Greenspring residents made up the winning team at the first-ever pickleball tournament between four Erickson Living-managed retirement communities.

According to a report by NBC News, “Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport you’ve never heard of.” However, for community members at Greenspring, an Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield, Va., the pickleball group has continued to draw members for the past 16 years. 

A Greenspring resident cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremonies, surrounding by staff and board members.

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Greenspring look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield, Va. 

1. Construction begins on new fitness and aquatics center

Computer club members (from left) Philip Scianna, Linda Martz, Bob Sinclair, Richard Schmidt, Marie Arnts Lee, and Lloyd Lehn (seated).

According to the Pew Research Center, “A majority of seniors make the internet a standard part of their daily routine. Roughly three-quarters of older internet users go online at least daily, with 51% indicating that they go online several times throughout the day.”

(From left) Yacht club members Martin Schaller, Mary Schaller, and Fran Darnton welcome the opportunity that Greenspring’s annual village fair provides to share their club with neighbors.

One of the biggest benefits of living at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., are the numerous opportunities for social interaction, including joining any of the almost 200 resident-run clubs and activities available on campus.

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