Artist Renate Chernoff displayed a series of metal weavings entitled Never Forget at Riderwood’s 2015 resident art show.

When Renate Chernoff was in her forties and her children were all in school, she decided to reinvent herself. The family was living in in Knoxville, Tenn., and Renate enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Tennessee.

Riderwood’s Democratic Club recently hosted State Delegates Eric Luedtke and Pam Queen. (From left) Delegate Luedtke, residents Millie Bluestein and Lyn Doyle, Delegate Queen, and resident Anna Owens.

As the U.S. presidential campaign season kicks into high gear, the politically active retirees living at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md., will no doubt pay close attention to the races. 

Current and former presidents of Colesville Meals on Wheels. (From left) Riderwood resident Alan Hedin, Annie McLane, Daniele Zartman, Pam Jones, and Helen Beschner.

Earlier this year, Riderwood hosted the fortieth anniversary celebration of Colesville Meals on Wheels.  

Professional photographer Marketa Ebert and her husband David enjoy traveling together and taking photos of the places they visit.

When Marketa Ebert retired from her career as a clinical psychologist, her husband David bought her a camera with hopes it would inspire her to travel with him more frequently. 

Robert Davis, pictured in the den at his home at Riderwood, has shared his love of tennis with his neighbors by giving lessons and restringing rackets.

Robert Davis first discovered tennis as a high school student in Oklahoma. He was taking a biology class that he didn’t enjoy, so he dropped it and enrolled in a tennis class. He really liked the game, started playing after school with classmates, and went on to letter in tennis for two years.

Retired minister Ed Gehres gives back to the community where he lives by serving on Riderwood’s Resident Advisory Council.

After a stint as an accountant that left him feeling uninspired, Ed Gehres spent 35 years in ministry, both at a parish and as a regional administrator. In those roles, he learned firsthand that “volunteers are the lifeblood of an institution.” 

Ed and Evelyn Gehres moved from Pennsylvania to Riderwood in Silver Spring, Md. With the help of Erickson Living moving professionals, their interstate move went off without a hitch.

Moving—particularly to another state—can be logistically challenging and somewhat stressful. In 2014, Ed and Evelyn Gehres relocated from Pennsylvania to Maryland to live at Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, to be near their son and his family. 

Quality food and a variety of menu selections are just part of the Riderwood dining experience. Ambience and attention to detail are equally important.

Riderwood community members recently elected Bud Bare to the community’s Resident Advisory Council (RAC), an important and influential committee that serves as a liaison between residents and staff. Bud serves as liaison for the dining committee.

Retired restaurateur and Riderwood resident Mel Krupin (right)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently honored Mel Krupin, one of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic restaurateurs. A few months ago, Franchot presented Mel with a Certificate of Recognition, reading: