Bankoski Named to Community Board of Directors of Arbutus Senior Center

CATONSVILLE, MD---Vinson Bankoski was named to serve as a member of the Community Board of Directors of Arbutus Senior Center for a term of two years. Bankoski is the Associate Executive Director at Charlestown retirement community where he supports daily operations of the 110-acre campus that is home to 2,100 residents and 1,100 employees. "It is an honor being named to the Community Board of Directors at the Arbutus Senior Center," stated Bankoski.  "Providing services to over eight hundred members and managing a state-of-the-art facility, Susan Patry and her staff do an excellent job in enhancing the lives of seniors in Arbutus through a robust programming calendar.  I look forward to an active partnership." Bankoski recently participated in the center's week-long, one-year anniversary celebration.  Charlestown sponsored the cookout lunch on August 25th, covering the cost of the meal and supplying Almost Candy Magic Bars and chocolate-raspberry crumb bars made from scratch by the retirement community's culinary team. A resident of Towson, Bankoski holds degrees from both the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and the Florida International University in Miami, Florida, and recently earned his Masters of Arts in Aging Services from the Erickson School at UMBC. The Arbutus Senior Center is located on 855A Sulphur Spring Road.  For more information about activities and programs, please contact 410-887-1410. About Charlestown: Charlestown, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.