Ashby Ponds residents

“I am at my happiest when I am helping others, so I always have my eyes out for someone who needs a helping hand,” says Sharon Harvey, who lives at .

Ashby Ponds resident

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”

—Max De Pree, American businessman and writer

Ashby Ponds resident

Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” 

Teaching children is what Reiko Matsumoto does best. Following a 30-year career teaching elementary school, she began writing a series of children’s books on Japanese history and culture. 

student car wash at Ashby Ponds

Although she did not know it at the time, Ashley Wood’s life changed forever the day she accepted a position as a member of the dining services staff at , an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va.

residents in TV station

Three years ago, George Menassa, Terry Lowe, Greg Harney, and Greg Johnson had very little experience with the art of videography. Today, they are the heart and soul of

people on an outdoor terrace

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

—Oprah Winfrey