Greenspring softball team manager Jim Coulter pitches to his teammates during an indoor, off-season practice.

In the famed movie Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner’s character, Ray Kinsella, discovers that if he builds a ball field on his Iowa farm, former baseball legends will come to play ball. 

Fred Booth poses with his 200 model trains and the custom train cabinet he had made to display them.

"My trains are very important to me,” says Fred Booth in reference to his extensive model train collection. “They are a link to both of my grandfathers who worked on Rock Island. I knew I wanted to move to Greenspring [an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.], but the trains had to come with me.

Personal Moving Consultant Anna Greves has helped hundreds of people move to Greenspring in Springfield, Va.

"Once we made our deposit, [Personal Moving Consultant] Anna Greves came out to our house to help prepare us for our move,” says Steve Arpee, who, along with his wife Janet, moved to Greenspring from their house in Washington, D.C., last year. “What we weren’t prepared for was just how helpful she would be. She was invaluable to us throughout the entire process.”

In 2017, Bloomberg reported that U.S. seniors are employed at the highest rates since 1962, with almost 19% of people 65-plus working at least part time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number is expected to continue rising. The Bureau estimates that by 2024, 36% of 65 to 69 year olds will be active participants in the labor market.

On May 3, Americans across the country recognized the National Day of Prayer, an annual day of observance designated by the U.S. Congress, offering Americans the opportunity to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

Members of the Greenspring priority list enjoy numerous special events and seminars including invitations to the popular home expo held in April.

Spring is in the air at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. As members of the tennis club dust off their rackets and devoted gardeners flex their green thumbs, the community celebrates with a renewed sense of energy, excitement, and growth.

(From left) Barbara Kauke and Gladys Baker, leaders of the Greenspring Great Decisions discussion group, prepare for club’s eighteenth year at the community.

Greek philosopher Plato once remarked that “a good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”

With the primary purpose of keeping up to date on important foreign policy issues, community members at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., recently kicked off the eighteenth year of their Great Decisions discussion group.

The Villager’s faithful editorial staff in transition (from left) Marion Meany, Kathleen Henry, Kay McCurdy, and Carolyn Nagler.

“He who is without a newspaper is cut off from his species.” —P.T. Barnum

Since September 2000, community members at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., work diligently each month publishing a completely resident-organized and -written newspaper, The Villager, which highlights life at the vibrant campus.

Addison and Flagstaff floorpans

Spring is in the air at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va. As the beautiful, 58-acre campus begins to bloom, many residents take advantage of numerous outdoor activities, including long walks on the Accotink Trail, a friendly game of pickleball, or miniature yacht racing on the pond.