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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...

Ashby Ponds Resident Helps to Ensure Hikers Encounter Safe Trails

Apr 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_111327" align="alignright" width="300"] FitzGerald, also an accomplished photographer, took this photo of a white trillium while hiking through the Smoky Mountains. He says trillium flowers bloom in great profusion around his area of the Appalachian Trail every year.[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) - Accomplished hiker, Ben FitzGerald, has been helping to maintain a 2½ mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia for about ten years as a volunteer with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club.  He and two other trail managers, as they are called, regularly perform a variety of services to ensure their assigned section of the...

Fashion Show Benefits Local Students

Apr 4, 2014

Ashby Ponds retirement community hosted a fashion show in partnership with Stein Mart to raise funds for scholarships for local student employees at the community

[caption id="attachment_109566" align="alignright" width="300"] (L to R) Residents Gayna Dunsmore, Janice Mitchell, and Eve Hauptman don new spring fashions all for a good cause.[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) - Ashby Ponds residents coordinated and hosted a springtime fashion show and luncheon on Monday, March 31 in partnership with Stein Mart department store.  More than 175 attendees watched as ladies and gentlemen who reside at Ashby Ponds strutted down the runway at...

Ashby Ponds Debuts New Continuing Care Neighborhood, the First of its Kind in Loudoun County

Mar 21, 2014

Modern amenities and a person-centered approach combine to meet senior living demands in northern Virginia

[caption id="attachment_108765" align="alignright" width="300"] The first resident of the Ashby Ponds Continuing Care neighborhood, Gerald Lazzaro, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony on March 20. He is joined (from left to right) by Margo DeLong (Health Care Sales Director), Amy Grossman (Director of Continuing Care), Cecelia Lazzaro (Gerald's wife), Delegate Tag Greason, Senator Jennifer Wexton, Dave Jones (Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce), Colin Gannon (Heath Care Sales Associate), and David Gallagher (Executive Director).[/caption] (Ashburn, VA) --- Ashby...

Ashby Ponds "Knit Wits" Lend a Hand for Valentine's Day Surprise

Feb 7, 2014

The Ashburn retirement community's knitting group made 30 scarves for the Red Scarf Project organized by Foster Care to Success

[caption id="attachment_99781" align="alignright" width="300"] The Ashby Ponds "Knit Wits" produced 30 scarves for the Red Scarf Project.[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) - Last year, Sue Waffle volunteered to help with the Foster Care to Success Red Scarf Project through her church and decided she wanted to collect scarves for the effort going forward.  The objective of the Red Scarf Project is to collect handmade red scarves for delivery to foster students in Valentine's Day...

International Dinner Group at Ashby Ponds Celebrates Culture and Diversity

Feb 3, 2014
"A mini United Nations," is how one  Ashby Ponds  resident refers to the international women's group that meets for dinner every evening at the Ashburn, Va. retirement community.  The group, made up of nine women, has met one-by-one for the past five years after the community opened; six of them share something incredible---they were all born internationally in different areas of the world including England, Germany, India, Japan, Palestine, and Puerto Rico, and are now all neighbors and friends at Ashby Ponds. Three American-born residents at Ashby Ponds join the group for dinner each night and learn...

Toys for Tots Collection Flourishes in its Fifth Year at Ashby Ponds

Dec 12, 2013
[caption id="attachment_83232" align="alignright" width="300"] Al Beyer assists in coordinating the Toys for Tots collection each year at Ashby Ponds.[/caption] (Ashburn, Va.) - Since the first holiday season at Ashby Ponds five years ago, resident Al Beyer has assisted in coordinating the annual Toys for Tots collection at the community.  This year, he has already taken over one dozen large bags packed full of toys and approximately fifteen checks for monetary donations to the nearest consolidation site. "I believe that generosity, sharing with those less fortunate, and supporting those in need, are inborn desires of most Americans...

Residents Donate $119,000 to Staff Appreciation Fund at Ashby Ponds

Dec 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_82652" align="alignright" width="300"] Residents and staff enjoy a Staff Appreciation celebration on Tuesday, December 10 at the community.[/caption]

This year, residents at Ashby Ponds have raised $119,000 for the community's Staff Appreciation Fund.  The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for the residents to say "thank you" to the non-management hourly employees at the community.

At Ashby Ponds, eligible employees may 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 184 staff...

Ashby Ponds Residents Led Holiday Caroling at Inaugural One Loudoun Holiday Tree Lighting

Dec 10, 2013
(Ashburn, Va.) - Nearly two dozen residents from Ashby Ponds retirement community led the holiday caroling sing-along with Santa Claus at the first annual One Loudoun Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Ashby Ponds is a close neighbor of the new One Loudoun development, located less than two miles away.  The residents of Ashby Ponds sang a variety of holiday carols including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman , and It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year , among others, and performed a special rendition of The Twelve Days of...