Mission Im-Peeps-ible: Charlestown Employees Enter Annual Peeps® Diorama Contest

Housekeeping Department's "Dancing With My Peeps" Earns Top Honors

CATONSVILLE, MD---Their mission was clear, if they chose to accept it: create a diorama of a famous occurrence, scene or pop culture phenomenon.  It could be of a historic, current or future event; it could even be a local, national, global or even intergalactic scene. There was only one rule: all the characters in the diorama had to be played by Peeps®...bringing to life those fluffy chicks and bunnies during Easter season. Employees of seven departments from Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community in Catonsville, accepted the mission. And after a day of voting, "Dancing With My Peeps," the entry of the Housekeeping Department, earned top honors as the champion Peep Diorama of Charlestown for 2012. Six other departments joined in the fun: Communications, Community Resources, Home Support, Human Resources, Purchasing, Renaissance Gardens Programming.  They re-created everything from the Beatles' Abbey Road to the first pitch at Orioles Park at Camden Yards. The contest was sponsored by the Erickson Living Values Team of Charlestown and coordinated by Amy Sarro of Social Work and Emily Fowler of Human Resources. PHOTO CAPTION: "Dancing With My Peeps" is the winning entry of the Charlestown Peeps® Diorama Contest for 2012.  The entry was submitted by the Housekeeping Department of the Erickson Living retirement community. 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.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.