550 co-workers.

Her security team is trained in emergency response to handle a myriad of situations, and they routinely conduct drills and review hazard elimination protocol.

Jarka’s communications group provides the warm first welcome for...

Growing to Meet the Demand for the Ashby Ponds Lifestyle

Feb 19, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— Ashby Ponds, the Erickson Living retirement community, opened its newest independent living building in January, Birch Point.

“Our current expansion and growth is the direct result of the large and off-the-charts demand for the Erickson Living lifestyle in Loudoun County,” says Ashby Ponds Director of Sales Holly Henderson. “Without new construction, we would not have enough apartment homes to meet this demand. Ashby Ponds offers a truly unique and preferred lifestyle, and for that reason, we continue to grow.”

With the addition of Cherry Blossom Square (opened in 2017), Birch Point, and Cypress Ridge (scheduled...

Ashby Ponds Rallies Local Support to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Oct 16, 2017

Distance was no barrier to providing hope for the future

Ashburn, Va. (October 16, 2017) – On August 25, 2015, Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, made landfall near Rockport, Texas, at peak intensity. Ultimately, Harvey would become the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the U.S. resulting in the flooding of hundreds of thousands of homes, displacing more than 30,000 people, and prompting more than 17,000 rescues.

Among the thousands of people displaced from the...

Erickson Realty and Moving Services helps those moving to the fastest growing county in Virginia

Oct 5, 2017

Helping seniors attain the retirement lifestyle they desire

Ashburn, Va. – According to U.S. Census figures released in March, Loudoun County, Va. is the fastest growing county in the state. The county’s estimated population growth rate between 2015 and 2016 was 3.03 percent, representing 11,386 new residents. Since the 2010 Census, Loudoun County’s population has jumped by almost a quarter, with the addition of an estimated 73,609 new residents.

Mirroring this accelerated growth is Erickson Living’s Loudoun County community – Ashby Ponds, located in Ashburn. With the recent addition of Cherry...

Ashby Ponds Now the Largest Developing Continuing Care Retirement Community in the Nation

Jul 13, 2017

Erickson Living meeting demand for senior housing in

Northern Virginia

This month, Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Ashburn, Va. celebrates the opening of its tenth residential building – Cherry Blossom Square. Coupled with the upcoming opening of two more residential buildings, Birch Point and Cypress Ridge, the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. is now the largest developing continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the nation – based on total residences being developed (according to data compiled from the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care’s MAP...

Youngest Member of the Washington Redskins Marching Band Shares His Experiences

Sep 7, 2016

In 1945, at just 14 years old, Charlie Veitenthal, now a community member at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. became the youngest member of the Washington Redskin’s Marching Band.

“It was a thrilling experience and one I will never forget,” says Veitenthal, reminiscing about the six years he spent playing the coronet in the band.

Distinguished as the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and also the first team to have a fight song, “Hail to the Redskins,” the Washington Redskins have played football in D.C....

Ashby Ponds Welcomes New Executive Director

Aug 18, 2016
Veteran in Senior Living Management and Resident Services to Provide Executive Leadership at Northern Virginia's Premier Retirement Community

Ashburn, VA – Ashby Ponds is pleased to announce Craig Karczmer as the community’s new Executive Director. Prior to joining Ashby Ponds, Craig served as the Associate Executive Director at Cedar Crest, an Erickson Living community in Pompton Plains, NJ.

"We are very excited to have Craig leading the team at Greenspring," said Erickson Living’s Vice President of Regional Operations, Chip Warner. "He is a proven leader in senior living who has tremendous passion for this work and...

Ashby Ponds Partners with Ashburn Library for iPad User Support Classes

Mar 1, 2016
Over 80 residents have completed the classes held on campus at the Ashburn retirement community

(Ashburn, Virginia)—For the past several years, Ashby Ponds has received regular visits from Loudoun County Public Library’s mobile outreach program. Outreach coordinators bring books, magazines, DVDs—anything available and requested by residents directly to the community for distribution. This service is a supplement to the robust Ashby Ponds library maintained on campus featuring thousands of books, including dozens from published authors who live at the community. Over the years, the library’s outreach assistance has grown tremendously at Ashby Ponds due in part to the growing...