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Press Releases from Riderwood (22 total)

Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Kathleen "Dee" McGrath Survived the Nove …

SILVER SPRING, MD (October 28, 2011) -- It has been 85 years since an F-4 tornado touched down on November 9, 1926 about 5 miles southwest of La Plata in central Charles County, cutting a swath that left a ledger from a school house as far away as Bowie. Riderwood retirement community resident Kathleen “Dee” McGrath was one of its child survivors. As the tornado made its way north, it picked
10-20-2011 | Sports
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Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Lou Cross - Incredibly - Has Made 13 Hol …

SILVER SPRING, MD (October 19, 2011) – Riderwood retirement community resident Lou Cross – incredibly – has made 13 holes-in-one ever since he became a member of Heritage Harbour Golf Club in Annapolis, Maryland, 12 years ago. He made three holes-in-one during an eight-week period this past summer, concluding with an ace on the 87-yard No. 5 hole. Cross, 87, is a retired nationally acclaimed pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic.

Riderwood Retirement Community Resident David Atlas, Ph.D., Receives National Ac …

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, October 14, 2011) – The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today named Riderwood retirement community resident David Atlas, Ph.D., the 2011 recipient of its Founders Award, which is presented to an individual’s extraordinary impact through work in the engineering profession. Dr. Atlas, who is called the “Father of Radar Meteorology,” is being honored by NAE for his developments in radar technology for storm detection and warning.

The 2011 Home Care Elite Names Riderwood Home Health in Silver Spring, MD, One o …

SILVER SPRING, MD (October 4, 2011) – The 2011 Home Care Elite today named Riderwood Home Health one of the Top 100 Home Health Providers in the United States. The 2011 Home Care Elite is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its sixth year, this market-leading review names the top 25 percent of agencies in quality of care, process measure implementation,
09-28-2011 | Arts & Culture
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Riderwood Retirement Community Residents in Silver Spring, MD, Will Relive Drive …

WHAT: A Movie Under the Stars event in which in which hundreds of Riderwood residents, their families and their friends will relive outdoor drive-in movie experiences of the past. They will watch “Cactus Flower,” a movie starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn (in her Academy Award winning performance ) as the wonder of night skies filled with stars adds a magical, surreal backdrop. Attendees will sit in chairs on
09-16-2011 | Arts & Culture
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Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Kyoko Okamoto Teaches Koto in Silver Spr …

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 15, 2011) – The Montgomery Station class room at Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring normally is equipped with flip charts, audio-visual machines and screens. However, on weekend mornings it is transformed into a space where the sounds of Japanese koto lure people to come inside and experience enchantment. The koto is a harp that is not really a harp, accompanied by the sound of a

Public is Invited to be a Part of “I’m Just Wild About Harry!” on November …

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 14, 2011) – Riderwood retirement community, in partnership with the Beltsville Library, will offer an “I’m Just Wild About Harry!” event on Thursday, November 10, from 10 a.m. – noon, in the Montgomery Station Classroom. And the general public is invited to be a part of it. A discussion of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Truman” will be held. The public is invited to discuss this book

Riderwood Catering in Silver Spring, MD, Wins Prestigious Judge’s Choice Award …

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 12, 2011) – Riderwood Catering won the prestigious Judge’s Choice Award for Vegetable Crab Soup in yesterday’s Crab Soup Cook-Off held at the Maryland Seafood Festival. This marked the third successive year that Riderwood earned a top prize in the contest. In addition, Riderwood Catering won a Third Place People’s Choice Award in the same category, and it also won a Third Place People’s Choice

Riderwood Retirement Community's New Part-Time Resident, Ginger, Can Actually Ma …

SILVER SPRING, MD (August 10, 2011) – Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, has a new part-time resident who can actually make delivery truck drivers exit their vehicles to greet her – and she never leaves paw prints on them. This particular resident is an eight-year-old beagle named Ginger who has just completed her orientation to be a Pets on Wheels dog, which means she is

Riderwood Lions Club in Silver Spring, MD, Kicks-Off Stamps for the Wounded Proj …

SILVER SPRING, MD (August 2, 1011) -- The Riderwood Lions Club has kicked-off Stamps for the Wounded, a month-long August project to collect postage stamps from the retirement campus’ nearly 3,000 residents. The stamps will provide hospitalized veterans in more than 130 Veterans Administration facilities across the nation with the supplies needed to engage them in stamp collecting related therapy. The veterans being helped were injured in wars ranging from
07-21-2011 | Arts & Culture
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Riderwood Retirement Community Resident Takako Mundel in Silver Spring, MD, Mira …

SILVER SPRING, MD (July 20, 2011) – Nearly 100,000 people were estimated to have been killed when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. Riderwood retirement community resident Takako Mundel, who lived in Nagasaki at the time, miraculously survived the bombing. Today – 66 years later -- she remembers the horror as it if were yesterday. Mundel grew up in Nagasaki. She

Riderwood Retirement Community in Silver Spring, MD, Introduces New Flexible Spe …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 24, 2011) -- Despite encouraging news regarding the upswing in the Washington, D.C., real estate market, gone are the days when houses sold in less than a day. On average, a home in the D.C. metropolitan area stays on the market close to 100 days before it is under contract. Yet, when it comes to moving to Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, many prospective

Retirees' Weekly Television News Show in Silver Spring, MD, Relies on Teamwork, …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 24, 2011) – Broadcast news is thriving in Silver Spring, MD, at Riderwood, the nation’s largest continuing care retirement community, where a group of staff and residents work relentlessly to write scripts, shoot video footage, edit tapes and go on-the-air with breaking news and features packages. Their closed circuit TV news show relies on teamwork, tenacity and a lot of production moxie. “The Riderwood Reporter Television

Riderwood Retirement Community Resident William E. May, Ph.D., Receives Honorary …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 20, 2011) – Riderwood retirement community resident William E. May, Ph.D. has received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) during the institute’s Tenth Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises held May 19 at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He gave the commencement address. Professor May, a former IPS visiting faculty
05-11-2011 | Arts & Culture
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Seven-Year Collaboration Between Retirement Community Resident in Silver Spring, …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 10, 2011) – A seven-year collaboration between the resident of a retirement community in Silver Spring, MD, and his home support aide has just resulted in the publication of a 100-page ebook/hardback of the resident’s poetry, prose and humorous sketches of life. Ned Bayley, who lives at Riderwood retirement community, published “Points of View” with behind-the-scenes assistance from Capri White-Coleman, who served as secretary and

Two Riderwood Retirement Community Chefs in Silver Spring, MD, Are Designated 'C …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 5, 2011) – Riderwood retirement community’s Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione and Chef Elliot Satin have successfully completed all the requirements to become designated Certified Executive Chefs by the American Culinary Federation. A Certified Executive Chef is one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Culinary Federation,. Just 15% of the nation’s chef’s have received this designation. Established in 1929, the American Culinary Federation is the

Economist/Former Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief Walter Rybeck, Author of "Re-Sol …

SILVER SPRING, MD (May 3, 2011) -- Walter Rybeck, a retired journalist and economist who has spent his life searching for answers to poverty and related socio-economic problems, will speak about these themes from his book “Re-Solving the Economic Puzzle” on Wednesday, May 18, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., at Riderwood retirement community’s Lakeside Commons Clubhouse, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, Maryland (seating is limited; please RSVP to:
04-26-2011 | Arts & Culture
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Riderwood's Free Speaker's Bureau in Silver Spring, MD, Now Accepting Spring?Sum …

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 25, 2011) – Riderwood’s free Speaker’s Bureau is now accepting Spring/Summer speaking engagement requests from civic, nonprofit and business groups. Riderwood officials are available to speak anytime, anywhere on all aspects of retirement. “We want to provide people with information that will help them excel spiritually, socially, recreationally, intellectually, and physically as they – and/or their friends and family members -- approach retirement and transition into their

Thirthy-Nine High School Students from Montgomery and Prince George's Counties t …

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 20, 2011) --- Thirty-nine high school students from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties will receive scholarships to help them attend college at a Wednesday, April 27, ceremony at Riderwood retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They will receive a combined total of $215,555 raised by Riderwood residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students’ work and to help assist

Riderwood Retirement Community Residents to Observe Nation's 150th Anniversary o …

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 20, 2011) – Residents of Riderwood retirement community will observe the nation’s 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War in a somewhat unusual way by attending “Gone with the Glory: Hollywood Imagines the Civil War, ” a class taught at their campus through a continuing education program with Prince George’s County Community College in Maryland. The seven-week class will examine how Hollywood has portrayed the

Village Protestant Church at Silver Spring, MD, Retirement Community Has Worldwi …

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 20, 2011) – Members of the Village Protestant Church at Riderwood retirement community have donated nearly $300,000 for missions and outreach in the past four years, including more than $6,400 donated this month for earthquake/tsunami humanitarian relief in Japan. This financial contribution was forwarded to Samaritan’s Purse, headquartered in North Carolina, which has people already on the ground in Japan to render assistance. Members of the

Environmental Award Named in Honor of Riderwood Resident Anne Blackburn Presente …

SILVER SPRING, MD (April 12, 2011) – The Conservation Law Foundation’s Clean Water and Healthy Forest (CWRA) program director, Christopher Kilian, has been named the recipient of the 2011 “Anne M. Blackburn Award.” This award, which is named in honor of Riderwood resident and environmental activist Anne Blackburn, is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions over a career that has resulted in singular improvements