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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.  ...

Pamela Haman Joins Greenspring as Associate Executive Director

Dec 10, 2013

(Springfield, Va.) - Pamela Haman has recently joined Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., as an Associate Executive Director. She comes to the community with nearly 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

"We are so pleased that Pamela has joined the Greenspring family," said Jean Landreville, Greenspring's Executive Director.  "She brings to the community proven leadership skills and an abundance of expertise in providing superior healthcare services." Since 2003, Haman has served as the Administrator or Executive Director at healthcare centers in Ohio and Massachusetts.  She joins Greenspring...

Jean Landreville Named New Executive Director at Greenspring

Dec 2, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - Jean Landreville has been named the new Executive Director at Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va.  She joined Erickson Living in 2005 and has 18 years of experience in the senior housing and health care industries. "Jean's proven leadership, expertise in aging services, as well as diverse health care experience will help Erickson Living further serve the senior marketplace in Northern Virginia," said Kerry Jones, Vice President of Regional Operations for Erickson Living.  "Her wealth of senior housing experience and unwavering commitment to delivering quality resident services are a few of the...

Greenspring Recognized by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for 15th Anniversary

Nov 20, 2013
[caption id="attachment_76437" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of Greenspring's Executive Team and Resident Council were on hand Tuesday, November 19 for a recognition by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the community's 15th anniversary.[/caption]

(Springfield, Va.) - On Tuesday, November 19, Greenspring was recognized by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for 15 successful years in Fairfax County.  Greenspring celebrated the community's 15 th anniversary on November 17 and is now home to nearly 2000 residents and the workplace of nearly 1000 staff members.

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay brought forth the matter to...

Greenspring to Host 11th Annual Turkey Trot

Nov 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_76028" align="alignright" width="300"] 2012 Turkey Trot at Greenspring[/caption] WHAT:   Greenspring residents and staff will participate in a one-mile Turkey Trot for four local nonprofits; funds will be raised to buy turkeys for SOME (So Others Might Eat) , Central Union Mission , Gospel Rescue Ministries , and Southeast White House.  In 2012, Greenspring raised enough funds to donate 800 turkeys to these same four local organizations.  A representative from each organization will provide brief remarks; some will collect turkeys on-site at Greenspring. WHEN:   Friday, November 22 | 2:00 pm (gathering begins...