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Greenspring Veterans Groups Sponsor Local Students for Virginia Girls State Program

Jun 3, 2014

Springfield retirement community residents raise funds to send student employees to weeklong leadership program

[caption id="attachment_117635" align="alignright" width="224"] Yeawah Mambu (L) and Jenny Portillo (R) will be attending the Virginia Girls State Program June 15-21 at Longwood University; as student employees at Greenspring, they will be sponsored by Greenspring Post 123 and the Women in Military Services resident group.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) -  Four years ago, Greenspring Post 123 was issued its formal charter as in independent Post in The American Legion.  Today, the Post has 58 members at Greenspring.  Since 2011, the Post has...

Greenspring to Distribute Over $320,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

May 16, 2014

Annual Scholars Awards Ceremony will be held at Greenspring on Wednesday, May 21

(Springfield, Va.) - On Wednesday, May 21, Greenspring will host family, friends, residents, staff, and local school officials at the annual Scholars Awards Ceremony.  At the event this year, thirty-two local seniors will be recognized as 2014 candidates for $10,000 scholarships from the community.  In 1999, Greenspring established a Scholars' Fund which provides scholarships to local high school students who have worked in various dining services capacities at the retirement community; in addition to receiving a wage, students may be eligible for...

Greenspring Railroad Club to Host Model Train Show with Displays by Two Virginia Railroad Clubs

May 2, 2014

Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11

[caption id="attachment_113897" align="alignright" width="300"] The holiday village at Greenspring, which includes a working model railroad set up each year by the Railroad Club at the community.[/caption] WHAT:  The Greenspring Railroad Club will host a two-day Model Railroad Train Show May 10-11 at the retirement community.  Two Virginia railroad clubs will bring their modular railroad layouts; one layout, modelled in N scale, will be provided by the Northern Virginia NTRAKers ( www.nvntrak.org ) and a second layout, modelled in HO scale, will be provided by the Piedmont...

Greenspring Celebrates Earth Day

Apr 24, 2014
[caption id="attachment_111615" align="alignright" width="300"] Staff member, Diane Gatsis Havinga, was named "Greenspring Environmentalist of the Year" by the resident-run Environmentalists group. Diane has biked to work at Greenspring for over 10 years and estimates that she bikes roundtrip about 8 miles to and from the community.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - What do you get when you combine a Tegu lizard and a four-wheel, energy efficient pedal car?  Earth Day at Greenspring! On Tuesday, April 22, Greenspring retirement community celebrated Earth Day.   The event included several highlights including a display of fuel efficient vehicles, an assortment of exotic animals...

Kids at Inova Children's Hospital were the "Mane" Attraction during National Volunteer Week at Greenspring

Apr 9, 2014
[caption id="attachment_109819" align="alignright" width="300"] Residents decorated 200 plush lions with personalized messages for the oncology ward at Inova Children's Hospital.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), resident volunteers at Greenspring retirement community attached personalized notes to plush lions for the oncology ward at Inova Children's Hospital .  Residents got to work on April 8 decorating notecards with handwritten messages and secured them to 200 lions for delivery to the children.   Also on April 8, a check for over $2.3 million was presented at Greenspring, which represented the monetary equivalent...

Virginia Attorney General to Address Seniors at Fraud Prevention Expo

Apr 4, 2014

Virginia Attorney General to Address Seniors at Fraud Prevention Expo Mark Herring will be the keynote speaker at Greenspring's annual expo Friday, April 11 | 10:00 am

WHAT:  Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will address seniors at Greenspring's 3 rd Annual Fraud Prevention Expo.  The expo is held each year at Greenspring in an effort to educate residents and the families of residents on how seniors can protect themselves from fraud and exploitation, as well as to address what systems and services are in place at Greenspring to protect residents from scams.  While...

Greenspring to Present 150 President's Volunteer Service Awards

Feb 14, 2014

Overall volunteer service activities at Greenspring in 2013 totaled nearly 103,000 hours Tuesday, February 18 | 6:30 pm

WHAT:  Since 2005, Greenspring retirement community 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.  On February 18, Greenspring will present 150 awards for 2013 service, for a total of 1,076 President's Volunteer Service Awards distributed in the community's history. The President's Volunteer Service Awards  were created by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003 "as a...

Greenspring and Inova Heart & Vascular Institute partner to recognize American Heart Month

Feb 10, 2014

Distinguished guest judges will choose best heart-healthy meal in Chefs Challenge! Wednesday, February 19 | 12-2 p.m.

WHAT:   Greenspring retirement community is partnering with Inova Heart & Vascular Institute to host a Heart-Healthy Chefs Challenge in honor of American Heart Month.  Greenspring's own culinary chefs will prepare heart-healthy meals in front of a live audience of residents, staff, and prospective residents of the community.  A distinguished judging panel will select the best meal: Jummy Olabanji, Good Morning Washington news anchor with ABC7/WJLA-TV Janelle Germanos, community reporter with the Connection Newspapers A representative...

Greenspring Residents Help Homeless Animals This Holiday Season

Dec 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_84387" align="alignright" width="300"] Volunteer Coordinator with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Cindy Sbrocco (L) and Greenspring resident, Joan MacKenzie (R), were interviewed on Greenspring's daily live television show on December 4. MacKenzie, a member of the D.O.G. club at the community, is also a certified professional dog trainer. They are pictured here with some of the first donations provided by Greenspring residents for the shelter.[/caption]

In the first two weeks of December, residents at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. coordinated a drive to collect donations for the Fairfax County Animal Shelter....

Nearly $300,000 Donated to Staff Appreciation Fund at Greenspring

Dec 12, 2013
[caption id="attachment_83229" align="alignright" width="300"] Resident Council member, Jim Upp, distributes a Staff Appreciation check to Banquet Supervisor, Milagros Escorihuela on December 10, 2013.[/caption]

Springfield, Va.) - This year, Greenspring residents have raised $298,000 for the community's Staff Appreciation Fund.  The annual campaign is organized by the Resident Life Committee as a way for the residents to say "thank you" to the non-management hourly employees at the community.

"The residents at Greenspring have an overwhelming appreciation for the dedication shown by the employees at the community," said Anita Garifo, Community Resources Manager at Greenspring.  ...