The Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter 2020

To keep residents informed and entertained, we will temporarily be publishing a weekly newsletter with activities, resident and staff spotlights, and the TV guide for the coming week. The special weekly editions of the Riderwood Reporter will be posted here as they are published.


December 21, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper for December 21, 2020. In this issue, find out about the upcoming semester of PGCC SAGE Online courses, learn about the traditions and history of Christmas, and get some end of the year financial tips.

December 7, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper for December 7, 2020. In this issue, read about two upcoming screenings on Riderwood TV, and learn the history of Hanukkah, which begins December 10. Find out how you can minimize the impact of food waste in the community, how Riderwood’s assisted living services could help you, and when you could expect to see new artwork in Lakeside Commons. Also, get the details on the upcoming broadcasts of Community Resources and Riderwood TV’s Virtual Winter Festival and how you can participate as you watch!

November 23, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper for November 23, 2020. In this issue, preview a few upcoming virtual events to watch on Riderwood TV or Zoom, and find out some tips on continuing to deal with COVID-19. Also find out how you can give back to the Benevolent Care Fund while shopping online this holiday season.

November 9, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper for November 9, 2020. In this issue, learn how you can thank the community’s hourly staff members through the staff appreciation fund; see where and how you can donate items from your apartment to the Treasure Chest store; find out how to resolve some problems you may be having with Zoom; get a preview of two televised presentations on long-term care insurance and urology; and read about this week’s virtual social hour, which includes a workshop detailing how laughter can keep us all sane during these trying times.

October 26, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper for October 26, 2020. In this issue, learn how you can thank the community’s hourly staff members through the staff appreciation fund; get more information on Riderwood provided transportation for the 2020 election; the Arts Council of Riderwood shares details on their plans for their next exhibit; the Wood Shop is making desks for students learning at home; the Sustainability Committee shares info on renewable energy; and information on a televised Genealogy presentation and this week’s virtual social hour which includes a virtual trip to the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery.

September 28, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of September 28, 2020. In this issue, findout more about your new neighbors that have moved in during the COVID-19 pandemic, RAC member Rose Cannon shares information on the Metro Access program, and the Riderwood Jewish Community is hosting Yom Kippur services on Channel 976. All this as well as the schedule for the fall trimester of Great Courses on Channel 976 and this week’s schedule for Channel 972.

September 21, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of September 21, 2020. In this issue, learn about upcoming session by Caring Connections. Also, RAC General Services Liaison Bob Phillips details his role as your resident representative and initiatives currently being undertaken by the department. All this as well as the schedule for the fall trimester of Great Courses on Channel 976 and this week’s schedule for Channel 972.

September 14, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of September 14, 2020. In this issue RAC Finance Liaison highlights the role of the Finance Committee and the Finance Team at Riderwood. Also, find out the schedule of Jewish High Holy Day services that will be broadcast on Channel 972 & 976. The Continuing Education Committee is looking for new members and the Community Resources team will be hosting a pet party for this week’s virtual social hour. All this as well as the schedule for the fall trimester of Great Courses on Channel 976 and this week’s schedule for Channel 972.

September 7, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of September 7, 2020. In this issue Fiona Divecha discusses the importance of the Benevolent Care Fund, Gary Hibbs highlights the change of mentality that is coming with Phase 2 of reopening, and Kierra Patterson from the Sales department shares the details of the newly revamped Resident Referral program. Plus find out about the next trimester of Great Courses from the Continuing Education Committee and learn about making mocktails with the Community Resources team in this week’s Virtual Social Hour.

August 31, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of August 31, 2020. This week learn about an upcoming virtual events including one from the Continuing Education Committee with Liza Mundy author of the book Code Girls The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. The Community Resources and Resident Life teams will be hosting Doug Myers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Riderwood Pickleball Club will be holding a beginners’ learning session in September for people looking to learn the sport. Also, get information on the fall PGCC SAGE online courses, the “Isolation Creation” event from the Creative Arts Fun For All group, and what you can find this week on Riderwood TV.

August 24, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of August 24, 2020. This week Maria Aghguiguian shares alternate ways to donate to the Benevolent Care Fund, important information about the Riderwood PET Cart program, and a change to the Friday evening Jewish Sabbath Services. Also, find out about this week’s Virtual Social Hour and what programming you can find on Riderwood TV this week.

August 17, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of August 17, 2020. This week learn more about the return of staff member Erica Greenspan and her new position as Social Worker in the Medical Center. Also, Associate Executive Director Alphonso Westley announces his resignation, Fiona Divecha discusses how important the Benevolent Care Fund is during COVID, and Michael Mathis from Human Resources let’s residents know how they can recognize an outstanding employee. All this, plus this week’s TV Guide and a preview of the Community Resources Virtual Social Hour for the week.

August 10, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version  of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of August 10, 2020. This week get a preview of the very early potential plans for the Montgomery Station renovations and learn how these decisions are made. Also, find out why Erickson Living’s Chief Medical Officer thinks it’s particularly important to get the flu shot this year and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

August 3, 2020

There was no new issue of the Riderwood Reporter newspaper on August 3. 

July 27, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version  of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of July 27, 2020. This week learn about how two friends have set a walking goal through the Pandemic. Also learn about an upcoming broadcast of the Riderwood Health Forum, hear from the Sustainability Committee, and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

July 20, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of July 20, 2020. This week learn about the importance of masks during the reopening process here at Riderwood. Also find out about training in advance care planning, an upcoming hiatus to the Call to Community program, and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

July 13, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of July 13, 2020. This week learn about what happens to our recycled plastic after it leaves Riderwood, an upcoming series of virtual concerts from the Constellations Chamber Concerts, and new small group outdoor activities being added. Also find out about the virtual farm tour taking place on Zoom this week, and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

July 6, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of July 6, 2020. This week find out about the reopening of the Montgomery Station library, why residents appreciate our staff during COVID, and information on an upcoming live presentation about scams and elder abuse from ElderSAFE and the Montgomery County police. Also find out about the special virtual hangout sessions taking place through July, and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

June 29, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of June 29, 2020. This week, learn about the small group activities returning to campus sponsored by Resident Life, as well as how you can participate in the special virtual trimester of PGCC classes. Also find out about the special virtual hangout sessions taking place through July, and check out the TV guide to see what you can watch this week on Riderwood TV channel 972.

June 22, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of June 22, 2020. In this issue, learn about how you can say thank you to Riderwood’s Staff through the Gratitude Garden Project. Civility at Riderwood reminds you about the importance of respect, Community Resources hosts a special, upcoming trivia session on Zoom, and see what’s playing this week on Riderwood TV Channel 972!

June 15, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of June 15, 2020. In this issue, learn about how Pride is celebrated here at Riderwood all year round and read a message from the Civility at Riderwood committee. As always, check out some ways you can stay active in your apartment, and see what’s playing this week on Riderwood TV on the TV guide.

June 8, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of June 8, 2020. In this issue, find details of the first steps Riderwood is taking to reopen the community and find out how you can catch concerts from the National Orchestral Institute without leaving your apartment. As always, check out some ways you can stay active in your apartment, and see what’s playing this week on Riderwood TV on the TV guide.

June 1, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newspaper from the week of June 1, 2020. This week, hear from residents about how they’re coping with the ongoing COVID crisis, and learn about the newly-titled Civility at Riderwood committee. As always, learn about ways to stay active in your apartment, and check out this week’s TV guide to see the programming coming up on Riderwood TV.

May 24, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of May 24, 2020. This week, read about the Continuing Education Committee’s plans for the summer trimester and learn how you can participate in a virtual social hour this week. Also find suggestions on how to stay fit and active in your apartment as well as this week’s TV guide.

May 17, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of May 17, 2020. This week, read about how Caring Connections plans to resume its courses and get answers to frequently asked questions regarding main-in ballots. Also find suggestions on how to stay fit and active in your apartment as well as this week’s TV guide.

May 10, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of May 10, 2020. This week, read about a personal story of success from Riderwood’s Scholarship fund, and learn about some updates to the Zoom platform many are using to stay connected online. Also find suggestions on how to stay fit and active in your apartment as well as this week’s TV guide.

May 3, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of May 3, 2020. This issue features a celebration of Riderwood’s 20th anniversary and advice for handling grief during this unusual time. Also find this week’s TV guide and suggestions for activities and exercises to keep you busy while staying safe in your apartment!

April 27, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of April 20, 2020. In this issue learn about the upcoming virtual drum circle on May 1, get tips on what coronavirus services are covered by Medicare, find out about moving your card/board games online, and the Sustainability Committee shares guidelines for water conservation. All this, plus, the weekly fitness tip, the upcoming week’s TV Guide, and some ideas for new things to try at home.

April 20, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of April 20, 2020. In this issue, find out how residents have made their dining delivery meals their own, how the RAC’s Call to Community program is helping residents across campus, and how Riderwood can help you meet with your groups via Zoom. Also find this week’s TV guide and some activities you can do to keep yourself busy while staying in your apartment.

April 13, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of April 13, 2020. In this issue, read about Elyse Schochet, the sign language interpreter for Gary’s daily updates, new features on MyErickson, how to get activity packets from the Community Resources team, the Riderwood TV Guide for the week, and much more!

April 6, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of March 30, 2020. In this issue, read about Riderwood’s on-going Scholarship Fund Campaign, try three new things at home, learn about the weekly fitness challenge, and more!

March 30, 2020

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Click here to read the PDF version of the Riderwood Reporter Weekly Newsletter from the week of March 30, 2020. In this issue, read about communications specialist Nancy Burton’s recent meeting with a personal hero, and learn about the changes to Riderwood’s committee promoting civility on campus. Also find puzzles and suggestions of activities to keep you busy over the next week.