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Riderwood Couple ‘make the best use of their lives’ by Moving to the Erickson Living Community Sooner than Later

Aug 2, 2018

Silver Spring, MD -- Moving to Riderwood was one of the best decisions Melissa and Paul Pumphrey have ever made. The only thing that topped it was moving sooner rather than later—while they’re young, active, and able to take advantage of all the popular Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, MD, has to offer.

“There’s a tremendous amount of advantages to moving while you’re still active and independent—special trips, social activities, a softball team. A lot of people wait too long,” Mr. Pumphrey says. “There’s no reason to stay in a house you have to...

Hundreds of residents and staff attend the Grand Opening Celebration of Riderwood’s Town Center

Jul 9, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (July 9, 2018) –The wait is over! After months of renovations, residents and staff celebrated the Grand Opening of Town Center at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.

The new Town Center features a clean, modern design including a new lobby area, new office spaces for the Sales team, and The Bistro. The renovated Seasons restaurant, which will offer a brand-new dining experience, will open soon.

“Everyone here at Riderwood has been anxiously awaiting this day,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “Riderwood is celebrating over 18 years of experience and...

Riderwood Awards 72 Collegiate Scholarships to Employees

Jun 18, 2018

Silver Spring, MD -- Thanks to the over 2500 people who live at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, 72 local students who work at Riderwood, and are either heading to college or continuing on with their college/trade school education, received the Riderwood Student Scholarship.

"We gave out 72...

Riderwood Resident Finds Work-Life Balance in Going Part Time and Moving to Riderwood

May 29, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (May 16, 2018) – Most of Mary Longwell’s peers at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, have already retired, but she enjoys her job as a speech language pathologist so much that she’s still at it after 25 years in Baltimore County Public Schools.

“I really enjoy working with the children that I service. I truly believe in effecting a change for them in their communication styles in order for them to be successful in the academic classroom,” she says.

Longwell works with students in Pre-K to fifth grade who have...

Riderwood Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 8, 2018

Hundreds of Residents and Staff Gathered together on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

Silver Spring, MD – Hundreds of residents and staff gathered today at Riderwood to remember the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at an event titled “50 Years of Dreams.”

“We wanted to gather on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to remember his legacy and talk about meeting the goals of equity in the next 50 years,” said Gary Hibbs, executive director, Riderwood. “Our goal is to create community here at Riderwood, and in our small...

George Mishraky Promoted to Sales Director at Riderwood

Mar 5, 2018

Silver Spring, MD – George Mishraky has been promoted to sales director at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.

Mishraky joined Erickson Living in 2008 as part of the operations associate program, where he spent time in human resources, general services, continuing care, administration, and sales.

In 2009, Mishraky was named sales associate at Riderwood and was quickly promoted to senior sales associate in 2011, then sales manager in 2013, and then again to associate sales director last year.

Mishraky graduated from Towson University with a business management degree. Additionally, he took advantage...

From Working the Front Desk to Resident Life Manager, Fiona Divecha celebrates 18 years working at Riderwood

Feb 19, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (February 19, 2018) –

In 2000, Fiona Divecha worked the front desk on the weekends at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, while she attended college. Now, 18 years later, she is a Resident Life Manager at Riderwood.

Over the past 18 years, Divecha has worked in General Services and Resident Life. Prior to becoming Resident Life Manager she was the Philanthropy Manager at Riderwood.

“I have spent many, many years working at Riderwood in various departments and that has allowed me to make so many lifelong friends along the...

Riderwood Residents Attend Grand Opening Celebration of The Bistro

Feb 13, 2018
The New Wye Oak Bistro at Riderwood named after the famous Maryland Wye Oak Tree Silver Spring, MD – Many residents attended the Grand Opening celebration of The Bistro at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. “What an exciting day at Riderwood for both residents and staff,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “The new Wye Oak Bistro is named after the famous Maryland Wye Oak Tree. Everyone has worked so hard to make this day happen and it was wonderful to see residents enjoying the Bistro immediately following the event!” The new Bistro features a...

On-site Employee Health and Wellness Center Keeps Employees at their Best All Season, Making Riderwood a ‘Great Place to Work’

Nov 6, 2017

Silver Spring, Maryland retirement community setting the standard in fostering employee well-being

With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, one local employer is prepared to face it head on.

At Riderwood, the Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, Md., employees can visit the on-campus employee health and wellness center Monday through Saturday for everything from sick and well visits to cancer screenings and vaccinations.

“My goal is to take care of all the employees at Riderwood,” says Nurse Supervisor Temitope Orimogunje, a registered nurse practitioner....

Riderwood Names Michelle Glodeck as Director of Resident Life

Nov 22, 2016

Silver Spring, MD— Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Michelle Glodeck to Director of Resident Life.

Mrs. Glodeck has over 23 years of experience in the senior living field, having joined Erickson Living in 1994 as a social worker at Charlestown in Catonsville, Maryland. There, she spent 12 years supporting the needs of residents in both the skilled and independent settings.

In 2007, she joined the Erickson Living Management team as the Resident Services Manager overseeing the Social Work and Intermissions programs for the enterprise. She also assisted in the development and implementation...