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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....

Ashby Ponds Hosts Father’s Day Fishing Tournament

Jun 23, 2015
The annual intergenerational event brings together staff and resident families

(Ashburn, Va.) - On Saturday, June 20, Ashby Ponds families enjoyed the community’s annual Father’s Day Fishing Tournament. The fourth annual fishing tournament took place at Fisherman’s Pond, located on the Ashby Ponds campus. Residents and staff joined together with their families to enjoy great food and fishing at the tournament. A total of 41 participants took part in the event this year with 33 fish being caught and released back into the pond. At the end of the event, Ashby Ponds distributed “Great Sport” awards to all participants,...

Erickson Living Recognized as a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace

Jun 22, 2015

Ashby Ponds’ workplace culture sets the standard in northern Virginia senior housing

(Ashburn, Va.) – Ashby Ponds retirement community’s developer and manager, Erickson Living, is pleased to announce that is has been named a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace,” said David Gallagher, Ashby Ponds’ Executive Director. “Our employees demonstrate a passionate commitment to providing superior care and service to those who call Ashby Ponds home. It is that dedication that sets us apart and allows us to achieve our mission of helping...