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Springfield woman finds moving to Greenspring the key to enjoying a rich life

Sep 28, 2018

“It’s never going to be easier than it is right now,” says Sharon Featherstone.

She’s referring to her move at age 66 to Greenspring , an Erickson Living community in Springfield. “There is no arguing the financial and social benefits of moving to a continuing care retirement community sooner rather than later. I’ve always been a decisive person. Once I made my decision to move to Greenspring, I never looked back. I am very happy here.”

No longer having to worry about maintaining a house or the uncertainty of the future, Featherstone spends her time...

Springfield Retiree Finds Fulfillment Returning to the Workforce

May 2, 2018

Enjoying the Many Benefits of Lifelong Career Opportunities

For Daniel Ancona, a community member at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., continuing to work, post-retirement, in the field of renewable energy is a labor of love.

Daniel works as Vice President for Renewable Energy at Princeton Energy Resources International (PERI) in Rockville, Md.

“The importance of developing sustainable energy sources is important for our children and their children, that’s my principal motivation,” he says. “But I also wish to remain active and relevant, and I find that by continuing...

Two Greenspring Residents are 2018 Recipients of The President's Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

Mar 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Greenspring’s Gray Parks and Joan Wamsley are 2018 recipients of The President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement. They were honored for contributing more than 4.000 hours of service in their lifetime

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates...

Franklin Funes Grows with Greenspring in Springfield, VA -- Literally

Mar 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Franklin Funes watched Greenspring come to life while it was under construction from his home across the street. His mother, Reyna Romero joined the housekeeping staff as one of the community’s pioneer employees. At the time, Funes had no idea that his promising future lay right before his eyes.

As a high school student, Funes joined the Greenspring staff as a dining services employee, working as a server in the community’s on-site restaurants.


Fitness is a Priority at Greenspring

Mar 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA -- Fitness centers and gyms across the country reach record attendance this time of year as visitors hope to keep the No. 1 New Year’s resolution: getting physically fit. Fortunately, for staff and residents at Greenspring , their on-site, state-of-the-art Fitness Center encourages and promotes fitness habits, regardless of age or physical ability.

“It’s never too late to start an exercise program, no matter your age or physical condition,” says Brad Hibbs, Greenspring’s wellness manager. “We start everyone...

Employee Health and Wellness Initiatives Set Greenspring Apart in the Senior Living Marketplace

Nov 6, 2017

Northern Virginia retirement community a champion of unique career opportunities and employee well-being

SPRINGFIELD, Va., November 6, 2017 – Even in 2017, many companies are missing opportunities to support the health and well-being of employees. Not at Greenspring, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Springfield, Virginia. By establishing the right culture and workplace environment, the senior living community has established a gold standard in employee health and wellness offerings. Its selection in the past two years by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” and by the Washington Business Journal as a “Greater...

Fairfax County High School Student-Workers Receive Over 1/2 Million Dollars in Student Scholarships from Greenspring Residents, Staff and Community Partners

Jul 12, 2017
Seniors helping student-workers achieve their dreams

(Springfield, Va.) – Fifty-seven Fairfax County high school graduates were recently honored with scholarships from Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. The recipients, all of whom work for the community’s dining services department, each received a $10,000 scholarship, paid directly to the college or trade school of their choice.

Since 1999, the Greenspring...

Greenspring Launches Construction of New $27.5 Million Continuing Care Building to Expand Person-Centered Care Opportunities in Northern Virginia

May 2, 2017

Springfield’s Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Expands Health Care Options

SPRINGFIELD, VA (March 16, 2017) – Greenspring, a senior living community in Northern Virginia developed and managed by Erickson Living, hosted government, business and company leaders March 15 at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Dogwood Commons, a $27.5 million, four-story, 77,500-square-foot assisted living and memory care building.

Participating in the groundbreaking were Peggy Paterson, Greenspring Resident Council Design Committee; Mary Sue Garner, Greenspring Resident Council President; George Rallis, Greenspring Director of Continuing Care; Chandra Kumar, Greenspring Executive Director; Jeff McKay, Fairfax...

Greenspring to present 245 President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Feb 22, 2017

Volunteer service activities at Greenspring in 2016 totaled more than 145,000 hours

(Springfield, Va.) - On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Greenspring will proudly award 245 community members with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for over 145,000 volunteer hours served in 2016. Since 2005, Greenspring has presented President’s Volunteer Service Awards to residents and non-residents who volunteer both at Greenspring and with Greenspring-related service activities in the greater community.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards program, created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003, “serves as a way...

Greenspring’s Elizabeth “Libby” Haynes Receives the Congressional Gold Medal for Service in World War II

Oct 10, 2016
Cadet Member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Recognized for Distinguished Service

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Colonel Bruce Heinlein, Commander National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol, bestowed a congressional gold medal to Greenspring community member Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes, for her service as a cadet member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during World War II.

The congressional gold medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, are the highest civilian awards in the United States . It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American...