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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...

Renaissance Gardens Extended Care at Riderwood Celebrates 5 Successive Years of Attaining Top 5-Star Medicare Ratings

Apr 11, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (April 11, 2012) - Renaissance Gardens, the extended care neighborhood of Riderwood retirement community, will hold May events  to honor staff, residents, families and friends for helping the facility  attain the maximum 5-Star rating from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) each year for the past 5 years. The celebration will begin May 5 with a Family and Friends Day as everyone will cheer on their favorite horse in the Kentucky Derby. Ladies will wear their festive spring dresses and beautiful hats and gentlemen will wear their dapper spring outfits. A May 11 Bake Sale...

Riderwood's Security and EMS Coordinator Andrew Janosko Offers Tips for Avoiding Scams

Mar 28, 2012
Riderwood's Security and EMS Coordinator Andrew Janosko Offers Tips for Avoiding Scams Involving Medicare, Grandchildren and Trips/Prizes SILVER SPRING, MD (March 28, 2012) - Scam artists use an array of techniques -- forms sent in the mail, telephone calls, or emails - this time of year to get money from unsuspecting victims. As a public service, Andrew Janosko, the Security and EMS Coordinator at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, recaps the scams now making the rounds and offers tips to help you avoid them:  The "Medicare Call" - a person calls, claiming to represent Medicare or Medicaid, and...

Public is Invited to a Free April 22 Earth Day Lecture at Riderwood by Karen Petroff, an Official with University of Maryland Arboretum

Mar 27, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (March 27, 2012) - The public is invited to attend a Riderwood retirement community Earth Day lecture by Karen Petroff, Assistant Director of the University of Maryland Arboretum and Horticultural Services, who will speak about efforts to maintain the campus' arboretum. Her free lecture will be held Sunday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Encore Theater at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring. Seating is limited. RSVP: It is fitting that Petroff's lecture will be held on this day at the 120-acre Riderwood campus, which is a certified Wildlife Habitat and a kindred, mission-driven...

Riderwood's March 29 Home Expo to Put Hundreds of People in Touch With Real Estate and Downsizing Experts

Mar 22, 2012
WHAT: A free Thursday, March 29, Home Expo at Riderwood retirement community that will 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 will be open for tours. Nearly 400 people from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia will attend this event. WHEN/WHERE: The Home Expo will be held on Thursday, March 29, from noon - 2 p.m., at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring. Refreshments will be served. MARKET DEMAND FOR RETIREMENT LIVING: Riderwood rmarked a 31 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for yearend...

Riderwood Resident Walter Rybeck, Author of "Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle," Will Speak April 2 at Bookstore in Washington, D.C.

Mar 22, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (March 22, 2012) - Riderwood retirement community resident Walter Rybeck, author of "Re- Solving the Economic Puzzle," will speak Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., at Busboys and Poets Bookstore, which is located at 5 th  Street NW (between K and L Streets), in Washington D.C. Rybeck, a former journalist and economist,  has spent his life searching for answers to poverty and related socio-economic problems. His book focuses on what officials and citizens can do to help heal the economy. It assesses how modernizing of land and taxation policies can become keys to saving cities, saving the...