Riderwood Staff Appreciation Fund Brings Good Tidings to Hourly Staff
Updated: Jan 25
Residents contribute $394,789 to thank employees for their hard work
Silver Spring, MD - Smiles of staff members at Riderwood, an Erickson Senior Living community in Silver Spring, Md., are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents’ generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund (SAF).
Each year, Riderwood residents contribute to the SAF as a way of recognizing the community’s hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them an industry-leading level of service.
The funds are then dispersed among Riderwood’s eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—all of whom are more than merry year-round.
In 2022 alone, Riderwood residents contributed $394,789 to the SAF and staff members are eager to share their gratitude.
At a “red carpet” event on December 6 that decked the halls, residents had the opportunity to express their appreciation in person.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by this teamwork and residents’ desire to give back, doesn’t go unrecognized by Riderwood leaders.
“At Riderwood, we genuinely care for one another, and I think our residents’ generosity is a reflection of that,” says Philanthropy Manager, Maria Aghguiguian. “Our employees work hard to provide a true maintenance-free lifestyle, and residents realize how much better their lives are because of it.”