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Ashby Ponds Aims to Help Area Children in Need this Thanksgiving

November 19, 2012

On Wednesday, November 14, about 50 residents and staff from Ashby Ponds retirement community participated in a Turkey Shoot golf putting challenge and a Turkey Trot to benefit area children in need.  The community has raised nearly $1300 for Backpack Buddies, a program which helps to provide "nutritious, child-friendly, self-serve food designed to fill a backpack and feed a child over the weekend," according to their website.  The community raised money for the program, as well as collected donated items such as canned soup, shelf milk, juice boxes, cereal, instant oatmeal, and granola bars.  Ashby Ponds will continue to accept donations until Thanksgiving for the Backpack Buddies program.

About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to over 700 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  With over 100 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options, life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at: