Caring Connections

Picture of MST to TNC bridge!Caring Connections is a collaboration between Riderwood residents, Riderwood’s Resident Services Department (Social Workers) and the Continuing Education Committee. The 12-week Navigating as We Age course is currently the primary focus, but the committee also sponsors other events and maintains online resources for use by Riderwood residents.


Registration for the fall 2022 Navigating as We Age has been completed. This 12-class, practical course will promote Peace of Mind as you explore, understand, and document your ongoing legal, financial & health options. Those who were unable to register for this session are encouraged to check back here, as another session will be held next Spring.

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 class!


Each major component of Caring Connections is accessible using the BUTTONS in the top header.  Here’s a description of the content for each button.

  • Navigating CourseNavigating as We Age: Changes & Choices is an ongoing, in-person, comprehensive series of classes for a small group of residents. The series lasts 12 weeks with a 2 1⁄2 hour class each week.
  • Key Documents — Here are the major documents from the course curriculum, so you can view and download them separately.
  • Resource Libraries — Caring Connections has a large collection of links to online materials and also a reference section in the Village Square Library at Riderwood.
  • For Families — This section is for family members, with information about Riderwood services and checklists for major transitions.
  • Video Talks — Caring Connections offers periodic special presentations by expert speakers for the entire Riderwood community. All presentations are recorded and indexed here by topic.
  • Who We Are — The Caring Connections Committee is an active group of residents and staff whose primary mission is to educate residents of the many different transitions and decisions as we age, in advance of need.


Riderwood TV has provided short interviews with Caring Connections participants and family members.

  • Mina Wuchenich – Founding Co-Chair of Caring Connections – Overview
  • Angus MacInnes – Past participant – Navigating as We Age Course
  • Jackie Nichols – Past Participant – Navigating Course and family conversations
  • Sharon Flank – Family member – Perspective on education and engagement at Riderwood Village.