Riderwood Residents Contribute $488,670 to Hourly Staff for a Job Well Done

December 13, 2021

Residents of Riderwood, an Erickson Senior Living community located in Silver Spring, MD, recently made the holiday season a bit merrier for the community's staff by generously contributing more than $488,670 to the 2021 Staff Appreciation Fund.

The annual Staff Appreciation campaign is an opportunity for Riderwood residents to thank the hourly employees who consistently go above and beyond to provide a variety of services that enhance the daily lives of residents.

Throughout the year, Riderwood residents make gifts to the Fund by contributing to fundraising efforts. Each holiday season, the funds are then distributed among Riderwood’s eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—just to name a handful.

At a festive holiday event on December 7, residents had the opportunity to express their appreciation directly to employees.  Riderwood employees received a handmade card by the Riderwood Love Notes, a resident group, along with a prepacked cookie.

More than 1,112 employees were celebrated and received a distribution from the Fund this year.

“I want to thank our residents for their generosity and for recognizing Riderwood’s dedicated employees,” said Executive Director Gary Hibbs. “The Staff Appreciation Fund is a wonderful opportunity for residents to give a gift to the employees who mean so much to them.”

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