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Riderwood's Village Protestant Church Celebrates Ten Years of Service

Jun 10, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---The Village Protestant Church of Riderwood retirement community celebrated ten years of weekly worship in the Chapel on Sunday, June 1st. The congregation held a special 11am service in the Riderwood Chapel followed by a reception at 3pm that combined fellowship and nostalgia. Don Hawkins, a former College Park resident who moved to Riderwood in 2003, serves on the Village Protestant Church Council and the Church Life Committee. "The spiritual element is an important aspect of retirement, and Riderwood provides residents of all faiths the opportunity to worship," noted Mr. Hawkins.  "We are blessed with a beautiful Chapel...

Riderwood Appoints Chandra Kumar as Associate Executive Director

May 27, 2014
[caption id="attachment_117045" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Chandra Kumar, Associate Executive Director at Riderwood[/caption] SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, appointed Chandra Kumar as Associate Executive Director. Ms. Kumar brings over eighteen years of experience in the senior living industry to Riderwood.  Previously, she served as Administrator for Friends House, a continuing care retirement community in Sandy Spring, Maryland, as well as Vice President for Amertel Communication.  Ms. Kumar also served as Health Care Administrator and Assisted Living Manager for Marriott Senior Living Services and its successor, Sunrise Senior Living. In her leadership position at Riderwood, she will oversee...

Riderwood EMS Team Receives Star of Life Award in Geriatrics

May 23, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, received the Star of Life Award in Geriatrics from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). The state agency's presentation to the Riderwood Emergency Medical Services team was held on May 21st at the Miller Senator Office Building in Annapolis. The recognition was given "for providing high quality care for Maryland's geriatric population through effective institutional policies, outreach in the community, health & well-being and training staff in administering basic first aid." Anthony Fowler, Senior Services Manager for Security, and Steven Hoffman, Senior EMS Paramedic, attended the ceremony. "On behalf...

Sean 'P Diddy' Combs Spreads Spring Cheer to Riderwood

May 21, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---When Debra Vinh, Communications Specialist at Riderwood retirement community, signed for a large delivery of flowers on May 13th, the mystery had just begun. The notecard on the delivery read "To the Residents of Riderwood: Wishing you a bountiful and beautiful spring! -Sean 'P Diddy' Combs & Combs Entertainment." "I wondered if these were really from THE Sean Combs, or just someone's idea of a joke," wondered Ms. Vinh.  "But the dogwood flowers were so beautiful."  So she contacted Simone Gomez, a Facilities Coordinator at the Erickson Living retirement community. After a series of phone calls, the mystery...

Riderwood to Host A Feast for the Eyes II, an Artwork Showcase, May 7-9

May 5, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD--- The celebration of art holds a special place for residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living community.  Their creativity and professional-level quality will take center stage during A Feast for the Eyes II, a showcase of original artistry.  Forty-two residents and employees will display over 165 pieces, including paintings, metal weavings, silk screens, photography and sculpture.  They will be available during the showcase to discuss the processes and stories behind their work with attendees. Sponsored by the Riderwood Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the 3-day event will take place during the following dates and times: Wednesday, May 7th 2pm-7pm...

Riderwood to Host Sales Spring Barbecue on May 15

Apr 30, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, is firing up the grill for an old-fashioned cookout on Thursday, May 14th at 11:30am. The event, hosted by the Sales Department, will feature delicious barbecue fare and drinks prepared by Riderwood's award-winning Dining Services Team.  Additionally, attendees will learn about Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a comprehensive program successfully used by future residents to sell their houses quickly and for a good price. Riderwood's Personal Moving Consultants, Kimberly Schoeberlein and Diane Thometz, will provide helpful tips on downsizing, house staging and move management.    Riderwood is located at 3140 Gracefield Road...

Riderwood Honors Its 2014 Scholarship Fund Recipients

Apr 16, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---They are future pharmacists, environmental engineers, art therapists and teachers.  They balance school and work with impressive results. Seventy-six employees of Riderwood were honored for their academic excellence and workplace achievement at the Erickson Living retirement community's 2014 Scholarship Awards Program on April 9th. Ten high school seniors received four-year collegiate scholarships, and sixty-six adult learners received one-year awards based on contributions by residents to the Riderwood Scholarship Fund.  During the ceremony, Fiona Divecha, Philanthropy Manager at Riderwood, announced that over $195,000 was raised for the program during a one-month campaign.  Judy Kneen is a resident of Riderwood...

Lessons Passed Through Generations with Pinewood Derby

Apr 10, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD---Since 1953, millions of Cub Scouts in the United States have competed in Pinewood Derby racing events as a rite of passage. Donald Murphy, the father of Pinewood Derby according to the Boy Scouts of America, might have only imagined the lasting impact he created. But residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, and Cub Scouts from Pack #275 of the Christ Congregation Church certainly do. The groups gathered together on Saturday afternoon, March 22nd at the woodshop located at Riderwood.  The Cub Scouts were preparing for the first leg of the Pinewood...

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

Mar 31, 2014
SILVER SPRING, MD--- The celebration of art holds a special place for residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living community.  Their creativity and professional-level quality will take center stage during A Feast for the Eyes II , a showcase of original artistry. Forty-two residents and employees will display over 165 pieces, including paintings, metal weavings, silk screens, photography and sculpture.  They will be available during the showcase 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 during the following dates and times: Wednesday, May 7th...

Riderwood Extended Care Neighborhood Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

Mar 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC--The extended care neighborhood of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's sixth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes . The Best Nursing Homes 2014 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide.  U.S. News' goal is to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014 find a home with a strong track record of good care.  According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,...