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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...

Riderwood Baritone Paul Forbes Found His Voice -- Literally -- After He Retired

Jul 27, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (July 27, 2012) -- The voice on the CD is a rich and powerful baritone. It is he sound of a young man in the prime of his vocal career.  This impression is deceptive, however, because the vocalist is Paul Forbes, a resident of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland. Incredibly, he found his voice -  literally  - after he retired as a business executive. For the past dozen years Forbes has been a sought-after soloist, performing a wide repertoire of classical, Broadway and popular songs in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.  He also writes, produces,...

Riderwood Resident William May, Ph.D., Receives National Award for Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarshp

Jul 24, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (July 24, 2012) --  Riderwood resident William May, Ph.D., an educator and author, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Rupert & Timothy Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarship by the University Faculty for Life at its annual meeting, held June 1-2, 2012 at Brigham Young University School of Law. Dr. May received this award at the Faculty for Life's  22nd Annual Conference in Provo, Utah. Dr. May was honored for his vast work, which continues today, to educate people about the sanctity of human life. Dr. May, who taught Moral Theology at Catholic University...

Silver Spring, MD, Women Go Bare to Pose in Riderwood Calendar Fundraiser

Jul 24, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (July 24, 2012)   - A calendar featuring sexy photos of women who live at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, is now in print production. And the models who posed say it has been one of the best experiences of their lives. The calendar, entitled "Going Bare for Benevolent Care," will be on sale September 10 to the public for $15 with all proceeds benefiting Riderwood's Benevolent Care Fund. It features female residents in an array of poses and scenes. "Our calendar gives information about the Benevolent Care Fund's needs in a different, eye-catching way,"...

Riderwood's Independent Living Residents Volunteer to Help Extended Care Neighborhood Residents

Jul 13, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (July 13, 2012) -- "The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way. This simple and profound intimacy is the love that we all long for."  These words appear in the brochure that describes the Caring, Comfort and Companionship Visitation Program for residents of Renaissance Gardens (RG), the extended care neighborhood at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD These words describe the efforts of volunteers, most of whom live in Riderwood's independent living...