As priority list members, John and Sue Huppert took full advantage of the opportunity to live on campus for two nights in Greenspring’s Live the Life suite.

Living in their Franconia, Va., home for more than 35 years, John and Sue Huppert were familiar with Greenspring, an Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield. The couple had friends already living at the community, and Sue visited often in her former position as a Fairfax County social worker. 

Greenspring’s general services team works diligently clearing sidewalks and parking lots and deicing walkways throughout the winter.

According to predictions from Washington, D.C.’s popular Capital Weather Gang, “As a more persistent wintry pattern emerges, February will be the snowiest month of the winter season.” These adept forecasters also predict “five to seven accumulating snow events in the immediate D.C. metro area.”

Wellness Coordinator Juanita Kuntz leads the popular intermediate balance class at Greenspring.

In 2019, Greenspring, an Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield, Va., commenced a multiyear renovation of its on-campus fitness and aquatics center, doubling in size and bringing in new, state-of-the art equipment.

Greenspring hosts numerous events throughout the year, including expos and downsizing seminars, like the Health and Wellness Event pictured here.

Planning for the future, whether for retirement, college, or a dream vacation, is one of the top resolutions for the New Year.

Greenspring residents made up the winning team at the first-ever pickleball tournament between four Erickson Living-managed retirement communities.

According to a report by NBC News, “Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport you’ve never heard of.” However, for community members at Greenspring, an Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield, Va., the pickleball group has continued to draw members for the past 16 years. 

A Greenspring resident cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremonies, surrounding by staff and board members.

In the midst of holiday preparations, community members and staff at Greenspring look back on an exciting year of milestones at the Erickson Living-managed community in Springfield, Va. 

1. Construction begins on new fitness and aquatics center

Computer club members (from left) Philip Scianna, Linda Martz, Bob Sinclair, Richard Schmidt, Marie Arnts Lee, and Lloyd Lehn (seated).

According to the Pew Research Center, “A majority of seniors make the internet a standard part of their daily routine. Roughly three-quarters of older internet users go online at least daily, with 51% indicating that they go online several times throughout the day.”

(From left) Yacht club members Martin Schaller, Mary Schaller, and Fran Darnton welcome the opportunity that Greenspring’s annual village fair provides to share their club with neighbors.

One of the biggest benefits of living at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., are the numerous opportunities for social interaction, including joining any of the almost 200 resident-run clubs and activities available on campus.

After more than ten years as a Greenspring staff  member, Elke Martin and her wife Eva Freund moved to the Springfield, Va., community last April. “We are very, very happy here,” she says.

For 11 years, Elke Martin tirelessly devoted her time and energy to serving the Greenspring community as the volunteer program coordinator.