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Riderwood Residents and Staff -- as Well as Prospective Residents -- Deliver 1,000 Donated Toys to Toys for Tots

Dec 20, 2011
Riderwood Residents and Staff -- as Well as Prospective Residents -- Deliver  1,000 Donated Toys to Toy for Tots to Help Disadvantaged Children Have a Happy Holiday SILVER SPRING, MD (December 16, 2010) --- Riderwood retirement community residents and staff, as well as prospective residents,  today delivered more than 1,000 donated toys to Toys for Tots to help disadvantaged children in the greater Washington, D.C, area have a happy holiday. Nine large boxes filled with toys such as stuffed animals, art  materials, dolls, games, matchbox cars, and coloring books were delivered by residents and staff sporting Santa hats. They made the...

Riderwood Residents Write/Produce Their Own Video Tour of Their Campus

Dec 15, 2011

Riderwood Residents Write/Produce  T heir Own Video Tour of Their Campus.

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Residents of Riderwood Donate $386,872 to Show Their Appeciation to Hourly Staff for Jobs Well Done in 2011

Dec 9, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 9, 2011) --  Residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD , have donated $386,872 to their campus' Staff Appreciation Fund to show their appreciation to hourly staff for jobs well done in 2011.  The money will benefit 1,221 hourly staff members from Dining Services, General Services, and the Medical Center. This fundraising drive among residents is done annually during the holiday season. "We are proud of the fact that our employees drive a culture of service where the reward is found by serving residents with excellence," said Chip Warner, the Executive Director of Riderwood...

Riderwood Resident Elbert Link Made the Best 'Cuts' in Congress -- Haircuts!

Dec 2, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (December 2, 2011) -- On a day in late November, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B Johnson came into the Capitol's private Senate Barbershop, stepping into barber Elbert Link's empty chair for a haircut. Little did the two dream that in a few days, Johnson would ascend to the Presidency following John F. Kennedy's mortal wounding in Dallas. The shop's porter had accidentally made an appointment for another Johnson, Elbert, who today lives at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  recalls. When the Vice President arrived, he found the chair of his regular barber, Dave Highley occupied,...

Hanukah and Christmas to be Jointly Celebrated for 39th Consecutive Year December 17 at Riderwood Residents' Apartment Home

Dec 2, 2011
Hanukah and Christmas to be Jointly Celebrated for 39 th  Consecutive Year December 17 at Riderwood Residents' Apartment Home in Silver Spring, MD; Mary and Roy Popkin Always Find Room for a Menorah and a Christmas Tree SILVER SPRING, MD (December 2, 2011) - Hanamus, the name coined to describe a combined Hanukah and Christmas party, will be  celebrated for the 39 th   consecutive year December 17 at the Riderwood retirement community apartment home of  Mary and Roy Popkin. This year's celebration will be extra special since members of their family have recently become their neighbors at Riderwood. The Popkins -- along...

Riderwood Offers Tips to Help You Protect Yourself From Fraud During the Holidays

Dec 1, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD  (December1, 2011) --  'Tis the season for tele-thieves to make their living at your expense. Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD,  offers the following tips to help you protect yourself from fraud during the holidays: Keep your credit and identity safe this holiday season by outsmarting the evil-doers. You may receive a phone call this time of year from a person claiming to be with your bank's fraud department. They will claim that your account shows some suspicious activity and they want to review your purchase history or verify your account number.  If you receive this...

Retired Toy Aficionado Living at Riderwood Has No Intention of Ever Stopping the Holiday Magic

Nov 22, 2011
Riderwood Resident Ralph Kaufman Has Been Making HolidaysMagical for About as Long as Chestnuts Have Roasted on an Open Fire; He Has No Intention of Ever Stopping SILVER SPRING, MD (November 22, 2011) - Ralph Kaufman, who lives at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, has been making the holiday season magical for about as long as chestnuts have roasted on an open fire. And he has no intention of ever stopping because the magic - literally - is in his blood. Kaufman is one of the founders of KB Toys, a family-run business when it was established many decades ago...

Riderwood's Free Speaker's Bureau Now Accepting Winter Speaking Engagement Requests From Organizations

Nov 22, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 22, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community's free Speaker's Bureau is now accepting Winter 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, Executive Director of Riderwood. To schedule a date and time for Riderwood speakers to come to your group please email:  ...

Daughter of Riderwood Residents Donald and Helen Hawkins Selected "Mentor of the Year"

Nov 16, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 16, 2011) - Laurie Cooke, the daughter of Riderwood residents Donald and Helen Hawkins, has been selected "Mentor of the Year" by the American Society for Association Executives. Cooke is CEO of the Healthcare Business Women's Association (HBA), the leading nonprofit professional association in the women's leadership space in healthcare globally. With a network of more than 20,000 individuals and nearly 130 corporate partners across several continents, Cooke is perfectly placed to impact the lives of individuals and companies. As the first CEO of HBA she laid the groundwork to more than triple the organization's membership...

Hundreds of Retired Veterans to Rally for Peace November 11 at Veterans Day Ceremony at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD

Nov 10, 2011
WHAT: A Veterans Day ceremony in which hundreds of Riderwood retirement community veterans from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and  Coast Guard will rally for peace. They will be joined by their spouses - who kept their families together on the home front during WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War - and by their fellow residents. The hour-long ceremony will include tributes to all branches of the military, as well as anecdotal stories of life in the military from the following residents. WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, November 11, from  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in the Riderwood Encore Theater,...