Resident novel seeks meaning in 9/11 tragedy

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer The plots of Riderwood resident Jerome Komisar’s novels are remarkably diverse, but all embrace an appreciation of life, and stress humanity’s responsibilities. His fourth novel, Elijah: A Novel of 9/11, was just published. It tells of the tragedy through the spiritual pilgrimage of Martin Stein. On the eighty-eighth floor of…

Resident uses daily walking to maintain excellent health

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer Walking is a gentle, controlled form of exercise that promotes weight maintenance, enhances mood, promotes better heart health, keeps blood pressure in check, reduces the risk of diabetes, and controls hypertension.  Because of the repetitive motions of walking, it promotes better brain process, thoughts, and memories. Endorphins are released when…

Exciting outings planned with Special Trips in November

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer Opera, fine dining, shopping, “museuming,” cruising, concerts, sighting seeing are only a few of the wonderful trips to whet the gastronomical and intellectual appetites of Riderwood residents. The problem is not where to go, but how to fit in all the wonderful experiences available each month. Janet Birchfield is the…