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.

Greenspring Dining Services General Manager Cory Young enjoys spending time with one of his best friends, his grandfather Edward DeMeter, who lives at the popular Springfield, Va., community.

In a recent study conducted by Boston University and published in The Gerontologist, researchers concluded that close relationships between adult children and their grandparents have far reaching health benefits for both, including increased mental acuity and the reduction of depression symptoms.

In addition to providing support inside the fitness center, Greenspring’s wellness team sponsors a full calendar of communitywide healthy activities, including the annual Turkey Trot, a one-mile walk in support of local charities.

According to the National Institutes of Health, “Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of life can improve health and help maintain independence as you age.”

Greenspring’s dedicated general services team works diligently to keep all roads and walkways clear of snow and ice.

According to the latest edition of The Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2018–2019 will feature “arctic air; blustery, bitter winds; sharp drops in temperatures; and widespread snow showers and squalls.” Above-normal precipitation is also in the forecast for the Southeast in January and February 2019.

There’s gold at the end of this double rainbow, photographed over the entrance to the Greenspring campus. Fitch ratings recently awarded the Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., an A+ positive rating for its strong financial structure.

No matter how you look at it, Greenspring is an excellent community.

Recently arriving home after more than six weeks of continuous travel overseas, Sharon Featherstone credits moving to Greenspring at age 66 for the richly fulfilling life she enjoys.

Sharon Featherstone made up her mind: she didn’t want to wait.

Greenspring community member Nora Leng (back row, far left) celebrates with her gala guests.

Each day for 20 years, community members at Greenspring have fulfilled the Erickson Living community’s motto, “We share our gifts to create a community that celebrates life.” 

Recently, residents and staff celebrated the community’s 20-year anniversary with a full week of Roaring Twenties-themed festivities.