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Artur Davis, Former Democratic Congressman from Alabama, to Speak to Greenspring Republican Club on Friday, July 6

Jul 3, 2012
A new resident of Virginia, Davis will speak at Greenspring about his recent departure from Congress and his newfound support of the Republican Party WHAT:   Former Democratic Congressman, Artur Davis, has been invited by the Greenspring Republican Club to speak about his new support of the Republican Party and why he left Congress.  Interviewed on NPR just last month, Artur Davis opens up about his life changes, his move to Virginia, his former support for President Obama, and what he feels he has learned as a private citizen.  He served as a Congressman for Alabama's 7th district from 2003-2011...

Longtime D.C. Area Square Dance Caller Brings Do-Si-Do's to Greenspring Retirement Community

Jun 25, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA)  -  Butch Adams started square dancing and calling in 1960 while he was serving in the U.S. Navy.  Square dance callers are often tasked with choreographing dance sequences, calling out instructions to dancers, and pairing couples.  Adams, who is a member of several associations including the Virginia Square Dance Callers Association and The Senior Council on Aging in Virginia, started calling for the square dance club at Greenspring retirement community in 2012.  "I've known some of the folks for over 20 years," Adams said of many of the Greenspring club members. The nearly two dozen residents who participate...

Former NASA Engineer Recalls First Lunar Landing with Pride

Jun 19, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Bob Cromwell, a former metallurgical engineer for the Apollo Program Office at NASA headquarters, remembers the reactions of his colleagues after the first lunar landing which occurred almost 43 years ago on July 20, 1969. "Everyone was tremendously proud," said Cromwell, who assisted in managing safety, reliability, and quality surveys and administered annual audits at the Johnson Space Center (Houston, Tex.), the Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, Ala.), and the Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, Fla.).  "We had to have faith that it was going to go well," said Cromwell. One of Cromwell's favorite memories from the...

Greenspring's Channel 6 Wins 2012 Bronze Telly Award

Jun 12, 2012
The retirement community's in-house television station wins award for ninth consecutive year. Greenspring's Channel 6 production team is the proud recipient of a 2012 Bronze Telly from the 33rd Annual Telly Awards.  In its history, Channel 6 has won 22 Telly's for the station's outstanding production work.  Telly's are presented annually to honor local, regional, and cable programs, as well as other video, web, and film productions. This year, there were nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and several countries; approximately one-quarter of those entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly. Specific honors this year went...

Chris Perkins to Visit Greenspring June 5

Jun 1, 2012
WHAT:   Chris Perkins , vying for Virginia's 11th Congressional district seat, will be speaking to the Greenspring Republican Club about his campaign and the upcoming Primary Election on June 12. BACKGROUND: Chris Perkins will be visiting Greenspring on Tuesday, June 5, just one week before the Primary Election to determine the Republican candidate for Virginia's 11th Congressional district.  Perkins will be up against Ken Vaughn on June 12; both are vying for the Congressional candidacy to run against incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 10:00 AM WHERE: Greenspring 7430 Spring Village Drive Hunters Crossing Conference Center Springfield, Virginia 22150 CONTACT: Should...

93-Year-Old Greenspring Resident Right on Target at Virginia Senior Games

May 30, 2012
First-time archery competitor, 93-year-old Charlie Edwards, wins Gold in Richmond, Va. and qualifies for National Senior Games in 2013 (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Not long after  The Hunger Games blockbuster created a buzz around the sport of archery, Greenspring resident Charlie Edwards shot for Gold at the Virginia Senior Games in May.  Edwards picked up a bow and arrow for the first time just six months ago, when fellow resident, 79-year-old Jack Cason, encouraged him to join the Archery Club at Greenspring, their retirement community in Springfield, Va.  Cason himself received a gold medal in his own age group this year...

Greenspring Retirement Community Hosted First Fraud Prevention Expo on May 22

May 22, 2012
Greenspring's Fraud Prevention Expo featured an address by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a brand new documentary on protecting seniors from victimization and exploitation, as well as federal, state, county, and other experts on protecting oneself from fraud and scams (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA)  - On Tuesday, May 22, Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. hosted its first Fraud Prevention Expo.  The expo was held in an effort to educate residents and the families of residents at Greenspring about how seniors can protect themselves from fraud and exploitation, as well as to address what systems and services are in place to protect...

Candidate for U.S. Senate and Former Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine, to speak at Greenspring Retirement Community

May 17, 2012
Thursday, May 24 | 2:00 pm WHAT:  Greenspring retirement community's resident-run Democratic Club will host former Governor Tim Kaine on Thursday, May 24.  Kaine is a  candidate for U.S. Senate , hoping to replace the retiring Sen. Jim Webb. Greenspring has been its own voting precinct since 2003 and has historically had the highest voter turnout in the state of Virginia.  In the 2007 presidential election, nearly 90% of registered voters at Greenspring turned out to vote. WHERE:  Greenspring Village Square Theater 7410 Spring Village Drive Springfield, VA 22150 WHEN:  Thursday, May 24, 2:00 pm CONTACT:  If you'd...

Greenspring Resident Wins Three Medals in Track & Field Events at the Virginia Senior Games

May 16, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring resident Dr. Dick Ernst is no stranger to local, state, and national senior games; he first attended the National Senior Games in 1999 held in Orlando, Fl. as a member of a seniors' basketball team.  Since then, he has attended numerous national games, as well as the Virginia Senior Games and the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.  During the May 2012 Virginia Senior Games, Ernst was awarded a gold medal for his age group (75-79) in the 50m dash and the long jump, as well as a bronze medal in the 100m dash.  Ernst will be headed...

Greenspring voted as "Best Retirement Community" in Virginia Living's Best of Virginia 2012 issue

May 15, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) -  Virginia Living  magazine conducted a survey of nearly 10,000 of their readers in early 2012, looking for the "best of the best" in the Commonwealth.  The survey was conducted online and they gathered responses for almost 400 categories from food & drink to living & recreation to shopping & services in five regions of the state: Northern, Eastern, Central, Southwestern, Shenandoah.  Greenspring received the most votes for "Best Retirement Community" in the Northern Region which stretches almost as far west as Front Royal and nearly as far south as Fredericksburg. "We've always known Greenspring to be the...