Silver Spring, MD—Residents and employees of Riderwood retirement community are encouraged to seek opportunities to live the company's mission to "…share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life." The end result is tens of thousands of volunteer hours contributed to the greater community each year.
A recent example that comes from the heart is reported by Michelle Glodeck, Resident Life Manager for Social Work and Intermissions at Riderwood. Below, she details a recent project in Montgomery County involving the Children's Inn at NIH and Team Riderwood:
"Erickson Living's Vision is to 'Help People Live Better Lives.' This culture often transcends beyond our community gates. On September 30, a group of Riderwood employees shared their gifts of time and energy by volunteering at the Children's Inn at NIH (National Institute of Health).
The Inn is a private, nonprofit, residential setting located on the campus of the NIH. It offers free lodging to children, along with their families, receiving treatment at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. Meals are not included in the lodging therefore many meals are provided through similar volunteer efforts. Samantha Kramer, Riderwood's music therapist, organized a multi-department group to purchase food items, prepare and serve an Italian-themed meal to over 20 parents and children residing in the Inn that day."
More information about the Children's Inn at NIH and similar volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting http://childrensinn.org/about-the-inn/.
About Riderwood: Riderwood is one of eighteen 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.