A pastoral counselor for more than 30 years and author of A Guide to Caregivers, Rev. Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Pratt and his wife Judith appreciate the peace of mind their new life provides their two daughters.

After living 44 years in Fairfax City where they raised two daughters, Rev. Dr. Benjamin (Ben) and Judith Pratt recently moved to Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. As a pastoral counselor with more than 30 years of experience, Ben wrote the book A Guide to Caregivers based on his life’s work.

Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey (right) and Gelver Posada prepare a delicious spread of appetizers and refreshments for guests to enjoy throughout their tour of Julian Cole’s Bradford-style home at Ashby Ponds.

In an effort to provide prospective residents with a more unique look into real life in an Ashby Ponds home, the sales team recently held its first personalized tour of a resident’s home. Based on the flood of positive feedback, another personalized tour will be offered t later this month. 

Lawrence and Margaret Dominguez’s decision to move to Ashby Ponds inspired daughter Christa Gormley to change careers and join the community’s sales and marketing staff.

Actor Michael J. Fox once remarked, “Family is not an important thing; it’s everything.” 

The remark is particularly meaningful to a significant number of grown children who choose to work at the Erickson Living community where their parents live—Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Va.

Ashby Ponds’ dedicated general services team works diligently to keep all roads and walkways clear of snow and ice.

According to the latest edition of The Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2018 and 2019 will feature “arctic air; blustery, bitter winds; sharp drops in temperatures; and widespread snow showers and squalls.” Above-normal precipitation is also in the forecast for the Southeast through February 2019.

Photo by Sara Klenofsky With 300 seats and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, Farmwell Hall serves as a popular meeting place for the more than 200 clubs and activities at Ashby Ponds.

In honor of its tenth anniversary, Ashby Ponds recently dedicated Farmwell Hall, the Ashburn, Va., community’s newest meeting place. Devoted to the moral, spiritual, and intellectual growth of residents, Farmwell Hall is named after the nineteenth-century Loudoun County log house of the same name. 

Karen Walborn and her husband Bill Rodier look forward to their first full year at Ashby Ponds. “It was love at first sight,” says Karen of the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Each New Year’s Eve, people around the world resolve to better their lives in the coming year. For many, living a better, more energetic, productive, healthy life tops the list. As a result, the sales center at Ashby Ponds, Erickson Living’s Ashburn, Va., community, sees a spike in campus visits and priority list memberships.

Ashby Ponds marketing luncheon guests enjoy a pressure-free opportunity to learn more about the popular campus while enjoying a delicious, chef-prepared meal.

Each month after discovering Ashby Ponds from a friend, the Erickson Living website, or the popular Facebook page, dozens of people decide to learn more about the community by reserving a spot at one of the monthly marketing luncheons.

Moving to Ashby Ponds sooner than planned, Celso and Jane Gatchalian (pictured here by the Dolomite Mountains in Italy) now enjoy worry-free travel and the companionship of many new friends.

"Like many people, we thought we would live in our single-family home all of our lives,” says Jane Gatchalian. “But once my husband Celso and I visited Ashby Ponds last fall, everything changed. We knew this was where we were meant to live and once we knew that, we didn’t see any point in waiting.”

Over the past ten years, Ashby Ponds has cultivated caring friendships amongst residents and staff, diverse interests and activities, and has grown into a true community where people share their gifts to celebrate life.

Each day for ten years, community members at Ashby Ponds have fulfilled the Erickson Living community’s motto, “We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.” 

Recently, residents and staff celebrated the community’s ten-year anniversary with a full week of festivities.