Welcome home!

It may not feel quite like “home” yet, but hopefully this page will help you settle in and make connections. 

First things first.

You’ve got a to-do list as long as Route 66, but be sure to move these things to the top of the list:

  • Sign into My Erickson, edit your profile, and be sure to save it. This makes it easier for new acquaintances to find you.
  • Get to know the key staff in your clubhouse: your Resident Services representative, your Community Resources person, and the Front Desk team. Introduce yourself, and get their names and contact information. Tip: the fridge is a great place for this information, but when you are out and about and need to contact them, it’s a good idea to have them in the contacts on your phone, too. This information is on My Erickson, but if you can’t access that yet, just go to the front desk in your clubhouse and ask the staff member there for the name and location of the Resident Services and Community Resources people for your neighborhood.

Making Connections

You have already made a great start by finding RiderwoodLife.com! Browse the activities and plan to try some out. It is perfectly ok to shop around a bit; everyone has done it when they were new! Your Community Resources staff member can also suggest interesting activities and events for you to try. 

Be sure to wear your name tag; it’s hard for any of us to make new friends when we can’t remember their names! And keep that blue “New Resident” ribbon on for a while. It really does get noticed.

And speaking of name tags, look out for the red “Now What?” ribbon on some name tags. This identifies members of the Now What? Newcomers’ Club, which is run by and for new residents. “Now Whatters” are recent-but-not-so-new arrivals who love to meet new people and help them navigate the mysteries of Riderwood.

Upcoming events of interest to new residents:

All Riderwood residents are invited to the next in-person meeting on Wednesday, August 17, in the Lakeside Commons Card Room from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
We will have a presentation by resident Lee Summerville about the Neighbors In Deed program: a list of residents who are available to be resources to other residents on a variety of topics. There will also be a time for introductions and mingling.
Riderwood’s guidelines are that masks are required when taking part in a group of 30 or more people.

(The Card Room is in the back of the Lakeside lobby, across from the Blue Heron Pub)