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500 Residents and Staff Attend 3rd Annual Riderwood’s Got Talent

February 25, 2019

Silver Spring, MD -- More than 500 residents and staff attended the 3rd Annual Riderwood's Got Talent at Riderwood, an Erickson Living developed and managed community in Silver Spring, MD.   The event, organized by the Riderwood resident-run group Entertainment Presenters, had 16 acts including Riderwood employees and  residents.

"Every year, Riderwood's Got Talent is always a huge success," said Amanda Hixenbaugh, community resources coordinator, Riderwood.  "We have so many talented people both living and working here so what better way to showcase their talents than at an event like Riderwood's Got Talent. This event really highlights why Riderwood is such a wonderful place to live and work." 

This year there were two shows at Riderwood. 

"The show on Friday night was sold out," said Hixenbaugh. "The show on Saturday was almost sold out with 280 attendees.  It is really so exciting to see such a wonderful turnout for the third year in a row."

Marketa Ebert, Riderwood resident, performed a Chinese Wudang Style Straight Sword Form at the Riderwood event.

"I started practicing Tai Chi 5 years ago at Riderwood and 2 years ago I joined a martial arts studio called Wu Shen Tao to study the sword," said Ebert. "I was thrilled to be able to perform my art at the Annual Riderwood's Got Talent."

About Riderwood, Riderwood, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 120-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The community is located in Montgomery County and is home to more than 2,500 residents. Additional information about Riderwood can be found at