The Journey On

September 1, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Joe Sucher and his son Anatol completed the memoirs of Dorothy to publish "Return to the Shtetl."

Completing the Journey: Sucher Family Honors Late Wife, Mother by Completing Her Memoir

I work with residents who live in Erickson Living communities in Parkville, MD, Houston and Dallas, TX, Charlotte, NC, and of course, Riderwood in Silver Spring. One thread they share, no matter the time zone in which they reside, is the love they show for family. Joe Sucher, a resident of Riderwood, was no exception. […]

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July 13, 2016 | Jeff Getek

SAYING THANK YOU: Riderwood employees and three of its vendors partnered to renovate the kitchen and lounge area at Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841 on Powder Mill Road.  A celebratory “reveal” was held at the station on July 8 with those involved in the project.

Riderwood Says Thank You to Calverton Fire/EMS Station 841 Through Kitchen Renovation

Riderwood retirement is uniquely located!  About half of its campus resides in Montgomery County, while the other half sits in Prince George’s County.  The result is that the community enjoys strong partnerships with government agencies and elected officials in both jurisdictions as we serve our residents.  Here’s one story of how employees…and our vendors…showed their […]

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June 23, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Employees of Riderwood retirement community took part in a service project at the Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda on June 15.  Pictured from left to right are Fiona Divecha (Philanthropy Manager), Abby Dyjack (Move-in/Transitions Coordinator), Judy Felsenfeld (Volunteer Coordinator), Samantha Kramer (Music Therapist) and Karen Prillaman (Program Assistant III).

Riderwood Employees Support The Children’s Inn at NIH

Residents and employees of Riderwood retirement community are encouraged to seek opportunities to live the company’s mission to “…share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life.” The end result is tens of thousands of volunteer hours contributed to the greater community each year. That 16-year tradition continued for a group of Riderwood employees who […]

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June 16, 2016 | Jeff Getek

A scene from Riderwood's A Feast for the Eyes art showcase in 2014.

Riderwood to Host A Feast for the Eyes IV, an Artwork Showcase

Riderwood retirement community is also home to a thriving, vibrant community of artists. Their work will be on display again in July. What makes the event extra special is that most of the artists are available to discuss the technique and inspiration behind their pieces. You can read more below about A Feast for the […]

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June 7, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood resident Barbara Breit is pictured following her welcome remarks during the 2015 Mah Jongg Tourney at the Erickson Living retirement community.

Registration Now Open for 9th Annual Mah Jongg Tourney at Riderwood

The Mah Jongg Tourney at Riderwood retirement community has become more popular every year.  It is a true regional event; last year, 148 enthusiasts from the mid-Atlantic entered the tournament, a record-setting turn-out.  Registration is now open! Silver Spring, Maryland—Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, will host its 9th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Thursday, August […]

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June 3, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Current and former Presidents of Colesville Meals on Wheels are pictured during the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration held at Riderwood retirement community.  From left to right are Alan Hedin  (2000- 2005 & Riderwood Resident), Annie McLane (1988- 1994, 2006-2013), Daniele Zartman (1995-1999), Pam Jones (2014- present) and Helen Beschner (2006-2007).

Riderwood Hosts 40th Anniversary Celebration of Colesville Meals on Wheels

Last month, Riderwood retirement community hosted a milestone celebration for Colesville Meals on Wheels…its 40th anniversary party. Current and past board members, volunteers and friends of the program shared memories and reflected on their collective mission. Becky Hedin and her husband Alan, residents of Riderwood, attended the event. The couple has long been affiliated with […]

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May 13, 2016 | Jeff Getek

The resident-led Democratic Club of Riderwood retirement community hosted State Delegates Eric Luedtke and Pam Queen for a legislative update on May 11.  Pictured from left to right are Delegate Luedtke, Millie Bluestein, Lyn Doyle, Delegate Queen and Anna Owens.

Democratic Club of Riderwood Hosts Pair of State Delegates from District 14

While the 2016 presidential campaign dominates the headlines, state and local issues interest residents of Riderwood, too. To stay informed, the resident-led Democratic Club of the Erickson Living retirement community hosted State Delegates Eric Luedtke and Pam Queen, each representing Montgomery County in District 14. The delegates provided an overview of the recently completed 2016 […]

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April 8, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Robert Davis in his office at Riderwood retirement community.

Robert Davis Inducted into USPTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame

Growing up in Oklahoma, his first tennis racket was a T.A. Davis model made of laminated walnut without a leather grip. In high school, he once spent his lunch money—30 cents per day—to buy two tennis balls for a practice. Now at age 95, Robert Davis earned entry into the United States Professional Tennis Association […]

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March 17, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood resident Levern Allen coordinated the presentation of display cases featuring items and photographs that highlighted African American achievements in spirituality, music, culinary pursuits, military and business.

Robust Series of Events Commemorated African American History Month at Riderwood (PHOTO)

Riderwood retirement community recently completed a comprehensive slate of events and celebrations in February to commemorate African American History Month. Topics ranged from health, music and current events as the resident-led African American History Club coordinated the activities. On February 5, a panel of health care experts provided advice on heart health as the “Go […]

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March 15, 2016 | Jeff Getek

Gary Hibbs, Executive Director of Riderwood retirement community

Gary Hibbs Named Executive Director of Riderwood

Chip Warner, the former Executive Director of Riderwood retirement community, earned a regional level promotion with Erickson Living, our manager and developer.  Take a minute to learn about our new Executive Director, Gary Hibbs, and why this is a homecoming for him. Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, named Gary D. Hibbs as its Executive […]

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