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Greenspring's Director of Finance Named a Finalist for 2013 CFO of the Year Award

Jun 20, 2013

Berwick Drews will be recognized at the Washington Business Journal's 2013 CFO of the Year Awards ceremony on July 18

[caption id="attachment_59777" align="alignright" width="199"] Berwick Drews, Greenspring's Director of Finance[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring's Director of Finance, Berwick Drews, has been named a finalist for the 2013 CFO of the Year Awards presented by the Washington Business Journal .  The award recognizes financial professionals in Greater Washington for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.  Drews is one of two finalists selected in the Health & Biotech category.  Award winners will be announced...

The National Institute on Aging Discovers Exceptional Agers at Greenspring

Jun 14, 2013
The NIA aims to gain insight on aging from local "ideal agers" [caption id="attachment_59147" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Ferrucci from the NIA speaks to over 200 residents and staff at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - In 2011, Greenspring retirement community partnered with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to host a  Go4Life® campaign launch event promoting physical fitness and activity for people 50+. Since then, the community has hosted several events and speakers from NIA on topics related to healthy aging. In early 2013, Luigi Ferrucci, MD,...

Greenspring's Channel 6 Receives Two Bronze Telly Awards

Jun 11, 2013

The retirement community's in-house television station wins award for tenth consecutive year

Greenspring's Channel 6 production team is the proud recipient of two Bronze Telly's from the 34 th Annual Telly Awards.  In its thirteen year history, Channel 6 has won 24 Telly's for the station's outstanding production work.  The Telly's are presented annually to honor local, regional, and cable programs, as well as other video, web, and film productions throughout the world.  This year, there were over 13,000 entries submitted for consideration.

[caption id="attachment_58811" align="alignright" width="300"] Nearly one dozen...

Twenty Local High School Seniors Recognized as Candidates for $10,000 Scholarships from Greenspring Retirement Community

May 28, 2013
Annual Scholars Awards Ceremony was held at Greenspring on Wednesday, May 29   [caption id="attachment_57413" align="alignright" width="300"] The 2013 Greenspring Scholars[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - On Wednesday, May 29, a packed house of family, friends, residents, and staff attended the annual Scholars Awards Ceremony at Greenspring.  At the event this year, twenty seniors from local high schools were recognized as 2013 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...

Honoring the Greatest Generation at Greenspring

May 20, 2013

  A special documentary screening was held at the retirement community in Springfield for Military Appreciation Month

[caption id="attachment_55762" align="alignright" width="300"] Honor Flight producer, Clay Broga, describes the making of the film and its impact on his life.[/caption] (Springfield, Va.) - Nearly 200 residents and prospective residents attended a special screening of Honor Flight: One Last Mission at Greenspring on Friday, May 17.  The event was held to commemorate Military Appreciation Month and Armed Forces Week in honor of the many veterans who call Greenspring home.  The producer of the Honor...

Dozens of WWII, Korean & Vietnam War Veterans to Attend Military Appreciation Month Event at Greenspring

May 3, 2013

Event to include film premiere and Q&A with Producer of Honor Flight: One Last Mission

Friday, May 17

WHAT: Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va. is home to hundreds of veterans who fought in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  In honor of National Military Appreciation Month , Greenspring will be hosting a special event to celebrate and honor their service.  The event will be held on Friday, May 17 during Armed Forces Week . WHEN: Friday, May 17 11:00am:   Visit with resident representatives from...

Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award Recognition from the American Heart Association

Apr 30, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of the community's far-reaching efforts to make employee health a priority.  Fit-Friendly Worksites are identified by the AHA as "employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health."  According to the AHA, the platinum award represents the highest level of recognition for employers that: Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace; Increase healthy eating options at the worksite; Promote a wellness culture in the workplace; Implement at least nine criteria outlined...

Hazel Poole Receives Service Award from Volunteer Fairfax

Apr 23, 2013

Greenspring resident receives commendation for instituting and operating an English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the community

(Springfield, Va.) - Greenspring resident Hazel Poole was recently honored at the 2013 [caption id="attachment_49385" align="alignright" width="300"] Greenspring resident, Hazel Poole, and Greenspring Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Elke Martin[/caption] Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards hosted by Volunteer Fairfax .  The awards recognize "individuals, groups and organizations that have given outstanding volunteer service through a broad range of activities and programs" throughout the County.  Poole received the award in the "Adult Volunteer 250 Hours and Over"...

Greenspring and Ashby Ponds Named 2013 Helios Apollo Awards Finalists

Apr 19, 2013
Greenspring and Ashby Ponds, Erickson Living's two Northern Virginia retirement communities, have been named as finalists for the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards.  The awards are presented to recognize Washington-area employers who promote an organizational culture focused on employee development and engagement. Greenspring has been named a finalist in the Pente category, reserved for those organizations with more than 700 employees.  "It is truly an honor to be recognized as a 2013 Helios Apollo Awards finalist," said Tamika Mitchell, Director of Human Resources at Greenspring.  "Greenspring is dedicated to assisting employees in growing both professionally and personally so they...

Greenspring Named a 2013 "Best Nursing Home" by U.S. News & World Report

Mar 18, 2013
(Springfield, Va.) - U.S. News & World Report recently released its fifth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings and has named Greenspring a "Best Nursing Home" for 2013.  To determine the 2013 ratings, U.S. News & World Report utilized data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); the "Best Nursing Home" designation was given to nursing homes that recently received an overall five-star rating from CMS.  In August 2012, the continuing care neighborhood at Greenspring retirement community received a five-star rating in the "Overall Quality" category, which is the highest possible score in the Five-Star...