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Charlestown Celebrates 5th Annual Mission Moment Masters

Feb 27, 2020

32 employees recognized for going above and beyond to serve residents and living company values

Catonsville, Md. – February 27, 2020 – Last month, dozens of team members at Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , gathered in The Gallery for a special ceremony.

The 5 th Annual Mission Moment Masters Celebration was held to recognize 32 employees who, throughout the calendar year of 2019, best exhibited the Erickson Living values of respect and caring, diversity, friendliness and...

Health and wellness journey continues at Charlestown

Feb 24, 2020

Convenient amenities help residents reap benefits of staying active

Catonsville, Md. – February 24, 2020 – According to the National Institute on Aging, studies show that staying active can help older adults maintain better health and well-being. Recent research shows that older people with an active lifestyle are less likely to develop certain diseases, enjoy a longer lifespan, and report feeling happier.

At Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , many residents make staying active a priority by...

Charlestown Celebrates #GivingHearts Day

Feb 13, 2020

Catonsville, Md. – February 13, 2020 – Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , today joined in the national celebration of Giving Hearts Day . Recognized on the second Thursday of February each year, the celebration offers one of the best opportunities to donate to your favorite charity. Giving Hearts Day is the longest-running giving day in the United States.

At Charlestown, residents, staff and friends of the community celebrated this special day by supporting the Benevolent Care Fund...

5 Questions with Margaret Gardner of Charlestown

Feb 12, 2020

Resident reflects on her experience observing recent Iowa caucuses

Catonsville, Md.—February 12, 2020— Margaret Gardner has lived at Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , since September 2014. She recently returned to Charlestown from a trip to Iowa City, where Margaret’s daughter and her partner live. In addition to an enjoyable family visit, Margaret had the unique opportunity to observe the political tradition of Iowa Caucus Night. Here, she shares a bit about the experience, what she learned, and what she appreciates most about coming...

Talent Development Program Celebrates Graduation at Charlestown

Feb 5, 2020

Eight new emergency medical responders expand community's Security team

Catonsville, Md. – February 5, 2020 – At Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , eight employees recently celebrated their new status as nationally certified Emergency Medical Responders, expanding the community’s Security & Emergency Services Unit to offer the highest levels of care and service for residents.

The employees are members of the second graduating class of a new talent development program launched by Erickson Living last year. As...

Charlestown Celebrates Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 29, 2020

Diversity & Inclusion Council hosts inspiring event

Catonsville, Md. -- Last week, Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , held a celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Friday, January 24, 2020, a sizable crowd of Charlestown residents, staff and guests gathered together in the community’s on-campus Auditorium to remember and reflect on Dr. King’s message of freedom, equality, justice and love.

The event was hosted by Charlestown’s Diversity & Inclusion Council , a team dedicated...

Charlestown Wood Shop Donates To Marine Toys for Tots

Dec 16, 2019

More than 125 handmade toys will go to less fortunate children this Christmas

Catonsville, Md. – December 16, 2019 – Residents at Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , have been working hard all year in the on-campus wood shop to handcraft more than 125 toys for less fortunate children. This week, they donated those toys to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation just in time for the holiday season.

On Thursday, December 12, about a dozen...

Charlestown Residents Contribute $270,500 to Staff Appreciation Fund

Dec 11, 2019

Catonsville, Md. – December 11, 2019 – Residents of Charlestown , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , recently made the holiday season a bit brighter for the community’s staff by contributing $270,500 to the Staff Appreciation Fund.

The annual campaign is organized each year as a way for residents to say “thank you” to hourly employees who provide a variety of resident services throughout the community. This year marked an historic high for the amount of money raised for the fund.

A resident...

The Baltimore Sun Names Charlestown a Winner of the Baltimore Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Dec 9, 2019

Catonsville, Md., December 9, 2019 – Charlestown, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Baltimore Sun. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage , LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said...

Five Questions with Heather Sheridan, Associate Executive Director at Charlestown

Dec 4, 2019

New leader brings wealth of experience to senior living community

Q: What are some of the highlights of your career that led you to this role?

A: Throughout my career, I have chosen positions that have meant something to me personally and are causes that I care about. I have worked in various policy and advocacy roles focused on issues impacting lower income communities. Most recently, I oversaw grant funding and training to homeless service providers and affordable housing policy impacting the homeless for the State of Maryland. Prior to that, I managed housing programs...