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Ashby Ponds Continuing Care Neighborhood Named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 15, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- The continuing care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, was named a 2018 “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report for its skilled nursing services.

"This recognition by U.S. News & World Report confirms the culture of caring that I see every day at Ashby Ponds,” stated Craig Karczmer Executive Director. “Serving the residents and their families is our number one priority, and we do it in a mission-centered environment that fosters inclusion and celebrates life. I am proud of our team.”

U.S. News evaluated more than...

Honoring Loudoun County history, Ashby Ponds dedicates new meeting place

Nov 6, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- In honor of the community’s 10th anniversary, Ashby Ponds dedicated Farmwell Hall, the Erickson Living community’s newest meeting place. Devoted to the moral, spiritual, and intellectual growth of residents, Farmwell Hall is named after the 19th century Loudoun County log house of the same name.

Gifted to the people of Loudoun County in 1849 by the George Lee family, the Farmwell house was, as described in the deed, “to be used to aid the religious, moral, and intellectual improvement of the people residing in the vicinity.” In the same way, Farmwell Hall at Ashby Ponds will...

Family Connection Brings Parents, Daughter to Ashby Ponds

Oct 30, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— For nearly eighteen years, Christa Gormley lived just two doors away from her parents in a quiet neighborhood in Annandale. The proximity allowed her two daughters to enjoy regular time with their grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Dominguez, beyond the holidays.

That dynamic changed in June 2018. After performing extensive due diligence, Lawrence and Margaret moved to Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, in Ashburn. In an interesting twist, though, the family connection remained as strong as ever.

“After working for Fairfax County Public Schools as a teacher in the classroom and administrator in the...

Ashby Ponds Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sep 21, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- For the last ten years, Ashby Ponds has fulfilled the Erickson Living motto: "We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.”

From September 12–September 17, residents and employees celebrated the life they helped create with a full week of festivities in honor of the community’s ten-year anniversary.

“What strikes me, and anyone who has visited Ashby Ponds, is the engaging and energized people who make Ashby Ponds a true community,” said executive director Craig Karczmer. “Over the last decade, residents organized over 150 clubs and activities, dazzled us by showcasing their talents...

Ashby Ponds Couple Finds Ideal Location and Retirement Fun

Aug 29, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia— It’s often said that timing in life is everything. For Celso and Jane Gatchalian, this axiom proved true when it came to their journey to Ashby Ponds.

The couple moved to the Erickson Living retirement community on January 22, 2018 after learning about the campus the previous fall.

“Like many people, we had thoughts of staying in our house in Lorton all our lives,” described Jane. “We were familiar with Erickson Living through Greenspring, its sister campus in Virginia. We discovered the location in Ashburn and decided to pay Ashby Ponds a visit.”


Ashby Ponds Resident Finds Post-Retirement Fulfillment with Washington Redskins

Aug 22, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- For Donald Henderson, a resident of Ashby Ponds, continuing to work into his retirement years is a labor of love.

Donald works as a member of the security team at Redskins Park, the headquarters and practice facility for the NFL’s Washington Redskins just minutes away from the Erickson Living retirement community.

“I’ve always enjoyed sports, and this position is a great part-time job that is not only fun but allows me to work with wonderful people,” he described.

Donald is part of a growing number of Americans re-entering the workforce following retirement. A 2017...

Ashby Ponds Named Top Senior Living Community by Loudoun Now Readers

Jul 27, 2018

Ashburn, Virginia-- Ashby Ponds is proud to announce its selection as the top Senior Living Community in the 2018 Loudoun’s Favorites, a reader survey published by Loudoun Now.

“I would like to thank the readers of Loudoun Now for taking the time to vote and congratulate all of the companies that are honored this year,” said Craig Karczmer, Executive Director of Ashby Ponds. “We’re delighted to be located in Loudoun County, a family-friendly, vibrant community in which to live and do business. The award is a credit to our dedicated staff as well as the amenities, services and...

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...