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Canine Residents at Ashby Ponds Compete for Top Dog in 2015 Canine Cup

Oct 9, 2015

The Ashburn retirement community hosts the annual dog show in honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

(Ashburn, Va.) – On October 8th, Ashby Ponds retirement community hosted their second annual Ashby Ponds Canine Cup dog show. Nearly one dozen four-legged members of the Ashby Ponds community paraded around the Great Oak Lawn and into the hearts of spectators and guest judges. In partnership with Loudoun County Animal Services, the community hosted the Canine Cup in honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month (October) and collected new and unused toys, treats, and food for the local Loudoun County Animal Shelter.

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Virginia Tech and Ashby Ponds Partner for STEM Program Designed for Senior Scholars

Oct 2, 2015
The eight-week program will explore the latest innovations in science and tech

(Ashburn, Virginia) – The Virginia Tech Creative Learning Academy for Senior Scholars (VT CLASS) has partnered with Ashby Ponds for an eight-week program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and innovation. The program, called VT CLASS-Tech Institute, began on September 30th with a field trip to the Occoquan Watershed to explore environmental engineering technologies.

In early 2015, Carter began discussions with Ashby Ponds regarding this program. “We chose to partner with Ashby Ponds for our initial launch in northern Virginia because of their prominence...

Former CIA Official Recounts Highlights of Nearly 50-Year Intelligence Career

Sep 16, 2015
Toward the end of his CIA career, John Hedley was presented with the manuscript that was later retold in the film “Argo”

(Ashburn, Virginia) - John Hedley had an intelligence career that spanned nearly 50 years and nine U.S. Presidents before he retired completely at age 79 in 2013. After joining the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1965 during a two-year leave of absence as an assistant professor, he decided that’s where he belonged —and he never looked back. The Agency will mark its 68th anniversary of establishment on September 18th.

“It was a wonderful career, more...

Ashby Ponds Takes the Top Spot at Annual Tennis Tournament

Sep 11, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - As professional tennis players around the world vied for their spot in history at the U.S Open, a group of seniors competed locally for another tournament’s top spot.

On September 9th, the Ashby Ponds resident tennis group made the trip from Ashburn, Va. to Silver Spring, Md. for the annual Erickson Living tennis tournament; the tournament was hosted by Riderwood, Ashby Ponds’ sister community. Residents from Charlestown, another Erickson Living community located in Catonsville, Md., also competed in the tournament.

Residents from the three retirement communities competed in five different events; women’s singles, men’s...

Senior Athletes Inspire at 2015 Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics

Aug 24, 2015

(Ashburn, VA) – Ashby Ponds retirement community recently hosted their 7th Annual Summer Olympics in Ashburn, Va. Since 2009, residents of the community have come together each summer to participate in a variety of sporting events vying for gold, silver, and bronze medals. More than 215 residents competed in this year’s competition, with many participating and medaling in multiple events.

“We encourage everyone to come out, have fun, meet new friends, and be a part of a team, regardless of their fitness level,” said Gina Muaau, Wellness Coordinator at Ashby Ponds.

The Olympic events, which spanned over...

Ashby Ponds’ Retired Educators Donate School Supplies to Area Children

Aug 24, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - As teachers, parents, and children prepare for the start of another school year, residents at Ashby Ponds are doing their part to make the transition a little easier. For the past six years, a group of retired educators and former school employees at Ashby Ponds has provided school supplies to students headed back to the classroom. The group, inclusive of more than 75 residents, collects funds and buys school supplies based on lists distributed by Loudoun County and Fairfax County.

This year, the group collected enough donated funds to provide school supplies to 145 children!...

Ashby Ponds Debuts New Residential Building

Aug 19, 2015
Magnolia Place features the community’s newest independent living apartment homes

(Ashburn, Va.) - Magnolia Place, a new independent living residential building at Ashby Ponds, has officially opened and is now home to the community’s newest residents.

“Magnolia Place offers beautiful, contemporary apartment homes with truly spectacular views of the campus,” said Holly Henderson, Director of Sales at Ashby Ponds. “The building is conve niently situated between our two community clubhouses, providing for easy access to all of the dining venues, events, and services offered at Ashby Ponds.”

Magnolia Place is a four-floor, 161,000 square-foot building that includes...

Diversity Day at Ashby Ponds Celebrated Inclusion and Cultural Heritage

Jul 30, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) – On July 28, Ashby Ponds, one of 18 Erickson Living retirement communities, hosted a Diversity Day program, providing resid ents and staff the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the various heritages, beliefs, and characteristics that makes each individual at the community unique. The event was supported by the Erickson Living Diversity and Inclusion Council and residents and staff at Ashby Ponds.

Jeff Watson, Director of Operations for Erickson Living and member of the Erickson Living Diversity and Inclusion Council, kicked off the day with a diversity presentation at the community. In the afternoon, a...

Green Thumbs Abound at Ashby Ponds

Jul 16, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - On July 15, residents at Ashby Ponds retirement community hosted their annual open house showcasing the gardens at the campus. There are more than 80 individual garden plots and garden troughs maintained by the residents, as well as a butterfly garden. A variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables can be found throughout the garden from sunflowers and marigolds to lavender, tomatoes, and peppers!

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Local Students to Receive $68,000 in Scholarships from Ashby Ponds

Jul 9, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Sunday, July 19, 17 area students will be recognized as recipients of scholarships toward higher education from Ashby Ponds retirement community. The recipients, who work for the community’s Dining Services department, will receive up to $4000 (or $500 per semester) in scholarships paid directly to the college or trade school of the student’s choice. The 2015 scholarship recipients include five local college students, 11 2015 graduates of Loudoun County high schools, and one 2015 graduate of a Fairfax County high school. Funds for the scholarship program are donated by residents and staff at the community....