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.”

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.