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Greenspring to Host Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 16

April 8, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORYGreenspring to Host Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 16This year, the event will feature WUSA9 Meteorologist Erica GrowThursday, April 16 | 11am-2pm

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WHEN: Earth Day event | 11am-2pmWUSA9's Erica Grow presentation | 1pm-2pm

WHERE:  Greenspring retirement communityHunters Crossing clubhouse7430 Spring Village DriveSpringfield, VA 22150

CONTACT:If you'd like to cover this event, please contact Jessica McKay at, 703-923-4690, or @JMcKay_Erickson.  This is a private event not open to the public; however, media members are welcome to attend.

ABOUT GREENSPRING: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