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Greenspring Celebrates Resident Volunteers

Apr 12, 2019

Greenspring, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, recently held the ​Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Annual Ceremony to honor resident volunteers who work vigorously to successfully impact Greenspring and the greater Northern Virginia 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 to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service." The program continues through the Corporation for National and Community Service through the Points of Light Foundation.

In 2018,...

Greenspring Names Tyshan Wilson Leader of the Year

Mar 29, 2019

Director of Dining Services recognized for contributions to Springfield, Va. retirement community

Springfield, Va. – Greenspring , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , has named Director of Dining Services Tyshan “Ty” Wilson its Leader of the Year. Earlier this month, he was honored along with 19 other leaders, one from each of Erickson Living’s communities across the country, at the company’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Leader of the Year recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates...

Greenspring Celebrates Opening of New Continuing Care Building

Mar 27, 2019

Springfield retirement community expands person-centered care with Dogwood Commons

Springfield, Va.— Greenspring , a continuing care retirement community, developed and managed by Erickson Living in Fairfax County, held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on March 22 to celebrate the opening of Dogwood Commons, the new four-story, 77,500 square-foot assisted living and memory care addition to its continuing care neighborhood. The first Dogwood Commons residents moved into the building on February 5, 2019.

“Dogwood Commons is an important and much-anticipated addition to Greenspring’s continuum of care,” said Executive Director Chandra Kumar. “With its state-of-the-art amenities and...

Greenspring Hosts “New Year, New You” Home Expo

Mar 6, 2019

Special event offers sneak peek at community’s vibrant retirement lifestyle

Springfield, Va. — On February 22, Greenspring welcomed nearly 200 visitors, including Priority List members, to campus for its New Year, New You Home Expo. During the special event, guests enjoyed the opportunity to tour apartment homes at the continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Springfield, Va.

The apartment home tour featured some of Greenspring’s most popular floor plans, including one- and two-bedroom models open for visitors to explore. Several current Greenspring residents even opened...

New Chef Brings World of Experience to Greenspring

Mar 1, 2019

Addition to culinary team creates recipe for dining success

Springfield, Va. — At Greenspring , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living in Springfield, Va., a team of the finest culinary experts provide delicious and healthy food options as part of an industry-leading signature dining experience.

Giovanni Carlo, Executive Chef at Greenspring’s Woodland Skies restaurant, exemplifies the talent and commitment behind the community’s dining program. An Italian-born chef with international work experience at a variety of world-class establishments, Giovanni strives to meet and exceed the dining expectations of each...

A Healthy Start: Greenspring Kicks off 2019 with Dr. Matt Narrett

Feb 18, 2019

Greenspring , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , recently kicked off the new year by hosting more than 50 guests for an enlightening discussion about health and wellness with Erickson Living’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Matt Narrett.

While improving their health is one of the most popular resolutions made by Americans each year, it’s also one of the most challenging to achieve. In fact, according to a recent study by the University of Scranton, nearly 50 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions fall short after just a few months....

Greenspring Promotes Dawn Donnelly to Sales Counselor

Jan 11, 2019

Greenspring is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary “Dawn” Donnelly to Sales Counselor. Increasing demand for the active, engaged retirement lifestyle that Greenspring offers motivated the community to add another Sales Counselor to its team. Donnelly’s experience and commitment were a natural fit for the role.

Since starting her career at Greenspring as a Sales Associate in 2015, Donnelly has helped to strengthen Greenspring’s sales pipeline by cultivating connections with prospective residents. Her focus on welcoming first-time visitors and helping them to understand what life will be like living at Greenspring will continue in her new role....

Greenspring Staff Appreciation Fund Tops $300,000

Dec 21, 2018

Greenspring , an Erickson Living retirement community in Northern Virginia, is pleased to share that its residents contributed $301,000 to the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund in 2018.

Whether serving a meal in one of the five on-campus restaurants, maintaining the scenic 58-acre campus or helping residents stay fit and healthy, hourly staff work hard all year long to enhance the vibrant retirement lifestyle of Greenspring residents.

Each year in December, the Staff Appreciation Fund is distributed to hourly staff in appreciation of their service and dedication. This year, 889 Greenspring ...

Greenspring Hosts 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Dec 12, 2018

Greenspring recently hosted its 14 th annual Holiday Bazaar. More than 500 of the Springfield, Virginia community’s residents attended the bazaar, which was also open to residents’ families and Greenspring staff.

This year’s event featured 75 different vendors offering everything from handmade paper goods and holiday wreaths to jewelry and gourmet chocolates.

“We’re pleased to have a more diverse group of vendors this year than ever before,” said Dwayne Ward, Community Resources Coordinator at Greenspring . “Our goal was to provide our residents and guests with a wide variety to choose from for their holiday shopping and...

Family ties promote healthier lives

Dec 10, 2018

In a recent study conducted by Boston University and published in The Gerontologist , researchers concluded that close relationships between adult children and their grandparents have far-reaching health benefits for both, including increased mental acuity and the reduction of depression symptoms. In addition, this intergenerational togetherness was found to promote the exposure to new ideas and the sharing of life wisdom.

Edward DeMeters and his grandson Cory Young understand, first-hand, the importance of these close bonds. Cory works at Greenspring , an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., where his grandfather has lived since 2005. As...