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.

Recycling bin

Montgomery County recently recognized. target="_blank"> Riderwood for its outstanding efforts in recycling. The Silver Spring, Md., Erickson Living community received the Multi-Family Property Outstanding Efforts in Recycling Award.

Man moving boxes

The selling and moving process can often be overwhelming, but when people move to . target="_blank">Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., they have a vetted support team in place, one that can help with every part of the process.


For residents of Maryland s Eastern Shore, accustomed to fresh crab and bay breezes, the famed Riderwood lifestyle is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. In fact, almost 20% of people who moved to Riderwood last year came from the area. For Betty Phenicie, it was a decision almost too easy to make.