Support Groups

Riderwood Resident Services provides a variety of supportive settings for residents to share information and experiences. Each Riderwood neighborhood has a Resident Services Coordinator with an office near the clubhouse .

The main Resident Services phone number is 301-572-8339. Individual staff contact information is available on MyErickson, on the Department Directory page, under the Resident Services tab.

CLICK on one of the groups in the list to go directly to the information about that group, or just SCROLL down the page to view all the group descriptions.

Aging Support Group
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon
Arbor Ridge Family Council
Caregiver Support Group
Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Grief and Loss Support Group
Intermissions
Low Vision Support Group
Low Hearing Support Group
Memory Cafe & Memory Fitness
O.A – Together We Can!
Parkinson’s Support Group
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

Aging Support Group

Learning and helping each other with emotional issues.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 3:00-4:00, LSC Classroom

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism (Preamble of AA).
Meetings: Every Monday, 2:00-3:30, VSQ Music Room

Al-Anon

Support for those with alcoholic friends and family.
Meetings: Every Monday, 12:30-1:30, VSQ Classroom

Arbor Ridge Family Council

The mission of the Family Council, in partnership with the Arbor Ridge staff, RAC, and Independent Living residents, provides a structure for Arbor Ridge resident families to discuss and advocate for the improvement of care, well-being, and happiness of all Arbor Ridge residents and to provide support for family members and a forum for all to learn and contribute more to Arbor Ridge to help make it the best it can be.
Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 7 PM, ABR Garden Room

Caregiver Support Group

Caregivers, please join us for support and education on caregiving. We stress the importance of self care, strong support networks, and solid emergency planing.
Meetings: 3rd Wednesdays,1:00-2:00, VSQ Card Room

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Provides support for caregivers of residents with dementia.
Meetings: 2nd Fridays, 10:00-11:00, call 301 572-8491 for location

Grief and Loss Support Group

Seeking comfort and support admidst loss.
Meetings: call 301 354-6054 for information

Intermissions

The Young at Heart Club is an ongoing social day program for our residents who are experiencing mild to moderate memory and cognitive challenges. You MUST schedule an initial appointment to meet with the coordinator to determine if we are a good fit for your purpose. We offer a variety of person-centered activities that will stimulate and engage our participants in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The program also provides respite to the caregivers.
Meetings: Monday thru Friday, 10AM-3PM, call 301-572-8339 for location

Low Hearing Support Group

Low hearing support is currently being offered on an individual basis.
Call 301-572-8338 for information

Low Vision Support Group

Are you having trouble reading regular print even with glasses? Are you finding that you can’t see as well as you used to? If you have noticed changes in your vision, please join the Low Vision Support Group. Speakers from various disciplines provide information to help individuals cope with Low Vision and maintain their independence. We share helpful ideas and experiences with each other including information about resources, equipment, and the latest treatments. In addition we arrange for outings to Low Vision Expo’s and educational events in the DC & Baltimore metro areas.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00, LSC Classroom

Memory Cafe & Memory Fitness

These groups are private; please contact your Resident Services Coordinator for information.

O.A – Together We Can!

This group is a meeting of Overeater Anonymous for those residents who are interested in recovery from compulsive eating, and in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Our goal practices a 12 step program for people with compulsive eating disorder. The group encourages eating for health through physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery.
Meetings: Mondays, 11:15-12:15, Zoom, call 301 572-8330 for meeting link

Parkinson’s Support Group

This is a support group for residents and caregivers of residents with Parkinson’s Disease. Each month we discuss new and relevant topics related to Parkinson’s Disease as well as give the residents time to connect with their peers on the issues that affect them directly.
Meetings: 4th Mondays, 10:00-11:00, VSQ Classroom

Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group

This group works to provide a safe setting for sharing our PN problems. We seek to develop information on our neurological systems (especially the Peripheral Nervous System, as well was its relationship to the Central Nervous System) and to explore current research which may lead to treatment improvements.
Meetings: 4th Thursdays, 3:00-4:00, VSQ Classroom