After more than ten years as a Greenspring staff  member, Elke Martin and her wife Eva Freund moved to the Springfield, Va., community last April. “We are very, very happy here,” she says.

For 11 years, Elke Martin tirelessly devoted her time and energy to serving the Greenspring community as the volunteer program coordinator.

Greenspring priority list members enjoy invitations to a variety of fun-filled events, including a luncheon with the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents.

As the hot summer months give way to crisp fall air, comfy sweaters, and the crackle of fallen leaves, the Greenspring sales office is buzzing with record-breaking activity. 

Greenspring has opened a brand-new design suite for current and prospective residents to view customizing options for their homes.

The warm summer breezes may be cooling, but things are heating up in the Greenspring sales office. 

This year, Greenspring community members supported 39 student employees with $10,000 scholarships for higher education.

A recent article in Forbes magazine reported that the costs associated with attending a four-year college are growing eight times faster than American wages. The report also notes that student loan debt now accounts for the largest chunk of U.S. nonhousing debt. 

Barbara and Ken Kauke pose in front of a beautiful treelined view.

With one of the highest occupancy rates for continuing care communities in the nation, an industry-leading 90% refundable entrance deposit, and a comprehensive monthly service package, Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., provides community members with financial strength and sec

Representing the Greenspring’s GrandInvolve  volunteers, Judy Heusmann, Janet Rife, and Margaret Brooke pose here in Margaret's apartment at Greenspring.

Next month, as children across the country leave behind their pool toys and sand buckets for bookbags and notebooks, generous volunteers at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., will prepare to volunteer with students at nearby Crestwood Elementary.

(From left, front row) Barbara Herriman, Mary Sue Garner, Judy Sanford, Joe Corso, Frank Brodersen, and Tom Doshier. (From left, back row) Richard Schmidt, Al Sanford, Gary Traub, Jim Coulter, Roy O’Connor, Archie Taylor, and Palmer McGrew.

According to Senior Softball USA, the largest senior softball association in the country, almost two million older adults currently play slow-pitch softball. Among these numbers is a team of dedicated players at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. 

Personal Moving Consultant Lauren Askey helps future community members plan, prepare, and move to their new home at Greenspring.

As the number of Baby Boomers selling their houses and moving to continuing care retirement communities grows exponentially, so does the use of senior move managers and other moving specialists. According to the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM), the number of companies helping seniors move has grown from 22 in 2002 to over 850 today.

Pictured here are just some of the hundreds of Greenspring volunteers who spent almost 64,000 hours volunteering last year in a wide variety of causes both on campus and in the surrounding community.

According to the Philanthropy News Digest, “The national volunteer rate—which peaked at 28.8% for three straight years between 2003 and 2005—fell to a 15-year low of 24.9% in 2015, while the percentage of Americans giving to nonprofits annually fell from 66.8% in 2000 to 55.5% in 2014.”