Riderwood’s new community resources team includes (from left) Lead Coordinator Amy Holzer and Coordinators Libby Bernstein, Amanda Hixenbaugh, and Maria Aghguiguian.

There’s never a dull moment at Riderwood, the Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.

Riderwood’s Actors’ Studio Players puts on two or three variety shows every year. (From left) Sue Aiken, Amy Greenwood, Marilyn Gilbert, and Henry Schmaus.

Sue Aiken acted just one time in an elementary school performance and didn’t take the stage for many years after that. But when she moved to Riderwood 12 years ago, she heard about the Actors’ Studio Players, a long-standing group of residents who put on entertaining variety shows two or three times a year.

Student server reviews menu with a resident in a dining facility.

Working as a server in Riderwood’s on-site restaurants is an ideal job for local high school students. The part-time jobs provide teenagers with a way to earn money while still keeping up with their studies, and they have the unique opportunity to form friendships with the retirees who live at Riderwood.

Two rows of softball teammates in blue and white jerseys an caps.

Charley Hudson started playing sports when he was just two years old. His mother played basketball, and his father played semi-pro baseball, so it’s safe to say that Charley inherited athletic genes.

Since moving to Riderwood, Pam Silverwood (right) says she’s made many new friends, including neighbor Kyoko Okamoto.

To maintain good health, you know you need to exercise, eat a balanced diet, and stay on top of preventive screenings. But did you know the time you spend playing cards with friends or going out for dinner with other couples could also contribute to your health and longevity?

George and Ann Hunter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2015, and the couple moved to Riderwood in 2016.

George Hunter has a Ph.D. in chemistry, as well as a graduate degree in management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. After teaching college chemistry for a few years, George took an opportunity to work at the United States Mint.

Photo of a For Sale sign in front of a suburban house

If you’ve decided 2017 is the year you want to sell your house, you have excellent timing. Housing markets around the country have been steadily on the rise for the last several years, and recent data is particularly encouraging for sellers.

Screenshot of a post on Facebook about continuum of care at Riderwood.

Social media sites like Facebook may have begun as a place for teenagers and college kids to share photos and updates about their lives, but these days, young people aren’t the only ones logging onto the uber-popular social networking site. In fact, older adults are one of the fastest-growing segments of new Facebook users.

Cub Scout Vincent Sorrentino (left), along with his parents, worked in Riderwood’s woodshop to build his car for the annual pinewood derby.

One Saturday in February each year, Riderwood’s on-site woodshop—normally the domain of handy retirees working on projects—is bustling with young Cub Scouts.