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New year, new goal: a fun, never-a-dull-moment retirement that offers lots of amenities, convenience and more. Embrace the best that life has to offer at one of Northern Virginia’s senior living communities.
By Lorin Drinkard
21170 Ashby Ponds Blvd., Ashburn, VA 20147
At Loudoun County’s 132-acre campus, Ashby Ponds Retirement Community by Erickson Living offers a bright, vibrant social life with a lush, scenic view to boot. They believe that your retirement style should open up the doors to new experiences, not slow you down. Love snagging great deals? The Dulles Town Center, just four miles away, offers 185 stores of good deals waiting to be purchased. Fans of our beloved Redskins? Sing ‘Hail’ to the players as they train away at Redskins Park, located one mile from the campus. Outdoors-y activities, such as walking and biking the W&OD Trail are also nearby.
No need to leave little Fido behind—pets (including dogs, cats and most birds) are welcome at Ashby Ponds. Guests and overnight visitors are also welcome. Loved ones can stay the night in your Ashby Ponds apartment home or in a one of the several fully accommodated guest suites available for reservation.
With beautiful campus-style living, residents can choose from a one- or two-bedroom floor plan. The Bradford, a large one-bedroom apartment, features bright, open living area, a large walk-in closet and full bath, plus a modern kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space; while The Grayson offers an extra-large one bedroom with one-and-a-half bath plus café. Looking for more space? Consider a two-bedroom layout: The McKinley (two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath), The Peyton (extra-large two bedroom, two bath with dining room) or The Walton (deluxe two bedroom, two-and-a-half bath with family room, utility room and bay window).
For those in search of a more customized living space, Ashby Ponds’ expert design team will work with you to create the perfect apartment home. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed lighting, custom blinds and drapery, built-in shelving, crown molding and chair rails—these are only a few of the customer interior design upgrades offered.
Convenient on-site services, like banking, day spa, salon/barbershop and transportation accommodations, make everyday tasks effortless, while delicious food options are available at any of the campus’ restaurants.
Receive quality care at the senior health center, which provides same-day visits and extensive doctor-patient interaction with experienced geriatricians. Ashby Ponds, with another community at Greenspring Village, offers safety and security with full-time maintenance teams, a gated campus with security monitors and lifetime warranty appliances and repairs. Parking on campus is safe and conveniently available to all residents at no extra charge, while a private parking space may be reserved for a small monthly fee.
At Ashby Ponds, you’ll have dozens of amenities and resources, such as a fitness center, all-season pool, computer lab, library and more that help you live an abundant, independent lifestyle. From a woodworking and hobby shop, creative arts studio and Wii gaming room to zumba classes, a drama group and book club, Ashby Ponds will help you add more “living to your life.”
Ashby Ponds offers online profiles of several residents so you can check out the exciting life on campus today. Leave the stress and worry of moving behind as Ashby Ponds will help coordinate retirement services, downsizing assistance and supervising the move-in process, giving you a smooth transition into a lively retirement.
Celebrate by Del Webb, part of Pulte Group
201 Castle Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22046
Del Webb communities provide great locations for active adults to relax, kick back and enjoy the retirement life. Since 2007, Fredericksburg residents living in Celebrate have experienced a rich, fulfilling community full of activities such as wine tasting, pickleball, swimming, dancing, bocce ball and volunteering, just to name a few. In an area packed with one-of-a-kind shops, Civil War history and a picturesque downtown, Celebrate offers a unique mix of peaceful tranquility and lively entertainment opportunities.
Whether you’re looking to build, or buy a home, Celebrate offers a variety of housing options, including attached and detached designs. Celebrate features the following design collections: one- or two-level Villas, one- to three-level Classics and Premiers.
Villas are 1, 339 to 2, 529 square feet with Concord or Burlington styles that offer two-bedroom, two baths options offered in this collection. Top features include a breakfast bar, dual bathroom vanity and two linen closets. Four floor plans make up the Classics design collection—each of which is two- or three-bedroom, two or three baths. These homes have a two-car garage and many feature a kitchen nook, family room or guest bath and suite. The Premiers collection ranges from 1, 164 to 2, 919 square feet. These homes feature two or three bedrooms with two or three baths. As the largest home sites in the community, the Premiers group includes five floor plan options, all with a two-car garage.
The stress of maintenance issues is removed in the Celebrate community, as many such concerns are covered through Celebrate’s Homeowners Association (HOA) including lawn irrigation, lawn maintenance, management fees, common utilities, as well as pool, Riverside Lodge and spa expenses. The HOA board is governed by Pulte employees and receives input from several committees (social, grounds, communications, finance, ad-hoc). Common utilities and general administrative expenses are covered by the HOA.
At Celebrate, there is never a shortage of ways to engage with other residents, fine-tune your skills or pick up a new hobby. Visit the 30, 800-square foot Riverside Lodge, hub to many community activities, and you’ll see why. Arts and crafts fiends will enjoy the quilting or knitting group, while residents looking to be physically active can jump into a zumba club, over-the-hill softball team or evening golf group. Book lovers can discuss the latest and greatest reads in a murder mystery book club while shutterbugs can hone their photography skills in a photo club. Residents can browse the community newsletter or intranet site for the most up-to-date calendar of events. With over 45 clubs, classes and committees, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The community also boasts indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, putting green, bocce courts and fire pit.
Plan a three-night stay at Celebrate to preview the next chapter of what your senior living could be like. Overnight accommodations include a fully furnished villa, free trolley ticket for two into historic Fredericksburg and complimentary dinner vouchers. Explore Fredericksburg and enjoy riverside music dinner theatre, an outdoor town center, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, Civil War battlefields, golf courses and the Belmont museum.
The Del Webb team can help you plan your future. Discover your best retirement community fit that matches your budget and will have you “love life to the fullest.”