For seven years prior to their February 2015 move to Ashby Ponds, Anne and Warren Braham enjoyed riverfront living in the Northern Neck of Virginia, on the western shore of the Potomac River.

Despite the beauty of the area, the couple could not ignore the call to return home to Loudoun County where they had lived for more than 30 years. 

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