Executive Insight: May 2019

Director of Resident Life Lori Simpson discusses a little-considered element of diversity: disability.

CommUNITY Living- Pay it Forward

By Becky Griffin Program Chair, CommUNITY Living Committee The CommUNITY Living Committee is working to support the belief that Riderwood is a very special place to live, work and visit. In keeping with our mission to focus on the joys and challenges of living in a close community, we have designated April as “Pay it…

Focus groups help shape Riderwood communications

By Shanna Gordon Member, Communications Committee This January, the Riderwood Communications Committee sought out the voices of a diverse group of residents through nine focus group sessions.  In independent living, we randomly selected participants and invited them to attend one of two sessions held in their clubhouse. We also held a focus group during the…

Taydus’ Takes: March 2019

By Chris Taydus Editor-In-Chief News stories about social media tend to be on the more negative side of the spectrum. Facebook’s latest court case is more likely to make the 10 o’clock news than a woman in San Francisco who got the opportunity to see her new granddaughter in New York on the day she…

Deaf vs. deaf- A correction

By Chris Taydus Manager, Riderwood TV In last month’s issue of the Riderwood Reporter, the staff accidentally edited an article about resident Susan Walker and her friendships with several Deaf residents at Riderwood. The word Deaf should have been capitalized in that article. The Riderwood Reporter apologizes for the mistake. Here is a brief explanation…

The social cost of carbon

By Bill Flank Riderwood Resident Do energy projects create jobs?  Wildly exaggerated claims have been made for political purposes.  However, as a scientist, I think that’s the wrong question.  The right way to assess pipelines and similar projects has little to do with counting construction or even permanent jobs.  A realistic cost-benefit analysis of any…