Jane Cyphers (far right) is one of the organizers of Riderwood’s Coupon Cutters.

Riderwood offers community members all kinds of opportunities to give back by volunteering. There are volunteers who offer their time inside the community, such as residents who visit their neighbors at the on-site continuing care health services neighborhood.

Bill Harris is one of the new members elected earlier this year to Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council.

In February, Riderwood held elections to select new members of the Resident Advisory Council (RAC), an important and influential committee that serves as a liaison between Riderwood’s departments and the people who live at the Silver Spring, Md., Erickson Living community. 

Kathy (right) and Rich (center) Loughlin are pictured here with their daughter, Marie Dixon, who works at the community as an occupational therapist.

Deciding where to live for your retirement is a big decision—there’s no denying that. A lot of information exists about different living options and the many factors to consider. But making this big decision is a little easier when you have all of the facts. 

Frank and Mary Longwell moved to Riderwood from Glen Arm, Md., in 2016.

When Frank and Mary Longwell decided to move to Riderwood, they had quite a unique perspective on the community: Their son, Jason Longwell, was previously Riderwood’s director of sales (he now works for Erickson Living as a regional sales director). 

Bea Rodgers, who lives at Riderwood, continues to work part time as a consultant to two organizations that advocate for people with disabilities.

“I have failed retirement twice,” jokes Bea Rodgers, who resides at Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md.

With an election year now upon us, Riderwood’s resident-run Democratic Club has been busy. Nearly 3,000 active and politically engaged retirees live at the Silver Spring, Md., Erickson Living community and consistently turn up to the polls on Election Day. That’s why candidates make it a priority to schedule campaign trail stops at the community.

Ed Gehres (pictured with his wife Evelyn) says living at Riderwood is like “being on a perpetual cruise.”

There’s no doubt about it—making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it.

Dee Dee Gray-Weaver is Riderwood’s new associate executive director.

The newest member of Riderwood’s executive team is Dee Dee Gray-Weaver, who became an associate executive director at the Silver Spring, Md., Erickson Living community last fall.

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?