New committee planning great trips

The newly created Special Trips committee at Riderwood has been working hard to bring great new opportunities for trips outside of the community’s gates.

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…