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


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...

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,...