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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...

The 2011 Home Care Elite Cites Riderwood Home Health for National Honor

Oct 4, 2011
The 2011 Home Care Elite Names Riderwood Home Health One of the Top 100 Home Health Providers in the United States SILVER SPRING, MD (October 4, 2011) - The 2011 Home Care Elite today named Riderwood Home Health one of the Top 100 Home Health Providers in the United States. The 2011 Home Care Elite is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its sixth year, this market-leading review names the top 25 percent of agencies in quality of care, process measure implementation, and financial performance. The 2011 Home Care Elite  also recognizes...

Riderwood Raises a Total of $260,000 for its Benevolent Care Fund

Oct 4, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (October 4, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community this year to-date has raised a total of $260,000 for its Benevolent Care Fund through a series of fundraising events, the most recent being  Riderwood's Got Talent  in which attendees pledged money to support the fund through their votes for the best performances.  The money raised has been added to a fund that helps residents with their long-term care expenses should they ever need assistance. The Tappers Plus won over the audience with their choreographed routine and got the most votes. A total of 450  people attended the event, which...

Riderwood Resident Kyoko Okamoto Teaches Koto Music in Silver Spring, MD, to People Who Seek Instrument's Beguiling Power

Sep 15, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (September 15, 2011) - The Montgomery Station class room at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring normally is equipped with flip charts, audio-visual machines and screens. However, on weekend mornings it is transformed into a space where the sounds of Japanese koto lure people to come inside and experience enchantment. The koto is a harp that is not really a harp, accompanied by the sound of a flute that is more akin to a recorder, with a melancholy counterpoint to the plucking of many strings. It is possible for listeners to imagine themselves at the base of...

Public is Invited to a Part of "I'm Just Wild About Harry!" at Riderwood on November 10

Sep 13, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (September 14, 2011) - Riderwood retirement community, in partnership with the Beltsville Library, will offer an "I'm Just Wild About Harry!" event on Thursday, November 10, from 10 a.m. - noon, in the Montgomery Station Classroom. And the general public is invited to be a part of it. A discussion of David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Truman" will be held. The public is invited to discuss this book along with Riderwood residents and/or share their stories about having lived during the Truman years,  or about having served in the military during Truman's Presidency. The public is also...

Riderwood Catering Wins Prestigious Judge's Choice Award for Vegetable Crab Soup at Maryland Seafood Festival's Crab Soup Cook-Off

Sep 12, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (September 12, 2011) - Riderwood Catering won the prestigious Judge's Choice Award  for Vegetable Crab Soup in yesterday'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. In addition, Riderwood Catering won a Third Place People's Choice Award in the same category, and it also won a Third Place People's Choice Award for its Maryland Tomato Roasted Pepper Crab Soup in the Alternative Crab Soup category. The Dining Services team at Riderwood is composed of 600 employees who, under the direction of Magdy...

Two of Riderwood's Artists Receive Awards

Aug 31, 2011
Riderwood Resident Artists  Peggy Sampogna and Sylvia Valentino Receive Awards for Their Paintings Displayed at Artists Gallery in Columbia, MD SILVER SPRING, MD (August 30, 2011) - Two Riderwood retirement community residents -- Peggy Sampogna and Sylvia Valentino - have received awards for their paintings entered this month into a "Local Color" competition at the Artists Gallery in Columbia, MD. Sampogna's mixed media collage received Best in Show honors. Valentino's painting, also a collage, received a Merit Award. The Artists Gallery in Columbia is an artist-owned and operated co-operative intended to consistently show a variety of  local artists who work  in...