Ashby Ponds community member Alicia Sommers poses beside her abstract painting Ebb Tide. Alicia is wearing a red shirt with a dark colored vest over top.

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”—Edward Hopper

The 16 young people on stage here are the George Mason University Cabaret singers. Everyone is wearing black dresses or suits and singing.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”—Plato

Ashby Ponds community members (from left) Gloria Masters, Judy Erickson, Judy Hetu, Edie Bartlett, and Keith and Beverlee McCartney enjoy numerous opportunities to socialize with neighbors, including a party during the holidays last year.

One of the most significant benefits of living at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., are the numerous opportunities for social interaction, including dining with neighbors, participating in the more than 200 resident-led clubs and activities, and volunteering.

The Ashby Ponds Special Trips Advisory Committee selects games throughout the season for fans to attend at nearby Nationals Park.

Located less than 25 miles from Nationals Park, the home of the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals, Ashby Ponds is home to hundreds of devoted fans.

Elaine and Lloyd Ulrich took advantage of Ashby Ponds’ Live the Life suite to sample the activities and dining and talk to community members firsthand about life at Ashby Ponds.

“Ten years ago, my husband Lloyd and I downsized from the single-family home in Annandale, Va., we lived in for 27 years,” says Elaine Ulrich. “We moved to a 55-plus community two miles from Ashby Ponds. But even then, we knew that further down the road we were interested in moving to Ashby Ponds.

Ashby Pond’s general services team work diligently clearing sidewalks, parking lots, and deicing walkways throughout the winter.

According to predictions from Washington, D.C.’s popular Capital Weather Gang, “As a more persistent wintry pattern emerges, February will be the snowiest month of the winter season.” These adept forecasters also predict “five to seven accumulating snow events in the immediate D.C. metro area.”

The 2019–2020 Ashby Ponds Resident Advisory Council: (from left) Dave Smith, Sally Brown, Richard Rager, Richard Nolan, Benji Algase, and Charles Duggan. (Not pictured) Bob Warakomsky.

Representing the interests of the more than 1,600 people living at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., the Resident Advisory Council (RAC) serves as the community’s voice in discussions with management and staff.

Ashby Ponds priority list members enjoy exclusive invitations to a variety of events, including luncheons, a monthly happy hour, and an orientation breakfast.

Planning for the future, whether for retirement, college, or a dream vacation, is one of the top resolutions for the New Year. The priority list at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living-managed community in Ashburn, Va., offers the opportunity to make retirement planning resolutions a reality.

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.”