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Oak Crest
woman sitting on couch with her dolls

“There are no mistakes, only challenges.” That’s what Helen Miller tells the ladies who come to the monthly Antique Girls and Friends Doll Club to learn the art of doll making. 

Charlestown
woman dressed up with bunny ears

With more than 300 different clubs, activities, and classes to choose from at

Charlestown
indoor pool

It may be the middle of winter, but you would never know it watching Dot Wehland splash around in the pool at Charlestown’s recently expanded 6,000-square-foot aquatics center doing her morning exercises. 

“It’s so beautiful this time of year,” says Dot. “It’s especially neat to be swimming while there is snow coming down outside.”

Ashby Ponds
women in front of christmas tree

With only weeks until the grand opening of Ponds’ new continuing care neighborhood, an expert team of medical professionals—all leaders in their area of expertise—are busily preparing to provide the highest level of patient-centered care.

Ashby Ponds
women in front of christmas tree

With only weeks until the grand opening of Ponds’ new continuing care neighborhood, an expert team of medical professionals—all leaders in their area of expertise—are busily preparing to provide the highest level of patient-centered care.

Ashby Ponds
singers wearing santa hats

Rather than sending over freshly baked cookies, community members at Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Ashburn, Va., recently welcomed One Loudoun, the county’s newest mixed-use downtown center, by raising their voices in song.

Tallgrass Creek
Tallgrass Creek residents

Two years ago, former Leawood, Kans., residents Don and Donna Kaufmann had no thoughts about downsizing. But after another long day of gardening and lawn work on the large corner lot their house occupied, the idea took root. 

Riderwood
Riderwood residents

For the last few years, Jean Rhodes wanted to move to an independent living retirement community. But, her husband Lew was reluctant to sell their Wheaton, Md., house and make the move. Lew says it was fear that downsizing would be overwhelming that was holding him back.