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Explore the latest happenings at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD.


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...

Oak Crest Names Wendy Kelly as Director of General Services

Sep 26, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Wendy Kelly as its Director of General Services.

Since 2008, Mrs. Kelly has served as the Director of Human Resources of Oak Crest. Previously, she worked at Mercy Medical Center for twenty-seven years, including as Director of Employment and Employee Relations.

In her leadership position, Mrs. Kelly will oversee the daily operations of the General Services Department consisting of 250 employees responsible for the physical plant and infrastructure of the 87-acre campus. She will also coordinate master planning projects associated with the three-phase, long-range plan of Oak...

Completing the Journey: Sucher Family Honors Late Wife, Mother by Completing Her Memoir

Aug 30, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— We work with residents who live in Erickson Living communities in Parkville, MD, Houston and Dallas, TX, Charlotte, NC, and of course, Riderwood in Silver Spring.

One thread they share, no matter the time zone in which they reside, is the love they show for family.

Joe Sucher, a resident of Riderwood, was no exception. I met him on the morning of August 30 to discuss a project that his son Anatol and he completed. They edited the memoirs kept by their beloved Dorothy Sucher, who made a trip Russia and Belarus in the...

Riderwood Says Thank You to Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841 Through Kitchen Renovation

Jul 12, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— When it comes to answering the call of duty, residents and employees of Riderwood retirement community have always been able to count on the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

Specifically, Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841 located on nearby Powder Mill Road has partnered with the Riderwood Security Team to provide emergency services when needed at the Erickson Living retirement community’s 120-acre campus.

To show appreciation for that long-standing relationship, employees and vendors associated with Riderwood took on a project of their own.

They shared their creativity, expertise, labor and supplies to renovate the kitchen...

Riderwood Employees Support The Children’s Inn at NIH

Jun 21, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland— Residents and employees of Riderwood retirement community are encouraged to seek opportunities to live the company’s mission to “…share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” The end result is tens of thousands of volunteer hours contributed to the greater community each year.

That 16-year tradition continued for a group of Riderwood employees who volunteered at The Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institute of Health) on June 15.

The Inn is a private, nonprofit, residential setting located on the campus of the NIH. It offers free lodging to children receiving treatment (along with...

Riderwood to Host A Feast for the Eyes IV, an Artwork Showcase

Jun 15, 2016

Silver Spring, Maryland-- The celebration of art holds a special place for residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community. Their creativity and professional-level talent will take center stage during A Feast for the Eyes IV, a showcase of original artistry.

Thirty-seven (37) residents and employees will display 173 pieces, including paintings, silk screens, ceramics, glass & woodwork, photography and digital art. Artists will be available during the event to discuss the processes and stories behind their work with attendees.

Sponsored by the Riderwood Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the three-day event will take place on the following...