Reminiscing about moms for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, Riderwood residents remember their mothers.

Lions Club finds many ways to help out

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer The Riderwood Lions Club maintains the tradition of opening their meetings with a salute to the flag, prayer, and a patriotic song. The Lions Club is a worldwide organization began in Chicago in 1917 by a businessman, Melvin Jones, to encourage others to give back to their communities. Lions Club…

Resident reflects on sharing name with famous Hollywood starlet

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer After two months of dating Pete Reynolds, Debbie Raub commented to her mother “If I marry this guy, I’ll be Debbie Reynolds.” She married Pete in 1971 and says, “That is when this quiet little introvert became a not-so-quiet extrovert. Now I was a movie star!” Debbie grew up in…

Riderwood welcomes new Assistant Director of Finance

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer Gladstone James has joined the Riderwood administrative team as the Assistant Finance Director. He has previously worked in finance and accounting for Choice Hotels for 24 years. He was born in Madras, India, and given the full name of Gladstone Nixon James since his two grandmothers had an interest in…

Judith Hensley joins administration team as new executive assistant

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer There is a new face in the executive suite at Riderwood. Judi Hensley retired from Verizon in December. She was planning to take a year off before seeking another job, but then the role of Executive Assistant to Gary Hibbs presented itself. Judi’s son, Drew, has worked in dining services…