A Leader Among Maryland’s Top Retirement Communities

Our picturesque 110-acre campus is home to one of the most vibrant senior living communities in Catonsville. We provide a worry-free retirement lifestyle, complete with modern amenities, convenient services, and maintenance-free apartment homes to fit your style and taste.

In addition to independent living, we also offer assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation, and long-term care at our on-site continuing care health services neighborhood.


The History of Charlestown

In 1983, Erickson redefined active senior living with the opening of Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community in Catonsville, Maryland. Catonsville seniors were the first to benefit from Erickson’s innovative, vibrant approach to retirement living. The Charlestown campus, which was once a college campus, incorporated the beautiful architecture of the original stone buildings and expanded with maintenance-free apartment homes and modern amenities.

Charlestown currently boasts a newly renovated clubhouse, hundreds of independent living apartment homes, and a continuing care neighborhood—all supported by a staff of more than 1,100.  

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Greg and Joanne Harney

You don’t move in and stay in. You can still work and have activities that you do outside. It’s really independent living.

—Greg and Joanne Harney

Supported by a Solid Foundation

Charlestown is a not-for-profit community by Erickson Living, a national leader in retirement living that’s been operating for more than 30 years. Today, more than 24,000 people in 11 states call an Erickson Living community home.


A Bold, Nurturing Culture

We believe that strong personal relationships are the key to our success. We honor a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we place a high value on open communication and teamwork. This philosophy extends to each member of our team as well as to our residents.

Here are just a few of the values we live and work by:

  • Excellence in everything we do.
  • Integrity, so that we may continue to be the most trusted and respected name in retirement living.
  • Respect and caring for our co-workers, our residents, and our community.
  • Friendliness and enthusiasm in the way we work and interact with each other and those we serve.
  • Diversity of thought, experience, and background.
  • Responsibility and ownership of the work we create.
  • Teamwork to promote great thinking and extraordinary growth opportunities