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Riderwood Residents, Staff and Prospective Residents Deliver More Than 700 Donated Toys to Toys for Tots

Dec 14, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 14, 2012 ) --- Riderwood retirement community residents and staff, as well as prospective residents, today delivered more than 700 donated toys to Toys for Tots to help disadvantaged children in the greater Washington, D.C, area have a happy holiday. Seven large boxes filled with toys such as stuffed animals, art materials, dolls, games, matchbox cars, and coloring books were delivered by residents and staff sporting Santa hats. They made the donation at Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase, MD, a drop-off location coordinated by WRQX-Radio (MIX 107.3 FM) and the U.S. Marine Corps. Riderwood, which has...

Riderwood Residents Donate $378,593 to Thank Hourly Staff for Jobs Well Done in 2012

Dec 11, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 11 , 2012) --  Residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD , have donated $378,593 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to hourly staff for jobs well done in 2012.   The money will benefit 1,208  hourly staff members from Dining Services, General Services, and the Medical Center. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season. Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents,  offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and fall prevention programs, and Fitness and Aquatics Center. Also, there are more than 200 resident-inspired and...

Public Invited to Free December 27 Nook Workshop at Riderwood

Dec 6, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 6, 2012) - The public is invited to attend a free Nook workshop on Thursday, December 27, at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. The workshop will be held from noon - 1 p.m. in the Montgomery Station Chesapeake Room. A representative from the Bethesda, MD, Barnes & Noble will give "hands-on"  assistance with the Nook ((E-Reader) product line and all of its different features. The workshop will include tutorials and Nook products. The workshop is sponsored by Riderwood's Resident Life Department. Seating is limited. To RSVP please call Tusamba Carter at Tel: 301-572-8394. Riderwood...

Public Invited to January 10 Brain Health Presentation at Riderwood by Author Gary Small, M.D.

Dec 6, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 6, 2012) ---On January 10, 2013 Dr. Gary Small, Professor of Psychiatry and Aging and Director of the UCLA Longevity Center at UCLA, will be visiting Riderwood retirement community to provide a free one-hour presentation regarding his revised paperback edition of THE ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION PROGRAM: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life. The presentation will be held on January 10, at 1 p.m., in Riderwood's Maryland Hall in Montgomery Station. To reserve your free ticket, please call phone number 301-572-8395. Books can be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Refreshments will be...

Violinist Henry Plotkin Today Honors "The Cellist of Sarajevo" at Riderwood Book Discussion

Dec 3, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 3, 2012) -- Riderwood residents and general public today attended a One Maryland One Book partnership event with Beltsville Library to discuss "The Cellist of Sarajevo." The capacity crowd of 30 attendees enjoyed a performance by resident Henry Plotkin (photo)   of Aldonini's "Adagio in G Minor," the music played by the celliist in the ruins of Sarajavo to honor the dead. The Riderwood village Square classroom was transformed to resemble a bombed out schoolroom during the Bosnian War. Beltsville Library Branch manager Barbara Spears led the two-hour discussion held under auspices of the...

December 9 Holiday Open House at Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood

Nov 29, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 29, 2012) - The Renaissance Gardens Continuing Care neighborhood at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, has decked the halls and is inviting the public to come and help it kick-off the holiday season at a December 9 Holiday Open House. The Open House will be held from 2-4 p.m. at Renaissance Gardens, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. Sample delicious light fare, musical entertainment and take a tour of some of the newly-renovated apartments. Enjoy spending time with friends and family. Please call 301-572-8420 to RSVP.

Riderwood Resident Dr. Charles E. Rath is Awarded His Long-Overdue WWII Bronze Star Medal

Nov 16, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 16, 2012) - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski worked to ensure Riderwood retirement community resident Dr. Charles E. Rath, a World War II veteran, has been awarded his long-awaited Bronze Star medal. Dr. Rath received his medal, along with an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol, at a Defense Information School Ceremony in Fort Meade, MD. Misplaced paperwork was the cause of Dr. Rath waiting 67 years for his medal. Dr. Rath was drafted into the Army as a doctor during World War II following his internship. His Bronze Star citation noted his meritorious...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Representatives to Speak at Riderwood on Decenmber 6; Meeting is Free to Public

Nov 12, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 12, 2012) -- Kelli Payne and Kara Lohse, representatives of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, will visit Riderwood retirement community on Thursday,  December 6, for a 90-minute meeting to give an overview of the Foundation and updates on its current research efforts. The meeting, which is free to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. in Maryland Hall. Seating is limited. To RSVP call Beverly Gershon at Tel: 301-572-1633. Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD. The Foundation ( ), which was begun in 2000, is  the largest supporter world-wide ...

Riderwood Receives American Flag That Flew in Afghanistan

Nov 12, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 12, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community today received an American flag that flew in Afghanistan during a Veterans Day ceremony that honored hundreds of military veterans. United States Marine Sgt. Carlos Batenga presented the American flag to Riderwood's Executive Director Chip Warner, who is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and who served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. The American flag will be prominently displayed at Riderwood's 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, MD, as a tribute to all veterans. The American flag was flown over the headquarters of...

Hundreds of Miltary Verterans Will be Saluted and Honored at November 12 Veterans Day Ceremony at Riderwood

Nov 6, 2012
WHAT: Hundreds of military veterans will be saluted and honored at a Monday, November 12 Veterans Day (10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) ceremony at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. While the traditional holiday is November 11, the date when World War I ended, that date falls on a Sunday and would conflict with religious services. Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, first celebrated the ending of WWI, which was once considered war to end all wars. It was decided to change the name to Veterans Day to honor all those who have served in the armed forces of...