2023 Staff Appreciation Fund Spreads Cheer to Hourly Staff Members at Riderwood

December 8, 2023

‘Tis the season for cookies, cocoa, cheer—and recognizing staff members who go above and beyond for residents at Riderwood, the Erickson Senior Living community in Silver Spring, MD, every day!

The 2023 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF), made possible through generous contributions from warm-hearted residents, will be dispersed among eligible employees to thank them for providing industry-leading services that enhance the community’s engaging, worry-free lifestyle. 

This year alone, Riderwood residents contributed a historic high of $511,500 to the SAF.

“I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all the residents who contributed to the fund this year,” says Philanthropy Manager Maria Aghguiguian. “It’s the relationships between residents and staff that make Riderwood the vibrant, welcoming community it is.” 

More than 1,175 dedicated hourly employees, including dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants, attended a SAF Celebration Day on December 5. 

Thanks to these meaningful relationships, Riderwood’s culture is always this merry and bright. 

“Our staff members show up with smiles on their faces, and that doesn’t go unnoticed by residents,” says Aghguiguian. “It’s their positive energy, in addition to their hard work, that helps residents thrive.”

To learn more about Riderwood’s workplace culture and open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.