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Ashby Ponds Resident Presents the Christmas Stamps

Dec 19, 2012

(Ashburn, Va.) - A stamp collector since the 8 th grade, Ashby Ponds resident Otto Jacobson was recently able to share the fruits of his labor with his friends and neighbors.  During the month of December, Jacobson presented a video entitled "The Christmas Story in Stamps, Scripture, and Song" featuring 318 holiday stamps from across the world that collectively tell the story of Christmas. 

As Jacobson describes it, this project began thirty-five years ago when he was a pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Oakland, N.J.  "For our first Christmas in our new...

Construction Begins on New Continuing Care Neighborhood at Ashby Ponds

Dec 14, 2012

New neighborhood to feature assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation & nursing care services at retirement community

(Ashburn, Va.) - Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, recently began construction on its continuing care neighborhood. The addition of the continuing care neighborhood at Ashby Ponds will complete the community's mission of providing all levels of health care at one site, the first of its kind in Loudoun County, Va.  The four-story, 120,000 square-foot continuing care neighborhood will be comprised of 132 residences offering assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and nursing care services. ...

United Flight 553 Crash Survivor Looks Back on the Tragedy 40 Years Later

Dec 4, 2012
[caption id="attachment_30426" align="alignright" width="300"] Several area newspapers captured McCausland's rescue.[/caption] Speculation of sabotage surrounded the 1972 crash as ties to the Watergate scandal surfaced (Ashburn, Va.) - On December 8, 1972, Marguerite McCausland was a 37-year-old flight attendant for United Airlines en route from Washington, D.C. to Chicago to Omaha when tragedy struck. The Boeing 737 she was on suddenly fell from the sky, crashing into several Chicago houses just over one mile from Chicago Midway Airport. According to the official National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accident report, probable cause for the accident was due to "the captain's failure to exercise positive...

Ashby Ponds Aims to Help Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 2012
On Wednesday, November 14, about 50 residents and staff from Ashby Ponds retirement community participated in a Turkey Shoot golf putting challenge and a Turkey Trot to benefit area children in need.  The community has raised nearly $1300 for Backpack Buddies, a program which helps to provide "nutritious, child-friendly, self-serve food designed to fill a backpack and feed a child over the weekend," according to their website.  The community raised money for the program, as well as collected donated items such as canned soup, shelf milk, juice boxes, cereal, instant oatmeal, and granola bars.  Ashby Ponds will continue to accept donations until...

Ashby Ponds Announces Susan Fix as New Dining Services Director

Nov 12, 2012
(Ashburn, Va.) -Susan Fix recently joined the Ashby Ponds retirement community as the new Director of Dining Services. "We are very pleased to welcome Susan to Ashby Ponds," said David Gallagher, Executive Director at Ashby Ponds. "She brings a wealth of experience and passion to our talented dining services team." Susan has more than 30 years of experience working in the hospitality industry.  During her 18 years with Marriott, Susan worked as the General Manager of food services at Marriott's International Headquarters in Bethesda.  From there, she became a District Manager for Sodexo Marriott in Northern Virginia...

Veterans Day Program at Ashby Ponds Draws Large Audience

Nov 9, 2012
(Ashburn, Va.) - Nearly 250 residents and family members attended a Veterans Day program at Ashby Ponds retirement community on Monday, November 12.  There are currently 175 veterans living at Ashby Ponds, compromising nearly one-quarter of the community's population.  The veterans at Ashby Ponds represent a cumulative 1,886 years of service in all branches of the military. [caption id="attachment_28157" align="alignright" width="300"] Lt. Gen. John Bruen served as the guest speaker at the 2012 Ashby Ponds Veterans Day Program.[/caption] This year, the guest speaker for the Ashby Ponds Veterans Day program was Lt. Gen.  John D. Bruen, U.S...

Operational Strength at Ashby Ponds Leads to New Leadership Roles

Oct 5, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community, recently announced changes to leadership roles as of October 1 due to the growth and expansion that continues at the community. Ashby Ponds is preparing for the addition of a continuing care neighborhood at the 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Va.  Upon the completion of the neighborhood, Ashby Ponds will provide all levels of care at one site including independent living, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, and memory care.  As site work for the neighborhood is planned to commence this year, Ashby Ponds has announced leadership changes in order to better serve...

Candidate for U.S. Senate and Former Virginia Governor, George Allen, to speak at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community

Oct 4, 2012
WHAT: Ashby Ponds retirement community will host former Senator and former Virginia Governor George Allen on Tuesday, October 9.  Allen is a candidate for U.S. Senate , hoping to replace the retiring Senator Jim Webb.  This event is sponsored by the resident Ashby Ponds Community Interest Group.  WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, Virginia 20147 WHEN: Tuesday, October 9 | 1:00 pm CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at or 703-923-4690.  This event is open only to media and residents of Ashby Ponds retirement...

Ashburn Couple Gives New Meaning to the Term "Civic Engagement"

Sep 20, 2012
[caption id="attachment_14359" align="alignright" width="300"] Ashby Ponds resident Linda and Richard Hardin spend numerous hours each week volunteering for the upcoming election on November 6![/caption]

Richard and Linda Hardin spend numerous hours each week volunteering at a nearby campaign office and facilitating voter registration

(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - Richard and Linda Hardin describe themselves as citizens whoalways voted in elections, made donations to candidates, and posted campaign signs in their yard in Arlington, Va. where they lived prior to moving to Ashby Ponds retirement community in Ashburn, Va. in the fall of 2011.   Richard,...

The Ashby Ponds Songbirds Present "Summer into Fall with Love"

Sep 18, 2012
WHAT: The Ashby Ponds Songbirds will present "Summer into Fall with Love" on Thursday, September 20. The resident choral group, which consists of approximately 45 residents, presents four concerts annually. As part of the program on Thursday, resident Ray Birch will give a reading of "Casey at the Bat" and the Songbirds will sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" as a tribute to the success of Washington baseball this season! WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Thursday, September 20 | 3:30pm CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this...