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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...

Crab Soup Perfection: Riderwood Culinary Team Honored at Maryland Seafood Festival

Sep 11, 2012

Riderwood's Crab Soup Deemed "Best in State of Maryland"

(SILVER SPRING, MD)  -- Following the 45 th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival, there is only one group of professional chefs in the DC metropolitan area that can claim the title, "King of Crab" -- Riderwood's Culinary Team.

During this year's Festival's 22 nd Annual Crab Soup Cook-off at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, on September 8th, Riderwood's culinary team won multiple honors in the following categories: 

 1st Place People's Choice Best Vegetable Crab Soup

1st Place People's...

New Study Supports Riderwood's Ongoing Fitness Efforts

Sep 6, 2012

Upcoming Health and Fitness Week is just what the doctor ordered

(SILVER SPRING, MD) - Scientific findings revealed last week in the study, Midlife Fitness and the Development of Chronic Conditions in Later Life, published in the Archive of Internal Medicine , proves that it takes a whole lot more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. The study shows that being fit in the middle of your life delays the onset and duration of chronic diseases later in life by more than 40%. As a result of these findings, many Americans...