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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...

Celebrating Diversity at Greenspring

Jul 13, 2015
The community hosted their annual Diversity & Inclusion Expo on Friday, July 10

(Springfield, Va.) - On Friday, July 10th, Greenspring retirement community hosted their annual Diversity & Inclusion Expo. Each year, the Expo celebrates the distinctiveness that diversity brings to the community with an event full of cultural performances, ethnic cuisine and clothing, as well as a number of vendors and resident groups representative of diversity and inclusion. Some of those outside vendors included Rita’s Henna Tattooing, Ten Thousand Villages, and ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others). Participating resident groups included English as a Second Language (ESL), the...

“Clowning” Around for Nearly Four Decades

Jul 6, 2015

Greenspring’s Kay Cumbie debuted Cricket the Clown in the 1970s

(Springfield, Va.) — In 1971, President Richard Nixon declared the first week of August as National Clown Week in the United States. The recognition has now expanded across the globe and is celebrated as International Clown Week. It was also during the 1970s that Greenspring resident Kay Cumbie first introduced Cricket the Clown—a character that has been with her for nearly 40 years.

Cumbie first learned about the art of clowning when training was being offered by Northern Virginia Community College. At the time, she...

Erickson Living Recognized as a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace

Jun 22, 2015

Greenspring’s workplace culture sets the standard in northern Virginia senior housing

(Springfield, Va.) – Greenspring retirement community’s developer and manager, Erickson Living, is pleased to announce that is has been named a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace.

“It is truly an honor to receive this extraordinary recognition,” said Ben Cornthwaite, Greenspring’s Executive Director. “Being named a top workplace is further testament to the commitment to excellence that our employees demonstrate each and every day. Their dedication to providing superior care and service helps our residents enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.”

The 2015 Washington Post...