Ashby Ponds’ sign language group.

“When I moved to Ashby Ponds in 2010, I wondered if I would have anyone to talk to,” says Eve Christian, who has been profoundly deaf since contracting spinal meningitis when she was six years old.

Rallying together as a community, Ashby Ponds recently collected 710 pounds of much-needed goods and $1,160 in support of Loudoun Hunger Relief.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than one in seven American households—49 million individuals, including 12 million children—struggle to have enough to eat.

High school students who work in Ashby Ponds’ dining services department joined together as The Blue Sky Canaries to perform a rendition of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.

This fall, members of the Ashby Ponds community dazzled a full house at the Great Oak performing arts theater at the sixth annual talent show.

Charlie Veitenthal and his wife Barbara with the Redskins Marching Band cap.

“It was a thrilling experience and one I will never forget,” Charlie Veitenthal says reminiscing about the six years he spent playing the coronet in the Washington Redskins Marching Band.

For the first time in more than two years, Ashby Ponds announces the construction of a new residence building, Cherry Blossom Square.

With all apartment homes occupied and a growing priority list of almost 1,000 people, Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., recently announced the addition of its tenth residence building, Cherry Blossom Square, scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Priority list members George and Bernice Rader experienced a stress-free move to Ashby Ponds this summer with the help and guidance of Personal Moving Consultant Elizabeth McCumiskey.

“You just know when it’s time to move,” says George Rader. “We could no longer keep up with maintaining a big house. We looked at several retirement communities and were impressed with the large range of activities and services available at Ashby Ponds.” 

Student employees (from left) Mariam Abdulle, Melanny Fernandez, Michael Hornberger, Michaela Hatton, Jessica Beanland, Alex Perryman, and Kender Poore at the Ashby Ponds Scholars’ Fund award ceremony.

This fall, seven high school employees at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., will begin the pursuit of higher education thanks to the generosity of the community members they serve.

Seventy-three Ashby Ponds residents pose for the community’s largest senior selfie.

Selfies, or pictures taken of oneself when holding a cellphone or tablet at arm’s length, are currently a hot trend on the Internet. In fact, in December 2014, the Oxford Dictionary Online named “selfie” the word of the year.