Almeda Girod has always loved cycling and now rides her bike on Riderwood’s picturesque, 120-acre campus.

If you’re familiar with Silver Spring, Md., chances are you’re probably familiar with Almeda Girod. Almeda rides her bicycle around the community where she lives but also to local shopping centers and around town.

Marge Steffans smiles in front of the pond at Riderwood, featuring a fountain that some ducks swim past.

Marge Steffens has always had an appreciation for the outdoors and nature. She was a master gardener and has been an avid bird-watcher for many years. She also cares deeply about the environment and sustainability.

“I’m a strong environmentalist and have been for most of my life,” she says. “I am interested in habitat and species protection.”

Guillermo Olivos, in a decorative white top and black pants, danced a rumba with staff member Hamida Majili, in a sparkling red dress, at the annual "Riderwood’s Got Talent" show.

Guillermo Olivos will turn 90 this month, but retirement is hardly on his radar. In fact, he still works as a psychiatrist.

“When I reached 80, I decided I should go part-time,” he says with a laugh. “When you enjoy what you are doing, it is hard to stop.”

The Riderwood Health Forum hosts speakers on a variety of topics related to health and medicine. Group organizer Jackie Michels (left) stands with residents Marge and Chuck Pulfrey who discussed their volunteer work with the Red Cross.

People who live at Riderwood have the upper hand when it comes to health.

Sales Manager Ryan Fitzwater says many people find that the cost of living at Riderwood is comparable to—or even cheaper than—their house or condo.

Financial security is one of the cornerstones of a fulfilling retirement. That’s why Riderwood’s management team works so hard to provide good financial value to residents and help them protect the investments they’ve built over their lifetimes.

Resident dancers Guillermo Olivos and Doris Teti dazzled the audience with their fancy footwork at this year’s Riderwood’s Got Talent variety show.

Norm Gordon got his first taste of show business when he was 16 years old. He sang “Bluebird of Happiness” on stage at his Washington, D.C., high school—and he was hooked from that moment on. 

Riderwood Executive Chef Chad Wisner strives to create memorable dining experiences for residents and their guests.

Riderwood residents consistently say that one of the best parts of living at the community is that they no longer have to prepare their own meals or do all of the grocery shopping, meal planning, and cleaning that goes with it.

Chuck and Marge Pulfrey, who live at Riderwood, are Red Cross volunteers and have helped people in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Isaac, and the 2011 tornadoes in North Carolina.

Riderwood resident Chuck Pulfrey spent his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, so he and his wife Marge had the opportunity to travel the world and explore new places while serving the country. 

Lori Simpson recently joined Riderwood’s staff as the director of resident life.

Riderwood’s resident life department has a new leader at the helm. Last December, Lori Simpson joined the staff as director of resident life.