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From New York City Museums to the Smithsonian: Art Is a Lifelong Journey for Riderwood Residents

Jul 22, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---As a girl growing up in New York City, Sheila Pinsker was fascinated by art.  She would take the subway to visit the Brooklyn Museum and the famous Metropolitan Museum, mini-adventures that paved the way for her current career as a museum education consultant.  Mrs. Pinsker, a resident of Riderwood retirement community, plans and leads study tours for the Smithsonian.  This week, her glasswork art will be on display at a two-day art show in Silver Spring. Residents of Riderwood share a diverse range of talents, honed over a lifetime or realized in retirement. The celebration of art...

Passion Behind the Art Work Makes for a Feast for the Eyes

Jul 16, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD--Residents of Riderwood retirement community share a diverse range of talents, honed over a lifetime or realized in retirement. The celebration of art holds a special place for many residents of the Erickson Living community, and next week, their creativity will be on display during the Feast for the Eyes, a showcase of original artistry.  Twenty-three residents will display over one hundred pieces, ranging from oil paintings to silk screens to acrylics and metal weavings.  Sponsored by the Riderwood Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the two-day event will take place on Wednesday, July 24th from 2pm-7pm and Thursday, July...

The Catholic University Alumni at Riderwood Relive College Days During Luncheons

Jul 15, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---Some entered the Catholic University of America (CUA) on the G.I. Bill following World War II.  Others enrolled to pursue specific careers.  They attended mutual weddings and served as colleagues in professional life. But over sixty years later, these alumni of the Catholic University remain friends and share memories of their time at the Washington, D.C.-based school of higher learning. Some CUA residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring who graduated in the 1950's gather periodically for lunch to stay in touch. "It's always a celebration of people, and of course, our beloved Catholic University," described Mrs...

Continuing Care Neighborhood at Riderwood Earns 5-Star Rating from Federal Agency

Jul 1, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---The Continuing Care Neighborhood at Riderwood retirement community attained the maximum score in the four signature categories of the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Erickson Living community earned a 5-star rating in the Overall, Health Inspection, Staffing and Quality Measure categories, updated in May, 2013.  It is the sixth consecutive year that Riderwood has been rated 5-star overall. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to assist consumers, their families and caregivers to compare the nation's 17,000 nursing homes that are certified by Medicare or Medicaid.  The quality...

Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2013 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 18, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD - June 18, 2013 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, today announces that IDG's Computerworld magazine has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that have created a dynamic and challenging environment for their information technology (IT) professionals, where creativity is valued, career opportunities are advanced and great benefits are provided.  Erickson Living was ranked 13th this year, up from 93rd on last year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld (June 17, 2013), along with results from the 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey...

Riderwood to Host 6th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on August 1st

Jun 17, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host its 6th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Thursday, August 1st. Open to the public, the five-round competition will be governed in accordance with the National Mah Jongg League.  Approximately 100 Mah Jongg enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic participated in the 2012 tourney. Registration will take place at 9:15am with tournament play beginning at 9:45am.  The event will occur in Maryland Hall, located in the Montgomery Station Clubhouse of Riderwood (3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904). The event is a fundraiser for the community's Benevolent Care Fund. A payment of $40...

For the Love of the Game: Riderwood Residents Win Softball Tournament

Jun 6, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---On a picture-perfect late spring day, residents of Riderwood retirement community brought home the trophy in the Annual Erickson Living Resident Softball Tournament. Team Riderwood earned a pair of hard-fought victories against sister Erickson Living retirement communities in a day of competitive, yet friendly, competition.  The four team event, a "Battle of the Beltways," matched squads from Baltimore (Charlestown and Oak Crest) and the DC Metro area (Greenspring and Riderwood).  The tournament was held at the Fairfield Athletics and Aquatics Center in Laurel, MD. Riderwood defeated Charlestown 12-0 in the opening game as resident Gordon Ward threw a...

"Battle of the Beltways" Continues for Erickson Living Residents in Annual Softball Tournament

Jun 3, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---Last week, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals energized baseball enthusiasts in the "Battle of the Beltways" with exciting games in front of large crowds. Interleague play's "Rivalry Week" in Major League Baseball was a home run for fans.  But that regional excitement on the diamond is not over. Residents of four Erickson Living retirement communities will continue the Baltimore-Washington rivalry during their Annual Resident Softball Tournament on Wednesday, June 5th. Two teams from Baltimore---Charlestown in Catonsville and Oak Crest in Parkville---will compete against two teams from the DC metro area---Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD and Greenspring...

Riderwood Receives Honors at Montgomery County Recycling Achievement Recognition Ceremony

May 30, 2013
[caption id="attachment_57479" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Tom and Bonnie Balzer, residents of Riderwood, accept the Multi-Family Property Outstanding Efforts in Recycling Award at the 14th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Ceremony hosted by the Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services. The Erickson Living retirement community was one of several honorees at the event held on May 22nd at the Silver Spring Civic Building.[/caption] SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, received the Multi-Family Property Outstanding Efforts in Recycling Award at the 14th Annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Ceremony hosted by the Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services. Held...

Riderwood Residents to Celebrate Older Americans Month With Active Aging Events

May 29, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD---When President Carter designated May as "Older Americans Month" in 1980, he had no idea that seniors would celebrate the occasion like the residents of Riderwood retirement community will do on Friday morning, May 31st. They'll hit home runs, shoot hoops with players from the University of Maryland women's college basketball team and run with one of the presidential mascots of the Washington Nationals. The fun is part of the Erickson Living retirement's community month-long commemoration of Older Americans Month, a Field Day event that highlights health and wellness activities. Other activities will include a fitness trivia, putting...