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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...

A Friendly Reconnection Forms a Love Connection

Feb 9, 2016
An Ashby Ponds couple, who first met over 40 years ago, will soon celebrate their first wedding anniversary

(Ashburn, Virginia) – Wes and Rose Kriebel moved to Ashby Ponds retirement community in April of 2015, and just 11 days later were married right on campus at the community’s chapel. They welcomed about 45 members of their immediate families for the ceremony and followed the occasion with a reception at Ashby Ponds’ Windows Restaurant. After their reconnection in the summer of 2014, the couple, who initially met more than 40 years ago, settled into their new home together for the...

At 96 Years Young, Ashby Ponds’ Identical Twins Continue to Amaze

Jan 19, 2016

(Ashburn, Virginia) — According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published at the end of 2015, twin birth rates recently hit a new high in the United States—33.9 sets of twins per 1,000 births, totaling 135,336 twin births in 2014. Research indicates that various factors may be at play, including a mother’s age and changing IVF guidelines.

In 1919, there were 16,316 live twin births reported in the United States, according to an annual birth statistics report distributed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census—many fewer than what we see...

A Resident Black Belt Introduces “Karate for Seniors” at Ashby Ponds

Dec 21, 2015

(Ashburn, Virginia) — It's almost a new year and not only a time of reflection, but also a time to consider adopting new resolutions and accepting new opportunities. Take it from the residents at Ashby Ponds, who believe there's always a reason to try something new!

On April 1, 2015, the first class of “Karate for Seniors” convened at Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Virginia. The group, which includes seven students and a resident instructor, practices for one hour every week at the community. These “karate kids” mean business; they’ve already earned gold tips on their...