Around the Community- December 2018

Governor Larry Hogan stops by Maryland Hall In the lead up to the 2018 mid-term elections, Riderwood was a popular location for politicians to stop by to stump for themselves. On October 26, Governor Larry Hogan stopped by to take a tour of the campus and meet with residents that had congregated in Maryland Hall….

Mary Ann Jung brings history to life

By Alan Mayers Producer, Performing Arts Council What do Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, Rosie the Riveter, Clara Barton, and Rosalie of Riverdale, have in common? They have all been recreated on our Encore Theater stage by Mary Ann Jung — actress. scholar, and historian. In her next incarnation, the Riderwood Performing Arts Council will present…

Live Opera Highlights to feature The Beautiful Galatea

By Mike Beard Producer, Live Opera Highlights Group The Live Opera Highlights season continues on Wednesday, December 19 in the intimate setting of the Riderwood Chapel with its warm acoustics.  The one-hour program will feature highlights from Franz von Suppé’s The Beautiful Galatea performed by members of the excellent Bel Cantanti Opera Company under the…

Celebrate the season with the Acousti-Cats

By Becky Hedin Director, Riderwood Acousti-Cats The days are shorter and nights colder, signifying the countdown to December holidays! Brighten the season with lively holiday music, singing along with the Acousti-Cats and their ukuleles in Encore Theater on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes traditional songs as well as some  tunes you’ve…

GraceNotes prepare winter concert

By William Wisnom Director, Riderwood GraceNotes Mark your calendars for the GraceNotes’ winter concert! Two performances will be given, both in the Riderwood Chapel: Thursday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 7, at 3:30 p.m. Doors open a half hour before the concerts. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted, and any…

“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?”

By Lorraine Priestly Member, Riderwood Night Owls The Night Owls invite all Riderwood residents as well as their family and friends, to a New Year’s Eve party on December 31. Welcome in 2019 with music and friends and a TV screen to view the celebration in Times Square in New York City.   Music will…

Conversation with Administration- October 2018

By Mickey Thaxton, Associate Executive Director Please come and join the next “Conversation with Administration” at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, in Lakeside Commons Encore Theater. These monthly conversations provide an opportunity for residents to share concerns and receive feedback. They also help Administration understand what we can do to improve service to residents. Transcripts of…

Religion, Politics, and Acting: The life of Mike Beard

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer As a 10-year old boy in Kenova, Ohio (located where Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia abut), Mike Beard wrote an essay about what he wanted to do when he grew up. He decided he wanted to be “a Methodist bishop, a U.S. Senator, and an actor.” Beard has transformed much…

Lo I Yin’s musings tell tale from China to today

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer My Musings began when Lo I Yin (people call him Louie) sent his story, “The Musings from an Old Fogey,” to his in-laws, David Valley and his wife, Dr. Chung Sul Youn, in California. They asked for more and eventually offered to help publish them. In China, during the Sino-Japanese…

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…