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Greenspring Staff Appreciation Fund Tops $300,000

Dec 21, 2018

Greenspring , an Erickson Living retirement community in Northern Virginia, is pleased to share that its residents contributed $301,000 to the community’s Staff Appreciation Fund in 2018.

Whether serving a meal in one of the five on-campus restaurants, maintaining the scenic 58-acre campus or helping residents stay fit and healthy, hourly staff work hard all year long to enhance the vibrant retirement lifestyle of Greenspring residents.

Each year in December, the Staff Appreciation Fund is distributed to hourly staff in appreciation of their service and dedication. This year, 889 Greenspring ...

Greenspring Hosts 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Dec 12, 2018

Greenspring recently hosted its 14 th annual Holiday Bazaar. More than 500 of the Springfield, Virginia community’s residents attended the bazaar, which was also open to residents’ families and Greenspring staff.

This year’s event featured 75 different vendors offering everything from handmade paper goods and holiday wreaths to jewelry and gourmet chocolates.

“We’re pleased to have a more diverse group of vendors this year than ever before,” said Dwayne Ward, Community Resources Coordinator at Greenspring . “Our goal was to provide our residents and guests with a wide variety to choose from for their holiday shopping and...

Family ties promote healthier lives

Dec 10, 2018

In a recent study conducted by Boston University and published in The Gerontologist , researchers concluded that close relationships between adult children and their grandparents have far-reaching health benefits for both, including increased mental acuity and the reduction of depression symptoms. In addition, this intergenerational togetherness was found to promote the exposure to new ideas and the sharing of life wisdom.

Edward DeMeters and his grandson Cory Young understand, first-hand, the importance of these close bonds. Cory works at Greenspring , an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., where his grandfather has lived since 2005. As...

Greenspring Welcomes Melissa Robson as Associate Executive Director

Nov 26, 2018

Greenspring recently welcomed Melissa Robson as Associate Executive Director.

Melissa brings more than 24 years of strong clinical and leadership experience in acute care services to Greenspring. She recently served as a Senior Vice President with Novant UVA Health Systems and served in the role of chief operating and clinical officer. Prior to this role, she served as President, Novant Health in the Northern Virginia market.

Melissa led the merger and integration of Prince William Health System and Novant Health, establishing the first Novant Health market outside of North Carolina. During her role with Novant Health, she led...

Greenspring Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence in Retirement Living

Nov 19, 2018

Greenspring is proud to celebrate 20 years of serving seniors this month with a series of anniversary events on its Springfield, Va., campus.

Greenspring first opened its doors to pioneer residents on November 17, 1998, bringing a revolutionary kind of retirement living to Northern Virginia. Today, it is the largest continuing care retirement community in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serving more than 2,000 residents.

“A lot has changed in 20 years, but our mission remains the same,” said Chandra Kumar, Greenspring’s Executive Director. “Sharing our gifts to create a community that celebrates life is not...

Springfield woman finds moving to Greenspring the key to enjoying a rich life

Sep 28, 2018

“It’s never going to be easier than it is right now,” says Sharon Featherstone.

She’s referring to her move at age 66 to Greenspring , an Erickson Living community in Springfield. “There is no arguing the financial and social benefits of moving to a continuing care retirement community sooner rather than later. I’ve always been a decisive person. Once I made my decision to move to Greenspring, I never looked back. I am very happy here.”

No longer having to worry about maintaining a house or the uncertainty of the future, Featherstone spends...

Springfield Retiree Finds Fulfillment Returning to the Workforce

May 2, 2018

Enjoying the Many Benefits of Lifelong Career Opportunities

For Daniel Ancona, a community member at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., continuing to work, post-retirement, in the field of renewable energy is a labor of love.

Daniel works as Vice President for Renewable Energy at Princeton Energy Resources International (PERI) in Rockville, Md.

“The importance of developing sustainable energy sources is important for our children and their children, that’s my principal motivation,” he says. “But I also wish to remain active and relevant, and I find that by continuing...

Two Greenspring Residents are 2018 Recipients of The President's Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

Mar 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Greenspring’s Gray Parks and Joan Wamsley are 2018 recipients of The President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime Achievement. They were honored for contributing more than 4.000 hours of service in their lifetime

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates...

Franklin Funes Grows with Greenspring in Springfield, VA -- Literally

Mar 5, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA – Franklin Funes watched Greenspring come to life while it was under construction from his home across the street. His mother, Reyna Romero joined the housekeeping staff as one of the community’s pioneer employees. At the time, Funes had no idea that his promising future lay right before his eyes.

As a high school student, Funes joined the Greenspring staff as a dining services employee, working as a server in the community’s on-site restaurants.


Fitness is a Priority at Greenspring

Mar 2, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, VA -- Fitness centers and gyms across the country reach record attendance this time of year as visitors hope to keep the No. 1 New Year’s resolution: getting physically fit. Fortunately, for staff and residents at Greenspring , their on-site, state-of-the-art Fitness Center encourages and promotes fitness habits, regardless of age or physical ability.

“It’s never too late to start an exercise program, no matter your age or physical condition,” says Brad Hibbs, Greenspring’s wellness manager. “We start everyone...