This adventurous traveler has seen the world—and then some

Yemen, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Gibraltar, and Corfu these are just a few of the places Bill Boyd has visited over the years. A retired Prince George s County Public School teacher, Bill began traveling actively during his summers off from work. First, he checked off all 48 of the continental United States, and in 1977, Bill took his first trip overseas, to Japan.

Woodworking tools

David and Mae Dillon were living in Gaithersburg, Md., when they started looking at retirement communities for David s parents. The Dillons helped David s parents select a retirement community, and in the process, they also found a new home for themselves. We began to see some of the advantages for ourselves, Mae says. So we started to visit some communities near us.

Hands working in garden

Until 2012, Betty Nava was living in an apartment in Silver Spring, Md. While her unit was newly constructed and comfortable, she says the view left a little to be desired. Outside my window was construction, dust, noise, and buses, Betty says.

Louis Varella

In July, Riderwood welcomed Louis Varella to its management team as associate executive director. Varella brings with him 25 years of operations and finance experience in the senior living industry.

Pianists play together at Silver Spring community

Elizabeth White has been playing the piano since she was six years old. As an adult, she earned a degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory and went on to teach piano as her career. Over the years, Elizabeth has given numerous piano recitals and even performed once with the Boston Pops.

Riderwood brochure

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Visiting family has never been easier

Steve Mayer s two-bedroom, two-bathroom, Lancaster-style apartment home at Riderwood provides the ideal home base for his frequent travels with his children and grandchildren. The community has 24-hour security, which means Steve doesn t have to worry about the safety of his home while he s away.

House with Sold sign

In February, Mary Placanica decided to move to . target="_blank">Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md. She had been living in a large four-bedroom house in Silver Spring, Md., and says the upkeep on the property was becoming a burden. I couldn t climb the stairs, Mary says.


Riderwood is home to Erickson Living's reigning softball champions. In June, a group of active retirees from the Silver Spring community strutted their athletic abilities in a lively softball tournament featuring teams from four Erickson Living communities.