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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...

Entertaining made easy at Charlestown

Nov 22, 2019

Charlestown’s 110-acre campus offers endless opportunities for residents to entertain, socialize, and connect with friends and family without ever leaving home

Catonsville, Md. – November 22, 2019 – When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends and family was at the top of the list for participants in a survey by the United States of Aging . Sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), UnitedHealthcare, and USA TODAY, the survey found more than half (53 percent)...

U.S. News & World Report Names Charlestown’s Continuing Care Neighborhood a 2019-20 Best Nursing Home

Nov 12, 2019

Catonsville, Md. – November 12, 2019 – Charlestown’s continuing care neighborhood is among the 19% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.


Charlestown Gala Raises More Than $87,000 for Benevolent Care Fund

Oct 21, 2019

On September 27, Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , hosted its annual Gala to benefit the community’s Benevolent Care Fund, which provides confidential financial assistance that allows all residents to remain in their home for life.

Thanks to generous contributions from community members and sponsors, this year’s Gala raised a total of $87,323, which is nearly $8,000 more than last year’s event. These funds will help Charlestown keep its “Home for Life” commitment, providing necessary support to residents who may experience an unforeseen...

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,...