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University oif Maryland's Nationally-Ranked Women's Basketball Team to Visit Riderwood Today, January 17

Jan 17, 2012
WHAT: A visit this afternoon, Tuesday, January 17, by the nationally-ranked University of Maryland women's basketball team to Riderwood retirement community. Members of the team, which is ranked #8 in the nation with a 17-1 record, will swap hoops stories with Riderwood residents. Players will also sign autographs. There are more than 200 retired University of Maryland alumni living at Riderwood. Residents are avid fans of the women's Terps basketball and attend many home games at the College Park campus. WHEN/WHERE: Today, Tuesday, January 17, from 2 - 3:30 p.m., in the Performance Hall at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD. "Fear the Turtle!"

Riderwood's Robin Arnicar is Elected to National Nursing Association Post

Jan 17, 2012
Riderwood's Robin Arnicar is Elected President of Cincinnati-Based National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care Silver Spring, MD (January 16, 2012) -- Robin Arnicar, the director of nursing for Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, has been elected president of the Cincinnati-based National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) . She was elected by electronic balloting that  was concluded in late December. Arnicar who has been in long-term care nursing for 25 years, was named NADONA's 2007 Nursing Administrator of the Year. Since 1986, NADONA has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and RNs...

RN Home Health Job Fiar to be Held February 9 at Riderwood

Jan 13, 2012
RN Home Health Job Fair to be Held February 9, at Riderwood; On-site Interviews to be Conducted SILVER SPRING, MD (January 13, 2012) -- A RN Home Health Job Fair will be held on Thursday, February 9, from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., at Riderwood Retirement Community, 3140 Gracefield Road, in Silver Spring. On-site interviews will be conducted in the Montgomery Station building. Applicants may also apply online at  . Click on  Search Jobs,  enter   Job Opening ID  26954 . Or fax resumes to 301-572-8402. Riderwood, which has nearly 3,000 residents, is the nation's largest continuing...

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" (It Will be Soon)

Jan 13, 2012
Riderwood's Grounds Supervisor, Jack Vargo, Offers 10 Tips to Help You Stay Safe in Winter Weather  (With an Assist from a Classic Song of the Season) SILVER SPRING, MD (January 13, 2012) - Amid the upcoming onslaught of sub-freezing temperature, snow and wind chills dipping toward the zero-degree mark, the classic Frank Loesser song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" takes on new meaning for many people this time of year. Jack Vargo, the Grounds Supervisor at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, offers the following 10 tips to help you prepare for winter, stay safe and get through it as easily as...

"Populist Uprisings in 2012: is the Topic of Wednesday January 11, Discussion at Riderwood by Joan Adams, a Faculty Member of Three Colleges and Universities

Jan 10, 2012
Joan Adams, a Faculty Member at Three Colleges and Universities, to Discuss "Populist Uprisings in 2012" at a Wednesday, January 11, Appearance at Riderwood WHAT: A Wednesday afternoon, January 11, Riderwood retirement community discussion of "Populist Uprisings in 2012" by Joan Adams. Adams is  a faculty member of Prince George's Community College at Riderwood, Johns Hopkins University in Rockville, and Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park.  At Riderwood she teaches four classes on current issues at the local, national, and international level and one on American literature. Adams has lived in the greater Washington, D.C.,  area since 1965. She has...

Riderwood Marks a 31 Percent Increase in Apartment Home Settlements for 2011; Reservations Jump 28 Percent

Jan 6, 2012
Riderwood Retirement Community Marks a 31 Percent Increase in Apartment Settlements for 2011; Reservations Jump 28 Percent Introduction of Lower Entrance Deposit Option Proves Helpful to People SILVER SPRING, MD (January 6, 2012) -- Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring marked a 31 percent increase in settlements of apartment homes for yearend 2011 and a 28 percent jump in reservations. A total of 170 apartment homes was settled in 2011, compared to 129 the prior year. In addition, a total of 190 people made reservations for apartments homes, compared to 148 the prior year. People moved to Riderwood from nearly all...

Hundreds of Riderwood Retirement Community Residents to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy the Evening of January 16 with Readings and Singing of Civil Rights Era Songs

Jan 5, 2012
Hundreds of Riderwood Retirement Community Residents to Celebrate   Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy the Evening of January 16 with Readings and the Singing of Civil Rights Era Songs WHAT: "His Legacy and Our Future," an hour-long,  Monday evening, January 16, celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., by hundreds of Riderwood retirement community Residents in Silver Spring, MD. Residents will read from King's letters and speeches. After the readings, the readers will offer some thoughts stimulated by King's messages of nonviolence, peace, and justice and human rights for all. King spoke movingly of dreams for our future...

Lesley Easton, a Sculptor and Payroll Worker, Will Celebrate Her 22nd Birthday on February 29th in Silver Spring, MD, at Her Riderwood Retirement Community Apartment Home

Jan 4, 2012
SILVER SPRING, MD (January 4, 2012) - Lesley Easton is looking forward to celebrating her 22 nd  birthday on February 29 th  at her apartment home at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring.  And when she does, she will do it surrounded by her many friends, some of  whom are four times her age. Easton, who still works a payroll job for the ESOL Department of Montgomery County Public Schools, was born on February 29, 1924 in Shrewsbury, PA. She is a proud Leap Year Baby and she is, perhaps, as adventurous in life as any other 22 year-old. She...

Riderwood Residents Are Now Operating Their Own Web Site:

Dec 22, 2011
Riderwood Retirement Community Residents Are Now Operating Their Own Web Site: SILVER SPRING, MD (December 23, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community residents in Silver Spring are now operating their own web site,   ,that is a tool for residents and their families to obtain information on resident-run activities in Independent Living and specific   activities and services at  Renaissance Gardens, which is the community's extended care neighborhood.  provides all of the information on services and activities provided by the staff and management of Riderwood.  It includes such items as the monthly activity...

Riderwood Residents to Teach iPad to Fellow Residents (and Staff) January 6, 13, 20, and 27

Dec 20, 2011
Riderwood Retirement Community Residents in Silver Spring to Teach the iPad to Fellow Residents (and Staff) on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 Intergenerational Seminars to Focus on the Use of Apps (Applications) WHAT: Intergenerational seminars about the IPad in which Riderwood residents will teach fellow residents (and also staff) to use the apps (applications) that come with the device. Participants will learn about iPad options and how to get other apps for their devices. WHY: These seminars are being held because Apple recently released a new operating system, iOS 5, that "cuts the cord" between the computer and the...