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Community Gardeners at Greenspring Retirement Community Prepare Their Green Thumbs for National Garden Month

Mar 20, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - According to the National Gardening Association, which celebrates National Garden Month in April, research indicates that gardening is beneficial: "attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows."  That community spirit has grown at Greenspring retirement community where there are now 108 resident garden plots, a significant increase from the ten plots that were being maintained just after the community opened in 1998.  Due to expansion of the community in 2003, the gardens were relocated and remain in the same spot today adjacent to the community's Bark Park, an off-leash play area for...

National Women's History Month: Spotlight on Dr. Marcia Dake

Mar 15, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Long-time Greenspring resident, Dr. Marcia Dake, is not only a woman significant to Greenspring's history, but also a significant contributor to the fields of nursing and education. After completing nursing school, Dake spent 14 months as a U.S. Army nurse with a six month tour of duty in Hawaii and Japan; she was stationed on a ship in Okinawa Harbor during the official V-J Day signing.  After serving as an Army nurse, she spent several years as a public school nurse and as a college nurse.  With the help of scholarships and the GI Bill, she completed her...

Congressman Gerry Connolly to Speak on the 2012 Elections at Greenspring

Mar 7, 2012
March 15, 2012 | 1:30 PM WHAT:  The Greenspring Democratic Club to host Congressman Gerry Connolly; Rep. Connolly will be speaking on the topic of "Looking Ahead to the 2012 Elections". BACKGROUND:  Greenspring retirement community has been a voting precinct since 2003; the community typically produces the highest voter turnout across Virginia.  Congressman Gerry Connolly has been a regular visitor to the community; notably, in 2009, he spoke to over 400 residents during a Town Hall focused on healthcare issues. WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 1:30pm WHERE: Greenspring Retirement Community 7410 Spring Village Drive Village Square Accotink Room Springfield, Virginia 22150...

Using Greenspring's Online Nutritional Guide, Residents are Making Healthier Choices for their Heart

Feb 23, 2012
The retirement community in Springfield, Va. offers a program called 'My Nutrition' that helps residents track the nutritional values of their meals

 After the 2011 holiday season, Drs. Clint and Vickie Lambert decided they were going to be healthier in the new year; with both having a history of hypertension, their cardiologist suggested weight loss in order to minimize the use of multiple hypertension medicines.  On December 26, the two embarked on a highly customized meal plan with the help of a tool offered at Greenspring retirement community, where the two have lived for four years.  The tool called ...

Greenspring Republican Club to Host U.S. Senate Candidate Jamie Radtke and Representative from Virginia Voters Alliance, February 7

Feb 6, 2012
WHAT: The Greenspring Republican Club will host presentations from two guests at their next meeting on Tuesday, February 7. Jamie Radtke : Radtke is one of several candidates vying for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Jim Webb.  Radtke is the co-founder of the VA Tea Party Federation, the former president of Richmond Tea Party, and a former staffer for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Senator Jesse Helms. Reagan George: George is a consultant with the Virginia Voters Alliance, specializing in strategic planning, enterprise system architecture, and project management. WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 10:00am WHERE: Greenspring retirement community Hunters...

A Packed (Open) House for Greenspring's Newly Redesigned Medical Center

Jan 27, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - The Greenspring retirement community held an Open House for its on-campus Medical Center on Friday, January 27.  The Medical Center at Greenspring recently experienced a renovation and redesign, providing a more modern look and better accessibility options for the community's senior population. The goal of the Greenspring Medical Center is to provide exceptional care to residents while helping them to maintain the independent lifestyle they have grown accustomed to. Approximately 93% of the nearly 2000 Greenspring residents utilize the on-campus Center, which exclusively uses electronic medical records to manage patient care.  The renovation and redesign of the...

Greenspring Will Host Fifth Oral Rehydration Project on Tuesday, January 31

Jan 20, 2012
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Greenspring retirement community will be holding its fifth organized oral rehydration project on January 31.  Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a method for treating dehydration often caused by illnesses such as cholera and rotavirus.  The World Health Organization (WHO) and The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) consider ORT to be an increase in administered fluids and continued feeding.  There are many locations in the world where people are suffering from dehydration and receive much needed support from projects like Oral Rehydration. During past projects, Greenspring volunteers have been able to assemble between 7,500 and 10,000 oral rehydration kits of salt, baking...

Greenspring's "Village in Motion" Celebrates Ten Years on the Air

Jan 12, 2012
The retirement community's in-house television station has been broadcasting its daily show since January 2, 2002 (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Airing live Monday through Friday from 10am-10:30am,  Village in Motion  has historically featured a variety of guests including Greenspring staff, local and regional politicians, health and fitness professionals, media representatives, as well as residents who have unique talents or stories to share with the community.  The morning show is recorded and replayed four times throughout the day, airing on the community's Channel 6 station. "Channel 6 is constantly bringing on guests who are experts in their field regardless of whether they live...

Springfield Retirees Volunteer Their Time to Counsel the Incarcerated

Jan 10, 2012
Greenspring retirement community residents spend much of their time volunteering with the Kairos prison ministry program  (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Jim and Diane Bayne are residents at the  Greenspring  retirement community in Springfield, Virginia; nearly 2000 residents call Greenspring home.  The Baynes have spent about two decades leading retreats and sharing with families the experience of living the Gospel.  During that time, Jim was ordained to the Permanent Deaconate within the Catholic Church and since the mid-1990s has worked with the Kairos prison ministry, an ecumenical program of counseling and mentoring in prisons.  According to the Kairos Prison Ministry International...

Greenspring Resident Selected as a 2012 Living Legend of Alexandria

Dec 29, 2011
Al Grande, founder of ASAP Printing & Mailing Co. and founding member of Alexandria Police Foundation, to be honored in 2012

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) -  Al Grande , resident at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., has been selected as one of the 2012 Living Legends of Alexandria. Honorees receiving this award have been involved in "the creation of something that improves the quality of life in Alexandria that would not likely have existed without that person's vision and determination to make it happen" or have given "a minimum of 10 years of service on Boards, Committees,...