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Ashby Ponds Residents Attempt Largest #SeniorSelfie Ever!

Feb 14, 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - Selfie stick in hand, Ashby Ponds resident Nan Krueger leads an attempt to capture the largest senior selfie ever! More than 40 residents at the community came out to make a run for the title.

Krueger helps to organize the iPad classes at the Ashburn retirement community and also helps residents one-on-one with e-reader and tablet questions. The Ashby Ponds iPad class meets monthly and residents learn about the use of iPads and iPhones and beyond!...

Ashby Ponds Welcomes New Residents with the Opening of Hickory Glen

Jan 16, 2015

The residential building will add more than 100 new neighbors to the Ashburn community

(Ashburn, Va.) — On January 16, Ashby Ponds officially introduced Hickory Glen, a new residential building on campus. Residents have now begun to move into their new homes at the community’s 8 th independent living building.

Hickory Glen includes 68 independent living apartment homes with 14 different floor plans varying in size among one- and two-bedroom layouts. Apartment homes feature amenities such as stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, and upgraded lighting and flooring options. Additionally, nearly half of the apartment...

Increasing Senior Housing Demand Spurs Expansion at Ashby Ponds

Jan 6, 2015

Construction has begun on new residential building to open in late summer 2015

(Ashburn, Va.) - Ashby Ponds is set to introduce Magnolia Place, a new residential building at the Loudoun County retirement community, in late summer 2015. This will be the community’s fourth newly constructed independent living residential building to open since 2012. With this addition, Ashby Ponds expects that the community will grow to over 1100 residents by the end of 2015.

“We continue to see a tremendous demand for the lifestyle that Ashby Ponds offers,” said Holly Henderson, Director of...

Ashby Ponds Bundles Up for Annual Turkey Trot, Benefitting Backpack Buddies

Nov 24, 2014

The unseasonable chill in the air didn’t stop residents and staff from participating in the annual Ashby Ponds turkey trot on Wednesday, November 19! Members of the Ashburn retirement community bundled up for a morning walk around the campus with one goal in mind; to help area children in need.

As a result of the participation, Ashby Ponds raised $1500 to benefit Backpack Buddies , a program which aims to end childhood hunger in Loudoun County. According to their website, the program “provides weekend, summer, and holiday meal packs to Loudoun County students receiving free or reduced-price...

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...