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Riderwood Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Wellness Center

Dec 4, 2018
State of the art fitness and aquatic center will be two-stories

Silver Spring, MD – On Friday, November 30, Riderwood , an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of The Wellness Center, a two-story, 25,000 square-foot fitness and aquatic center.

“Our residents are active and enjoy working out and the new Wellness Center will meet the health and wellness needs of our 2500 residents,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “We are going to be celebrating 19 years of experience and excellence in serving the senior living...

It’s A Family Affair at Riderwood

Nov 27, 2018
The Longwell’s son’s experience working at Riderwood and for Erickson Living influenced their decision to move there

Silver Spring, MD – A month before Thanksgiving, Jason Longwell’s washer and dryer went on the fritz. As any homeowner would do, the Senior Director of Regional Sales for Erickson Living called a repairman and waited—for two months. In the meantime, he used the laundry in his parent’s apartment home at Riderwood , an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, until his was fixed.

Luckily, his parents, Mary and Frank Longwell, never have to worry about their...

Hundreds Attend “Night in New Orleans” Gala at Riderwood

Oct 17, 2018

Silver Spring, MD -- Hundreds of residents, staff and guests at Riderwood , an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, gathered together for the “Night in New Orleans” Gala. The annual event to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund had a New Orleans theme this year.

“What an amazing evening,” said Executive Director Gary Hibbs. “This event could not have happened without the wonderful staff from various departments who volunteered the weeks leading up to the event and on Saturday night. This took a massive effort and a group of people with skills and talent to put...

Riderwood Couple ‘make the best use of their lives’ by Moving to the Erickson Living Community Sooner than Later

Aug 2, 2018

Silver Spring, MD -- Moving to Riderwood was one of the best decisions Melissa and Paul Pumphrey have ever made. The only thing that topped it was moving sooner rather than later—while they’re young, active, and able to take advantage of all the popular Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, MD, has to offer.

“There’s a tremendous amount of advantages to moving while you’re still active and independent—special trips, social activities, a softball team. A lot of people wait too long,” Mr. Pumphrey says. “There’s no reason to stay in a house you have to...

Hundreds of residents and staff attend the Grand Opening Celebration of Riderwood’s Town Center

Jul 9, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (July 9, 2018) –The wait is over! After months of renovations, residents and staff celebrated the Grand Opening of Town Center at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.

The new Town Center features a clean, modern design including a new lobby area, new office spaces for the Sales team, and The Bistro. The renovated Seasons restaurant, which will offer a brand-new dining experience, will open soon.

“Everyone here at Riderwood has been anxiously awaiting this day,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “Riderwood is celebrating over 18 years of experience and...

Riderwood Awards 72 Collegiate Scholarships to Employees

Jun 18, 2018

Silver Spring, MD -- Thanks to the over 2500 people who live at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, 72 local students who work at Riderwood, and are either heading to college or continuing on with their college/trade school education, received the Riderwood Student Scholarship.

"We gave out 72...

Riderwood Resident Finds Work-Life Balance in Going Part Time and Moving to Riderwood

May 29, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (May 16, 2018) – Most of Mary Longwell’s peers at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, have already retired, but she enjoys her job as a speech language pathologist so much that she’s still at it after 25 years in Baltimore County Public Schools.

“I really enjoy working with the children that I service. I truly believe in effecting a change for them in their communication styles in order for them to be successful in the academic classroom,” she says.

Longwell works with students in Pre-K to fifth grade who have...

Riderwood Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 8, 2018

Hundreds of Residents and Staff Gathered together on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

Silver Spring, MD – Hundreds of residents and staff gathered today at Riderwood to remember the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at an event titled “50 Years of Dreams.”

“We wanted to gather on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to remember his legacy and talk about meeting the goals of equity in the next 50 years,” said Gary Hibbs, executive director, Riderwood. “Our goal is to create community here at Riderwood, and in our small...

George Mishraky Promoted to Sales Director at Riderwood

Mar 5, 2018

Silver Spring, MD – George Mishraky has been promoted to sales director at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.

Mishraky joined Erickson Living in 2008 as part of the operations associate program, where he spent time in human resources, general services, continuing care, administration, and sales.

In 2009, Mishraky was named sales associate at Riderwood and was quickly promoted to senior sales associate in 2011, then sales manager in 2013, and then again to associate sales director last year.

Mishraky graduated from Towson University with a business management degree. Additionally, he took advantage...

From Working the Front Desk to Resident Life Manager, Fiona Divecha celebrates 18 years working at Riderwood

Feb 19, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (February 19, 2018) –

In 2000, Fiona Divecha worked the front desk on the weekends at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, while she attended college. Now, 18 years later, she is a Resident Life Manager at Riderwood.

Over the past 18 years, Divecha has worked in General Services and Resident Life. Prior to becoming Resident Life Manager she was the Philanthropy Manager at Riderwood.

“I have spent many, many years working at Riderwood in various departments and that has allowed me to make so many lifelong friends along the...