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Ten Helpful Tips to Help You De-Clutter Your Home During Springtime

Apr 23, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 23 2012) -- Spring is the perfect opportunity to tackle the clutter you have accumulated over time.  It seems like an overwhelming task, but not if you follow some basic getting-started tips. "De-cluttering is a great annual spring cleaning ritual," said Kim McMahon, co-owner of Let's Organize/ Let's Move, an organization and move management company that works with Riderwood retirement community's  marketing team to help prospective residents de-clutter and downsize. Here are helpful ten tips to place you on the path to de-cluttering your home: 1.  Start small.  Do a little every day. Set a timer, starting...

Riderwood Residents Observe Earth Day Every Day of the Year Through Their Wildlife Habitat Work at Their 120-Acre Campus

Apr 19, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 19, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community residents observe Earth Day every day of the year at their 120-acre campus through their wildlife habitat work. Their Riderwood Wildlife Habitat Project is certified under the Wildlife Habitat Council's  Wildlife At Work SM   program. This certification recognizes the partnership between Riderwood residents and the campus' Grounds Department staff and their longstanding commitment to the natural environment, which is visible through the extensive acreage of protected woodlands and enhancement projects. Their commitment is setting new industry standards each day and has been evident throughout the history of Riderwood. During construction...

Sixteen Apartments Are Reserved at Riderwood During Home Expo at Silver Spring, MD Campus

Apr 18, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 18, 2012) - Sixteen apartments were reserved at Riderwood retirement community during its Home Expo. In addition, 13 prospective residents were added to the priority list and 20 home visits were scheduled. Hundreds of people attended the Home Expo. The event put people in touch with real estate professionals, downsizing experts, home staging specialists, and packing and moving company representatives. In addition, Riderwood's floor plans were open for tours. Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents, sits on 120 acres that stretch across Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. Riderwood offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment...

Thirteen Baby Ducks Are Born at Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood

Apr 18, 2012
Thirteen Baby Ducks Are Born at Riderwood;  Mallards Mysteriously Come Each Spring to Give Birth to Their Babies and Then Leave by Summer SILVER SPRING, MD (April 18, 2012) -- Thirteen baby ducks have just been born in the courtyard of the Renaissance Gardens extended care neighborhood at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. Mallards have mysteriously come to Renaissance Gardens each spring for the past few years to give birth to their babies. They then leave by summer to explore new worlds of wonder. Renaissance Gardens residents and staff are now feeding the baby ducks and taking care of them...

Riderwood's 1st Peep Show Winners Are Announced

Apr 13, 2012
Riderwood's 1 st  Peep Show Winners Are Announced: "Movie Night" and "Before Riderwood/Living the Good Life at Riderwood" Take Home the Peeps ( er,  Honors) Silver Spring, MD (April 13, 2012) - The votes are in and the winning displays in Riderwood retirement community's 1st Peep Show are: "Movie Night" by the Renaissance Gardens extended care staff and "Before Life at Riderwood/Living the Good Life at Riderwood" by the Community Resources and Wellness staff (see attached photos). The Peep Show invited staff members to take their favorite candy - Peeps - and turn them into art. Departmental teams created all sorts...

Record 250 People Attend Bluegrass Jam at Riderwood

Apr 13, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 13,2012) - A record 250 people attended a Bluegrass Jam held last night at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. The "Riderwood Ol' Opry Bluegrass/Country/Old-Timey Music Jams" are a stage show format that takes place every two-to-three months. The Lonesome Pine Band provides accompaniment, playing a wide selection of bluegrass, country, western swing, and novelty songs.  Riderwood residents, relatives and friends come up on the stage to perform this style of music, backed by the band Regular performers include resident Henry Plotkin on fiddle, resident Glen Lesher and his  sons on guitar and resident Walter...

Erickson Living Promotes Jean Landreville to Associate Executive Director for Riderwood

Apr 13, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 13, 2012) - Erickson Living has promoted Jean Landreville to Associate Executive Director for Riderwood, the nation's largest continuing care retirement community with nearly 3,000 residents located in Silver Spring, MD. She joins Riderwood after serving as the Renaissance Gardens extended care neighborhood Administrator for Fox Run, an Erickson Living -managed community in  Novi, MI. Landreville began her Erickson career more than six years ago, serving first as the Assistant Executive Director before she opened the Fox Run Renaissance Gardens as its first Administrator.  In this role, she helped create one of the finest and most...

Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes Visits Riderwood to Speak to Residents and Tour Campus

Apr 12, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 12, 2012) - Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes (D-3rd District) this week spoke to nearly 100 Riderwood residents about what is at stake in the upcoming November 6 General Election. Because of redistricting, Sarbanes will be representing those Riderwood residents who live in Montgomery County, according to the Democratic Club of Riderwood, which invited the Congressman to speak at its April meeting. Sarbanes held a Q&A session with residents after his remarks. He then participated in an impromptu RWTV interview with Mel Tansill, Riderwood's Public Affairs Manager, in which he outlined his positions on several issues, among...

Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, "The Mother of the Hubble," to Speak April 19 at Riderwood

Apr 11, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 12, 2012) - Nancy Grace Roman, Ph.D., the "Mother of the Hubble," will speak Thursday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at the Riderwood Chapel in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Roman was NASA's chief astronomer from 1959 until her retirement in 1979. She will speak about her personal and scientific journeys. Dr. Roman's talk is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists at Riderwood. The public is invited to attend this free event. RSVP: The Roman Technology Fellowship in Astrophysics program is named after Dr. Roman.  Dr. Roman is a distinguished American astronomer whose career...

Hundreds of Retirees to Relive Drive-in Movie Experience "Under the Stars" Friday, May 18, at Riderwood

Apr 11, 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...