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Ashby Ponds to Celebrate Grandparent's Day with First Resident, Family, and Friends Fishing Tournament

Sep 7, 2012
WHAT: Ashby Ponds will be hosting a Grandparents' Day event packed with games, food, and fun, as well as the community's very first resident, family, and friends fishing tournament! WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard The Pond's Observation Deck Ashburn, Virginia 20147 WHEN: Grandparent's Day! Sunday, September 9 | 2:00-5:00 PM CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at jessica.mckay@erickson.com or 703-923-4690. About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west...

Ashby Ponds Selected as a Finalist for 2012 MOMBA Awards presented by RetirementHomes.com

Sep 6, 2012

Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va., has been nominated as a finalist for an international senior living award presented by RetirementHomes.com, North America's most popular online senior community directory.

The MOMBA Awards recognize the best marketing achievements by senior living communities worldwide in 10 unique categories. Ashby Ponds has been nominated for its April 2012 senior flash mob in the "Best Resident Events and Trips" category.  The flash mob performed at Dulles Town Center by twenty-five Ashby Ponds residents received national and international attention from a variety of...

Resident Gardens at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Thrive in Innovative Setting

Aug 10, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - On August 9, the Ashby Ponds Garden Club held its 4th Annual Open House; this year, the sights proved to be a bit unusual.  In years past, residents cared for ten-foot by ten-foot garden plots at the community.  This year, the gardens were located in individual water troughs, eight-feet long by three-feet wide by two-feet tall. The Ashby Ponds retirement community, which opened in 2008, is growing and due to the expansion of the campus, the resident garden plots had to be relocated this year.  Their new temporary home is located in an unused parking lot on...

Ashby Ponds 4th Annual Summer Olympics

Aug 10, 2012
Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17 WHAT:   Just one day after the 2012 London Olympic Games come to a close, Ashby Ponds retirement community will begin a weeklong program of Summer Olympics for residents.  For the 4th consecutive year, the community will host a variety of events for resident participation from golf to ping pong to water volleyball.  The events will occur from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17; a schedule can be found below! WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Monday (August 13): Putting Golf: 9:30-11:30am Tuesday (August 14):...

Ashby Ponds Garden Club to Host 4th Annual Open House

Aug 8, 2012
Thursday, August 9 | 10:00 am WHAT:  Residents of the Ashby Ponds Garden Club will host their 4th annual open house Thursday, August 9. BACKGROUND:  This year, the garden plots will appear a bit different from years past; the gardens will be found in individual water troughs, 8-feet long by 3-feet wide by 2-feet tall.  The Ashby Ponds community is growing and due to the expansion of the campus, the resident garden plots had to be relocated. Their new temporary home is in one of the parking lots on campus, where one can find 45 large troughs that are home...

Ashby Ponds Garden Club Members Tend to Butterfly Garden at Nearby Farmwell Station Middle School

Jul 25, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Every Monday, residents from Ashby Ponds retirement community visit Farmwell Station Middle School to help take care of their butterfly garden while students and staff are on summer vacation.  The residents have been volunteering at the garden since mid-June, and plan to continue doing so through the end of August.  Those who volunteer from Ashby Ponds are members of the community's garden club, which is made up of dozens of seniors who find joy in exercising their green thumbs. The residents arrive at the school early in the morning to work on weeding the garden.  One critical...

Candidate for U.S. Senate and Former Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, to speak at Ashby Ponds

Jul 24, 2012
Monday, August 6 | 1:00 pm WHAT: Ashby Ponds retirement community will host former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine on Monday, August 6.   Kaine is a candidate for U.S. Senate , hoping to replace the retiring Sen. Jim Webb.  He will be speaking on campaign priorities as they relate to seniors.  The event is sponsored by two resident clubs at Ashby Ponds: the "Community Interest Committee" and the "Ashby Ponderables" discussion group. WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Monday, August 6, 1:00 pm CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please...

Ashby Ponds Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Community's Employee Health and Wellness Center

Jul 17, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Adding to the many benefits that Ashby Ponds offers its employees, the Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va. celebrated the grand opening of its new Employee Health and Wellness Center on Monday, July 16. The center provides confidential sick care and well visits for full- and part-time employees, whether insured or uninsured, who are 18 years of age and older.  In addition, employees can use the center for other services including annual physicals, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, and health education. "We are very proud to provide this benefit to our dedicated staff members,"...

Eighteen Local High School Graduates to Receive $4000 Scholarships from Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Jul 11, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - At Ashby Ponds retirement community, there are nearly 100 high school students from Loudoun County, as well as Fairfax County, working for the community's dining services department.  The students work in a variety of capacities including as servers, restaurant assistants, utility workers, and service coaches.  This year, eighteen of those employees, all 2012 Loudoun County high school graduates, are recipients of $4000 scholarships. Eligibility for scholarships from Ashby Ponds includes working at least 1000 hours during a student's junior and senior years of high school, having no adverse disciplinary actions on record, having at least a "C" average,...

Ashby Ponds Welcomes 700th Resident

Jul 11, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Ashby Ponds, a continuing care retirement community in Ashburn, Va., welcomed its 700th resident in early July.  The community, which opened in the fall of 2008, is currently operating at an occupancy of 94%, well above the industry average of 88%. Current residents at Ashby Ponds will likely cite safety, convenience, value, and quality of life as some of the reasons they chose to move to the community; but, these are just a few of the reasons Ashby Ponds has continued to attract more and more new neighbors.  The community opened a new residential building, Red Robin...