Video Talks

End of Life Planning: Riderwood's Procedures for when a Resident Passes Away

Lecture on End of Life Planning: Riderwood’s Procedures for when a Resident Passes Away

All Special Presentations are recorded and indexed by topic here.  You and your family members can review key programs together, or access ones you may have missed.

Effortless Change

  • Part 1  (April, 2021) Meditation 4x4x4 approach to stress management Breathing techniques to calmness Paula Butler, Wellness Manager and resident Dr. Jim David
  • Part 2 (April, 2021) Paula Butler with Resident Dr Jim David More About 4x4x4 Meditation Program unique breathing technique that can help you to better manage your day-to-day stress.
  • Part 3  (May 2021) Discussion of three different Riderwood resident groups on Meditation. Wellness Manager, Paula Butler invites leaders Terry Dowd, Jim David, Cathryn Brousseau to explain how meditation impacts the mind-body connection to enhance well-being and a sense of connection to others in compassion. (28 minutes)

Living Well With an Assist

  • Living Well with An Assist, Part 1 (October 12, 2021) AT Consultant Mark Surabian discusses the technology available on your smart phone or device.
  • Living Well with an Assist, Part 2 of 3 (October 18, 2021) The Riderwood staff from outpatient rehabilitation, home health, occupational therapy, and resident services/social work  will provide an idea of the professional assistive technology help that is available to residents here at Riderwood.
  • Living Well with an Assist, Part 3 of 3 (October 25, 2021) All about accessibility devices that Riderwood residents use every day in their homes.

Brain Health Series

  • Part 1 Physical Fitness & YouBrain (April 22, 2021) Paula Butler, Wellness Manager discusses the link between regular exercise and brain health.
  • Part 2 Diet The Brain (Thursday, April 29, 2021) Michelle Ferguson SW and Jessica Forney Registered Dietician from Arbor Ridge at Riderwood Nutrition Based measures to improve brain health and prevent Alzheimer’s (45 minutes)
  • Part 3 The Plastic Brain (Thursday, May 6, 2021) Michelle Ferguson talks to Speech Therapist Rebecca Kropp about engaging in brain exercises to maintain brain health.
  • Part 4 Stress & The Brain (Thursday, May 13, 2021) Resident Services Coordinator Michelle Ferguson talks to Resident Services Manager Ellen Lebedow about the impact of stress on the brain.

National Healthcare Decision Day

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16, 2021) – a time to make healthcare-related wishes known. On the Riderwood Administrative Updates (Gary Hobbs show), Advance Directives for healthcare vs the MOLST was discussed by Ellen Lebedow, Manager of Resident Services and Mina Wuchenich Resident Co-Chair of Caring Connections. Also, Linda Wanner, Resident Advisory Council and RAC Communications Officer Elenora Giddings Ivory recap the groups meeting from April 13, 2021.

Science & Technology Lecture Series

Riderwood Healthcare Presentations



  • Elder Law Attorney Jessica Gorsky explores the legal planning that can help dependent loved ones secure their futures.  Video and slides from the June 28, 2022 presentation.