The Guardian Plan might be right for you!

By Regenia Mapson Health Insurance Resource Manager The Erickson Advantage Guardian Plan is a special-needs insurance plan designed specifically for Erickson residents living in long-term care: 1. The plan costs just $33.10 a month and provides cost savings through low premiums and zero co-pays for many services such as hospitalization and doctor visits. 2. Our…

Donations sought for Earth Day Jewelry Sale

By Ed Vilade Member, Earth Day Planning Committee A presentation on the state of the Chesapeake Bay and collection for the annual jewelry sale are among events scheduled for the run-up to Riderwood’s Earth Day Celebration. The Festival is set for Wednesday, April 24, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Maryland Hall and the Chesapeake…

Resident Services to screen Gen Silent documentary

By Dante T. Wojtila Intern, Resident Services and Social Work Gen Silent is a critically acclaimed film that delves into the unique challenges of aging as a member of the LGBT community. A generation of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender people who have fought for liberty and equality are now returning to “the closet” at…

Planning now for life ahead

By Michelle Ferguson Town Center Coordinator, Resident Services and Social Work The time immediately following the death of a loved one is a difficult time. In the midst of feelings of shock, grief, sadness, and maybe even anger, surviving loved ones are simultaneously tasked with any number of administrative or organizational chores related to the…

Making your healthcare decisions with Riderwood’s Resident Services team

By Brian Koen Lakeside Commons Coordinator, Resident Services and Social Work Do you know what medical treatment you would want if you experienced an emergency, or were facing an end-of-life condition? And, just as important, do your loved ones know what you would want? As part of the National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) initiative, which…

CommUNITY Living- Welcome to Spring

By Bea Rodgers Member, CommUNITY Living Committee Welcome to Spring! (I think). As we begin to smell the new beginnings of grass, flowers, and tree buds and hear wonderful songbirds, we know that a new beginning is truly just around the corner. The CommUNITY Living Committee is continuing to explore creative ways of highlighting the…

Tell us about your Riderwood Connect issues

By Brian Gentile Regional IT Manager, Erickson Living As you know, we had a Town Hall on November 28 about Riderwood Connect to solicit information about problems residents are having with Connect. Now we want to follow up to provide an update on the progress we’ve made since then.  We are determined to address and…