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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...

Local Retired Brigadier General Leading Effort to Honor More Than 1000 Fallen Members of the U.S. Marine Corps

Oct 22, 2013

BGen Bill Weise is at the forefront of an initiative to honor members of the 2d Battalion, 4th Marines at Semper Fidelis Memorial Park on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps

[caption id="attachment_73868" align="alignright" width="222"] BGen Bill Weise in December 1967.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - Retired Brigadier General Bill Weise served in the U.S. Marines for 31 years and completed combat tours in both Korea and Vietnam.  In Vietnam, Weise commanded the 2d Battalion, 4 th Marines during periods of heavy combat including the battle of Dai Do, and was awarded...

Greenspring Ranked No. 1 by Washington Business Journal as a Greater Washington Healthiest Employer

Oct 8, 2013

Greenspring took top honors among companies with 500 to 1,499 employees

[caption id="attachment_73034" align="alignright" width="300"] Greenspring staff member Melody Burgess accepts the award from the Washington Business Journal on behalf of Greenspring.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - On September 19th, the Washington Business Journal hosted an awards luncheon event to recognize Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers for 2013.  Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., was ranked first among companies with 500-1,499 employees in Greater Washington.  The awards recognize companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and well-being of their employees...

Greenspring and Ashby Ponds Team Up in Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_72701" align="alignright" width="300"] Greenspring and Ashby Ponds walk together for the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimers at Reston Town Center on Sunday, September 29.[/caption] Greenspring and Ashby Ponds joined together on Sunday, September 29 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's held at Reston Town Center. About 200 residents, staff, and friends of both communities walked together to support the cause.  Greenspring, a Gold sponsor for the event, and Ashby Ponds, a Bronze sponsor, contributed a total of $6500 to the Alzheimer's Association this year.  "We had a wonderful evening supporting a cause that means so much to each...

Greenspring's Renaissance Man

Sep 19, 2013

  Just Weeks Apart, Leonard Kalkwarf Publishes Book and Brings Home Five Gold Medals from the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

[caption id="attachment_70942" align="alignright" width="222"] Leonard Kalkwarf[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - Leonard Kalkwarf can best be described as a true Renaissance man; an avid history buff, the 85-year-old resident of Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. is also an accomplished athlete, an ordained minister, and a published author.  His advice to other seniors is simple: keep active and stay positive.  Born and raised in Iowa, Kalkwarf received his undergraduate degree from Central College and continued his...

Greenspring Hosts First Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sep 4, 2013
On August 30, Greenspring hosted its 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off!  The top resident recipes from the community were announced and various recipes from chefs at Greenspring were judged. [caption id="attachment_69358" align="alignright" width="300"] NBC4's Angie Goff and resident Best in Show winner, Clint Lambert[/caption] Greenspring resident Clint Lambert and Chef Eric Phipps took home the "Best in Show" titles!  Both recipes will be entered into the 2014 DC101 Chili Cook-Off.   As a special surprise, Angie Goff from NBC Washington helped Greenspring announce the winners.  Now a weekend anchor for News4Today, Angie worked as a production...