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Riderwood Employees Support The Children’s Inn at NIH

Jun 21, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— Residents and employees of Riderwood retirement community are encouraged to seek opportunities to live the company’s mission to “…share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” The end result is tens of thousands of volunteer hours contributed to the greater community each year.

That 16-year tradition continued for a group of Riderwood employees who volunteered at The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institute of Health) on June 15.

The Inn is a private, nonprofit, residential setting located on the campus of the NIH. It offers free lodging to children receiving treatment (along with...

Riderwood to Host A Feast for the Eyes IV, an Artwork Showcase

Jun 15, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland-- The celebration of art holds a special place for residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community. Their creativity and professional-level talent will take center stage during A Feast for the Eyes IV, a showcase of original artistry.

Thirty-seven (37) residents and employees will display 173 pieces, including paintings, silk screens, ceramics, glass & woodwork, photography and digital art. Artists will be available during the event to discuss the processes and stories behind their work with attendees.

Sponsored by the Riderwood Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the three-day event will take place on the following...

Riderwood to Host 9th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on August 11th

Jun 7, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host its 9th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Thursday, August 11.

Open to the public, the five-round competition will be governed in accordance with rules established by the National Mah Jongg League. More than 148 Mah Jongg enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic participated in the 2015 tourney.

Registration will take place at 9:00am with tournament play beginning at 9:30am. The event will occur in Maryland Hall, located in the Montgomery Station Clubhouse of Riderwood (3120 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904).

The event is a fundraiser for...

Riderwood Hosts 40th Anniversary Celebration of Colesville Meals on Wheels

Jun 2, 2016

Silver Spring, MD— Last month, Riderwood retirement community hosted a milestone celebration for Colesville Meals on Wheels…its 40th anniversary party. Current and past board members, volunteers and friends of the program shared memories and reflected on their collective mission.

Becky Hedin and her husband Alan, residents of Riderwood, attended the event. The couple has long been affiliated with Colesville Meals on Wheels in a variety of roles.

“I did volunteer work the second year they began operating. My three-year old son actually drove with us as we took food to clients,” recalled Mrs. Hedin, who has served...

Erickson Living's Newly-Launched Website Makes User Experience Easier & Integrates a National Network of Sites

May 17, 2016

Catonsville, Maryland-- Erickson Living’s newly-launched website, , makes user experience easier and more enjoyable while integrating a national network of sites.

Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Website improvements include:

• A brand new design featuring more community photography, resident videos and testimonials. • Faster, easier site navigation for visitors. • An improved “Find a Community” function that includes community street addresses, phone numbers and the visitor’s distance from their community of choice. • An enhanced “Resources” section with comprehensive FAQs and a glossary...

Democratic Club of Riderwood Hosts Pair of State Delegates from District 14

May 12, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— While the 2016 presidential campaign dominates the headlines, state and local issues interest residents of Riderwood, too.

To stay informed, the resident-led Democratic Club of the Erickson Living retirement community hosted State Delegates Eric Luedtke and Pam Queen, each representing Montgomery County in District 14.

The delegates provided an overview of the recently completed 2016 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly. Delegate Luedtke serves on the Ways and Means Committee, and Delegate Queen is a member of the Judiciary Committee.

Following their presentations, they responded to questions from the audience of 60...

Robert Davis Inducted into USPTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame

Apr 7, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland —Growing up in Oklahoma, his first tennis racket was a T.A. Davis model made of laminated walnut without a leather grip. In high school, he once spent his lunch money—30 cents per day—to buy two tennis balls for a practice.

Now at age 95, Robert Davis earned entry into the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)/Mid-Atlantic Division Hall of Fame for a lifetime of playing, teaching and growing the game. His induction occurred during a ceremony on March 4 at Woodmont Country Club.

“I’ve been affiliated with USPTA since 1972, and this is a...

Robust Series of Events Commemorated African American History Month at Riderwood

Mar 16, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland— Riderwood retirement community recently completed a comprehensive series of events and celebrations in February to commemorate African American History Month. Topics ranged from health, music and current events as the resident-led African American History Club coordinated the activities. On February 5, a panel of health care experts provided advice on heart health as the “Go Red Riderwood” program mirrored the American Heart Association’s national Go Red For Women campaign. Participants included Dr. Valeriani Bead, cardiologist with the MedStar Health System, Marquita Parker, fitness specialist with Riderwood, and Kelly Murphy, a dietician with Riderwood. Music literally took center...

Gary Hibbs Named Executive Director of Riderwood

Mar 14, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland— Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Gary D. Hibbs as its Executive Director. With Erickson Living since 1995, Hibbs has most recently served as the Executive Director of Oak Crest, a sister community located in northeastern Baltimore County. In his new leadership position at Riderwood, Hibbs will oversee daily operations at the 120-acre community whose 2,600 residents are served by 1,400 employees. “This is a homecoming for Gary as he was raised in nearby Greenbelt and his parents, Ray and Shirley, lived at Riderwood,” stated Chip Warner, Vice President of Regional Operations for Erickson Living. “His...

Lesley Easton Will Be Riderwood’s 23-Year Old Resident

Feb 26, 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland— With a spirit of adventure still in her eyes and the love for family always in her heart, Ms. Lesley Easton is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. The resident of Riderwood retirement community will turn 23 on February 29. Yes, Ms. Easton is a Leap Year Baby born in 1924. “My birthday has always been a source of conversation and fun with friends and co-workers,” said Ms. Easton. She continues to lead a full life thanks to her close-knit family and passion for art. A native of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, Ms. Easton graduated from Forest Park High...