Resident reading newspaper on balcony

You are here

In the News

Check out what’s happening at Greenspring in Springfield.

Greenspring Wii Bowlers Break Records in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Sep 20, 2012

Residents of Greenspring earned five gold medals, three silver medals, and two bronze medals in the competition hosted at the retirement community

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - This year, fifteen Greenspring residents competed in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) Wii bowling competition.  Greenspring, a Gold Sponsor for the NVSO, hosted the competition for the fourth consecutive year at the community's specially designed alley featuring six virtual bowling lanes.  Overall, over 60 seniors from across Northern Virginia participated in the 2012 NVSO Wii bowling competition at Greenspring. The following Greenspring residents received 2012 NVSO Wii bowling medals: Women: Medal:...

Greenspring Retirement Community to Host Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) Wii Bowling Competitions This Week

Sep 17, 2012

WHAT: The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics Wii bowling competitions will be taking place at Greenspring retirement community on Tuesday, September 18 (ages 50-79) and Wednesday, September 19 (ages 80-99) this week.

BACKGROUND: Greenspring is a Gold Sponsor for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.  For the fourth consecutive year, the community will host the Wii bowling events in their specially designed alley featuring six virtual bowling lanes.  Over 20 Greenspring residents will be participating this year along with seniors across Northern Virginia.  Last year, four Greenspring residents received gold medals in their age group during the...

Congressman Gerry Connolly to speak at Greenspring Retirement Community

Sep 14, 2012
WHAT: Greenspring retirement community will host Congressman Gerry Connolly on Tuesday, September 18.  Connolly represents Virginia's 11th congressional district and is seeking re-election in 2012. This event is sponsored by the resident Greenspring Democratic Club.  BACKGROUND: With over 1,900 registered voters at the community, Greenspring is frequented by elected officials and candidates for political office.  Greenspring has been its own voting precinct since 2003 and has historically produced the highest voter turnout across Virginia.  In the 2008 presidential election, nearly 90% of registered voters at Greenspring turned out to vote. WHERE: Greenspring Village Square Theater 7410 Spring...

Over 35 Greenspring Residents to Compete in Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Sep 11, 2012

Resident Phil Case will be competing in five separate events at the 2012 NVSO

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring residents are known for staying fit and active by frequenting the community's fitness and aquatics center and participating in a variety of group wellness activities.  In 2011, the community even partnered with NIH's National Institute on Aging in promoting healthy and active lifestyles for seniors through the Go4Life® campaign .   Each year, Greenspring residents take their talents to the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) where they challenge themselves physically and mentally in a variety...

Candidate for U.S. Senate and Former Virginia Governor, George Allen, to speak at Greenspring

Aug 30, 2012
WHAT: Greenspring retirement community will host former Senator and former Virginia Governor George Allen on Tuesday, September 4.  Allen is a candidate for U.S. Senate , hoping to replace the retiring Senator Jim Webb.  This event is sponsored by the resident Greenspring Republican Club.  BACKGROUND: Greenspring has been its own voting precinct since 2003 and has historically produced the highest voter turnout across Virginia.  In the 2008 presidential election, nearly 90% of registered voters at Greenspring turned out to vote. WHERE: Greenspring retirement community Hunters Crossing Conference Center 7430 Spring Village Drive Springfield, Virginia 22150 WHEN: Tuesday, September 4...

A Seamless Transition: The Goal of Greenspring's Personal Moving Consultant

Aug 28, 2012
Greenspring's personal moving consultant, Anna Greves, has more than 25 years of experience working as a broker in the real estate market in Virginia.  While spending one-on-one time with future residents who are planning a move to the community, Anna aims to take the stress and worry out of the transition.  "It's my goal to shorten the period of time it takes to move to Greenspring, once the decision has been made to do so," said Anna.  Anna, who joined Greenspring in 2008, is available to assist future residents with all aspects of the moving and selling...

Greenspring Names Tamika Mitchell as Director of Human Resources

Aug 16, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., recently named Tamika Mitchell as the new Director of Human Resources. Mitchell was a Senior Human Resources Manager at Greenspring from 2006-2010.  Since then, she has worked as the Director of Human Resources for Wind Crest, Greenspring's sister community located in Denver, Co.  Mitchell also has prior work experience at IKON Office Solutions, Primedia, and The Clayton Group. As the Director of Human Resources, Mitchell will be responsible for the management and delivery of human resources programs and services to support the nearly 1000 employees at Greenspring. "We...

Greenspring Resident Recalls Surprise Meeting with Marilyn Monroe

Aug 8, 2012
As a bridal consultant in 1954, Doreen Provost helped to dress Monroe for her wedding ceremony with Joe DiMaggio (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - In 1952, Doreen Provost finished college at UCLA and was hired as an assistant buyer in the bridal department at the Joseph Magnin Company, which was a high-end department store specializing in women's fashion in San Francisco.  "In those days, a bridal consultant was the person who not only sold you your wedding dress, but offered advice and services on all aspects of a wedding," said Provost.  In January 1954, Provost was called on to assist a couple...

Holocaust Survivor, Michel Margosis, to Give First Person Presentation at U.S. Holocaust Museum on Tuesday, July 31

Jul 23, 2012
Margosis, now a resident at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., will share his story with visitors of the museum (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Holocaust survivor Michel Margosis is one of an estimated 1400 unaccompanied European children brought to the United States from 1933 and through World War II.   Each year at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Margosis gives a presentation through the "First Person" program which is free and open to the public, and features the stories of Holocaust survivors and volunteers.  On Tuesday, July 31, Margosis will give his next " First Person " presentation at 1:00...

Michael Ritt Named as the New Executive Chef at Greenspring

Jul 17, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Michael Ritt has recently joined Greenspring retirement community as the new Executive Chef.  He officially began work in his new role on Monday, July 9. The Executive Chef is responsible for five dining establishments in Greenspring's independent living clubhouses including Fireside, Woodland Skies, Potomac Café, the Bistro, and the Jefferson, as well as seven additional dining locations in the continuing care neighborhood at Greenspring. "I am a strong believer that there is always room for improvement and will work to instill this in all aspects of the culinary department here at Greenspring," said Ritt. Ritt joins Greenspring...