David and Becky pose with a large plastic flower next to their electric cars, which are plugged in and charging.

David and Becky Nation own two eco-friendly vehicles—a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid and a pure electric Nissan Leaf. They used to charge their cars at local motels and stores ranging from 4 to 19 miles away from their home at Riderwood. They would have to fill the time by running errands or eating a meal while their vehicles charged.

The cover of a book written by Riderwood resident Phil Wogaman, about his experience standing up for LGBTQ equality within the United Methodist Church. The cover is sky blue, with the image of a rainbow flag in front of a white church.

It is admirable to speak out for equality and social justice. However, it is truly courageous to actually put yourself—or your career and reputation—on the line in order to stand up for what you believe is right.

Lyn and Bob Doyle team up on a project in Riderwood's state-of-the-art woodshop.

Bob Doyle has always enjoyed woodworking. He was inspired as a young boy by his dad, who frequently worked on DIY projects around the house. Bob earned a degree in woodworking and worked for a while as a shop teacher. He then went on to work for the U.S.

Becky Hedin (far right) teaches fellow Riderwood community members Nancy Ward (far left) and Judy Walts how to play the ukulele.

From taking piano lessons, singing in choirs, and playing the ukulele during her school years to learning to play the sitar in India during graduate school and teaching preschoolers to play the recorder, Becky Hedin’s life has been filled with music. 

Icons showing different information available on the MyErickson App: community info, activities, dining menus, transit directory, fitness, community videos, local directory, my nutrition

From making restaurant reservations and booking travel accommodations to checking bank account balances and paying bills, it seems whatever you might need to do, “there’s an app for that.” 

Riderwood community member Marketa Ebert (third from left) competed in an international tai chi tournament over the summer. She and her teammates took home a total of 14 medals.

When Marketa Ebert moved to Riderwood in 2014, she wanted to try a new form of exercise. Shortly after she and her husband David got settled, she enrolled in tai chi classes offered on the Silver Spring, Md., campus. She immediately took a liking to the ancient Chinese martial art and decided to study it in greater depth.

Resident Pal Littleton (right) is reviving Riderwood’s ham radio station. He is pictured here in the community’s “Ham Shack” along with fellow resident hams Lee Rose (left) and Don Schmidt (center).

Like many people of his generation, Pal Littleton was licensed as an amateur, or “ham,” radio operator when he was a teenager. But as is common, Pal says “life got in the way,” and he fell away from ham radio for several decades. 

(From left) Facilities Coordinator Valerie Simms, Custom Interiors Coordinator Edward Rudock, and General Services Coordinator Mauricia White.

One of the most exciting aspects of moving to a new home is the opportunity to redecorate and update your space.

Personal Moving Consultant  Diane Thometz says home sellers can get a jump on the spring real estate market by listing their houses in March.

If you’re hoping to sell your house in the spring, what can you do now to prepare for your move? Riderwood Personal Moving Consultants Diane Thometz and Jennifer Hill say the colder months are the perfect time to begin downsizing projects—which will make your moving process much easier.