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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...

Riderwood Employees Enjoy a Fiesta Themed Employee Picnic

Jul 1, 2019

Silver Spring, MD – Hundreds of employees at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, enjoyed the annual employee picnic. This year’s theme, Fiesta!

“We have more than 1400 full and part time employees working at Riderwood,” said Beverly Jackson, Director of Human Resources, Riderwood. “This year’s theme was Fiesta and everyone enjoyed fun, food and games. It was a beautiful day to thank all of our employees for the work they do here everyday at Riderwood.”

Employees enjoyed a catered meal...

Five Questions with… Riderwood Resident Almeda Girod for National Bike Month!

May 11, 2019

Silver Spring, MD-- Did you know May is National Bike Month? Almeda Girod, resident at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, rides her bike all around Riderwood! Learn more about Almeda with "Five Questions With Riderwood Resident Almeda Girod."

Tell us about yourself Almeda?

I had a 42 year career in nursing with the last 20 years in community health at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where I emphasized the need of exercise and good diet for a healthy lifestyle.

How long have...

Over 900 Riderwood Volunteers Thanked at Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Apr 22, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- April is National Volunteer Month, and at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held for the hundreds of Riderwood resident volunteers.

“We have over 900 resident volunteers at Riderwood who volunteer their time to help others all year long,” said Judy Felsenfeld, Volunteer Program Coordinator, Riderwood. “They all volunteer their time in a variety of ways; volunteering through resident committees, helping their neighbors here at Riderwood or by working with outside organizations. Today we wanted to thank them...

Riderwood Awards 78 Collegiate Scholarships to Employees

Apr 18, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- This fall local students working at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, will head to college and for some, continue on with their college/trade school education. Thanks to the over 2500 people who live at Riderwood, 78 employees at Riderwood will receive the Riderwood Student Scholarship.

"This year more than $228,000 was raised for the students mainly by resident contributions,” said Fiona Divecha, resident life manager, Riderwood. "The students become eligible for the Riderwood Scholarship by completing 1000 hours of work here over a consecutive...

Hundreds Attend Sales EXPO at Riderwood

Mar 28, 2019

Silver Spring, MD: More than 180 people attended the annual Spring EXPO at Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD.

The guests, which included a mix of priority list members and new visitors, discovered the benefits of maintenance-free retirement at Riderwood. They toured the campus, explored available apartment homes, sampled fabulous cuisine, met with the leaders of the many Riderwood groups and met with a number of resident ambassadors.

"The success of this annual EXPO is attributed to the many staff members and residents who gave their time to...

Riderwood’s Lori Hamilton Named a Leader of the Year by Erickson Living

Mar 19, 2019

Silver Spring, MD— Lori Hamilton, Director of Continuing Care, Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD, was named Leader of the Year for 2018 by Erickson Living.

The recognition is given to a manager or director who continually demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities and inspires, motivates and empowers his or her team members to commit to excellence in serving residents.

Hamilton was one of 20 employees selected by their respective communities or corporate departments and recognized nationally among his peers during the Erickson Living Annual Meeting held in Baltimore,...

Executive Chef at Riderwood has a Deep Rooted Love for Culinary Arts

Mar 14, 2019

His Passion for Cooking Motivates Him to Learn More Everyday

Silver Spring, MD - Riderwood Executive Chef Chad Wisner’s success as a chef is deep rooted in his true love for the culinary arts and his passion for teaching and mentoring.

“Passion is everything in this industry,” says Wisner, who started his career at the age of 15, like most chefs, as a dishwasher. Since then, he has advanced through the kitchen from prep cook to executive chef, learning, experimenting, and guiding others along the way.

“My passion drives me to excellence, which motivates me...

500 Residents and Staff Attend 3rd Annual Riderwood’s Got Talent

Feb 25, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- More than 500 residents and staff attended the 3 rd 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 Amanda Hixenbaugh, community resources coordinator, Riderwood. “We have so many talented people both living and working here so what better way to showcase their talents than at an event like Riderwood’s Got Talent. This event...