Erickson Senior Living Recognized as a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace

June 22, 2015

Ashby Ponds' workplace culture sets the standard in northern Virginia senior housing

[[{"fid":"165971","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][title]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][url]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][title]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][url]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"width: 100px; height: 166px; margin: 2px; float: right;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]](Ashburn, Va.) – Ashby Ponds retirement community's developer and manager, Erickson Living, is pleased to announce that is has been named a 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace. 

"It is an honor to be recognized as a Washington Post Top Workplace," said David Gallagher, Ashby Ponds' Executive Director.  "Our employees demonstrate a passionate commitment to providing superior care and service to those who call Ashby Ponds home.  It is that dedication that sets us apart and allows us to achieve our mission of helping our residents live better lives."

The 2015 Washington Post Top Workplace awards were determined based on feedback received from an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.   A leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, WorkplaceDynamics began the Top Workplaces program in 2006 and today, conducts regional programs with 45 major publishing partners across the United States.  Their program is based the belief that "the most successful companies are the ones that employees believe in."

[[{"fid":"165976","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][title]":"","field_slideshow_link[und][0][url]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][title]":"","field_wrapper_link[und][0][url]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"width: 300px; height: 200px; border-width: 2px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px; float: right;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Ashby Ponds retirement community employs nearly 500 staff members in fields from administration to health care to culinary services, among many more.  The community, home to over 1000 residents, is dedicated to providing superior resident and employee services.  Ashby Ponds promotes a supportive work environment with a focus on values such as integrity, teamwork, and communication, and provides a comprehensive benefits package with features including access to an on-site employee health and wellness center, tuition assistance, and a volunteer support program. 

The Washington Post published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 21, 2015. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 18 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 about 1000 residents and has over 120 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options. More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at