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. Include your hobbies and interests. 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.
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 residents’ name tags. This identifies residents who participate in Now What? Newcomers Group activities. Read about the Now What? Newcomers Group and note upcoming events below.
Upcoming events of interest to new residents:
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Lakeside Commons (LSC) Cardroom
General Services: The Inside Scoop
Sheena Lewis, Assistant Director of General Services
Riderwood’s guidelines are that masks are required when participating in a group of 30 or more people. We will have extra masks available if you end up needing one.