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.

In a recent class, Executive Chef José Montanez taught participants how to create a fresh tomato sauce, spiced green beans, and pasta salad.

The dining services staff at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., is dedicated to serving delicious and healthy meal options to community members daily.

Greenspring’s “Live the Life” suite allows priority list members to stay on campus and experience all the community offers, such as dining with residents and sampling the myriad activities.

“I’m so glad I joined the Greenspring priority list,” says Betty Van Matre, who moved to the sought-after Springfield, Va., community last August. “During my time as a priority list member, I attended many informational open houses and met with staff members.

The Greenspring fitness center staff

Each January, fitness centers and gyms across the country reach record attendance as visitors hope to keep the No. 1 New Year’s resolution—getting physically fit.

Virginia Fernbach and her dog Cosette enjoy the spacious coziness of their Flagstaff apartment home at Greenspring. That’s Cosette in the lower right-hand corner.

January is one of the busiest times of the year for Greenspring Sales Counselor Sheila Willing. 

“Many people look at the start of the New Year as a time to make important resolutions,” she says. “For the many people we meet, moving to Greenspring in 2018 tops the resolution list.”