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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 jessica.mckay@erickson.com  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...

Veterans' Day Recognition Service

Nov 4, 2011
Service will include sights and sounds from resident veterans, local students, and more! WHAT:  Veterans' Day Recognition Service Highlights of the program will include the presentation of colors, a choral tribute to the Armed Services by the Belmont Station Elementary School, a memorial service conducted by Rev. Matt Sargent of the Galilee United Methodist Church, and remarks by guest speaker Colonel Roger Neumann of the United States Air Force. WHEN:  Friday, November 11, 10:00 am-11:30 am WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room Ashburn, VA 20147 There are over 150 veterans at Ashby Ponds, a community...

Seniors at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Bare (Almost) It All for Special 2012 Calendar

Oct 31, 2011
Residents of the Ashburn, Va. senior community pose "creatively" for a cause close to their hearts. (ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - The idea was born during a resident happy hour one night in July 2010; to produce a calendar to raise money for the community's Benevolent Care Fund.  But this wouldn't be just any calendar; each month features "creatively" posed residents at the community who participate in a variety of clubs such as the Garden Club, the Dog Walkers, the Songbirds, and so on. While the production of the calendar took nearly a year to complete, chairs of the Ashby Ponds resident calendar...

Award-Winning Old Time/Ragtime Piano Player, Bill 'Perfessor' Edwards, to Perform at Ashby Ponds 10/23

Oct 21, 2011
WHAT:  Bill "Perfessor" Edwards  will be performing a mix-up of movie shorts, ragtime, and sing-a-longs at the Ashby Ponds retirement community.   In 1986, Bill moved from the West Coast to the Washington, D.C. area and ended up spending eight years playing for the Fish Market restaurant and entertainment venue, and has played everything from Jazz to Classical to Rock in other venues around the Nation's Capitol. This includes a Christmas performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Mr. Edwards has also performed with many prestigious traditional jazz bands, and worked with or opened for a variety of...

Blessing of the Animals at Ashby Ponds

Oct 3, 2011
WHAT: Blessing of the Animals, sponsored by Galilee Methodist Church (Sterling, Va.), at Ashby Ponds retirement community.  There are 600 residents at the community and about 80 cats and dogs who also call Ashby Ponds home.  Historically, the blessing of the animals has been held on October 4 in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2:30 pm WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 (Blessing will be held at the gazebo in front of the community) CONTACT: Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or  ...

Ashby Ponds Will Dedicate Veterans Monument on September 29

Sep 26, 2011
WHAT: Congressman Frank Wolf and Supervisor Lori Waters will join Ashby Ponds residents in dedicating a monument commemorating the years of service by veterans at the community. WHERE: Ashby Ponds 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:00 A.M. On September 29, 1789, the U.S. Congress passed the act which established the first, regular U.S. military. BACKGROUND: The monument will include the crests of each military service (from left to right - US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard) and the words "Dedicated to Ashby Ponds Veterans Who Served and Defended Our Freedom" along with "Lest We Forget"...