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Riderwood Residents Will Vote November 6 in Two Separate County Precincts Located at Their Campus

Nov 1, 2012
 SILVER SPRING, MD (November 1, 2012) -- Nearly 3,000 residents of Riderwood retirement community will vote November 6 in two separate county voting precincts located at their campus in Silver Spring, MD. Half of Riderwood's 120-acre campus is located in Montgomery County and half is located in Prince George's County. Residents will vote in either of the county precincts depending on where they actually live at Riderwood. As the November 6 General Election nears, Riderwood is a hotspot for politically passionate residents, their passion outweighed only by their savvy. Many of Riderwood's residents belong to one of two resident-run political...

Riderwood Resident Logan Schutz is the 2012 Recipient of University of Maryland Athletic Department's Lifetime Service Award

Oct 26, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (2012) - Riderwood retirement community resident Logan Schutz is the 2012 recipient of the University of Maryland Athletic Department's Lifetime Service Award. The honor was conferred at an Athletic Department banquet. As former director of alumni affairs, Schutz worked closely with the Athletic Department, accompanying the football and basketball teams to games away from Maryland and organizing social events for alumni and traveling Terrapin Club members who support the Athletic Department with contributions. Schutz has served as a member of the Terrapin Club Policy Committee, president of the M Club, whose members are varsity letter winners, and...

Riderwood Partners with Beltsville Library for One Maryland One Book Project

Oct 26, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 26, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community is partnering with Beltsville Library again this year for the One Maryland, One Book project. Participants will read Steven Galloway's novel "The Cellist of Sarajevo" as part of the project held under auspices of Maryland Humanities Council. The book discussion by residents will be led by Barbara Spears, branch manager of Beltsville Library. It will be on Monday, December 3, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, in the Village Square Classroom at Riderwood's campus in Silver Spring, MD. The book is inspired by the actions of a real cellist during...

Renaissance Gardens Extended Care at Riderwood Celebrates a Decade of Service in Silver Spring, MD

Oct 24, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 24, 2012) - Renaissance Gardens, the extended care neighborhood at Riderwood retirement community, this month is celebrating its 10th year of providing comprehensive health care in Silver Spring, MD. Renaissance Gardens today has 117 Skilled Nursing Beds, all private rooms. It offers short term rehab as well as long term care . In addition, Renaissance Gardens has 207 Assisted Living Apartments (studios, one bedroom models, and two bedroom models), as well as Specialized Memory Care Units. Nearly 400 employees work at Renaissance Gardens. Renaissance Gardens is celebrating its 10th anniversary by having attained stellar results during...

Riderwood's Fabulous Fall Fair to be Held November 2 and November 3

Oct 24, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 24, 2012) -- Riderwood will be holding its annual Fabulous Fall Fair on Friday, November 2, from Noon -3:30 p.m., and on Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This fair is an arts and crafts show and sale. All items are handmade by Riderwood residents. Start your holiday gift shopping at this great event. Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Call 301-572-8396 to RSVP.

Riderwood's Performing Arts Center Gets a Facelift

Oct 23, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 23, 2012) -- Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, recently completed renovations to its performing arts center located in the Montgomery Station Clubhouse. Residents and outside parties use the performing arts center to celebrate weddings and birthdays, and to attend expos, meetings, dinners, and movies. The performing arts center's renovations include all-new carpet, wallpaper, paint, and window treatments. Project Manager Diane Johnson calls the palate purposefully neutral," allowing more flexibility for visiting parties to decorate when using the space. In addition to the aesthetics, new lighting enhances the hall, as well as two new rooms---a...

Riderwood Extended Care Neighborhood to Offer Free Memory Screening for Public on Tuesday, November 13

Oct 22, 2012
 SILVER SPRING, MD (October 16, 2012) -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America has selected Riderwood to be a host site for its Tuesday, November 13, National Memory Screening Day. As such, Riderwood, which is the nation's largest continuing care retirement community with nearly 3,000 residents, will play a key role in a national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for individuals concerned about memory loss, as well as to educate about successful aging. Riderwood social workers will conduct free memory screening for the general public from 10 am - 11:30am, and from 2pm - 4 pm, at the Renasissance Gardens...

Riderwood's Resident-Run Political Groups Exercise Freedom of Speech

Oct 22, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 15, 2012) -- As the November 6 General Election nears, Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, is a hotspot for politically passionate people, their passion outweighed only by their savvy. Many of Riderwood's residents belong to one of two resident-run political groups on campus---one for Democrats and one for Republicans. And though these two groups may hold different political opinions, they both serve as places for freedom of expression. Society has always dictated that there should be a severe line between the two political parties, but "politics doesn't have to be a dividing force between...

iTigers Fan -- Front Row Seats from 2,000 Miles Away

Oct 4, 2012

Latest technology keeps Maryland senior connected to playoff bound Detroit Tigers


(SILVER SPRING, MD) - This week as the Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Central division and third baseman Miguel Cabrara stood to capture baseball's coveted triple crown, Patricia Gibson White sat glued to her Apple TV, more than 2,000 miles away, not missing a second of the drama. A Detroit native, White now lives at Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md. With the help of Apple TV, a digital media receiver connected to her...

"Around the RiderWORLD" Showcases Campus Diversity

Sep 14, 2012

First Annual Diversity Fair Reflects Inclusive Spirit at Riderwood


(SILVER SPRING, MD)  -- On September 11, Riderwood celebrated its diversity and inclusion by hosting a Diversity Fair known as "Around the RiderWORLD."   The first time event reflected the unique backgrounds of those who live and work on campus, including their rich traditions, cultures and preferences.  This fun and engaging program was held in the Maryland Hall and the Chesapeake Room in Montgomery Station, and attended by over 300 residents, staff and special guests.  With Passport in hand, each world traveler had the opportunity...