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Riderwood Residents and Staff Donate More Than 500 Cubic Feet of Clothing for Vietnam Veterans of America

May 7, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (May 7,  2012) -- Riderwood retirement community residents and staff in Silver Spring donated more than 500 cubic feet of clothing for  the Vietnam Veterans of America. They did it in a two-hour period in which they filled a Veterans truck from four clubhouse locations on the 120 acre- Riderwood campus. This marked the fifth year of participation in the annual clothes collection drive, which was held under sponsorship by the Riderwood Lions Club.  The Riderwood Lions Club is affiliated with The International Association of Lions Clubs, the largest service organization in the world. Lions Club members create and...

Hundreds of Retirees to Relive Drive-In Movie Experience "Under the Stars" on May 18 at Riderwood

May 7, 2012
WHAT: 2 nd  Annual  "Movie Under the Stars" event in which in which hundreds of Riderwood residents, their families and their friends will relive outdoor drive-in movie experiences of the past. They will watch "Breakfast at Tiffany's," a movie starring  Audrey Hepburn  and  George Peppard  (in Mrs. Hepburn's most memorable and identifiable role ) as the wonder of night skies filled with stars adds a magical, surreal backdrop. Attendees will sit in chairs at the Tennis Courts parking lot near Renaissance Gardens to watch the movie, which will be projected onto a huge screen...

Riderwood's Free Speaker's Bureau is Now Accepting Summer Speaking Engagement Requests

May 1, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (May 1, 2012) - Riderwood's free Speaker's Bureau is now accepting summer speaking engagement requests from civic, nonprofit and business groups. Riderwood officials are available to speak anytime, anywhere on all aspects of retirement. "We want to provide people with information that will help them excel spiritually, socially, recreationally, intellectually, and physically  as they - and/or their friends and family members -- approach retirement and transition into their new lifestyles," said Chip Warner, the Executive Director for Riderwood. To schedule a date and time for Riderwood speakers to come to your group please email:

Riderwood's Bone Program to be Featured May 15 at National Osteoporosis Summit in Washington, D.C.

May 1, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (May 1, 2012) - Shirley Roberts, RT(R)(BD), CDT,  the Bone Health Coordinator for Riderwood retirement community's nationally-cited bone program, will present an overview of the program and bone density testing May 15 at the Osteoporosis Educational Summit in Washington, D.C. This summit is sponsored by the National Bone Health Alliance. The Riderwood bone program is designed to allow enough time for each participating resident in it to receive counseling on calcium and vitamin D supplements, exercise, nutrition and medication compliance.   The presentation by Roberts will include video testimonials by residents who have maximized their independence as a result...

Erickson Living, Developer and Manager of Riderwood, Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website; User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood, today announced the launch of its new and improved  Erickson Living  website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect , a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry...

Riderwood to Host May 18 Tea Party and Awards Ceremony for Beltsville Academy Students

Apr 30, 2012
Riderwood to Host May 18 Tea Party and Awards Ceremony for Beltsville Academy Students Completing the Forming Opportunities Reaching Women and Restoring Dignity Program WHAT: A Tea Party and Awards Ceremony hosted by Riderwood retirement community's Catering and Community Resources teams for 45 female students of Beltsville Academy who are completing the F.O.R.W.A.R.D  (Forming Opportunities Reaching Women And Restoring Dignity) program.  This program is designed to empower young women, especially African-American and Latino.   These young women now include grades 6th-8 th  who participate in reading/language arts lessons and activities, which encourage young women to strive for academic and personal achievements.  They...

Riderwood Honors 880 Residents Who Gave a Total of 153,000 Volunteer Hours in the Past Year

Apr 27, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 27, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community has honored 880 residents who gave a total of 153,000 volunteer hours in the past year. The residents led more than 200 activities and special interest groups, volunteered  at community events, participated in outreach projects and/or worked with Riderwood's departments throughout the 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, MD.  The residents averaged 12,750 volunteer hours per month. In addition, the residents volunteered a total of 17,500 hours at the Renaissance Gardens extended care neighborhood at Riderwood, averaging 1,460 volunteer hours per month. Riderwood contributed a total of $1,500 to Meals on...

Riderwood Club Participates in Cornell University Nature Project

Apr 26, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 26, 2012) -- Friends of all things feathered flock together each week at the Riderwood retirement community's Birders group. The group meets every Tuesday morning and walks around the 120-acre Silver Spring campus looking for birds, but their exploration doesn't end at the campus grounds. Once a month, the group ventures off campus to places like Brookside Gardens or the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Aside from enjoying the aesthetics of birds, every week the group records information about the birds they see and sends it to Cornell University as part of the citizen science project and...

Riderwood Residents Will Support Two Local Schools at Their Wednesday, May, 2, Earth Day Celebration

Apr 24, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 24, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community residents will support environmental education at  two local public schools when they celebrate their Earth Day on Wednesday, May 2, at  their Silver Spring campus. Beltsville Academy  in Prince George's County and Strathmore Elementary School in Montgomery County will benefit from the residents' used jewelry sale and from the raffle of two exquisite bird carvings.  Beltsville will add to its courtyard garden and Strathmore will engage children in growing 'salad' plants. The celebration will include the safe disposal of unused or expired medicines, a musical performance by  award winning middle...

Riderwood Resident Phillip Studer Holds the MagLev "Dream Train" Patent

Apr 23, 2012
Riderwood Resident and NASA Scientist Phillip Studer  Holds the MagLev "Dream Train" Patent; an Industrial Robots Patent Imminent SILVER SPRING, MD (April 23, 2012) -- The MagLev, long-nosed, high-speed train slides noiselessly into the station with no brakes squealing, wheels rumbling, or nose wrinkling from engine effluvia. Passengers saunter forth, to the streets or the baggage cars, ready for the mission at hand. The restful trip, quicker and more accessible than airlines, provided wide seats, good snacks, and electronics of all kinds.  Riding on air, or just about. Magnetic levitation is a new form of transportation. Add to that a clean...