Riderwood Jewish community members

Riderwood is home to about 450 Jewish people, representing roughly 17% of the resident population. With such a robust and active Jewish population, the resident-run Riderwood Jewish Community is able to put on a wide variety of events and activities. 

Maggie Silberstein

Until late 2014, Maggie Silberstein lived in a house in Silver Spring, Md. After her husband passed away, the house was more space than she needed. Many of her retired friends were living in one-bedroom apartments, which Maggie says seemed a bit too small for her.

Riderwood residents Allen and Natalie Slutsky

“I have never had something so easy in my entire life.” That’s how Natalie Slutsky describes her recent move to Riderwood.

Riderwood resident and staff

If you’re like most people, you’ll be making a resolution this month to get healthier. While this is an excellent goal, it is often easier said than done. You swear you’ll eat more vegetables and lean protein, but then end up feeling too tired to cook, so it’s takeout or processed prepared foods once again.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker

In a few months, people across the country will be casting ballots to elect the next President of the United States. Last fall, residents at Rid... got a sneak peek at the new voting systems that will be used in Maryland in the 2016 election.

Many people choose to sell their houses in the spring—a time when many buyers are shopping and eager to move while the weather is mild and before a new school year begins. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market this spring, you may be surprised to learn that the time to start preparing is now. 

Riderwood resident

Selling your house doesn’t have to be stressful. When you have the right professionals helping you, the sale of a house can be a rewarding—and profitable—experience. That is what Dr. Genevieve Knight discovered last year when she moved to Riderwood, an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Riderwood resident

Meyer Fishbein is a self-described “news junkie.” The New York native says that in second grade, he began reading the newspaper instead of the books his peers were reading. He continues to be an avid consumer of news to this day. 

“Some people enjoy sports,” he says. “My sport is politics.”

Riderwood apartment home

Having a stylish and comfortable home isn’t necessarily about having a ton of space. If you decide to downsize, you don’t have to sacrifice style because you’re living in a smaller home.

In fact, a good interior decorator has a few tricks up her sleeve to maximize smaller spaces and help retirees seamlessly blend treasured older furniture with new, modern pieces.