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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...

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...