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.”

Mary Schaller smiles standing in front of some beautiful yellow flowers.

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”—Alan Lakein

In every phase of our life the more options we allow ourselves, the more freedom we have to make the choices that best suit our needs.

Giovanni Carlo, executive chef at Greenspring’s Woodland Skies restaurant, enjoys the deep bonds he has with the residents. “Every day, I feel like I am at home cooking with my grandparents,” he says.

Virginia Woolf once remarked, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Dining well, both in taste and nutrition, is an important hallmark of living at an Erickson Living community.

After Greenspring’s home expo, showcasing residents’ homes and featuring expert-led seminars, priority list membership rose dramatically. “As a result, we now only have a handful of homes available,” says Director of Sales David Taylor (center)

Since 2012, Virginia Living magazine has awarded Virginia’s “bests” from across five regions in the state: Northern, Eastern, Central, Southwestern, and the Shenandoah Valley.

Lauren Askey is a 12-year veteran at Greenspring and recently joined Anna Greves as the community’s second personal moving consultant to meet the needs of people moving to the community each year.

Named as one of Washingtonian’s best retirement communities with an industry-leading occupancy rate of over 98%, Greenspring, the Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., recently announced the addition of a second personal moving consultant to meet the needs of the large number of people moving to the community each year.

The 2019 Greenspring Resident Council: (seated, left) Doug Franklin, Vice President Terence Kuch, President Betty Christman, and Secretary Peggy Kellers. (Standing) Phil DeVore, Deanna DeMember, David Kaiser, Betty Griffin, Chuck Harding, and Ivan Ives.

Representing the interests of the more than 1,900 people living at Greenspring, the Resident Council serves as the community’s voice in discussions with management and staff.

Sales Counselor David Taylor, wearing a suit (left), excitedly greets a resident in the hallway at Greenspring.

It’s been a busy start to the New Year for Greenspring, the Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

 Rev. Leonard Kalkwarf is a frequent guest on Greenspring’s in-house cable program Village in Motion, where he discusses his visits to presidential libraries around the country, wearing his signature tie depicting U.S. presidents.

When Leonard Kalkwarf moved to Greenspring in 2004 with his wife Beverly, he looked forward to devoting more time to his numerous hobbies. A retired ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament for the Reformed Church in America, writing, playing horseshoes, and Bible study were on his list.

Excited for her first full year at Greenspring, Jeri Mullarkey credits frequent visits and a two-night stay in its Live the Life suite for providing a true-to-life look into life at the popular Springfield, Va., Erickson Living community.

For many people, living a more energetic, productive, healthy life is a top priority in the new year.  As a result, the sales center at Greenspring, Erickson Living’s Springfield, Va., community, is experiencing a spike in personal tours and priority list memberships this winter.