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Scott Gensler Selected Vice President of Business Development

Jul 12, 2012
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---July 12, 2012--- Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD,  today announced that Scott Gensler, the company's Vice President of Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting, has been selected as the new Vice President of Business Development. In this new leadership position, Gensler will work within Erickson Living's Corporate Affairs Division to identify and evaluate new business opportunities.  "Scott's extensive company and industry experience make him a perfect fit for this position," said Adam Kane, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs.  "He is one of the most respected leaders in our company, and has made Erickson...

Riderwood Physical Therapist Deborah Andes is Going to Ghana at End of July to Help Establish a Medical Clinic

Jun 29, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (June 29, 2012) - Deborah Andes, a physical therapist at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, is going to Ghana at the end of July on a two-week volunteer dental and medical mission to help establish a school clinic there. Andes will travel with  donated knee braces, wrist braces, finger splints, walkers, canes, crutches and a wheelchair to issue to those in need. Once in Ghana she will treat muscular problems - neck, back and hand and elbow pain and tendonitis  - and educate people in proper back care and instruct them in appropriate exercises. "Ever since...

Friendship of Mary Connolly and Marcie Davis Reunited at Riderwood by Bridge Playing

Jun 27, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (June 27, 2012) - Mary Connolly and Marcie Davis first met when they were neighbors and friends  in Rockville, MD. They reunited at Riderwood retirement community through their passion for playing bridge. Their 25-year card playing journey together is one they never imagined. Learning bridge has been an adventure of sorts for Mary and Marcie. Both enjoyed cards as youngsters and look back fondly on games of "Hearts" and "Old Maid." But those games weren't as stimulating as bridge, and Mary was ready to move on. While still in high school, Mary signed up for a bridge course...

Father Robert Keffer, the Pastor of the Catholic Community at Riderwood, Retires

Jun 23, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD  (Saturday, June 23, 20120) - Father Robert Keffer, the pastor of the Catholic community at Riderwood retirement community ever since it opened more than a decade ago, today was honored by hundreds of his parishioners at a retirement ceremony held for him at the Silver Spring, MD, campus.. Father Keffer, who will also retire this summer as pastor or Resurrection Catholic parish in Burtonsville, MD, held Mass in nearly all buildings at the 120-acre Riderwood campus during its years of expansion, including the café (with ice-maker sound effects). He also held Mass in Riderwood music rooms and in the Performance Hall. He presided...

If Ever There Was a Standard-Bearer of the Great American Dream on July 4 There is None Better Than the Likes of Riderwood Resident Esko Hallila

Jun 20, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (June 20, 2012) - If ever there was a standard-bearer for the great American Dream on July 4th, there is none better than the likes of Riderwood retirement community resident Esko Hallila. Plenty of framed pictures are on the walls of his Riderwood apartment in Silver Spring, MD, most with added photos stuck into the glass. But there is a difference -- not glaring, but held in honor. The photos are mementos of consequence.  They  reflect a story of a lifetime worth telling,  especially this time of year.. Esko passed through Ellis Island in 1926 as the six-year-old son of...

Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Riderwood, Named to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Technology

Jun 19, 2012
Erickson Living, Developer/Manger of Riderwood,  Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology BALTIMORE, MD (June 19, 2012) - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, today announced that IDG's Computerworld magazine, has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that provide their information technology (IT) professionals with a creative and stimulating work environment, great career opportunities, as well as exceptional benefits and compensation.  Erickson Living was ranked 93rd on this year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in Computerworld  (June 18, 2012), along with results from...

Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards Shares Her Legislative Priorities With Riderwood Residents

Jun 13, 2012
Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards Shares Her Legislative Priorities with Riderwood Residents SILVER SPRING, MD (June 13, 2012) - Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D - 4 th  District)  today visited Riderwood to share herlegislative priorities with residents  and to respond to their questions. She spoke for an hour to nearly 100 residents in the Encore Theater at the invitation of the resident-run Democratic Club of Riderwood. Because of redistricting, Congresswoman Edwards, if re-elected,  will in 2013 represent the residents who live in the Prince George's County part of Riderwood.  She has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since June...

GOP Senate Candidate Dan Bongino Visits Riderwood to Discuss Issues with Residents

Jun 12, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (June 12, 2012) - GOP Senate candidate Dan Bongino spoke to nearly 60 Riderwood residents today in the Encore Theater who came to hear his views on issues that affect everyone. He visited Riderwood at the invitation of the resident-run Republican Club. Bongino, who is a former U.S. Secret Service agent and a small business entrepreneur, spoke for about an hour, taking questions from the audience. He then was interviewed 'live' via telephone from the Riderwood campus by  FOX NEWS  correspondent Geraldo Rivera for a national newscast. Bongino, a former top ranked member of the Secret Service's...

Riderwood-Beltsville Library Partnership Will Read "The Cellist of Sarajevo" for One Maryland One Book Project

Jun 11, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (June 11, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community's partnership with Beltsville Library this year will read Steven Galloway's novel "The Cellist of Sarajevo" as part of One Maryland One Book 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 a.m. - noon, in Village Square Classroom on the Riderwood campus, 3140 Gracefield Road, in Silver Spring,MD. Inspired by the actions of a real cellist during the siege of Sarajevo, "The Cellist of Sarajevo"  is a...

Erickson Living, Developer/Manager of Riderwood, is One of the CIO 100 Award Honorees

Jun 1, 2012
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ---June 1, 2012---IDG's  CIO  magazine  today announces Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  as a recipient of the 2012 CIO 100.  The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Erickson Living's recognition is based on its innovation in creating a Health Group quality indicator dashboard that utilizes Microsoft SQL Server to aggregate information and data sources, including GE's Centricity Electronic Medical Record system.  Specific quality measure categories designed into the dashboard include: Prevention;...