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


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...

Riderwood's Focus on Community Resonates with Residents

Jun 1, 2020

Residents Happy To Be Riderwood During Pandemic

Silver Spring, MD -- Linda Wanner and her husband Raymond moved to Riderwood , an Erickson Living developed and managed senior living community, a little over two years ago. At the time, Linda says Raymond was more ready to make the move than she was.

“I had a little bit of resistance, but he was ready to not be worrying about a house anymore—the plumbing, gardening, landscaping, roofing,” Linda says. “We came out to Riderwood a...

Riderwood Residents, Staff Work Together to Stay Safe, Secure During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

Silver Spring, MD -- When stay-at-home orders were enacted around the country in response to the coronavirus pandemic, simple things like buying toilet paper, getting exercise, and staying in touch with loved ones became difficult. But thanks to quick action taken by Erickson Living ’s management team and the staff at Riderwood , sheltering in place was much easier and more comfortable for the more than 2,500 retirees who live at the community.

Even before the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S., Erickson Living enacted its emergency preparedness...

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....