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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,...

Keith Fimian to Visit Greenspring on Tuesday, January 3

Dec 28, 2011
WHAT:  Keith Fimian will be presenting "America: The Mess We're In & How to Get Out of It" to the Greenspring Republican Club. BACKGROUND: " Keith Fimian  recently launched the Growth, Opportunity & Prosperity Fund to elect pro-business candidates dedicated to keeping Virginia a great state for business by building a vibrant economy in every corner of the Commonwealth.  He is the Chairman and Founder of U.S. Inspect, LLC, the nation's largest provider of residential and commercial property inspection services.  Fimian is also President of the Washington DC-based Youth Leadership Foundation, a supplemental academic and character formation program serving disadvantaged...

The Spirit of Giving is Alive at Greenspring this Holiday Season

Dec 15, 2011
Almost $300,000 was raised by residents and given to hourly employees at the Springfield retirement community during the 2011 Staff Appreciation Fund campaign

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - Each year during the holidays at Greenspring retirement community, residents organize a charitable campaign in an effort to say 'thank you' to the hourly staff members at the community.  These non-management, hourly employees include members of the security team, the grounds crew, the housekeeping staff, the transportation team,  the culinary, banquet, and kitchen staff , the maintenance staff, and Renaissance Gardens employees at every level of care from the nurses...

Greenspring Resident Received Citizen of the Year Award from Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Dec 9, 2011
Evelyn Jackson, Manager of Greenspring's Treasure Chest, honored at Annual Dinner on December 8 (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - The manager of Greenspring's resident-run Treasure Chest was honored with the Herbert C. Hunter Citizen of the Year award on Thursday, December 8.  The award is given by the  Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce  "to an individual who has significantly contributed to improving the quality of life over a sustained number of years for the betterment of the Greater Springfield Community." The Treasure Chest at Greenspring, run entirely by over 125 volunteers at the retirement community, accepts monetary and item donations from...

Chris Perkins, Congressional Candidate for Virginia's 11th District, Visits Greenspring

Dec 6, 2011
Perkins visits with Greenspring Republican Club on Tuesday, December 6 Congressional candidate for Virginia's 11th district,  Chris Perkins , visited with the Greenspring Republican Club at the Springfield, Virginia retirement community on Tuesday, December 6.  Hoping to receive the 2012 Republican nomination, Perkins described himself by saying, "I'm not a politician; I'm an old soldier."  Perkins indicated that he is a supporter of state's rights, entitlement reform, and a balanced-budget amendment.  He also indicated that he believes that the 2012 elections will be focused around two major issues: the role of government and the character of elected officials.  Perkins addressed issues and...