Ashby Ponds philanthropy committee members (from left) Ann Wingblade, Dee Lowe, Adele Knott, Shirley Boning, and Philanthropy Manager Elisabeth Longworth celebrate a monumental year of giving at this year’s elegant evening event.

Community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., feel a tremendous sense of responsibility in fulfilling the community’s mission to “share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” 

In addition to welcoming more new residents, Ashby Ponds’ sales team hosted numerous events designed to provide a real-life glimpse into the popular community.

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Ashby Ponds look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va. 

1. Record number of new community members

(Back row, from left) Laura Stuchlak, Dana Bradshaw, Marjean Stevens, Holly Henderson, Christa Gormley, and Rachel Gilbert. (Front row, from left) Melissa Bates, Francesca Gavino, and Liz Dunwood

“I believe that our love for our jobs, and the fact that we work together and know each other like family members, allows us all to best meet the needs of every person wishing to move to Ashby Ponds,” says Holly Henderson, director of sales at the Ashburn, Va., Erickson Living community.

(Back row, from left) Technology club members Nan Krueger, Joan Helble, Mary Alice Babka, Elaine Wienholt, and Greg Johnson. (Front row, from left) Kelsey Hunt and Doug Strait.

According to a recent survey, AARP projects that, “by the year 2030, nearly 132 million Americans age 50 and older will spend upwards of $84 billion a year on technology products.” The survey went on to report that, currently, “91% of those age 50-plus report using a computer, and 94% say technology helps them keep in touch with friends and family.”

Leading and organizing more than 75 neighbors, Roy Murphy (left) and Lou Rodriquez enjoy the socialization and exercise pickleball provides.

According to a report by NBC news this past April, “Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport you’ve never heard of.” 

Ashby Ponds Director of Sales Holly Henderson encourages anyone interested in a future at Ashby Ponds to schedule a visit this fall.

As the hot summer months give way to crisp fall air, comfy sweaters, and the crackle of fallen leaves, the Ashby Ponds sales office is buzzing with record-breaking activity. With the recent summer opening of Belmont Commons, the community’s thirteenth residence building, Ashby Ponds is now home to more than 1,500 community members.

This year’s Ashby Ponds Olympic games began with the traditional torch carried throughout the campus by the Olympians.

With the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo less than a year away, fun-loving community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., recently took part in the community’s eleventh annual Ashby Ponds Olympics.

Erickson Living veteran Will Nance recently took the leadership helm at Ashby Ponds.

Earlier this year, Will Nance, a staple in Erickson Living leadership since 1998, took the helm at Ashby Ponds as the community’s executive director.

At the most recent Senior Olympics, Ashby Ponds residents carried the ceremonial torch.

With one of the highest occupancy rates for continuing care retirement communities in the nation, an industry-leading 90% refundable entrance deposit, and a comprehensive monthly service package, Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Va., provides community members with the financial strength and security that are the cornerstones of Erickson Living’s financial model (the