World traveler draws from experience to teach peers at Riderwood

When Trudi Niewiaroski says, It s a small world, she s not just repeating the popular idiom. She is speaking from vast personal experience and deep knowledge of different cultures. Trudi was first exposed to foreign cultures on an intimate level during the beginning of her marriage.

Eagle's Trace

For the past eight years, members of the woodworking club at Eagle s Trace have spent the better part of each year crafting handmade toys for underprivileged children. Child Protective Services distributes the toys, which range from doll cradles to toy cars and planes, every December.

Tallgrass Creek
Walkers circle the globe six times

Eighty-five Tallgrass Creek residents and 34 staff members trekked across the country in September. And most never left home. The walkers were part of a virtual Walk Across the World wellness challenge sponsored annually by Erickson Living, the managing company of Tallgrass Creek.

Wind Crest
Bill Fritschen, Larry Carr, and Ron Poinsett

If you think anyone over the age of 60 isn’t technically savvy, you haven’t met Bill Fritschen, Larry Carr, or Ron Poinsett.

Oak Crest
Season of giving at Oak Crest

While others are crossing off their holiday gift lists and fighting crowds at the mall, Oak Crest residents are getting into the true spirit of the season by helping those in need.

Carpenter's hands

While others are crossing off their Christmas lists and fighting crowds at the mall, Charlestown residents are getting into the true spirit of the season by helping those in need.

Wind Crest
Joan Wagner

When Joan Wagner was just three years old, her great-grandfather took her to the Robert Briars Library and Museum in Philadelphia, Pa., where her young eyes were opened to the wide world of books.

“I remember this bronze elephant statue. I was fascinated by it,” she recalls.

Brooksby Village
Bowl of blueberries

As Brooksby's Baldwin Court residence building began to fill with new residents in 2005, those who called the community home also found themselves in good company.

Fox Run
Celebrations of Sukkot

A group of Jewish retirees living at Fox Run gathered one early autumn afternoon to decorate a sukkah that was erected in one of the community s courtyards. A sukkah is a temporary shelter used during celebrations of Sukkot, a joyous Jewish holiday that follows Yom Kippur.