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Greenspring’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Champions Crowned

Jan 22, 2015

Guest judges sampled more than one dozen chili recipes during the ‘heated’ competition

(Springfield, Va.) - While the snow fell around the D.C. region on January 21, more than 150 Greenspring residents and staff warmed up inside at the community’s 2 nd Annual Chili Cook-Off. This year, over one dozen recipes were submitted from staff members and residents including Greenspring’s reigning Chili Cook-Off champions.

Each chili was sampled and rated by a panel of five judges including ABC7/WJLA-TV news co-anchors Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji, Greenspring’s dining committee resident chairman Hank Spille, Greenspring’s Director of Finance...

Georgette Ngembus Named Greenspring’s Director of Nursing

Jan 13, 2015

(Springfield, Va.) – Georgette Ngembus has recently been named the new Director of Nursing at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va.

Ngembus has worked at Greenspring for more than 11 years. Since August 2010, she has served as the Assistant Director of Nursing at the community and more recently assumed the role of Interim Director of Nursing. During her tenure at Greenspring, she has played an important role in helping the community’s Continuing Care neighborhood achieve a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency’s highest score possible, as...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Greenspring to Host 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off Featuring Community Chef and Resident Recipes

Jan 12, 2015

Guest judges including ABC7-WJLA-TV’s Autria Godfrey and Jummy Olabanji will help to determine Best in Show

Wednesday, January 21 | 12:30-3:00 pm

WHAT: The winners from Greenspring’s first annual chili cook-off will return to defend their titles on January 21; resident Clint Lambert and Greenspring Chefs Eric Phipps and Robbina Osei-Owusu took first place the resident and culinary chefs categories. This year, special guest judges from ABC7/WJLA-TV will join us to sample over a dozen chili’s and select this year’s winners! Community chefs will be submitting and preparing their own special recipes; Greenspring...

Greenspring’s Holiday Pet Parade to Feature Over Thirty Costumed Dogs including a Variety of Rare Breeds

Dec 2, 2014

Guest dogs will include breeds such as the Newfoundland, Ibizan Hound, Komondor, Xoloitzcuintl, and Spinone Italiano

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 2pm

WHAT: More than 30 dogs will join this year’s Holiday Pet Parade! Participating dogs are those of Greenspring residents, family members, staff, and special invited guests. Some of the dogs include:

AKC Grand Champion, Dulcinea, a wire-coated Ibizan Hound AKC champion of record, Betty, a Komondor (who received an invitation to the prestigious Westminster dog show in February) Delilah, a Spinone Italiano, whose “mom” works as a photographer for the...

Greenspring Hosts 12th Annual Turkey Trot, Donates 300 Turkeys to Area Families in Need

Nov 24, 2014

(Springfield, Va.) – On Friday, November 21, unseasonably chilly temperatures didn’t keep residents and staff at Greenspring retirement community from participating in the 12 th annual turkey trot on campus. This year, more than 400 members of the Greenspring community donated funds to help local families this Thanksgiving.

As a result of the funds donated by the community, Greenspring was able to provide 300 turkeys to area families in need through three area nonprofits: SOME (So Others Might Eat) , Central Union Mission , and Southeast Whitehouse. Traditionally each year, representatives from the nonprofits participate in...

Greenspring’s Culinary Chefs Share Hands-On Experience with Students at GMU

Nov 18, 2014

(Springfield, Va.) - On Tuesday, November 18, three of Greenspring’s chefs shared a presentation and provided a culinary demo for students at George Mason University. The topic for the class in the course, “Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle,” focused on reviewing proper nutrition for seniors. The Greenspring chefs provided an overview of how Greenspring determines and rotates menus for the residents of the community and described the community’s culinary health resource, the My Nutrition program.

During the class, Greenspring’s Executive Chef Michael Ritt shared a presentation about the focus on healthy dining at Greenspring. The My...

Hazel Poole Receives 2014 Community Champions Award

Nov 11, 2014

Molina Healthcare of VA presented Poole with the award for her volunteer work with Greenspring’s ESL program

(Springfield, Va.) – On October 30, Molina Healthcare of VA held their 4 th annual Community Champions Awards Dinner and honored citizens who positively affect the health and well-being of others. Greenspring resident, Hazel Poole, was presented with a 2014 Community Champions Award for her extensive volunteer work with Greenspring’s English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program. “I accept this award in honor of the current ESL program tutors and for all those who have been a part of the program,” said Poole....

Greenspring’s Jane Garrell Receives Employee of the Year Award from Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice

Nov 10, 2014

(Springfield, Va.) – The Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice (VAHC) has announced that Jane Garrell, a case worker for Greenspring’s hospice program, has been selected as the association’s Employee of the Year. The VAHC Employee of the Year award is presented to an employee of a home care or hospice agency who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the improvement of their agency through either patient care or improved organizational systems. Garrell will be presented with the award on Tuesday, November 11 at the Association’s annual conference...

Justin G. Reaves Named Greenspring's Assistant Director of Finance

Nov 7, 2014

(Springfield, Va.) – Justin G. Reaves has recently been named the Assistant Director of Finance at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va. He brings to Greenspring 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 a Senior Associate at SC&H Capital and as a Manager at SC&H Group, LLC. Reaves also serves on...

MVLE Presents Greenspring with 2014 Social Responsibility Award

Oct 28, 2014

(Springfield, VA) – On October 21, staff from Greenspring joined the MVLE community at the agency’s 2014 Annual Dinner celebration at The Waterford in Springfield, Va. MVLE assists in providing support and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Their annual celebration recognizes the accomplishments of MVLE’s individuals, as well as their community and business partners.

This year, Greenspring was presented with the Social Responsibility Award at the annual celebration. MVLE presents this award to “an outstanding partner who supports MVLE’s mission and our community through contributions and volunteer work.” Since 1999, Greenspring and MVLE have enjoyed a thriving...