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


Residents spend time with friends at Riderwood

Nov 19, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- We all know we have to exercise and eat a balanced diet to stay healthy, but one of the best things we can do for our minds and bodies is to spend time with friends. The idea that friendship is good for us isn’t just anecdotal—it’s actually backed by science. Research has shown that staying socially active plays a significant role in healthy aging. One study found that social engagement is closely related to maintaining a sharp mind. The opportunity to make new friends and have an active social life is one of the...

Boot camp at Riderwood a Hit with Residents

Nov 2, 2020

Higher-intensity workout a popular pursuit

Silver Spring, MD -- Staying physically fit is one of the best things you can do to be able to continue to enjoy life as get older. That’s why so many people who live at Riderwood , an Erickson Living managed senior living community in Silver Spring, Maryland, make it a priority to exercise, whether that be walking briskly around the picturesque campus, swimming laps in the heated indoor pool, or taking a group exercise class at the on-site fitness...

The Power of Friendships and the Joy that Comes from Living at Riderwood

Oct 26, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- These days, you can research just about anything on the internet. From vacation destinations to tech devices, you’ll find reviews for everything online. But more often than not, the best recommendations come from the sources we trust the most: our family and friends. When you get a recommendation from someone who knows your tastes and lifestyle, you can be reasonably certain you’ll end up enjoying it. That’s why so many people move to Riderwood , an Erickson Living managed senior living community in Silver Spring,...

Riderwood Medical Center Just Down the Hall for Residents

Oct 14, 2020

Silver Spring, MD — From the full-service restaurants to the on-campus fitness and aquatic center, there are so many amenities that attract Maryland retirees to Riderwood , an Erickson Living managed senior living community in Silver Spring, Maryland. But perhaps one of the biggest selling points of the Silver Spring, Maryland, retirement community is the medical center, conveniently located right on campus, just a short indoor walk from residents’ own front doors.

The medical center is staffed with physicians who have dedicated their lives to senior health...

Riderwood Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Wellness Center

Sep 28, 2020

State of the art fitness and aquatic center now open at Riderwood

Silver Spring, MD – Residents and staff at Riderwood , an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, came together to hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting and celebrate the opening of the Wellness Center, a two-story, 25,000 square-foot fitness and aquatic center. Welcoming remarks were made by Gary Hibbs, Riderwood’s Executive Director, followed by Dr. Lynne Diggs, Riderwood Medical Director; Rev. Dr. James Lyons and Riderwood resident and Resident Advisory Chair Linda Wanner....

Priority list members continue to move to Riderwood

Sep 1, 2020

Planning for the future

Silver Spring, MD -- One of the first and most beneficial steps people often take on their journey to moving to Riderwood , an Erickson Living managed senior living community in Silver Spring, Maryland, is joining the community’s priority list, which is a preferred membership to secure a position for an apartment home. By securing that position, prospective members will be notified when their desired apartment styles become available.

Joining the priority list is simple. After you fill out...

People Continue to Move to Riderwood During Pandemic

Aug 20, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- Linda Murray and her husband, David, reserved an apartment home in March and moved to Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Silver Spring, MD in June. They had been living in North Carolina but wanted to be closer to family and friends.

Riderwood Personal Moving Consultant Diane Thometz connected the Murrays with moving professionals in both North Carolina and Maryland to help with everything from floor planning to packing and unpacking.

“Everyone was...

How to approach downsizing, decluttering for your move to Riderwood

Jul 22, 2020

‘Best time to get organized’

Silver Spring, MD -- Decluttering and downsizing can be a challenging process. If you’ve lived in your home for many years, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff you no longer need in your closets, basement, and attic. Sorting through and parting with personal items is often difficult because of our emotional association with them. But the freedom and calm that comes from a decluttered home is worth it in the end.

“We understand that downsizing can be emotional and that’s okay,” says Diane Thometz, personal moving consultant...

Staying Connected at Riderwood

Jun 25, 2020

Riderwood TV Keeps Residents Engaged and Informed

Silver Spring, MD – As the coronavirus pandemic forced people around the country to shelter in place, our daily routines were disrupted and staying connected with our social networks became challenging. But when your community already has a state-of-the-art television studio up and running and ready to deliver critical information, managing a crisis is a little bit easier.

That’s what occurred at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community in Silver Spring,...

Erickson Living’s Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping New Residents Make Move to Riderwood

Jun 4, 2020

An interview with Erickson Living’s Sharon Baksa, national program manager

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move...