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Two Greenspring Residents, Japanese-American World War II Veterans, Receive Congress' Highest Civilian Honor

Nov 17, 2011
George Nakamura and Yukio Kawamoto recently honored with Congressional Gold Medals  (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - In early November, Congress awarded Congressional Gold Medals to Japanese-American veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service.  Greenspring residents, George Nakamura and Yukio Kawamoto, are two of the hundreds of veterans who attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony on November 2, 2011.  Both Nakamura and Kawamoto are "Nisei" or second-generation Japanese-Americans who served as part of the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, which was responsible for performing intelligence work against the Japanese military. Nakamura was born...

Almost Seventy Years Later, Greenspring Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember

Nov 16, 2011
With the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks fast approaching, Greenspring retirement community remembers as resident survivors who were at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 share their stories. Elizabeth 'Betty' Kenealy was 9 years old at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack; her father was a sheet metal worker for the Navy and they lived very close to Hickam and Pearl Harbor.   On the morning of December 7, 1941, she and her brothers were watching airplanes from a field nearby John Rogers Airport (now Honolulu Int'l Airport). Shortly after they left to go to church, her father heard loud noises...

9th Annual Turkey Trot at Greenspring

Nov 15, 2011
WHAT:  Proceeds from Greenspring's 9th Annual Turkey Trot will go toward the purchase of turkeys for the  S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) organization as well as the  Central Union Mission . WHEN:  Friday, November 18, 1:30 pm WHERE: Greenspring Town Center Clubhouse 7440 Spring Village Drive Springfield, Virginia 22150 CONTACT:  Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or  should you wish to cover the event! ABOUT GREENSPRING:   Greenspring , one of 16  Erickson Living  full-service retirement communities, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia.  The community is...

Veterans' Day Commemoration and Concert at Greenspring

Nov 8, 2011
WHAT:  Veterans' Day Concert and Commemoration at Greenspring WHEN:  Thursday, November 10, 11:00 am WHERE: Greenspring Retirement Community Community Chapel 7410 Spring Village Drive Springfield, VA 22150 This year, the Fort Belvoir Color Guard will join the commemoration and our featured speaker is a resident at Greenspring, U.S. Army Retired Brigadier General Don Packard.  Don was a career Army officer, who graduated from West Point in 1948.  He served with a 1st Infantry Division in Germany from 1949-1952; afterwards, he returned to the U.S. to complete a master's degree in electrical engineering at Purdue University.  He served with the 1st Cavalry Division...

Seniors Connected with Digital World at Greenspring Tech Summit

Nov 3, 2011
Senior guests had a hands-on experience with technologies like Facebook, Skype, and Wii Bowling In August of 2011, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that 42% of seniors over 65 are online, with the majority using a search engine or video-sharing site.  Additionally, according to Nielsen, e-reader and tablet usage is also growing steadily in the over 55 population.  Seniors are embracing new technologies in droves; technologies which arguably may improve memory, balance, and overall well-being. On Thursday, November 3,  Greenspring  retirement community in Springfield, Va. hosted a Technology Summit for over 100 guests.  The event...

Greenspring Residents to Perform with Local Students in Kid Pan Alley's "Across the Ages" Songwriting Residency

Oct 24, 2011
Six residents from Greenspring will work with 3rd and 5th graders from Forestdale Elementary for upcoming November 4th performances (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) -  Kid Pan Alley 's intergenerational residency entitled "Across the Ages" will feature students from Forestdale Elementary School and seniors from  Greenspring retirement community.  The two groups will collaborate leading up to two November 4 performances, where stories told by both the students and the seniors will be translated into song for the public. WHEN:      Friday, November 4, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm WHERE:    Forestdale Elementary School 6530 Elder Avenue Springfield, Virginia 22150 Kid...

Erickson Living Joins National Go4Life® Campaign - Promoting Exercise and Physical Activity in Partnership with the National Institute on Aging

Oct 20, 2011
Greenspring to Host Go4Life Campaign Launch Event on November 9, 2011 SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Greenspring, announced that it is joining the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH in  Go4Life,  a new national exercise and physical activity campaign for people age 50+.  The goal of  Go4Life   is to provide resources to older adults that they can use to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their everyday lives.  This federal campaign is based on research showing that exercise and physical activity can help people stay healthy and independent, and prevent some of the chronic conditions associated with aging...

Annual Halloween Pet Parade at Greenspring Will Be Held on October 29

Oct 18, 2011
Residents and staff will parade nearly 40 dogs in costume at Greenspring retirement community. A special guest will also give a presentation on how service dogs can help those with physical and cognitive disabilities. WHAT:  The annual Halloween Pet Parade will be held at Greenspring on Saturday, October 29.  In years past, the parade venue at Greenspring has been "standing room only," as an audience of Greenspring residents, family, and staff watch a parade of costumed pets prance by!  The parade is sponsored by the Dogs of Greenspring resident club at the community.  This year, the Parade of Pets will...

Greenspring Hosts Over Two Hundred Residents and Guests at 12th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Gala

Oct 6, 2011
(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) - More than two hundred residents and special guests attended the 12th annual "Best of Vegas!" Benevolent Care Fund Gala at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. on Friday, September 30. "The Gala is the biggest charity event each year at Greenspring," said Greenspring's Director of Philanthropy, Kimberly Nelson.  "It's always a wonderful night full of entertainment, food, and friends." The gala is part of a series of year-long charity events arranged to raise money for the community's Benevolent Care Fund. This year, a total of $330,000 has been raised for the fund, which provides support to residents who, despite...

Greenspring Residents Host a Candidate Forum with Virginia State Senate Candidates

Oct 5, 2011
On Tuesday, October 4, the resident Democratic and Republican Clubs of Greenspring hosted a candidate forum with state senate candidates for Virginia's 39th district.  The forum included incumbent  Senator George Barker  and his challenger  Miller Baker , and was moderated by veteran journalist,  Bruce DePuyt , producer and host of "NewsTalk" on NewsChannel 8. Almost 200 Greenspring residents attended the forum and had the opportunity to write down questions for use by the moderator, as well as meet the candidates after the conclusion of the forum. Greenspring has been its own voting precinct since 2003 and traditionally produces...