Around the Community – March 2019


Residents/Staff show off at Riderwood’s Got Talent

Some fantastic talents were definitely on display at the annual resident/staff variety show: Riderwood’s Got Talent. This exhibition of skills was put on by the Riderwood Entertainment Presenters group. The performers demonstrated a wide assortment of abilities throughout the show including song, dance, comedy, poetry, tai chi, and even some combinations of those.

The show was hosted by resident Jack Sherman, who introduced each of the acts and even told a few jokes of his own. Special thanks go out to the show’s technical staff, including David Nation, Alan Slutsky, David McGoff, Jack McMahon, Mary Chor, Ray Roth, and Richard Benoff.

If you missed the show, or want to see it again, it is currently available online at Just click on the “Video on Demand” link at the top of the page.  (Photos by Riderwood TV)

Chinese Club hosts Lunar New Year celebration

On February 3, 2019, Riderwood’s Chinese Club hosted a Lunar New Year dinner in celebration of the Year of the Pig.  Dinner was catered by a local Chinese restaurant. The residents enjoyed a special nine-course meal that featured many traditional New Year dishes. A significant proportion of the Chinese residents at Riderwood attended the event. It was a great opportunity for participants to interact and build relationships across the numerous dialect groups represented here at Riderwood. Many thanks to those who helped to make this event possible. We look forward to sharing next year’s celebration with our residents. (Photos by Priscilla To)

Arts Council’s Exhibit VII opens

Exhibit VII, the newest gallery in the lobby outside Encore Theater, was officially opened on February 14th. Valentine’s Day was a perfect opportunity to show some love to the talented artists here at Riderwood. The exhibit was introduced by Sylvia Reed, chair of the Arts Council, and the exhibit’s juror, Deborah Maklowski, discussed her process for choosing the art that was chosen for the gallery. Deborah and Sylvia remained for the duration of the event, along with many of the artists whose work was featured in the gallery.  (Photos by Courtney Coombs)

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