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Practicing What She Preached: Former Ashby Ponds Sales Director Now One of the Community’s Newest Residents

Nov 19, 2014

(Ashburn, Va.) - Lyn Lubic began working for Erickson Living in 1999 as a staff member in General Services at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. One of her responsibilities included welcoming new residents to their new apartments and working with them on using their appliances and home amenities. In 2001, she transitioned to the position of Assistant Executive Director and in 2005, she became the Sales Director at Greenspring. “By this point, I had really learned how the community operated,” said Lubic. “I remember helping move in four of my own Springfield neighbors, one of my daughter’s teachers,...

Ashby Ponds to Host Panel of D.C. Area Higher Education STEM Professionals

Nov 7, 2014

Ashby Ponds resident-coordinated STEM group will moderate a discussion with representatives from The George Washington University, Virginia Tech, George Mason University, and Northern Virginia Community College Wednesday, November 12 | 2:00 pm

WHAT: The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) resident group at Ashby Ponds has invited STEM professionals working in higher education in the D.C. Metro area to come together and discuss the importance of STEM programs at their academic institutions. In November 2013, the Ashby Ponds STEM group hosted a panel of school administrators from four Northern Virginia school divisions (Arlington County, Fairfax County, Falls...

November 15: 6th Annual Ashby Ponds Holiday Bazaar

Oct 29, 2014

21170 Ashby Ponds Blvd. Ashburn, VA 20147 Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Featuring over 35 vendors offering a variety of items including etched glass, jewelry, hand-knit items, collectibles, woodcrafts, seasonal wreaths, baked goods, ornaments, plants, quilted items, and much more! Raffles and door prizes, too! Proceeds from the bazaar benefit the Ashby Ponds Benevolent Care Fund, which provides support to Ashby Ponds residents who, despite careful planning, have outlived their financial resources. Ashby Ponds operates as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Cartoonist Exhibits Drawings and Recalls the Advice of Charles Schulz

Sep 5, 2014

(Ashburn, Va.) - Sixty-four years ago this October 2nd, Charles Schulz's famed comic strip "Peanuts" appeared for the first time in newspapers nationwide including The New York Times, The Washington Post , and The Boston Globe . Around that same time, Ashby Ponds resident George Fulton first began drawing cartoons while in elementary school. Today, this longtime hobby has become quite a distinguishing feature of Fulton's retirement at the Ashburn retirement community, where his cartoons are in high demand.

While in high school, Fulton drew cartoons for his school newspaper and continued doing so in college at the University...

Competition Sweeps Through Ashby Ponds for the Annual Summer Olympics

Aug 25, 2014

(Ashburn, VA) - Ashby Ponds retirement community recently hosted their 6 th Annual Summer Olympics in Ashburn, Virginia. Since the first round of Olympic competition in 2009, residents have participated in a variety of events each year vying for gold, silver, and bronze medals. This year, the community saw the highest percentage of resident participation compared to any previous year with close to 200 residents competing and 580 event entries.  The Olympic events, which spanned over a course of seven days, included bocce (new in 2013), putting, seated balloon volleyball, cornhole, billiards, Wii bowling,...

Ashby Ponds Residents Protect and Support Bluebirds in Loudoun County

Aug 19, 2014

Residents have built, installed, and regularly monitor twelve bluebird nesting boxes locally

(Ashburn, Va.) - For five years residents at Ashby Ponds have maintained a meticulous record-keeping program that supports bluebirds in the area and assists in helping bluebird fledglings 'take flight' on the path to survival.  This year, they expanded their support by donating and monitoring bluebird nesting boxes at nearby One Loudoun, with whom Ashby Ponds has formed a strong partnership since the development's earliest days in Ashburn.  Residents at Ashby Ponds report that this year, the bluebird nesting season at both Ashby...

Seventeen Local Students Receive Over $65,000 in Scholarships from Ashby Ponds

Jul 16, 2014
(Ashburn, Va.) - On Sunday, July 13, seventeen area students were honored with 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 up to $500 per semester) in scholarships paid directly to the college or trade school of the student's choice.  This year, three local college students and fourteen 2014 Loudoun County high school graduates were recognized as scholarship recipients.  Funds for the scholarship program were donated by residents and staff at the community.  At Ashby Ponds, there are nearly 100 high...

Expansion at Ashby Ponds Reaches Landmark Phase of Development with New Construction Projects

Jun 24, 2014

The Ashburn retirement community further expands its footprint in Loudoun County in response to demands for innovative senior housing in northern Virginia

[caption id="attachment_120508" align="alignright" width="300"] Hickory Glen Rendering[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) --- Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Loudoun County, Va.,  announced today that construction has begun on Hickory Glen, a new independent living residential building, and Great Oak Clubhouse, a community building with added campus amenities. Hickory Glen is a $14.3 million project that will include 68 independent living apartment homes with 14 different floor plans.  The 124,000 square-foot building will...

Ashby Ponds Residents Donate Handmade Bluebird Boxes to One Loudoun

May 20, 2014
  Ashby Ponds woodworkers and bluebird box monitors joined together near one of the donated boxes at One Loudoun on Thursday, May 15. (Ashburn, Va.) - Six handmade wood bluebird boxes were recently installed at One Loudoun in the Central Park area.  The boxes were crafted from scratch by residents in the Ashby Ponds woodworking club, which keeps busy with projects in the retirement community's dedicated wood shop.  On Thursday, May 15, the One Loudoun community recognized the residents for their hard work and donation to the development during the One Loudoun Barn Dedication. More...

Kera Wooten Named the New Director of Dining Services at Ashby Ponds

May 8, 2014
[caption id="attachment_114936" align="alignright" width="226"] Kera Wooten[/caption]

(Ashburn, Va.) - Kera Wooten has recently been promoted to Director of Dining Services at Ashby Ponds, one of 17 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Wooten has worked with Erickson Living in a variety of capacities for nearly 14 years.

As the Director of Dining Services at Ashby Ponds, Wooten will oversee a staff of over 130 employees including, but not limited to, chefs, restaurant managers, service managers, catering staff, and servers.  The community currently offers a full service restaurant and a café; this...