Riderwood residents can stay in good shape by participating in a variety of group fitness classes offered at the on-site fitness center. (From left) Melvin Sage Bassett, Fred Nee, Tracy Fowlkes (fitness coordinator), Kenneth Mah, and Lois White.

Have you ever noticed that euphoric feeling you get when you take a brisk hike with your walking group? Or how making a post-yoga coffee date with your workout buddy increases your motivation to attend class each week?

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

Temperatures could still be quite chilly in Maryland in March, but as far as the real estate market is concerned, spring has already sprung.

Many people think the prime time for spring home sales is April, May, and June. But if you want to get a jump on the spring market—and increase your chances for a successful sale—the time to list your house is now.

One of the things that attracted Lorenzo and Ruth Hayes to Riderwood was the maintenance-free lifestyle they now enjoy.

When it comes to your home and your lifestyle in retirement, you probably have a few items on your wish list.

After decades of mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow, maybe maintenance-free living is on the top of your list. Maybe financial security is your No. 1 priority, or perhaps you’re really looking forward to making new friends.

Claire Kim, originally from South Korea, has launched a program on Riderwood's in-house TV station that will explore the lives of immigrants in the U.S.

Riderwood’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee recently decided to tap into the community’s rich culture by showcasing the many immigrants who live and work there by launching a new show called Tapestry of Tales, which will air on Riderwood’s in-house television station. 

David Ebert leads Riderwood community members in a discussion about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement.

When the accomplished and intelligent people who live at Riderwood get together to talk about current affairs, a lively intellectual discussion is bound to ensue.

That’s exactly what happens at the monthly meetings of a resident-run club called The Forum. 

Diverse topics

David Nation and wife Becky pose for a festive photo at Santa’s Workshop amusement park in New York.

You may have told your children and grandchildren that Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, but he’s recently been discovered living at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md! 

Photographer Lew Priven captured this unique image of camels’ shadows reflected on the sand in Morocco.

Lew Priven has always been interested in photography, and now that he’s retired from his career in electrical engineering and software development, he’s able to focus even more on taking photos. 

He was first turned onto photography in the 1970s and took some classes at Bard College. He was interested in birds, so he started by taking photos of birds and scenery. 

Riderwood’s new community resources team includes (from left) Lead Coordinator Amy Holzer and Coordinators Libby Bernstein, Amanda Hixenbaugh, and Maria Aghguiguian.

There’s never a dull moment at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Riderwood’s Actors’ Studio Players puts on two or three variety shows every year. (From left) Sue Aiken, Amy Greenwood, Marilyn Gilbert, and Henry Schmaus.

Sue Aiken acted just one time in an elementary school performance and didn’t take the stage for many years after that. But when she moved to Riderwood 12 years ago, she heard about the Actors’ Studio Players, a long-standing group of residents who put on entertaining variety shows two or three times a year.