About Erickson Living

Creating communities that celebrate life

In 1983, founder John Erickson built the first Erickson Living community on the grounds of the abandoned St. Charles seminary in Catonsville, Maryland. Charlestown quickly became the most sought-after address for retirees in the area. Nowhere else could middle-income seniors enjoy resort-style amenities, unparalleled health and wellness services and an abundance of opportunities to stay active and involved in life—all just a short walk from their stylish, maintenance-free apartment home.

Best of all, this extraordinary lifestyle offered financial peace of mind. Since most retirees are on a fixed income, the company designed a Monthly Service Package where regular bills, including utilities, property taxes and even a flexible meal plan of your choice, are covered by a single fee that remains consistent all year long.

The success of Charlestown inspired our leaders to expand their vision. Today, over 30 years since the first Erickson Living community opened its doors, the Erickson Living network has grown to 18 campuses in 10 states.

Erickson Living continues to build on our original mission: to change the way Americans view aging by consistently offering services and resources that make growing older something to look forward to. When asked how they feel about their Erickson Living community, residents most often say, "I wish I'd moved here sooner!"