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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...

Catholic Residents at Greenspring Will Donate 600 Books to Local Elementary School Children

Feb 6, 2013

Residents at Greenspring retirement community will present donations and read to students at Crestwood Elementary School for Read Across America Day

(Springfield, Va.) - About 400 residents at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. identify themselves as Catholics.  Over the past year, the Catholic residents have been raising money to provide books to students at a nearby elementary school.  The residents have worked in partnership with Scholastic to ensure that the students at Crestwood Elementary School will be able to have appropriate grade-level books that they can call their own.  The Greenspring residents...

Three Springfield Neighbors Recall Their Roles in the Truman Inauguration Sixty-Four Years Ago

Jan 15, 2013

Just days before President Obama's second inauguration, Greenspring neighbors Jim Upp, Scott Shipe, and Gray Parks recount their experiences at Truman's inaugural parade

(Springfield, Va.) - The inauguration of President Truman in 1949 produced many firsts - first to be nationally televised, first to be openly integrated, first to debut the current Presidential seal - and also, the first inauguration attended by then-16-year-old Jim Upp, then-20-year-old Scott Shipe, and then-20-year-old Gray Parks.  All three are now neighbors at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., but also have in common the experience of participating in the 1949 parade. ...

Greenspring Welcomes Eric Whitson as the New Director of Sales

Jan 15, 2013

(Springfield, Va.) - Eric Whitson recently joined Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., as the new Director of Sales.

"We are delighted that Eric has joined our talented and passionate team at Greenspring," said Greenspring's Executive Director, Robin Gliboff.  "Eric's extensive experience in sales, marketing, and hospitality will help tremendously in providing an exceptional experience for current and future residents, and we all look forward to his contributions to our community." Whitson has nearly 30 years of experience working as a sales and marketing leader in the hospitality industry.  Prior...

Capturing Fifty Years of Christmas History

Dec 13, 2012

Springfield Resident, Al Nielsen, Has Photographed the National Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1963

(Springfield, Va.) - In December 1963, Al Nielsen drove his wife and four children to Washington, D.C. to see the National Christmas Tree, a red spruce from West Virginia.  That year, the lighting of the tree was delayed due to the mourning period following the assassination of President Kennedy.  Being without a tripod, Nielsen placed his camera atop his car and captured the first photo of what would become a long-standing annual tradition.  Now 90-years-old, Nielsen recently photographed the 2012 National Christmas Tree,...