Erickson Living, the Developer/Manager of Riderwood, is Recognized as a National Top Workplace

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---May 25, 2012--- Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, has been recognized as a National Top Workplace among organizations with more than 1,000 employees by WorkplaceDynamics, experts in organizational health. The list of National Top Workplaces aggregates results from across 30 Top Workplaces publishing partners to identify the best employers in the nation.  In addition, the workplace evaluation is based on employee feedback from 805 companies surveyed with 1,000+ employees across the 30 regional Top Workplaces programs.  This included survey responses from more than half a million employees.  The full list is available at http://www.topworkplaces.com/frontend.php/national/standard. "We are very proud to be selected as a Top Workplace, which reflects our committed to creating a work environment that promotes and cultivates Erickson Living's service-driven culture, teamwork and professional development and opportunities," said Julie Judge, Senior Vice President, Human Resources.  "This recognition demonstrates that by fostering an enjoyable, supportive and creative work environment that is 'mission-driven' and provides its staff with a full range of competitive benefits, a great company to work for can become even greater." WorkplaceDynamics' research suggests that Top Workplaces are outperforming their peers financially.  "Put simply, the most successful companies appear to be the ones that employees believe in" said Doug Claffey, CEO at WorkplaceDynamics. Visitwww.topworkplaces.com to find out more about WorkplaceDynamics research into Organizational Health. About Erickson Living:  Erickson Living is a nation-leading developer and manager of Continuing Care Retirement Communities, based in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Erickson Living network currently comprises 16 campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 people and employ more than 12,000.  Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at:  www.ericksonliving.com.