2023 Staff Appreciation Fund Spreads Cheer To Hourly Staff Members At Ashby Ponds

‘Tis the season for cookies, cocoa, cheer—and recognizing staff members who go above and beyond for residents at Ashby Ponds, the Erickson Senior Living community in Ashburn, Va., all year.

The 2023 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF), made possible through generous donations from warm-hearted residents, will be dispersed among eligible employees to thank them for providing industry-leading services that enhance the community’s engaging, worry-free lifestyle.

This year alone, Ashby Ponds residents contributed a historic high of $500,000 to the SAF.

“We would like to thank all of the kind and caring residents and families who contributed to the historic Staff Appreciation Fund campaign this year,” says Philanthropy Manager Elisabeth Longworth.  “This incredible generosity shown to our hardworking, committed staff exemplifies the loving community spirit we all feel here at Ashby Ponds.

More than 700 dedicated hourly employees, including dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants, attended SAF celebrations on December 5.  Everyone enjoyed desserts and received an Ashby Ponds pullover as a thank-you. 

Thanks to these meaningful relationships, Ashby Ponds’ culture is always merry and bright.

“Our staff members show up with smiles on their faces, and that doesn’t go unnoticed by residents,” says Longworth. “It’s their positive energy, in addition to their hard work, that helps residents thrive.”

To learn more about Ashby Ponds’ workplace culture and open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.