David Nation and wife Becky pose for a festive photo at Santa’s Workshop amusement park in New York.

You may have told your children and grandchildren that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, but he’s recently been discovered living at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md! 

Photographer Lew Priven captured this unique image of camels’ shadows reflected on the sand in Morocco.

Lew Priven has always been interested in photography, and now that he’s retired from his career in electrical engineering and software development, he’s able to focus even more on taking photos. 

He was first turned onto photography in the 1970s and took some classes at Bard College. He was interested in birds, so he started by taking photos of birds and scenery. 

Riderwood’s new community resources team includes (from left) Lead Coordinator Amy Holzer and Coordinators Libby Bernstein, Amanda Hixenbaugh, and Maria Aghguiguian.

There’s never a dull moment at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Riderwood’s Actors’ Studio Players puts on two or three variety shows every year. (From left) Sue Aiken, Amy Greenwood, Marilyn Gilbert, and Henry Schmaus.

Sue Aiken acted just one time in an elementary school performance and didn’t take the stage for many years after that. But when she moved to Riderwood 12 years ago, she heard about the Actors’ Studio Players, a long-standing group of residents who put on entertaining variety shows two or three times a year.

Student server reviews menu with a resident in a dining facility.

Working as a server in Riderwood’s on-site restaurants is an ideal job for local high school students. The part-time jobs provide teenagers with a way to earn money while still keeping up with their studies, and they have the unique opportunity to form friendships with the retirees who live at Riderwood.

Two rows of softball teammates in blue and white jerseys an caps.

Charley Hudson started playing sports when he was just two years old. His mother played basketball, and his father played semi-pro baseball, so it’s safe to say that Charley inherited athletic genes.

Since moving to Riderwood, Pam Silverwood (right) says she’s made many new friends, including neighbor Kyoko Okamoto.

To maintain good health, you know you need to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and stay on top of preventive screenings. But did you know the time you spend playing cards with friends or going out for dinner with other couples could also contribute to your health and longevity?

George and Ann Hunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, and the couple moved to Riderwood in 2016.

George Hunter has a Ph.D. in chemistry, as well as a graduate degree in management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. After teaching college chemistry for a few years, George took an opportunity to work at the United States Mint.

Photo of a For Sale sign in front of a suburban house

If you’ve decided 2017 is the year you want to sell your house, you have excellent timing. Housing markets around the country have been steadily on the rise for the last several years, and recent data is particularly encouraging for sellers.