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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...

Greenspring Resident, Lucila Woodard, Recalls Attending the March on Washington Fifty Years Ago

Aug 23, 2013
[caption id="attachment_67750" align="alignright" width="300"] Lucila Woodard[/caption]

(Springfield, Va.) - Lucila Woodard was 29 years old when she made her first visit to Washington, D.C.  On August 28, 1963, she attended the March on Washington in the nation's capital and her memories from the day include hearing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous words.

Lucila Woodard was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to the U.S. with her mother in 1962, just one year before the March on Washington.  She began working for the headquarters of the Episcopal Church in...

Greenspring Named as One of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers by Washington Business Journal

Aug 15, 2013
Greenspring (Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., was recently named one of Greater Washington's Healthiest Employers in 2013 by Washington Business Journal .  The awards recognize companies with policies and initiatives that promote the health and well-being of their employees. The official awards will be presented by the Washington Business Journal at an awards luncheon on September 19, 2013. "Greenspring truly deserves this honor," said Robin Gliboff, Greenspring's Executive Director.  "The community offers a number of services and amenities that encourage employees to focus on their own health and wellness both...

Greenspring Receives 2013 Excellence in the Workplace Award from LeadingAge

Aug 6, 2013

(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., has been recognized by LeadingAge with the 2013 Excellence in the Workplace Award.  According to LeadingAge, the award "recognizes organizations that demonstrate effectiveness in fostering and advancing a healthy workplace culture and an environment that promotes the recruitment, retention, and development of staff at all levels of the organization."  The award will be presented to Greenspring later this year at the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Dallas, Texas.

"It is a special honor for Greenspring to receive this commendation from LeadingAge," said...

Two Local Neighbors Medal in Archery at the National Senior Games

Jul 29, 2013

Greenspring residents Jack Cason and Charlie Edwards were awarded top medals at the National Senior Games held in Cleveland last week

(Springfield, Va.) - Neighbors Jack Cason and Charlie Edwards competed in archery at the National Senior Games in Cleveland last week.  Both Cason, 80, and Edwards, 94, live at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., and competed in the compound release archery competition on July 23 & July 24.  Cason brought home the gold medal and Edwards was awarded the bronze medal in their respective age categories.  The two qualified for the National Senior Games in...

Greenspring Welcomes David Tenney as the Assistant Director of General Services

Jul 1, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - David Tenney recently joined Greenspring, an Erickson Living retirement community in Springfield, Va., as the new Assistant Director of General Services. Tenney brings over 25 years of facility operations and management experience to Greenspring. Previously, Tenney was the Facility Manager for the Gannett/USA Today corporate headquarters and the Senior Building Manager for NPR (National Public Radio).  He has experience working with multiple types of properties including residential, medical, corporate and technical.  Tenney has also been an instructor for vocational programs in Fairfax County. "Greenspring is truly a wonderful place to be," said Tenney. "I...