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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...

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...