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Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award Recognition from the American Heart Association

Apr 30, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of the community's far-reaching efforts to make employee health a priority.  Fit-Friendly Worksites are identified by the AHA as "employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health."  According to the AHA, the platinum award represents the highest level of recognition for employers that: Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace; Increase healthy eating options at the worksite; Promote a wellness culture in the workplace; Implement at least nine criteria outlined...

Hazel Poole Receives Service Award from Volunteer Fairfax

Apr 23, 2013

Greenspring resident receives commendation for instituting and operating an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the community

(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring resident Hazel Poole was recently honored at the 2013 [caption id="attachment_49385" align="alignright" width="300"] Greenspring resident, Hazel Poole, and Greenspring Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Elke Martin[/caption] Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards hosted by Volunteer Fairfax .  The awards recognize "individuals, groups and organizations that have given outstanding volunteer service through a broad range of activities and programs" throughout the County.  Poole received the award in the "Adult Volunteer 250 Hours and Over"...

Greenspring and Ashby Ponds Named 2013 Helios Apollo Awards Finalists

Apr 19, 2013
Greenspring and Ashby Ponds, Erickson Living's two Northern Virginia retirement communities, have been named as finalists for the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards.  The awards are presented to recognize Washington-area employers who promote an organizational culture focused on employee development and engagement. Greenspring has been named a finalist in the Pente category, reserved for those organizations with more than 700 employees.  "It is truly an honor to be recognized as a 2013 Helios Apollo Awards finalist," said Tamika Mitchell, Director of Human Resources at Greenspring.  "Greenspring is dedicated to assisting employees in growing both professionally and personally so they...

Greenspring Named a 2013 "Best Nursing Home" by U.S. News & World Report

Mar 18, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - U.S. News & World Report recently released its fifth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings and has named Greenspring a "Best Nursing Home" for 2013.  To determine the 2013 ratings, U.S. News & World Report utilized data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); the "Best Nursing Home" designation was given to nursing homes that recently received an overall five-star rating from CMS.  In August 2012, the continuing care neighborhood at Greenspring retirement community received a five-star rating in the "Overall Quality" category, which is the highest possible score in the Five-Star...

Greenspring Introduces the Community's First Endowed Scholarship

Mar 15, 2013

The Steve and Renie Guback Scholarship will be presented for the first time in 2013 to a student focusing on study in the area of communications

(Springfield, Va.) - A generous donation by Greenspring resident Steve Guback has allowed for the establishment of the community's first endowed scholarship.  Guback, who is a former award-winning sportswriter with The Washington Evening Star , has lived at Greenspring since 2009.  The $100,000 endowed scholarship will result in a $5,000 scholarship annually and will be presented for the first time at the annual Scholars Awards Ceremony at Greenspring on May 29...

Greenspring resident, Joann Miller, Selected as 2013 Living Legend of Alexandria

Mar 12, 2013

Miller will be honored for her decades of service to women, children and seniors in the city of Alexandria

(Springfield, Va.) - Joann Miller has been selected as one of the 2013 Living Legends of Alexandria.  Honorees receiving this award have "contributed at least one tangible improvement to the quality of the city's life that would likely be missing without this person's vision and energy" or those who have demonstrated "exemplary service to the city for ten years or more, especially service on Boards, Commissions, Committees or Service Organizations that improve...

Over 300 Attend "Dancing with the Greenspring Stars"

Feb 26, 2013

The Greenspring event served as a fundraiser for the community's Benevolent Care Fund

[caption id="attachment_42699" align="alignright" width="300"] Dancing with the Greenspring Stars cast[/caption]

(Springfield, Va.) - On Tuesday, March 5, Greenspring hosted a "Dancing with the Greenspring Stars" event to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund at the community.  Throughout the year, various events are held at Greenspring to raise funds to provide support to residents who, despite careful planning, outlive their financial resources.  The money raised for the fund allows residents to continue living at Greenspring and continue receiving the care...

Greenspring Residents Help Employees Gain U.S. Citizenship

Feb 26, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - The George Mason Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was established in October 2000 at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va.  Since then, resident members of the Chapter have been assisting employees at Greenspring in their pursuit to gain U.S. citizenship.  Throughout the past 13 years, nearly 50 employees at Greenspring have received citizenship tutoring services offered by the George Mason Chapter and have gone on to become U.S. citizens.  On February 25, the Chapter held a reception at Greenspring honoring some of its employees, Greenspring's George Mason Chapter offers comprehensive tutoring to prospective...

Greenspring Residents Build "Uncle Sams" for Local Firefighter Fundraising Effort

Feb 25, 2013
[caption id="attachment_40047" align="alignright" width="4032"] from left to right: Wes Euler, Sergeant Rick Machado, Bill Campbell[/caption] Last August, Sergeant Rick Machado first sought assistance from Greenspring residents Bill Campbell and Wes Euler for their help with fundraising efforts.   Machado, who is a volunteer firefighter with Station 22 of the Greater Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, was looking for ways to raise money to help the station fund various small projects.  The two residents stepped in to help by using their woodworking expertise in Greenspring's woodshop.  Now, Station 22 is selling handmade "Uncle Sam" yard ornaments made by Campbell and...

Nearly 200 President's Volunteer Service Awards to be Presented at Greenspring

Feb 13, 2013

Residents at Greenspring will be recognized for their service to the Greenspring community and greater Springfield community on February 19

(Springfield, Va.) - For the 8 th consecutive year, Greenspring retirement community will present residents with President's Volunteer Service Awards.  Since 2005, the community has been recognizing the volunteer efforts of residents who provide service at both Greenspring and within the greater Springfield community.  This year, 192 individual awards will be presented at Greenspring on February 19. The President's Volunteer Service Awards were created by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation...