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Ashby Ponds Welcomes New Community Resources Coordinator

Feb 17, 2012

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va. has recently welcomed Elisabeth Longworth as the new Community Resources Coordinator. She joins a staff of over 200 at the community, which will further expand with the opening of Red Robin View, an additional residential building, in April 2012.

Elisabeth Longworth spent three years at The Jefferson, another area continuing care retirement community (CCRC), as the Director of Lifestyle and Leisure. During her graduate studies, she was also a canvass volunteer coordinator with the Obama for America Campaign and an intern on Capitol Hill for...

Ashby Ponds Sweethearts Prepare to Celebrate 64th Wedding Anniversary on Valentine's Day

Feb 6, 2012
On February 14, 1947, Donald Weisman presented his girlfriend, Mary, with a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day just before dinner.  Not wanting to spoil her appetite, Mary graciously accepted the gift, but had no intention of eating any chocolates prior to dinner.  After some strong encouragement from Donald, Mary opened the box and saw that one of the chocolates had been replaced with an engagement ring.  Exactly one year later, Donald and Mary wed in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 14, 1948. Donald and Mary Weisman moved to the Tyson's Corner area of Virginia nearly 53 years ago when Donald received a position...

Rabbi Holzman of Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation to present "Israel in Transition" at Ashby Ponds

Jan 11, 2012
WHAT:  Rabbi Michael Holzman of the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation  located in Reston, Virginia will be visiting the  Ashby Ponds  retirement community and will present "Israel in Transition" to the residents of the community. From the NVHC's website: "Rabbi Michael Garret Holzman began his tenure as NVHC's fourth Rabbi in July 2010.  An inspirational and compassionate spiritual leader, Rabbi Holzman has a strong commitment to lifelong Jewish education, youth programming and social action and is known for his highly innovative, energetic and successful approaches to making Judaism accessible and exciting to all.  Holzman served from 2004...

Ashburn Retiree Volunteers Her Time to Counsel the Incarcerated

Jan 10, 2012
Ashby Ponds resident spends much of her time volunteering with the Kairos prison ministry program

 (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Margy Smith is a resident at the  Ashby Ponds  retirement community in Ashburn, Virginia, a community home to over 600 residents.   About 16 years ago Smith joined her husband as a volunteer with Kairos, an ecumenical program of counseling and mentoring in prisons.  According to the  Kairos Prison Ministry International  organization, "the people of Kairos are called by God to share the love of Christ with those impacted by incarceration.  Kairos encourages believers from a variety of Christian traditions...

Local historian & author, Mary Fishback, to give presentation on City of Leesburg at Ashby Ponds

Dec 28, 2011
WHAT: Presentation and discussion entitled "Leesburg: An Exploration Through Time" presented by Mary Fishback.  Fishback is an author, historian, certified genealogist, and librarian at the  Thomas Balch Library  in Leesburg, Va.  Fishback has written  several books about Leesburg and Loudoun County. WHEN: Friday, January 6, 2012, 10:00 am WHERE: Ashby Ponds  retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, Virginia 20147 CONTACT:  Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or  should you wish to report on/take photos at the event.  This event is open only to Ashby Ponds residents and media. ABOUT ASHBY PONDS:...

Ashby Ponds Announces Holly Henderson as New Director of Sales

Dec 22, 2011
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - On January 9, 2012,  Holly Henderson  will join the Ashby Ponds retirement community as the new Director of Sales.  Since 2004, Henderson has been the Health Care Sales Manager for Renaissance Gardens at Greenspring, another Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.  As the Health Care Sales Manager, Henderson was responsible for achieving occupancy targets for all levels of   care within Renaissance Gardens including short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, assisted living, and The Studio memory care neighborhood, for a total of 282 units. "I am very pleased to welcome Holly to our Ashby Ponds community," said Executive Director of...

Holiday Pet Pantry at Ashby Ponds Brings in Over 100 Pounds of Donations for Local Animals in Need

Dec 20, 2011
Ashby Ponds is dedicated to helping those in need this holiday season and have not forgotten about the local animals that may need some extra help, as well.  This year, the residents and staff at Ashby Ponds have been donating pet food and treats to the  Loudoun County Animal Shelter  through a Holiday Pet Pantry drive.  According to the Ashby Ponds Community Resources Manager, Joe Barrows, over 100lbs of food and treats were collected from the drive which ended on Monday, December 19. Photo :  A small portion of the "Holiday Pet Pantry" donations by Ashby Ponds residents...

The Spirit of Giving is Alive at Ashby Ponds this Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2011
Almost $100,000 was raised by residents and given to hourly employees at the Ashburn retirement community

 (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Each year during the holidays at Ashby Ponds retirement community, residents organize a charitable campaign in an effort to say 'thank you' to the hourly staff members at the community.  This year, 92% of the residents at the community participated in raising $95,861 for the 2011 Staff Appreciation Campaign.  These employees include the community's wait staff, security officers, communication and administrative staff, banquet servers, maintenance workers, culinary team, housekeepers, and the special projects crew, totaling 165 non-management hourly employees....

Ashby Ponds Players Produce Holiday Drama Production

Dec 6, 2011
WHAT:   Merry Christmas, Mr. Eastwood , an original holiday play performed by the Ashby Ponds Players The second original play written by Ashby Ponds resident, Joan Maurer, is performed at Ashby Ponds; the plot behind this years' holiday play is that a rumor starts that Clint Eastwood will be visiting Ashby Ponds.  The play was videotaped, but will be shown twice next week at the community. WHEN:  Wednesday, December 7 & Thursday, December 8, 3:00 pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Cardinal Clubhouse Ashburn, VA 20147 CONTACT: Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or  should you wish to...

Delegate Tag Greason Shares Upcoming Session Proposals with Ashby Ponds Community

Nov 18, 2011
Virginia State Delegate Tag Greason  visited the  Ashby Ponds  retirement community on Friday, November 18.  The resident Community Interest Committee invited Delegate Greason to speak on upcoming issues in the next session starting on January 12, as well as take questions from the community regarding state-wide concerns. Greason has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2010 representing Virginia's 32nd district and was re-elected on November 8. "The campaign season is over and it's now onto governing," said Greason in his introduction.   Greason shared some of the issues that may be addressed in the...