Current communications committee members seated around a table (from left): John Hedley, Pat Westine, Jan Aronson, Annie Bartholomew, Margaretta Smith, Kay O’Brien, Joan Peacock, Suzi Weinert, and Pauline Wratten.

Dedicated to keeping the people who live at Ashby Ponds current, the communications committee works diligently to produce two completely resident-run publications.

Now closer to both her children and grandchildren, Elaine Wienholt enjoys a wonderful new life at Ashby Ponds.

For the last 13 years, Elaine Wienholt lived in a condo at Ellicott Hills, a small 55-plus community outside of Baltimore, Md. Her life changed forever when she accompanied her friend (and son-in-law’s mother), who was selecting her new home at Ashby Ponds

Holly Henderson, Ashby Ponds Sales Director

With the upcoming opening of Cherry Blossom Square and the recent announcement of Birch Point and Cypress Ridge at Ashby Ponds, Sales Director Holly Henderson is busier than ever this summer.

Ashby Ponds community member and author/editor Glen Heidbreder addresses the crowd at the recent authors reception sponsored by the library committee.

Novelist J.D. Salinger once remarked, “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 

Construction continues on schedule for Ashby Ponds’ three new residence buildings—Cherry Blossom Square, Birch Point, and Cypress Ridge.

In the weeks since announcing the construction of two new residence buildings, Birch Point and Cypress Ridge, membership on the Ashby Ponds priority list has been increasing rapidly.

Associate Executive Director Tom Channon and Facilities Manager Jarka Slaninova welcome Ashby Ponds’ furry friends at the official opening of the campus dog park.

Last fall, dog owners at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., celebrated the arrival of the campus’s first dog run, the perfect outdoor space for their beloved pets.

Construction continues on schedule for Ashby Ponds’ newest residence building, Cherry Blossom Square.

Ashy Ponds community member Suzi Weinert celebrates the release of her novel Garage Sale Riddle, the third installment in her Garage Sale series.

“Writing is an extreme privilege, but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself, and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”—American novelist Amy Tan

Suzi Weinert has given that gift freely throughout her life. 

Community member Frank Maccini and Ashby Ponds Executive Assistant Debbie Cannatella enjoy testing their skills at the Goji Play demonstration last fall.

In an ongoing commitment to stay current and relevant to everyone at the community, the fitness center at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., recently served as a demo site for a variety of Goji Play interactive, virtual reality fitness games by Blue Goji.