Space Shuttle Enterprise in Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

In recognition of National Volunteer Month this past April, volunteers throughout the U.S. were honored for their hard work and dedication to those they serve. According to the Corporation for National Community Service, 25.3%, or 62.8 million Americans, volunteer, averaging 32.1 volunteer hours per person per year.

Ashby Pond's staff pose in their new building

Throughout 2018, Ashby Ponds will welcome more than 200 new community members when it opens 157 new homes in Birch Point and Cypress Ridge, two brand new residence buildings. For those wishing for a sneak peek at these new apartment homes, the Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., is hosting a spring open house on May 31.

It’s an exciting year at Ashby Ponds. The first new residents moved into Birch Point, Ashby Ponds’ eleventh residence building, on January 22.

With the 2018 opening of Birch Point and Cypress Ridge residence buildings, Ashby Ponds will welcome more than 200 new residents this year. In the midst of this flurry of activity, numerous people visit the campus each day eager to learn how they can live at the fastest-growing continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the nation.

(From left) Ben FitzGerald, Nancy Oliphant, and John Oliphant prepare for the Red Robin penthouse’s Diamond Jubilee sixtieth happy hour celebration.

Recently, people who live on the fourth floor of Red Robin View, known as the “penthouse,” celebrated their sixtieth, floor-wide happy hour since the building opened in 2012. Amidst balloons, party signs, cocktails, and hot hors d’oeuvres, the residents toasted the fun times shared together over the past five
years.

This month, the Ashby Ponds community welcomes more than 100 new residents with the opening of its eleventh residence building—Birch Point.

This month, Birch Point, the newest independent living residence building at Ashby Ponds, will open its doors to more than 100 new residents eager to join the thriving Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

Ashby Ponds residents toast to the success of the community’s newest restaurant—1912. (In back, from left) Frank Babka, Jacquelyn Hill, Mary Alice Babka, and Marlane Curran.

Virginia Woolf once remarked, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

Dining well, both in taste and nutrition, is an important hallmark of living at an Erickson Living community.

Floor plan of a Bradford apartment home

For more than ten years, Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., has offered the gold standard in retirement living.

Ashby Ponds celebrated its Benevolent Care Fund campaign with a solar eclipse viewing party.

A tremendous sense of responsibility lies at the core of the Erickson Living mission: “We share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” 

Treasure Chest organizer Joanne Harney shows off the variety of keepsakes offered at a recent sale.

For experienced bargain shoppers, January is the hottest month of the year to find post-holiday, priced-to-sell items.