SILVER SPRING, MD---When President Carter designated May as "Older Americans Month" in 1980, he had no idea that seniors would celebrate the occasion like the residents of Riderwood retirement community will do on Friday morning, May 31st.
They'll hit home runs, shoot hoops with players from the University of Maryland women's college basketball team and run with one of the presidential mascots of the Washington Nationals.
The fun is part of the Erickson Living retirement's community month-long commemoration of Older Americans Month, a Field Day event that highlights health and wellness activities.
Other activities will include a fitness trivia, putting contest and soccer.
As education is an important component of active aging, the Maryland Department of Aging and the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services will join the Resident Life Department of Riderwood in providing health and wellness tips.
WHAT: Riderwood Field Day Event for Older Americans Month
WHEN: Friday, May 31, 10am-Noon
WHERE: Riderwood retirement community, Town Center Clubhouse, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
For more information, please contact Jeff Getek, public affairs manager at 410-456-9809, firstname.lastname@example.org or JGetek_Erickson on Twitter.
More information on Older Americans Month can be found here: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Observances/2013/Older_Americans.aspx.
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.