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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...

Erickson Living Named by IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld to 2020 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 24, 2020

Team-Oriented Culture Opens Pathways for Career Growth and Success

Catonsville, Md. , June 24, 2020 – Erickson Living , developer and manager of Charlestown, today announced that IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld has selected it as one of the Best Places to Work in IT for 2020. Specifically, the company was ranked No. 13 among large organizations and recognized for having great benefits and compensations, along with dynamic and rewarding environments for its information technology (IT) professionals.

“We are greatly honored to be...

Charlestown’s Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping New Residents Make Move

Jun 5, 2020

An interview with Erickson Living’s Sharon Baksa, national program manager

Catonsville, Md. – June 5, 2020 – Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering...

Going undercover

Jun 2, 2020

Charlestown volunteers sew more than 800 homemade face masks during coronavirus pandemic

Studies have shown that helping others gives us a sense of purpose, reduces stress, leads to lower rates of depression, and can even help relieve pain from chronic illness.

It may also help to explain why in late April, after four weeks of social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, Rita Tschiffely was still in such good spirits. Rita, who was riding out the stay-at-home order safely in her apartment at Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living,...

Charlestown residents find unique ways to come together while social distancing

May 4, 2020

Catonsville, Md. -- May 4, 2020 -- Betty Caldwell can usually be found exploring Charlestown ’s 110-acre campus in search of wildlife to photograph. But these days, instead of wandering about the Catonsville community with her camera in hand, she spends most of her time at home in her apartment, doing her part to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I am trying to keep up with my photography,” says Betty, whose apartment overlooks Charlestown’s half mile-long nature trail. “We are lucky here to have such beautiful grounds, flowering bushes, and the lake....

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...