Around the Community – September 2019

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Riderwood celebrates community’s centenarian residents

On Wednesday, July 24, the Riderwood community held a celebration of any resident who will be 100 or older before the end of the year. As guests came into Maryland Hall, they could take a look at portraits and biographies of each of the centenarians of Riderwood. The event featured comments from Associate Executive Director Alphonso Westley, RAC Information Officer and Vice Chair Linda Wanner, and a toast from resident Elaine Cambosos. Executive Director Gary Hibbs spoke at the event as well and then entertained the crowd with some musical entertainment. Then, each of the centenarians was introduced and presented with a “Centenarian” pin to wear proudly around the community. (Photos by Chris Taydus)


Staff take the win in annual bocce tournament with residents

In spite of the 88 degree weather, there was a great turnout for the 7th Annual Resident/Staff Bocce Tournament. The teams have alternated winning in the past six years and the tradition was continued with Staff wining this year. During the past six years each side fielded two teams; the winners of the first game played each other and the winner was the champion. This year was different. Staff won both games, negating the need for the second game. Staff played two exceptional games, especially since some of the players had never played Bocce before and were just naturally talented. In the past the Tournament took place in October, so the unanimous decision was that next year’s tournament will take place late in September or October to avoid the heat. Congratulations to the winners, but don’t forget that next year is the Residents’ turn to win. (Story by George Galasso and Photos by Chris Taydus)

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