Celebrating Diversity at Greenspring

July 13, 2015

The community hosted their annual Diversity & Inclusion Expo on Friday, July 10

Celebrating Diversity at Greenspring
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Greenspring is proud to employ an extremely diverse staff with employees hailing from dozens of countries all over the world – Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, India, Japan, Philippines, and Mexico, just to name a few. Greenspring recognizes the importance that a diverse workforce has to the success of the community and sponsors events celebrating both the cultural and spiritual diversity of residents and staff. Many of these events are sponsored by the Greenspring's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, comprised of staff members who coordinate the community celebrations.

For more information about the celebration of diversity throughout Erickson Living communities like Greenspring, please visit: https://www.ericksonliving.com/about-us

Greenspring, one of 18 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 58-acre campus in Springfield, Virginia. The community is home to nearly 2000 residents, many of whom reside in the community's 1404 independent living apartment homes. At Greenspring, over 200 resident-run and resident-driven programs promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average. Additional information about Greenspring can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.