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

 

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...

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...