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Employee Health and Wellness Initiatives Set Greenspring Apart in the Senior Living Marketplace

Nov 6, 2017

Northern Virginia retirement community a champion of unique career opportunities and employee well-being

SPRINGFIELD, Va., November 6, 2017 – Even in 2017, many companies are missing opportunities to support the health and well-being of employees. Not at Greenspring, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Springfield, Virginia. By establishing the right culture and workplace environment, the senior living community has established a gold standard in employee health and wellness offerings. Its selection in the past two years by The Washington Post as a “Top Workplace” and by the Washington Business Journal as a “Greater...

Fairfax County High School Student-Workers Receive Over 1/2 Million Dollars in Student Scholarships from Greenspring Residents, Staff and Community Partners

Jul 12, 2017
Seniors helping student-workers achieve their dreams

(Springfield, Va.) – Fifty-seven Fairfax County high school graduates were recently honored with scholarships from Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. The recipients, all of whom work for the community’s dining services department, each received a $10,000 scholarship, paid directly to the college or trade school of their choice.

Since 1999, the Greenspring...

Greenspring Launches Construction of New $27.5 Million Continuing Care Building to Expand Person-Centered Care Opportunities in Northern Virginia

May 2, 2017

Springfield’s Premier Continuing Care Retirement Community Expands Health Care Options

SPRINGFIELD, VA (March 16, 2017) – Greenspring, a senior living community in Northern Virginia developed and managed by Erickson Living, hosted government, business and company leaders March 15 at a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Dogwood Commons, a $27.5 million, four-story, 77,500-square-foot assisted living and memory care building.

Participating in the groundbreaking were Peggy Paterson, Greenspring Resident Council Design Committee; Mary Sue Garner, Greenspring Resident Council President; George Rallis, Greenspring Director of Continuing Care; Chandra Kumar, Greenspring Executive Director; Jeff McKay, Fairfax...

Greenspring to present 245 President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Feb 22, 2017

Volunteer service activities at Greenspring in 2016 totaled more than 145,000 hours

(Springfield, Va.) - On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Greenspring will proudly award 245 community members with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for over 145,000 volunteer hours served in 2016. Since 2005, Greenspring has presented President’s Volunteer Service Awards to residents and non-residents who volunteer both at Greenspring and with Greenspring-related service activities in the greater community.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards program, created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003, “serves as a way...

Greenspring’s Elizabeth “Libby” Haynes Receives the Congressional Gold Medal for Service in World War II

Oct 10, 2016
Cadet Member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Recognized for Distinguished Service

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Colonel Bruce Heinlein, Commander National Capital Wing, Civil Air Patrol, bestowed a congressional gold medal to Greenspring community member Elizabeth “Libby” Daggit Haynes, for her service as a cadet member of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) during World War II.

The congressional gold medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, are the highest civilian awards in the United States . It is awarded to persons "who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American...

75 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares Her Story

Sep 21, 2016

Greenspring Resident Has Place in American History

(Springfield, Va.) – Seventy-five years ago, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Kenealy, a community member at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., survived Japan’s December 7, 1941, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that left 2,403 Americans dead and 1,200 injured.

“I don’t dwell on the past but it’s a day I’ve never forgotten,” she says.

In January 1941 Betty’s father, Joseph Walker, accepted a job as a sheet metal worker position for the Navy moving the family from from Portland, Oregon. Although it was a...

Chandra Kumar Selected as the New Executive Director at Greenspring

Jun 28, 2016

Veteran in Senior Living Management, Resident Services, and Health Care to Provide Executive Leadership at Springfield, Virgina’s Premier Retirement Community

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA – June 28, 2016 – Chandra Kumar has been selected as the new Executive Director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va. In this role, Kumar will oversee the daily operations at the 58-acre campus with nearly 2,000 residents.

Kumar has over twenty years of experience in the senior living industry, including serving the past two years as the Associate Executive Director at Riderwood, an Erickson Living...

Former Greenspring scholarship winner returns to help award a record-breaking 53 scholarships totaling $485,000

Jun 17, 2016

Annual Scholars Award Ceremony

Greenspring’s Hunters Crossing Conference Center

Wednesday, May 25, 2016/7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Greenspring will host family, friends, residents, staff, and local school officials for the presentation of 47 Scholars Fund scholarships and five donor endowed scholarships. In attendance will be former scholarship winner Molly Everett who returned to Greenspring last year to serve as the community’s philanthropy coordinator. In this position she’s helped raise a record-breaking $485,000 in awards.

“I’m coming full circle to give back to something...

Greenspring Resident and Colleague Receive U.S. Patent for Process Aimed at Combating Global Warming

Feb 22, 2016
Charlie Bliss and Charley Moseley received their first U.S. patent together as co-inventors in late 2015

(Springfield, Virginia) - Data recently released from NASA and NOAA confirmed that 2015 marked the hottest year since record keeping began in the late 1800s. Their data also confirms that 2015 was not an outlier; in fact, 15 of the 16 hottest years in history have been recorded since the turn of the century. In response to the data, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden indicated that “climate change is the challenge of our generation.” Greenspring retirement community resident, 98-year-old Charlie Bliss, and his 78-year-old colleague...

Greenspring to Present Over 250 President’s Volunteer Service Awards

Feb 16, 2016
Volunteer service activities at Greenspring in 2015 totaled more than 107,000 hours

(Springfield, Virginia) - Since 2005, Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Virginia has presented President’s Volunteer Service Awards to residents and non-residents who volunteer both at Greenspring and with Greenspring-related service activities in the greater community. That year, Greenspring was proud to present 32 service awards. This week, Greenspring will present 250 service awards for service completed in 2015, marking the highest number of annual awards presented to date. “We now have 833 active volunteers who serve throughout our community,” said Ben Cornthwaite, Greenspring’s Executive Director. “The manner in...