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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...

Greenspring Residents are Honored for Their Dedication to Living a Healthier Lifestyle During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 9, 2012
Greenspring retirement community has planned several activities for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May including a yoga alignment clinic and a nature walk near Accotink Creek, which runs adjacent to Greenspring's campus.  Greenspring residents are known stewards of campaigns promoting a healthier lifestyle, as is evident through their partnership with the National Institute on Aging's Go4Life®  campaign.  Greenspring held the first ever Go4Life® campaign event  at the campus in Springfield in November 2011. Throughout the month of May, Greenspring will continue celebrating those residents who have shown a dedication and commitment to living a...

Twenty Fairfax County High School Students Eligible for Scholarships from Greenspring Retirement Community

May 8, 2012
Local students who have worked at the community are candidates for $6000 in scholarships toward higher education SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA - Since 1999, Greenspring has awarded scholarships to local high school students who have worked in various dining services capacities at the retirement community; in addition to receiving a wage, students may be eligible for scholarships paid directly to the college or professional school of each student's choice.  Three years ago, the scholarship amount was increased from $4000 to $6000 per student ($750 per semester).  The community is currently in the process of creating a Scholars Fund Endowment in order to...

Greenspring Resident Receives Commendation for Volunteer Work with the Fairfax County Police Department

Apr 20, 2012
George White is honored by West Springfield District Police Station during National Volunteer Month (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring resident George White has spent over four years volunteering at the West Springfield District police station as a Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS).  His service to the station is not only necessary, but likely a service many are not aware of.  On Friday, April 13, White was one of only two volunteers who were awarded a special commendation recognizing exemplary performance at the West Springfield station at the annual Fairfax County Police Department Volunteer Programs awards ceremony.  According to the Fairfax County...

Greenspring Residents Celebrate Earth Day on April 19

Apr 17, 2012
On Thursday, April 19, residents at Greenspring retirement community will participate in the annual Earth Day celebration!  This year, vendors include The Nature Conservancy, Brickman Landscaping, Shred-It, Master Gardeners from Green Spring Gardens, Potomac Disposal Service, Unitarian Church of Fairfax, and PNC Bank.  Additionally, several internal departments will have tools and information available such as the Greenspring Environmentalist group and the Greenspring Grounds department!  There will also be the opportunity to recycle old eyeglasses, batteries, cell phones, and prescription medicines.  Finally, some hybrid and electric cars will be on display in front of the Hunters Crossing clubhouse (weather dependent). WHEN:...

Washington Nationals Racing Presidents to Celebrate Opening Day with Greenspring Retirement Community

Apr 3, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 11:00 am WHAT: On Wednesday, April 11, three of the renowned Washington Nationals Racing Presidents (Tom, Teddy, and George) will be celebrating opening day at Nationals Park (April 12 vs. Cincinnati Reds) with residents and their friends at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Virginia.  This visit will be their last appearance before the highly anticipated 2012 Nationals season starts just 24 hours later!  Who knows? Maybe this will be Teddy's day! The Presidents will be participating in a signature race at the community and will be on hand to take photos with the residents and...

Senator George Barker and Delegate Vivian Watts Present a Report on Virginia's 2012 Legislative Session

Mar 28, 2012
April 3, 2012 | 10:00 AM WHAT:  Sen. Barker and Del. Watts will be visiting Greenspring retirement community to provide an update on results from Virginia's 2012 legislative session in Richmond.  The event will be jointly sponsored by the Greenspring Democratic and Republican Clubs. BACKGROUND:  The most recent jointly hosted event by theGreenspring Democratic and Republican Clubs was in October 2011. The clubs hosted a candidate forum with Sen. Barker and his then-opponent, Miller Baker.  The forum was moderated by WJLA/News Channel 8's Bruce DePuyt.  Greenspring retirement community has been a voting precinct since 2003 and typically produces the highest voter turnout across Virginia. WHEN: Tuesday, April...