All of the 2019 Ashby Ponds scholarship winners, seen here in a line on the stage, thanked the community for their generosity as they showcased their many talents.

This fall, 28 high school employees at Ashby Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., will begin their pursuit of higher education thanks in part to the generosity of those they serve. This year marks a 40% increase in the total dollar value of the student scholarships—the amount of each scholarship has increased from $5,000 to $7,000.

Tom and Rae Copeland pose here, in their Walton style apartment home at Ashby Ponds

“I wasn’t prepared to like Ashby Ponds because I didn’t think that I wanted to move out of my house. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to sell the house that we dearly loved, give up my spacious garden, or downsize my personal items,” says Rae Copeland, who moved to the Ashburn, Va., Erickson Living community with her husband Tom in 2017.

Living at Ashby Ponds, the Erickson Living community in Loudoun County, Va., since 2014, John Hedley fondly remembers former President George H.W. Bush, whom he worked with during Bush’s time as vice president.

Following the November 30, 2018, death of former President George H. W. Bush, the office of former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama said, “Bush’s life was a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey. It’s a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he’d want all of us to try.”

Connie and Raoul Drapeau moved to Ashby Ponds in 2015 and have already referred two couples to the popular Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Spring is in the air at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. As members of the tennis club dust off their rackets and devoted gardeners flex their green thumbs, the community celebrates with a renewed sense of energy, excitement, and unprecedented growth.

Screen shots of the My Erickson App

According to technology news leader Digital Trends, the most downloaded mobile apps in the U.S. include YouTube, Google Maps, and Amazon. However, for community members at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., My Erickson, complete with a wide range of community specific information, tops the charts.

As an Ashby Ponds resident ambassador, Joanne Harney  welcomes new residents, like Frank Maccini, to the community.

On April 25, Ashby Ponds will host the highly anticipated annual Home Expo, open to anyone interested in learning more about the sought-after Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va. 

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.