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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...

Ashby Ponds to Celebrate Grandparent's Day with First Resident, Family, and Friends Fishing Tournament

Sep 7, 2012
WHAT: Ashby Ponds will be hosting a Grandparents' Day event packed with games, food, and fun, as well as the community's very first resident, family, and friends fishing tournament! WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard The Pond's Observation Deck Ashburn, Virginia 20147 WHEN: Grandparent's Day! Sunday, September 9 | 2:00-5:00 PM CONTACT: If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at or 703-923-4690. About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west...

Ashby Ponds Selected as a Finalist for 2012 MOMBA Awards presented by

Sep 6, 2012

Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Ashburn, Va., has been nominated as a finalist for an international senior living award presented by, North America's most popular online senior community directory.

The MOMBA Awards recognize the best marketing achievements by senior living communities worldwide in 10 unique categories. Ashby Ponds has been nominated for its April 2012 senior flash mob in the "Best Resident Events and Trips" category.  The flash mob performed at Dulles Town Center by twenty-five Ashby Ponds residents received national and international attention from a variety of...

Resident Gardens at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Thrive in Innovative Setting

Aug 10, 2012
(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA) - On August 9, the Ashby Ponds Garden Club held its 4th Annual Open House; this year, the sights proved to be a bit unusual.  In years past, residents cared for ten-foot by ten-foot garden plots at the community.  This year, the gardens were located in individual water troughs, eight-feet long by three-feet wide by two-feet tall. The Ashby Ponds retirement community, which opened in 2008, is growing and due to the expansion of the campus, the resident garden plots had to be relocated this year.  Their new temporary home is located in an unused parking lot on...

Ashby Ponds 4th Annual Summer Olympics

Aug 10, 2012
Monday, August 13 - Friday, August 17 WHAT:   Just one day after the 2012 London Olympic Games come to a close, Ashby Ponds retirement community will begin a weeklong program of Summer Olympics for residents.  For the 4th consecutive year, the community will host a variety of events for resident participation from golf to ping pong to water volleyball.  The events will occur from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17; a schedule can be found below! WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, VA 20147 WHEN: Monday (August 13): Putting Golf: 9:30-11:30am Tuesday (August 14):...