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Riderwood Resident Finds Work-Life Balance in Going Part Time and Moving to Riderwood

May 29, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (May 16, 2018) – Most of Mary Longwell’s peers at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, have already retired, but she enjoys her job as a speech language pathologist so much that she’s still at it after 25 years in Baltimore County Public Schools.

“I really enjoy working with the children that I service. I truly believe in effecting a change for them in their communication styles in order for them to be successful in the academic classroom,” she says.

Longwell works with students in Pre-K to fifth grade who have...

Riderwood Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 8, 2018

Hundreds of Residents and Staff Gathered together on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination

Silver Spring, MD – Hundreds of residents and staff gathered today at Riderwood to remember the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at an event titled “50 Years of Dreams.”

“We wanted to gather on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to remember his legacy and talk about meeting the goals of equity in the next 50 years,” said Gary Hibbs, executive director, Riderwood. “Our goal is to create community here at Riderwood, and in our small...

George Mishraky Promoted to Sales Director at Riderwood

Mar 5, 2018

Silver Spring, MD – George Mishraky has been promoted to sales director at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD.

Mishraky joined Erickson Living in 2008 as part of the operations associate program, where he spent time in human resources, general services, continuing care, administration, and sales.

In 2009, Mishraky was named sales associate at Riderwood and was quickly promoted to senior sales associate in 2011, then sales manager in 2013, and then again to associate sales director last year.

Mishraky graduated from Towson University with a business management degree. Additionally, he took advantage...

From Working the Front Desk to Resident Life Manager, Fiona Divecha celebrates 18 years working at Riderwood

Feb 19, 2018

Silver Spring, MD (February 19, 2018) –

In 2000, Fiona Divecha worked the front desk on the weekends at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, while she attended college. Now, 18 years later, she is a Resident Life Manager at Riderwood.

Over the past 18 years, Divecha has worked in General Services and Resident Life. Prior to becoming Resident Life Manager she was the Philanthropy Manager at Riderwood.

“I have spent many, many years working at Riderwood in various departments and that has allowed me to make so many lifelong friends along the...

Riderwood Residents Attend Grand Opening Celebration of The Bistro

Feb 13, 2018
The New Wye Oak Bistro at Riderwood named after the famous Maryland Wye Oak Tree Silver Spring, MD – Many residents attended the Grand Opening celebration of The Bistro at Riderwood, an Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD. “What an exciting day at Riderwood for both residents and staff,” said Gary Hibbs, Executive Director, Riderwood. “The new Wye Oak Bistro is named after the famous Maryland Wye Oak Tree. Everyone has worked so hard to make this day happen and it was wonderful to see residents enjoying the Bistro immediately following the event!” The new Bistro features a...

On-site Employee Health and Wellness Center Keeps Employees at their Best All Season, Making Riderwood a ‘Great Place to Work’

Nov 6, 2017

Silver Spring, Maryland retirement community setting the standard in fostering employee well-being

With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, one local employer is prepared to face it head on.

At Riderwood, the Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, Md., employees can visit the on-campus employee health and wellness center Monday through Saturday for everything from sick and well visits to cancer screenings and vaccinations.

“My goal is to take care of all the employees at Riderwood,” says Nurse Supervisor Temitope Orimogunje, a registered nurse practitioner....

Riderwood Names Michelle Glodeck as Director of Resident Life

Nov 22, 2016

Silver Spring, MD— Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Michelle Glodeck to Director of Resident Life.

Mrs. Glodeck has over 23 years of experience in the senior living field, having joined Erickson Living in 1994 as a social worker at Charlestown in Catonsville, Maryland. There, she spent 12 years supporting the needs of residents in both the skilled and independent settings.

In 2007, she joined the Erickson Living Management team as the Resident Services Manager overseeing the Social Work and Intermissions programs for the enterprise. She also assisted in the development and implementation...

Riderwood’s Art of Ceramics Combines Creativity and Possibility

Nov 18, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— Lifelong learning opportunities abound for residents of Riderwood.

This year, there were 88 enrollees for the Art of Ceramics classes offered at the Erickson Living retirement community, via the Prince George’s Community College system and taught by resident Won Yin.

And for two days, the work of many of these residents was on display as the group held its Art of Ceramics Annual Exhibition on November 13-14. Fellow residents, family, friends and visitors from the greater community attended the event.

One of the exhibitors was Clark Garner, a ten-year resident of Riderwood. A...

Erickson Advantage® H5652 Receives Top National Ranking

Nov 8, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland– Erickson Living, developer and manager of Riderwood retirement community, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. This is the second consecutive year that Erickson Advantage has received the 5-star quality rating out of 5 stars.

“Erickson Advantage is one of only 14 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 364 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

Riderwood Opens The Glen at Orchard Point

Nov 3, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— With the cheers of an enthusiastic audience, residents and employees of Riderwood cut the ribbon on The Glen at Orchard Point (The Glen), the new assisted living expansion at the Erickson Living retirement community.

The Glen features the largest assisted living apartments in the area with 41 private residences ranging from studio to two-bedroom styles. All include a full bath, kitchen, ample closet space and abundant natural light, with enclosed balconies available.

Gary Hibbs, Executive Director of Riderwood, offered opening remarks during the reception held on November 1.

“The Glen at Orchard Point...