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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...

UCLA Memory Fitness Program That Involved Riderwood Residents Improves Memory Abilities of Oldest Adults

Aug 29, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA, and SILVER SRING,MD (August 29, 2011)  -- Who hasn't forgotten someone's name, misplaced their glasses or walked into a room and not remembered why they entered? Normal age-related memory decline affects more than half of all seniors, and those over 80 are the most vulnerable. A new UCLA study that involved residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, has found that a memory fitness program offered to older adults in their senior living communities helped improve their ability to recognize and recall words, benefitting their verbal learning and retention. Published in the September issue of...

Riderwood Residents Share Their and Their Families' Peace Corps Experiences as World Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Humanitarian Organization

Aug 26, 2011
SILVER SPRING, MD (August 26, 2011) - As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps on September 22 residents of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring are sharing their and their families' experiences with the humanitarian organization. And they are filled with joy and pride in doing so. Their stories follow: Penny O'Brien joined the Peace Corps in 1991 when she was 63 years old, after her husband died and their children were independent. She served in Dominica in the West Indies. Penny promoted changes in the teaching of science; she offered ways to have...

Riderwood Residents and Staff Donate More Than 100 School Supplies to Elementary Schools in Adelphi and Greenbelt, MD

Aug 22, 2011
Riderwood Residents and Staff Donate More Than 100 School Supplies to Elementary Schools in Adelphi and Greenbelt; Drive Also Supported by Riderwood Lions Club SILVER SPRING, MD (August 22, 2011) - A School Supply Drive by residents and staff of Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring has resulted in more than 100 items being distributed this week to elementary schools in Adelphi and Greenbelt. Cherokee Lane Elementary School in Adelphi and Springhill Lake Elementary School in Greenbelt are the recipient schools of the following supplies: 10 packages of glue sticks 11 glue bottles 4 large containers of liquid soap 4 packs of...

Riderwood's New Part-Time Resident, Ginger, Can Actually Make Delivery Truck Drivers Exit Their Vehicles to Greet Her

Aug 12, 2011
Riderwood's New Part-Time Resident, Ginger, Can Actually Make Delivery Truck Drivers Exit Their Vehicles to Greet Her -  And She Never Leaves Paw Prints on Them SILVER SPRING, MD (August 12, 2011) - Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, has a new part-time resident who can actually make delivery truck drivers exit their vehicles to greet her - and she never leaves paw prints on them. This particular resident is an eight-year-old beagle named Ginger who has just completed her orientation to be a Pets on Wheels dog, which means she is officially approved to help in...