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Charlestown Setting the Standard in Senior Health Care with Opening of Wilton Overlook

Oct 3, 2019

Retirement community welcomes first residents to new state-of-the-art continuing care building

Catonsville, Md. -- October 3, 2019 – Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Wilton Overlook, its brand-new, $47.5 million continuing care building.

With 192 new residences and state-of-the art amenities, Wilton Overlook will provide person-centered care for 207 Charlestown residents. In furthering Charlestown’s mission as a leading provider of health care for seniors, Wilton Overlook was carefully designed to evoke a residential feel, with a strong focus...

Charlestown residents embrace technology

Sep 13, 2019

Digital devices, apps and social media support community’s active, engaged retirement lifestyle

Catonsville, Md. – September 13, 2019 – If Ann MacKay wants to know what the weather forecast is, she asks her Amazon Echo. If she wants to make a phone call or send a text message, she uses her iPhone 10. And if she wants to keep track of her heart rate during her water aerobics class, she wears her Apple Watch 4.

MacKay is one of many residents at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community...

Charlestown Treasure Sale Raises More than $36,000 for Community Programs

Aug 28, 2019

Catonsville, Md. – August 28, 2019 – Resident volunteers at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , raised $36,366.13 at last week’s Treasure Sale. All proceeds from the event benefit community programs at Charlestown, including the Benevolent Care Fund, Scholars Fund, Chapel Concert and Staff Appreciation, as well as numerous resident clubs.

Charlestown’s Treasure Sale provides a unique opportunity for shoppers from the retirement community and local area to score bargains on gently used clothing, jewelry and accessories,...

Charlestown Celebrates Re-Opening of John Erickson Conference Center

Aug 6, 2019

More than 200 community members attend ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony

Catonsville, Md. – Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently celebrated the grand re-opening of the John Erickson Conference Center, a popular gathering place on the community’s scenic 110-acre campus.

On July 12, 2019, the community rededicated the Conference Center with a ribbon-cutting and reception for more than 200 residents, staff and guests in attendance. Welcoming remarks were made by Nathan Blumberg , Charlestown’s Associate...

Charlestown Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion During Pride Month

Jun 28, 2019

Retirement community's Diversity & Inclusion Council seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of individual differences

Catonsville, Md. – June 27, 2019 – This June, Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , celebrated the rich diversity among residents and staff on campus during LGBTQ Pride Month.

A dedicated team

In 2010, Charlestown formed its own Diversity & Inclusion Council (DIC), a team dedicated to celebrating diversity and creating a more inclusive community that...

Fewer financial worries, more security for retirees at Charlestown

Jun 17, 2019

Vibrant lifestyle, robust amenities and predictable expenses combine for easy retirement living

Catonsville, Md. – A 2018 Gallup poll noted that 78 percent of retirees report that they have enough money to live comfortably. But, with the rising cost of groceries and health care, peace of mind can be fleeting. Unless you’re one of the 2,000-plus residents living at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living .

Thanks to a solid financial structure that includes a predictable...

Charlestown Embraces Wellness at 15th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament

Jun 7, 2019

Competition brings together teams from four Mid-Atlantic retirement communities

Catonsville, Md. – This week, Charlestown hosted its 15 th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament, welcoming teams from Oak Crest, Riderwood and Greenspring, all continuing care retirement communities managed by Baltimore, Md.-based Erickson Living .

Co-ed resident teams competed in front of a large crowd of fellow residents, staff members and fans at Charlestown ’s campus in Catonsville, Md. Although the forecast was calling for storms, the weather held out and everyone enjoyed a...

Charlestown Celebrates Student Scholars Class of 2019

Jun 3, 2019

36 student employees receive scholarships at 31 st Annual Scholars’ Ceremony

Catonsville, Md. – June 4, 2019 – Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , recently awarded 36 of its student employees with the Charlestown Scholarship Award. A special ceremony was held at the community on May 16 to recognize and celebrate the Scholars’ achievements.

The Charlestown Scholarship Award provides recipients with up to $2,000 annually for four years, a total of $8,000, to help offset academic tuition expenses at their college or university....

Charlestown Wins 1st Annual Inter-Community Cornhole Tournament

May 31, 2019

Resident players take home trophy in competition against Oak Crest

Catonsville, Md. – May 31, 2019 – Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living, hosted its first Inter-Community Cornhole Tournament against sister community Oak Crest on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The rain held off and the weather was hot and sunny for a fun and competitive day of cornhole, a bean bag toss game. The tournament was a team competition consisting of four teams from Charlestown and four teams from Oak Crest.

Each team...

Charlestown Celebrates Seafood with Chef’s Table Dining Event

May 2, 2019

Residents rave about four-course gourmet wine dinner

Catonsville, Md. – Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , recently hosted a special Chef’s Table dining event featuring a four-course meal complete with wine pairings created by Executive Chef Kevin Jones.

At Charlestown, residents enjoy delicious dining every day with their pick of seven unique on-campus restaurants. Whether they choose to grab-and-go from the community’s casual cafés or enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends, there is always a variety of fresh menu offerings, executed at the moment of service by experienced...