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Feeling good in the neighborhood

Nov 19, 2020

Amenities, activities, and meaningful friendships contribute to a long, happy, and healthy life

Catonsville, Md. – November 19, 2020 – Everyone knows eating well and exercising can extend your life, but research now shows that good friends and an active social life are just as important and may even add years to your life. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that having an active social life and close personal relationships can contribute to good health and longevity, both in adolescence and as we age....

Fighting chance: Charlestown resident shares his journey from torero to teacher

Nov 10, 2020

One of the things that makes Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Catonsville, Md., unique is the diverse population who calls the community home.

People from all walks of life—nurses, teachers, police officers, accountants, authors, artists, and more—live on campus. But as far as Mario Carrion knows, he is the only matador.

“I love it here at Charlestown. I don’t have to cut the grass or shovel snow. The people are charming. You feel at home like you have...

Together again: Lifelong friends enjoy worry-free retirement at Charlestown

Nov 5, 2020

Catonsville, Md. – November 5, 2020 — There is an Irish proverb that says, “ A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have”. These words describe lifelong friends Nancy Scoville, Rosemary Farmer, and Anne Connors perfectly. The trio has been inseparable since high school, so it’s no surprise that they all ended up at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Catonsville, Maryland.

“The three of us used to joke back in the day, ‘Wouldn’t it be...

Charlestown's on-site medical center designed with seniors in mind

Oct 21, 2020

Convenient, coordinated care puts residents in charge of their health

A 2019 study by Stanford Medicine found greater access to primary care was directly related to a longer life expectancy. Patients who maintain a primary care physician are more likely to practice healthy habits such as filling prescriptions, managing chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, and undergo routine preventive care such as cancer screenings, than those adults without a primary care physician.

For residents of Charlestown , a senior living community developed and managed by ...

Charlestown Hosts First-Ever Telethon

Oct 7, 2020

Virtual fundraiser brings in more than $92,000 for Benevolent Care

Catonsville, MD – October 7, 2020 – Last month, Charlestown hosted its first-ever Telethon benefitting the community’s Benevolent Care Fund. The idea for the Telethon came from Charlestown’s creative Philanthropy and Resident Life teams, who dreamed up this fun alternative to the Annual Gala which had to be canceled this year due to the pandemic.

Exciting and new, this “Love Boat” themed event invited Charlestown residents to set a course for adventure as Channel 972, the community’s in-house television station, took them...

6 Reasons to Move to Charlestown Now

Sep 15, 2020

Stop waiting, start living

Catonsville, MD – Do you worry about riding out another pandemic, hurricane, or snowstorm alone in your home? Do you feel safe coming home to an empty house after dark? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and couldn’t get to the phone? If there is anything that 2020 has taught us it's that life can change in an instant.

Where you live can play a big part in your quality of life, especially when the unexpected happens. Just ask the residents of ...

Perfect timing for a move to Charlestown

Aug 24, 2020

All the pieces fall into place for one Baltimore couple, who say it was “meant to be”

Catonsville, Md. – August 24, 2020 – When Kathy and Peter Cwik moved to Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , in February 2020, Punxsutawney Phil had just spotted his shadow predicting an early spring; the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win the 54th Super Bowl, and the phrase COVID-19 was new to everyone.

A lot can change within a...

Senior well-being is “more important than ever”

Jul 30, 2020

Q&A with a leader in the senior living industry

Recently, R. Alan Butler, Chief Executive Officer at Erickson Living , manager of Charlestown , shared his unique insights about the overall impact of COVID-19 on the senior living industry and the differences between senior living communities like Charlestown and stand-alone nursing homes. Read on to learn more.

Q : How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted seniors in this country?

A: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an...

Staying informed and connected at Charlestown

Jul 1, 2020

In-house TV station plays vital role for residents during unprecedented times

Catonsville, Md. – July 1, 2020 – It’s unique for a retirement community to have its own in-house television station. It’s even more unique that the community’s residents make up the on-air and technical crews. But Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , isn’t your typical retirement community; and Channel 972 isn’t your typical TV station.

For almost four decades, Channel 972 has served as an...

Charlestown Comes Together

Jun 26, 2020

Residents and staff join moment of remembrance

Catonsville, Md. – June 26, 2020 – On Friday June 19, Juneteenth, Charlestown ’s Diversity and Inclusion Council hosted a Moment of Remembrance to honor those who have lost their lives prematurely due to acts of racial injustice, discrimination and violence. Charlestown is a continuing care retirement community managed by Baltimore-based Erickson Living .

The event began with a prayer from Sherry Parrish, Director of Resident Life at Charlestown, followed by a eight minute and forty six second...