SILVER SPRING, MD---Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Louis W. Varella as its Associate Executive Director.
In this leadership position, Mr. Varella will work with administration on campus operations as well as workforce training & development at the 120-acre community that is home to over 2,500 residents and 1,400 employees.
Mr. Varella has twenty-five years of operations and finance experience in the senior living industry. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Quincy Village Retirement Community in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He also held regional positions with Marriott International Senior Living Services.
Mr. Varella has served on the Board of Trustees for Capital Hospice and the Board of Directors for Montgomery General Hospital, where he represented the hospital on the State of Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee.
A resident of Hagerstown, MD, Mr. Varella holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management & Industrial Relations from the University of Rhode Island and an Executive MBA from Averette College in Danville, Virginia.
Riderwood provides a full continuum of care, featuring 1,900 residences in independent living that offer a variety of one and two bedroom floor plans and pricing options. The Continuing Care neighborhood offers skilled nursing, assisted living, post-acute rehabilitation and memory-care services.
About Riderwood: Riderwood is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the scenic 120-acre campus is home to more than 2,500 residents. Riderwood is the ideal greater Washington, D.C. retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.