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Riderwood Resident Kathleen "Dee" McGrath Survived the November 9, 1926 F-4 Tornado That Touched Down in La Plata, MD

Oct 27, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 27, 2011) -- It has been 85 years since an F-4 tornado touched down on November 9, 1926 about 5 miles southwest of La Plata in central Charles County, cutting a swath that left a ledger from a school house as far away as Bowie. Riderwood retirement community resident Kathleen "Dee" McGrath was one of its child survivors. As the tornado made its way north, it picked up a two-room school house filled with students, utterly destroying the building and leaving remnants strewn for 30 miles. Three of the survivors were from one family: a boy...

Riderwood's Waiter-Turned-Model Comes Home

Oct 27, 2011
Sean Eley, Riderwood Retirement Community's Waiter-Turned- Model,Returns to His Job After Walking the Runways of New York Wearing Ralph Lauren SILVER SPRING, MD (October 27, 2011) -- Sean Eley, a waiter at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring,  has just returned to his job after walking the runways of New York at this year's Fall Fashion Week wearing Ralph Lauren. Eley, 22,  arrived in New York on a Friday for a session he described as "frantic." About 40 models were crammed into one room, he said -- 16 of them were  males and the rest females. Attention was paid to...

NASAS Chief Scientist to Speak at Riderwood on November 3; RSVP Now to Attend

Oct 26, 2011
Public is Invited to Attend "Science & Exploration in the 21 st  Century," A Free November 3 Riderwood Lecture by Waleed Abdalati, Ph.D., NASA Chief Scientist SILVER SPRING, MD (October 26, 2011) -- The public is invited to attend "Science  & Exploration in the 21 st  Century," a free lecture by Waleed Abdalati, Ph.D., NASA Chief Scientist, on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m. in Riderwood retirement community's Encore Theater, 3140 Gracefield Road Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Abdalati's lecture is offered as part of Riderwood's Science & Technology Lecture Series. To RSVP please email Becky Hedin:  . Dr...

Public is Invited to Join Riderwood Residents and Staff in November 2 Mini Walk to End Alzheimer's and Also in Free November 15 Memory Screenings

Oct 19, 2011
Public is Invited to Join Riderwood Residents and Staff In November 2 Mini Walk to End Alzheimer's a nd to Also Participate in Free November 15 Memory Screening at Silver Spring Campus SILVER SPRIING, MD (October 19, 2011) -   Riderwood retirement community will hold a mini Walk to End Alzheimer's on Wednesday, November 2, at 2 p.m.,  and the public is invited to join residents and staff for it at the campus, which is located at 3140 Gracefield Road in Silver Spring, MD. Walkers will start in the Lakeside Commons lounge area and walk inside to Riderwood's extended care...

Erickson Living to Hold November 17 Baby Boomers' Aging Parents TweetChat

Oct 18, 2011
Erickson Living to Hold a November 17 Baby Boomers' Aging Parents TweetChat To Help Adult Children Obtain Invaluable Retirement Advice via Social Media SILVER SPRING, MD (October 18, 2011)  - A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living, the manager of Riderwood in Silver Spring,  is leveraging one of the world's largest social networking and microblogging services (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), and will include...

Riderwood Resident Lou Cross -- Incredibly -- Has Made 13 Holes-in-One During His Golfing Career

Oct 14, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 14, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community resident Lou Cross - incredibly - has made 13 holes-in-one ever since he became a member of Heritage Harbour Golf Club  in Annapolis, Maryland, 12 years ago. He made three holes-in-one during an eight-week period this past summer, concluding with an ace on the 87-yard No. 5 hole. Cross, 87, is a retired nationally acclaimed pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic. He won the Heritage Harbour Golf Club's championship in 1998. He does not believe in the tradition of buying drinks after making a hole-in-one, nor will he accept a drink from...

Riderwood Resident David Atlas, Ph.D., Receives National Academy of Engneering's 2011 Founders Award

Oct 13, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, October 14, 2011) - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today named Riderwood retirement community resident David Atlas, Ph.D.,  the 2011 recipient of its Founders Award, which is presented to an individual's extraordinary impact through work in the engineering profession. Dr. Atlas, who is called the "Father of Radar Meteorology," is being honored by NAE for his developments in radar technology for storm detection and warning. Dr. Atlas, a member of the NAE, will receive the Founders Award on Sunday, October 16, at the NAE's Annual Meeting  in Washington, D.C. The NAE Founders Award recognizes Dr. Atlas'...

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Updates Riderwood Residents on His 10- Month Administration's Progress

Oct 13, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 13, 2011) - Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, this week visited Riderwood retirement community to update residents on his 10-month administration's progress. Riderwood sits on 120 acres that stretch across Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. Baker spoke to nearly 100 residents in Riderwood's Encore Theater and answered questions from them during his 45-minute visit. Baker said his administration has stabilized the Prince George's County Hospital. In addition, he said a regional health facility that is part of the State of Maryland Medical System will be built in the county. "We can lead the way...

Riderwood Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione Gives Cooking Demo for Jambalaya Vegetable Soup in Olney, MD

Oct 11, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 11, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione this week held a free cooking demon for more than 100 people at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market. Chef Victor cooked Jambalaya Vegetable soup. His demo followed the Riderwood Dining Service team's attainment of the prestigious Judge's Choice Award  for Vegetable Crab Soup in this year's Crab Soup Cook-Off held at the Maryland Seafood Festival. This marked the third successive year that Riderwood earned a top prize in the contest. Chef Victor told he Olney Farmers and Artists Market attendees it is his belief that...

Public is Invited to Attend "Downsize, Organize and De-Clutter," a Free October 21 Seminar at Riderwood

Oct 5, 2011
Public is Invited to Attend "Downsize, Organize and De-Clutter," a Free October 21 Seminar at Riderwood's Extended Care Neighborhood SILVER SPRING, MD (October 5, 2011) - The public is invited to attend "Downsize, Organize and De-Clutter," a free October 21 seminar at Riderwood retirement community's extended care neighborhood in Silver Spring that will offer helpful tips and advice from moving and downsizing experts. The seminar will be held Friday, October 21, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Garden Room, Renaissance Gardens at Riderwood, 3160 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. To RSVP please call 301-572-8420. During the seminar Allison Pihl...