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.

Bob Workman, pictured here with his book Float Planes and Flying Boats, now in its third printing, and two of his models currently under construction in the Ashby Ponds woodshop.

For Bob Workman, service in the United States Coast Guard was a calling and lifelong passion that saved hundreds of lives. 

Keeping the roads clear and community members safe, the Ashby Ponds general services team worked tirelessly during last year’s blizzard.

For many, the winter months necessitate a break from activities. However, at Ashby Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., more than 200 clubs, activities, and numerous social events continue seamlessly, regardless of the weather outdoors. 

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.