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Greenspring's Iconic Stained Glass Window Gets a Makeover

Oct 6, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) - In November 2005, Greenspring retirement community celebrated the installation of a stained glass window in the community’s Chapel. The window serves as a focal point on campus not only for the Chapel, but for the community as a whole. This summer, the window was removed, restored, and rebuilt; now, it is back and better than ever.

Ten years ago, when considering a window design for the non-denominational Chapel, residents selected the image of a dove with an olive branch, a universal representation of peace. Greenspring turned to Gene Higgins, a local stained glass artist, to...

Greenspring Celebrates “Home for Life” Promise at 16th Annual Benevolent Care Fund Gala

Sep 28, 2015
The Benevolent Care Fund supports residents who exhaust their financial resources despite careful planning

(Springfield, Virginia) – On Friday, September 25th, more than 250 guests and residents attended the 16th annual Benevolent Care Fund Gala at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield.The Benevolent Care Fund Gala is a Greenspring charity event organized each year to raise money for the community’s resident care fund. The fund provides support to residents who, despite careful planning, outlive their financial resources. The money donated to the fund allows for residents experiencing financial adversity to continue living at Greenspring, in their home, among their friends, receiving...

Greenspring Resident Earns Five Gold Medals at Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

Sep 22, 2015
Phil Case placed first in all five swimming events he entered this year

(Springfield, Virginia) – Greenspring resident Phil Case, 85, began his long history with senior athletic competition in 1994, when he first entered the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics in the 50-meter backstroke event. Now, 21 years later, he has earned over 190 ribbons and medals in local, state, and national senior events.“A few years ago, I set a goal to reach 200,” said Case, who fully intends to reach that figure at the Virginia Senior Games in May 2016.

Case is well on his way to...

Greenspring Resident Publishes New Book on Presidential Libraries

Sep 15, 2015
Published this September, “Exploring the Libraries of the U.S. Presidents” details a journey visiting Presidential libraries across the country

(Springfield, Virginia) - In 2006, Leonard Kalkwarf and his wife set out to the Midwest, visiting several official U.S. Presidential Libraries including those in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas. For the next eight years, they visited all remaining nine libraries throughout the United States, ending their expedition with the library dedicated to President George W. Bush in 2014. This September, Kalkwarf published a new book, “Exploring the Libraries of the U.S. Presidents,” detailing his experiences and observations from each...

D.C. Divas Tackle Football 101 at Greenspring

Sep 3, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) - Just days before the regular NFL season begins, the D.C. Divas are reminding us that the Redskins aren’t the only game in town! The Divas’ General Manager, Rich Daniel, and three members of the 2015 National Championship team visited Greenspring retirement community on September 2 to kick-off a new resident-driven program, Football 101.

Football 101 is aimed at providing an instructional give-and-take for the game of football and was launched by Greenspring resident, Steve Guback. Guback, a Hall of Fame sportswriter, recently retired from his more than 55 years of work with the Redskins. He...

Greenspring's 'Carnival of Appreciation' Recognizes Resident Leaders

Aug 27, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) - Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Greenspring recently recognized the many resident leaders on campus who help to foster the engaged and active lifestyle apparent at the community.

On August 27th, Greenspring’s Community Resources staff hosted a “Carnival of Appreciation” for the community's resident group leaders. The event featured carnival games, prizes, and food, and even entertainment from a unicyclist and...

Justin G. Reaves Promoted to Director of Finance at Greenspring

Aug 21, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) – Justin G. Reaves has recently been promoted to Director of Finance at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va. Since November 2014, Reaves had served as the community’s Assistant Director of Finance, supporting the Director with financial management initiatives and strategies. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, investment banking, consulting, and accounting.

Prior to joining Greenspring, Reaves was a Finance Manager with Towne Park, where he managed a team of financial analysts focused on providing business strategy and financial direction to senior management. Before working with Towne Park, he was employed as...

WWII Veteran Recognized for Military Intelligence Service at Vint Hill Farms Station

Jul 23, 2015
The Fauquier Historical Society presented Greenspring resident Bob Zikowitz with a Certificate of Appreciation

(Springfield, Va.) – Bob Zikowitz was inducted into the U.S. Army at Ft. Meade in Maryland and received signal corps training at Camp Crowder in Missouri. After his training, he was selected in May of 1942 as one of only 16 students for top secret service at Vint Hill Farms Station in Warrenton, Va., a critical site for the strategic intercept of foreign communications during WWII. This summer, Zikowitz was recognized for his service at Vint Hill by the Fauquier Historical Society.

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Charlie Edwards, 96, Brings Home Gold from the National Senior Games

Jul 21, 2015
Greenspring resident awarded top honors in his age group in archery this July

(Springfield, Va.) - Less than 1% of the nearly 10,000 senior athletes who competed in the 2015 National Senior Games held in Minnesota were over the age of 90. That statistic makes the gold medal that Charlie Edwards brought home from the games even more impressive.

Edwards was awarded the gold medal in the men’s compound release archery competition in his age group (95-99) and was the most senior archer at this year’s competition. At age 96, Edwards traveled to Minnesota for the competition in...

Greenspring Among Top 40 Healthiest Workplaces in DC Area

Jul 20, 2015
The Washington Business Journal has named the Springfield retirement community as a 2015 Greater Washington Healthiest Employer

(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring retirement community has been named one of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers of 2015 by the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) . Each year, the WBJ honors employers in the region who support healthy lifestyles in the workplace and recognizes organizations that promote the health and well-being of their employees. This year, Greenspring is among the top 40 organizations in the D.C. metro area to receive this honor.

“It is an honor for Greenspring to be recognized for the exceptional...