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Riderwood Promotes Dr. Andrew Kundrat to Medical Director

Dec 1, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— Riderwood retirement community announced the promotion of Andrew Kundrat, M.D. to Medical Director. Dr. Kundrat joins the executive leadership team with over thirty-three years of internal medicine and geriatric experience. He has served with the Erickson Health Medical Group as a Staff Physician at Riderwood since 2008, and previously, he was the Vice President of Medical Affairs/Medical Director at Charles E. Smith Life Communities (formerly the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington) in Rockville. As the Medical Director of Riderwood, Dr. Kundrat will oversee a staff of full-time board-certified physicians, nurses, specialists and other medical professionals who serve...

Riderwood’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Hosts First of “Breaking Barriers” Series

Nov 16, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of Riderwood hosted the first of a four-part series on “Breaking Barriers” with a panel discussion entitled “What Is the Meaning of Race?” Over 200 residents and guests attended the event on November 12 at the Erickson Living retirement community’s Encore Theater. The distinguished five-member panel consisted of: Rabbi Stan Levin , Rabbi, Riderwood Jewish Community and lecturer Rev. Dr. Bruce Marshall , Chaplain, Unitarian Universalist Community at Riderwood and author Dr. Jeffrey Perry , independent historian and author Dr. Audrey Smedley , Resident of Riderwood, Professor Emerita of Anthropology & African...

Begin Your Holiday Shopping at Riderwood’s Fabulous Fall Fair This Weekend!

Nov 9, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— Looking for a head start on your holiday shopping? Then Riderwood’s Fabulous Fall Fair has something for you! The Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at the Erickson Living retirement community on Friday, November 13 (12:00pm-3:30pm) and Saturday, November 14 (11:00am-2:00pm) in Maryland Hall, located in the Montgomery Station Clubhouse. The family-friendly event will feature the original and handmade work of dozens of local vendors and residents. Items for sale include knits and crochet pieces, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, etched glass, woodworking, handmade greeting cards and much more. Riderwood is located at 3110...

Riderwood Residents to Host Art of Ceramics Exhibition 2015

Nov 6, 2015
Silver Spring, MD-- Twenty residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, will display their original artistry at the 3rd Annual Art of Ceramics Exhibition. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 10 from 12pm-5pm in the Village Square Clubhouse Crafts Studio (3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904). The artists will be available to share the inspiration and stories behind their pieces. The residents are members of Riderwood’s Art of Ceramics class. They are under the tutelage of Won Yin, a resident of Riderwood and experienced ceramics teacher. She studied with Richard Lafean, a master potter, teacher and...

Riderwood Announces Hiring of Jennifer Hill to Realty & Moving Services Team

Oct 22, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Mrs. Jennifer Hill to its highly successful realty & moving services team. Mrs. Hill will serve as a personal moving consultant, joining Diane Thometz in that role in the community’s Department of Sales & Marketing. Her main responsibility is to assist clients in staging their houses to get top dollar with the least amount of time on the market. She will provide curb appeal resources and refer preferred Realtors® with proven success in the community. In 2014, nearly 93 percent of new residents at Riderwood utilized components...

Riderwood Employees Have Opportunities to Give Back

Oct 15, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— 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. A recent example that comes from the heart is reported by Michelle Glodeck, Resident Life Manager for Social Work and Intermissions at Riderwood. Below, she details a recent project in Montgomery County involving the Children’s Inn at NIH and Team Riderwood: “Erickson Living’s Vision is to ‘Help People Live Better Lives.’ This culture...

Riderwood Hosts Preview Event for New Voting System

Sep 24, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— The campaign for the nation’s highest office is well underway as Marylanders lean about presidential candidates from both parties. Next year, those casting ballots in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County will be using a new voting system that features a paper trail. Residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, received a preview of the voting machines as the campus hosted officials from Montgomery County and Prince George’s County on September 22. The date coincided with National Voter Registration Day. Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker were joined by...

Game, Set, Match! Riderwood Residents Compete in Annual Tennis Tourney

Sep 11, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— While the eyes of the tennis world were focused on the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, six residents of Riderwood displayed their competitive spirit closer to home. They played in the Erickson Living Annual Tennis Tournament on September 9 versus residents from sister communities Ashby Ponds (Ashburn, VA) and Charlestown (Baltimore, MD). The event featured men’s & women’s singles, men’s & women’s doubles and mixed doubles divisions. Despite the unseasonably hot and humid conditions, the players took to the courts of Riderwood, showcasing their shot-making abilities to dozens of vocal fans. Joel Sarnoff and Ed...

Creation of Scroll Offers Insight into Faith, Identity for Riderwood Jewish Community

Sep 3, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— Resident members of the Riderwood Jewish Community made a spiritual journey this summer without leaving the 120-acre campus they call home. With the guidance of artist and wife team Barry and Marlene Goldstein, Jewish Community residents created a sculptural representation of a Torah scroll that combined individually created paintings with the written word to express personal aspects of their Jewish identity and faith. Barry is the son of residents Bernard and Gloria Goldstein. The endeavor began on June 19 as the Goldsteins met with a group of thirty-two (32) members of the Riderwood Jewish Community. Barry shared...

Riderwood Residents Show There’s “Opportunity” in Activity

Aug 26, 2015
Silver Spring, MD— While the month of August is synonymous with relaxation, residents of Riderwood were able to “Jump into Summer, Dive into Opportunities” during a unique event. On August 21, the Erickson Living retirement community hosted its Annual Opportunities Fair, a showcase of sixty (60) resident-run groups and activities coordinated by the Resident Life Department. More than 350 people attended, including new residents who recently moved to the community. In total, 240 resident-led groups and activities exist at Riderwood ranging from leisure pursuits and service organizations to arts & crafts and hobby interests. According to Amy Holzer, a Community...