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Riderwood Opens New Coffee Shop, Bar and Lounge

Feb 5, 2013
Scores of Riderwood residents in Silver Spring, MD, this week attended the simultaneous grand openings of their campus' new Village Nook (Coffee Shop) , Fireside Bar/Lounge and Fireside Hot Carry-Out. Receptions at the three Village Square locations were hosted by the Dining Services Department. Riderwood, which has more than 2,500 residents, sits on 120 acres that stretch across Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. Riderwood offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Centers. Also, there are more than 250 resident-inspired and resident-led clubs, committees and interest groups in these categories: art; cards;...

Riderwood is Renovating Living Room and Lobby at Arcola Towers

Jan 31, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (February 1, 2013) - Riderwood retirement community  - in partnership with Cypress Construction, Business Flooring, Glenmar Draperies, ClothWorks, and R.P. Hacker Painting - is renovating the living room and lobby areas at  Arcola Towers, a high-rise apartment building for senior citizens located on University Boulevard between Arcola Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, MD.  The lobby at Arcola Towers has not seen a renovation in many years.  The furniture and set-up of the living room are not conducive to meetings and activities. The areas are badly in need of modernization and the furniture is in...

The Facebook Phenomenon Embraces Riderwood

Jan 30, 2013
SIILVER SPRING, MD (February 1, 2013) -- In June 2010, Dr. Eugenio Machado, Riderwood's medical director, started a Facebook page. It wasn't for himself. He created it for the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, MD, with the intention of sharing residents' vibrant stories and reaching out beyond the borders of the 120-acre campus. He hoped the page would give residents another avenue to meet their neighbors while teaching the surrounding community what Riderwood is all about. Receiving 100 hits daily, the page shares many stories about the Riderwood community. In fact, some featured there first made the front page...

Riderwood's Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band to Play a Gig January 29 in Greeenbelt, MD

Jan 25, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 25, 2013) - Riderwood retirement community's bluegrass band, Lonesome Pine, will play a gig on Tuesday, January 29, at the New Deal Cafe in the heart of old Greenbelt, MD. Music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. Down-home, improvised bluegrass jams by residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, have been going strong for the past eight years where they began in a classroom on the Riderwood campus. Residents passing by would sit-in and listen. The classroom soon overflowed with an audience. The bluegrass jams tried moving to...

"The Occasion" -- Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion

Jan 22, 2013
"The Occasion," a speech given by Joyce Moore Turner, Co-Chair of  Riderwood Retirement Community's  Diversity and Inclusion  Committee, at January 17, 2013 Celebrations of the New Year in Riderwood Chapel in Silver Spring, MD:                 We have called you to our beautiful chapel for this celebration because we need to pause and consider why diversity and inclusion are values to be cherished.  We seek to join in thanks for our journey toward a more inclusive community and society. Our generation has experienced bad times and good times.  We have known wars, genocide, economic depression, sickness, loss, hate and exclusion.  If...

Riderwood's Ham Radio Operators "Ragchew" Day and Night

Jan 22, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 22, 2013) - Ham radio has a cult following at Riderwood, where a small group of residents led by Gene and Judy Hoenig "ragchews" (the ham jargon for conversing) all hours of day and night with fellow hams worldwide. Gene first became a ham in 1951. After he came to Riderwood he met other ham radio operators and soon created a one-year course to prepare interested people for the exam needed to pass to get a license. Three people took the course. The Riderwood hams' transmitting locale is an efficiency apartment on campus in which they...

Riderwood's Faith/Cultural Groups Hold Celebrations of the New Year

Jan 17, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 17, 2013) - Three hundred people today attended a Celebrations of the New Year in the Riderwood Chapel. Faith communities and cultural groups represented by Riderwood residents and staff participated. The program included an array of spiritual readings, musical selections and cultural performances. The Catholic, Protestant, Unitarian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths wererepresented. In addition, a "Gratitude" video was shown. The Riderwood Chinese Club (pictured) performed a Chinese New Year Lion dance. Tow May narrated the dance. The Lion was comprised of Ken Lee, Glenna Lee and Florence Dick. Musicians were Peggy Zee, Muriel...

Riderwood Marks 3.5 Percent Increase in Apartnment Settlements for Yearend 2012

Jan 15, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 15, 2013) -- Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring marked a 3.5 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for yearend 2012. A total of 176 apartment homes was settled in 2012, compared to 170 the prior year. Resident occupancy at year's end stood at 92.8 percent. People moved to Riderwood from nearly all geographic areas of Montgomery and Prince George's counties, with some moving from as far away as California and Washington state. A factor in helping people move to Riderwood was the  in-house realty services program that connected prospective residents with movers, real estate...

Get the Recipe for Riderwood's Crab Soup Being Served at President Obama's Inaugural Gala

Jan 14, 2013
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 14, 2013) - Riderwood retirement community today made public the recipe to its award-winning Crab Soup that  will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees. The recipe follows: Recipe for Riderwood Retirement Community's Vegetable Crab...

Riderwood's Cream and Vegetable Crab Soup to be Served at President Obama Inaugural Gala

Jan 11, 2013
 SILVER SPRING, MD (January 11, 2013) - Riderwood retirement community's Cream and Vegetable Crab Soup will be served January 20 at a President Obama Inaugural Gala hosted by the Delaware, Maryland and New York State Societies of Washington, D.C. The Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The more than 300 invited guests will include elected officials, friends of the states, and guests from all corners of the globe. Riderwood chefs will serve the soup to attendees. "We are honored to be a part of President Obama's Inauguration festivities," said Riderwood's Executive Chef...