Olivia Mellan Shapiro conducted groundbreaking work in the field of money psychology. She moved to Riderwood in 2017 and just retired earlier this year.

Riderwood resident Olivia Mellan Shapiro is a groundbreaker in the field of money psychology and conflict resolution. A native New Yorker, Olivia was working as a psychotherapist in the early 1980s. She was preparing for a speaking event with a friend who was a lawyer, and she asked him what he thought the public needed to learn about.

Riderwood’s Town Center lobby was recently updated as part of management’s ongoing commitment to provide current and future residents with a beautiful, well-designed community.

Riderwood opened 18 years ago, back in 2000. With that longevity comes stability, rich history, and a proven track record. But, of course, there’s a certain appeal to freshly decorated spaces. That’s why Riderwood’s management team has made it a priority to periodically renovate common areas on campus. 

Lou Ferguson is one of the recently elected members of Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council, which works closely with staff to facilitate communication with community members.

Earlier this year, Riderwood held elections to select new members of the Resident Advisory Council (RAC), an important and influential committee that serves as a liaison between the staff departments and community members. One of the newly elected council members is Lou Ferguson.

One of the clubs Carol Hock learned about during her personal tour of Seabrook was the community’s Not Just Knitting and Crocheting Club. Crocheting is just one of Carol’s many artistic talents.

When Carol Hock felt ready to let go of home maintenance, cooking and eating alone, and worrying if another bad winter was on the horizon, she wasted no time. The first thing she did was take a personal tour of Seabrook, the Erickson Living continuing care retirement community in Tinton Falls, N.J.

Clinton Eke, who works as a host in one of Riderwood’s restaurants, was one of the student employees who received a scholarship at the 2018 award ceremony.

Riderwood has a total of seven on-site restaurants and cafes where community members can enjoy everything from a sit-down three-course dinner to a quick sandwich for lunch to a bagel and coffee to go on their way out the door. 

Elenora Giddings-Ivory works part-time as a pastor at a local church and is one of the newly elected members of Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council.

One of Riderwood’s newly elected Resident Advisory Council (RAC) members is Elenora Giddings-Ivory, who moved to Riderwood in 2017.

Elenora says she decided to run for RAC because she saw it as a good opportunity to become involved in the community and get to know new people.

Dr. E. Anne Riley is pictured here protesting fracking in Washington D.C.

When you think of a retirement community, you might not imagine community members running businesses out of their homes. But that is exactly what Riderwood resident Dr. E. Anne Riley does. 

Ara Ayuk celebrates in her robes after graduation. With the help of the company’s tuition reimbursement program, she recently earned a master’s in nursing leadership and management from the University of Maryland.

Many companies pay lip service to the notion of “investing in employees.” But Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., actually “walks the walk” by offering a tuition reimbursement program.

Ruth Horlick, who lives at Riderwood, took this photo of graffiti in Chicago. Red, green, yellow and blue shapes cover a white background.

Ruth Horlick developed an interest in photography during her extensive travels in Europe. Her late husband Max traveled frequently for work, and Ruth would accompany him, snapping photos in distant cities while he attended meetings.