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.

Screenshot of a post on Facebook about continuum of care at Riderwood.

Social media sites like Facebook may have begun as a place for teenagers and college kids to share photos and updates about their lives, but these days, young people aren’t the only ones logging onto the uber-popular social networking site. In fact, older adults are one of the fastest-growing segments of new Facebook users.

Cub Scout Vincent Sorrentino (left), along with his parents, worked in Riderwood’s woodshop to build his car for the annual pinewood derby.

One Saturday in February each year, Riderwood’s on-site woodshop—normally the domain of handy retirees working on projects—is bustling with young Cub Scouts. 

Retired geriatric social worker Suzan Wynne is one of the new members of Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council, which facilitates communication between community members and management.

When Suzan Wynne and her husband Ronald moved to Riderwood about five years ago, she was still working as a geriatric social worker. In fact, Suzan became familiar with Riderwood through one of her former clients and ultimately decided she wanted to live there. 

Carolyn Compton is one of the newest members of Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council.

Carolyn Compton spent her career working in community relations. Now, thanks to maintenance-free, active retirement living at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., she’s returned to her life’s work.

Natural path

Christy Andrus is one of Riderwood’s two sales counselors. She and Debbie Brumbach are most people’s first point of contact when they visit Riderwood for an appointment and tour.

Many people’s first encounter with Riderwood is an appointment with one of the community’s sales counselors, Christy Andrus or Debbie Brumbach. That initial appointment is an excellent opportunity to learn more about what the community has to offer and get a sense of whether it’s right for you. 

New Associate Executive Director Mickey Thaxton brings more than two decades of experience with the U.S. Navy to Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

The newest member of Riderwood’s executive leadership team is Michael (Mickey) Thaxton, who became the community’s second associate executive director last August. He comes to Riderwood from the U.S. Navy, where he has served for many years.

Dianne Shipler worked at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., for 13 years. She enjoyed the community so much, she decided to move there when she retired.

Dianne Shipler just became a resident at Riderwood last October, but she’s been a familiar face at the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., for many years.