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Ashby Ponds TV Plays Key Role in Community’s COVID-19 Response

Jun 24, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia-- In April during a “good news” segment, a national cable network shared video of Ashby Ponds residents joining together safely, in song, as a way to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic. But performing in front of the camera is nothing new to members of the Erickson Living community in Loudoun County.

Recognizing the value of television programming in providing timely information and entertainment, Ashby Ponds residents and employees have fully engaged their own in-house station.

“During this unprecedented time, Ashby Ponds TV (Channel 972) serves as a primary communications resource in...

Ashby Ponds Names Elizabeth Dunwoody as Sales Manager

Jun 10, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia— Ashby Ponds , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , promoted Elizabeth Dunwoody to the position of Sales Manager.

Ms. Dunwoody has been with Ashby Ponds since July 2017, beginning her career as Sales Associate where she focused on customer experience during events and enhanced the community’s popular Live the Life Program. In August 2019, she was promoted to Senior Sales Associate. During this time, Ms. Dunwoody managed the administrative components of the realty and moving services program and developed an advanced proficiency with Salesforce.

As Sales...

Ashby Ponds Realty & Moving Services Program Helping New Residents Make Move

Jun 4, 2020

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move manager.

As we face the pandemic together, sales team professionals at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Virginia are...

‘We are all in this together’ at Ashby Ponds

Jun 3, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia-- Throughout the COVID-19 shelter at home directive, employees at Ashby Ponds , an Erickson Living -developed and managed community in Ashburn, searched for meaningful ways to bring enjoyment to residents while strengthening strong community bonds.

“Our staff are our heroes,” says Lyn Lubic. “It has been amazing the way they have stepped up to do so many things that they have never done before. I wouldn’t want to be living anywhere else but right here at Ashby Ponds as we navigate this crisis together.”

Just days into the implementation of physical-distancing measures, employees...

Ashby Ponds Community Pulls Together During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 5, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia --"Across our family of communities, residents and staff are taking extraordinary steps to protect the health and safety of our loved ones, friends, neighbors, and caregivers," says Erickson Living Chief Executive Officer Alan Butler, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This commitment and dedication can be seen daily at Ashby Ponds , an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., as staff are working worked tirelessly to serve and protect each and every community member.

"Our incredible staff must be writing the book on how to cope; plan; and make calm, professional, kind,...

P.E.O. Grant Highlights Collaborative Spirit Between Erickson Living Employees

Mar 10, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia— On January 20, Kate Van Atta, Senior Human Resources Manager at Ashby Ponds , earned a grant from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Chapter G: Charlotte, North Carolina, to support her educational pursuits.

The primary focus of P.E.O. is to provide educational opportunities for female students worldwide; the organization also operates Cottey College in Missouri.

Scheduled to graduate this April, Ms. Van Atta is currently working toward her masters’ degree in Human Resources Management through the University of Phoenix.

“By receiving the grant to...

Ashby Ponds Continuing Care Neighborhood Earns 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

Mar 3, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia-- The continuing care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds , an Erickson Living retirement community, attained the maximum score in three signature categories of Nursing Home Compare, a consumer information portal administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The community earned a 5-star rating in the Overall, Staffing and Quality of Resident Care categories.

CMS developed Nursing Home Compare and the star rating system to provide consumers with an easy way to search for nursing homes that...

Ashby Ponds Resident: Exercise Program Gives Me “Go-Power!”

Feb 13, 2020

Ashburn, Virginia— Upon entering the Ashby Ponds fitness center on a recent January morning, Bill Boleyn received applause from his fellow residents.

The scene wasn’t to mark a specific accomplishment as much as it was to appreciate his consistent approach to a steadfast exercise regimen.

Mr. Boleyn moved from his house in Prince William County to the Erickson Living retirement community in 2009 following a career in government. He served in the federal Bureau of Budget (now known as the Office of Management and Budget)...

Ashby Ponds Executive Chef Shares French Toast Casserole Recipe, a Holiday Treat

Dec 18, 2019

Ashburn, Virginia-- Ashby Ponds is proud of its culinary professionals! In February 2018, Executive Chef Tunde Shaanoun began her career at the senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living and enjoys the opportunity to make a positive difference with residents and co-workers.

Growing up in Hungary, Chef Tunde was influenced immensely by her grandmother, who was an accomplished chef. She would often be at her grandmother’s side in the kitchen to learn culinary skills like cutting vegetables and canning food that was grown on the...

Keeping Holiday Traditions—and Creating New Ones—at Ashby Ponds

Dec 17, 2019

Ashburn, Virginia— “I have always loved to entertain,” says Judy Hetu who lives at Ashby Ponds , an Erickson Living community. “Before moving to Ashby Ponds, I lived in Florida and enjoyed a very active social life. When I made the decision to move, I was hopeful that I’d be equally involved. I’m pleased to report that everything is not just as good, but better.”

Within days of her July 2018 move, Judy planned a 4 th of July party for her neighbors on the...