Members of the Riderwood Sustainability Committee.

When it comes to protecting the earth and its natural resources, the people living and working at Riderwood are most definitely doing their part.

Riderwood resident Betty Ford started an informal monthly get-together for fellow artists to get to known one another and discuss their art.

About five years ago, Betty Ford displayed a painting she had created on a shelf outside the front door of her Riderwood apartment home.

Dorothy Sucher traveled to Belarus in 1992 to search for her family’s roots, making journal entries along the way.

Among the dozens of clubs, committees, classes, and special events at Riderwood are many opportunities for community members interested in writing to develop their skills and learn from one another. 

Judy Brown, Riderwood resident and botanical artist, recently had one of her watercolor paintings on display at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C.

For most of 2016, Riderwood resident Judy Brown had one of her paintings on display at the United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Barbara Breit helped to organize a mah-jongg tournament at Riderwood for about 120 people.

Enthusiastic players from around the mid-Atlantic flocked to Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md., over the summer for a lively mah-jongg tournament, which was held on campus in August. 

Above: Employees of Riderwood cooked dinner for families staying at The Children’s Inn at National Institutes of Health. Below: Riderwood Executive Director Gary Hibbs (center, left) commemorates the renovations at Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841.

It takes a special kind of person to work at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md. Management is dedicated to hiring employees who go above and beyond to serve the people who live at the community. 

Gary Hibbs, who has worked for Erickson Living for more than two decades, recently became executive director at Riderwood.

Earlier this year, Gary Hibbs took the helm at Riderwood as the community’s new executive director. 

Riderwood’s Needlecrafters knit about 1,000 baby blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves every year for charity.

The image of a sweet grandmother sitting in a rocking chair and knitting is definitely an outdated cliché. Sure, there are plenty of women at Riderwood who enjoy knitting, but these inspiring ladies aren’t just whiling away the hours—they are knitting for a cause.

Annette Graubart became a Life Master bridge player after competing in a tournament in Washington, D.C.

Riderwood resident Annette Graubart has been playing bridge since she was in college. She recently competed in a ten-day tournament in Washington, D.C., and earned the coveted status of Life Master bridge player.