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Explore the latest happenings at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Riderwood Fitness Manager Works Out With Residents All Year Round

Feb 18, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- Riderwood Fitness Manager Paula Butler works out with residents at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, every day either in the onsite fitness center and at exercise classes.

"Our group exercise programs at Riderwood are very popular with our residents, especially the mind-body classes like Tai Chi and Yoga," said Butler. "We also added a new "bootcamp" class in response to residents wanting a morning class that included equal parts strength training, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular exercises....

Residents and Staff Perform in 4th Annual Riderwood’s Got Talent 

Feb 7, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- More than 500 residents and staff attended the 4th Annual Riderwood’s Got Talent at Riderwood, an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD. The event, organized by the Riderwood resident-run group Entertainment Presenters, had 16 acts including Riderwood employees and residents.

"Every year, Riderwood's Got Talent is always a huge success," said Amy Hahn, Riderwood community resources lead coordinator. "The group of residents who organize and produce this event do a fantastic job. We have so many talented people both living and working here so what better way to showcase their talents...

Riderwood Leadership Team Build Play Sets for Local Charities

Jan 7, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- The Leadership Team at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, has a tradition of doing a service project or giving a gift to a local charity at the end of every year.

This year the Riderwood team bought and built 8 play sets (kitchens, dollhouses, tool benches and theaters) to donate to Toys for Tots.

They also made bags of toiletries to give to the local soup kitchen, Elizabeth House,...

Riderwood Residents Entertain and Socialize With Friends and Family Without Ever Leaving Home

Dec 12, 2019

Entertaining has never been easier or more greatly enjoyed than at Riderwood

Silver Spring, MD -- Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, is a festive place to spend the holidays. Throughout the month of December, the community is alive with the colors, sounds and flavors of the season.

In addition to attending the many holiday-themed events put on by Riderwood, residents also do plenty of hosting throughout the holiday season (and all year long). People might...

Riderwood Continuing Care Neighborhood Named a Best Nursing Home by U.S. News & World Report

Nov 13, 2019

Silver Spring, MD—The continuing care neighborhood of Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in Silver Spring, MD , has been awarded a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report.

The Riderwood continuing care neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Home status by achieving the highest possible rating of “High Performing” for both its short-term rehabilitation services and Long Term Care. Only 19 percent of U.S. skilled nursing facilities are recognized as a Best...

Blue Heron Pub Opens at Riderwood

Nov 6, 2019

Silver Spring, MD – Residents and staff celebrated the grand opening of the Blue Heron Pub, a new restaurant at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD.

“What an exciting day for everyone who lives here at Riderwood,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “Riderwood residents were not only involved in helping to choose the name of The Blue Heron Pub, one of seven restaurants here at Riderwood, but they also helped select the furniture and plan the menu....

Riderwood Residents Using Technology Now More than Ever

Sep 17, 2019

Digital devices, apps and social media support community’s active, engaged retirement lifestyle

Silver Spring, MD -- Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, offers options for residents to enhance their lives with technology. People living at Riderwood can take advantage of high-speed WiFi, on-site tech support and access to MyErickson, a digital app that provides residents with easy access to all kinds of information about life on campus, including maps and phone numbers, messages, dining menus, activity calendars, transit...

Get to know… Riderwood Resident Sulocha Fernandopulle

Sep 16, 2019

Silver Spring, MD—Sulocha Fernandopulle, a resident at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, has lived at Riderwood for 6 years and is involved with many groups and activities at Riderwood! Learn more about Sulocha with "Get to Know Riderwood Resident Sulocha Fernandopulle."

Where did you move from?

We moved to Riderwood from Potomac, Maryland in 2013.

What do you enjoy doing at Riderwood?

I am involved with many activities here. I am a sales ambassador...

Riderwood Residents Frank and Mary Longwell Travel Often and Share Their Top Travel Tips

Jul 31, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- When Frank and Mary Longwell moved to Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, 31 months ago they experienced the need to make some simple, but important adjustments on how they prepared for trips so they could enjoy their new-found freedom to travel.

And who doesn’t like to travel! According to a recent AAA Travel survey , nearly 100 million Americans are planning a vacation in 2019.

Erickson Living residents have...

Planning for a Secure Retirement at Riderwood

Jul 2, 2019

Traditional concerns of home ownership replaced with maintenance-free living

Silver Spring, MD - Financial security is one of the cornerstones of a fulfilling retirement. A Gallup poll taken in 2018 noted that 78% of retirees report that they have enough money to live comfortably. A TD AmericaTrade survey of 2,002 adults taken in 2018 noted that 81% see their retirement years as a time to pursue new goals. And 76% see themselves using those years to pursue passions they previously neglected like spending time with friends and family, traveling abroad or taking up a...