Flags hang from the ceiling of a hall where Greenspring community members celebrate Diversity Day.

One of the biggest benefits of living at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., is the number of opportunities for social interaction, including dining with neighbors, participating in clubs and activities, and volunteering.

Crestwood Elementary school staff and students join Greenspring volunteers in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

Recently, generous Greenspring residents, led by the community’s Catholic Council, raised more than $2,000 to provide 660 grade-appropriate books to students at Crestwood Elementary School.

Greenspring volunteers who were awarded gold Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for providing 500 or more hours of volunteer time in 2016.

According to the Independent Sector, a national organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good, the estimated value of volunteers’ time is $23.56 per hour. 

Greenspring priority list members and their families enjoy the opportunity to meet with community members and staff like Personal Moving Consultant Anna Greves (center) at special events throughout the year.

According to Stella Henry, R.N., author of The Eldercare Handbook, “Moving elderly parents is probably one of the hardest decisions a child will ever have to make.” However, parents who plan ahead and make their own decisions for the future give their children and other loved ones an immeasurable gift. 

“Moving to Greenspring sooner rather than later just makes good, financial sense,” says Greenspring community member Sharon Featherstone.

Two impressionistic landscape paintings by Greenspring community members.

Elizabeth and Bernard Nass praise Personal Moving Consultant Anna Greves and her team of experts for their successful move to Greenspring.

Bernard and Elizabeth Nass thought about moving from their Alexandria, Va., house for several years.

“We realized that we wanted to make a transition from our single-family home,” says Elizabeth. “We no longer wished to deal with the work and the costs maintaining our house.”

Winner of 29 international Telly awards, Greenspring’s in-house, cable Channel 6 recently celebrated 15 years on air.

In January, Channel 6, Greenspring’s in-house, award-winning, cable station celebrated 15 years of service at the Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va.

Greenspring community member Sue Leathers finds she has “more space than I need” in her beautiful Abbott studio apartment home.

“I knew I wanted to live at Greenspring, but I also knew that I wanted to pay a smaller amount to do so,” says Sue Leathers. “For me, a studio apartment home offered the best of both worlds.”