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

Husband and wife Al and Marilynn Beyer, along with their fellow classmates, perform the latest karate forms for their neighbor and instructor Roger Webb.

A 2016 study published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research found that five months of practicing karate forms and general fitness training improves overall health, stability, and memory. The repetition of karate forms and the skill involved in performing the maneuvers provide far-reaching physical and mental results.

Peter Brownrigg, Doris Ling, Shun Ling, Catherine Clark, Carol Katchmark, Marguerite Gillilland, George Mazur, Frances Schwebius, Elaine Stricklett, JoAnn Worley, Jack Willebeck-LeMair, Rosemary Walker, Elizabeth Skidmore, Sophia Mazur, Mary & Tay Musick

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, “If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, listen to music. There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does.” 

Staff members representing various departments mingled with guests and provided unique insight into life at the popular community.

Based on the success of Ashby Ponds’ group apartment tours, the marketing and sales team recently held the community’s largest event, featuring self-guided apartment tours, a moving seminar and vendor expo, and a meet and greet with residents and staff.

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.