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Charlestown Residents Help Each Other Become Tech Savvy

Mar 2, 2018

CATONSVILLE, MD – Charlestown’s Tech Tutors, a free, resident-run service, is helping people each day become more computer savvy. The service helps people select an appropriate device, get it up and running and troubleshoot solutions.

Howard Nixon and Jack Harrison started Tech Tutors three years ago. “I remember my dad once attended a computer class, and it was confusing to him,” says Nixon. “At the time I thought, ‘We need to figure out a way to help seniors learn how to use technology...

Meditative Photography and Watercolor Display Now at Charlestown

Mar 2, 2018

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Photographer Betty Caldwell and artist Carol Schimpff, who are Charlestown's Artists of the Month, have collaborated for a special "Moments of Wonder" exhibit in March that is free and open to the public in the community's Gallery.

Caldwell's meditative photography has been featured in many juried exhibits, as has Schimpff's intricate watercolors.

-- Caldwell, as a high school student, backpacked in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon. This is when she first experienced the deep sense of connection that emerged when she engaged with the natural world and began her practice of photography....

Incoming Charlestown Residents are Keeping Their Lifetime Treasures

Nov 13, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD – When Bodil Tice and her husband John moved into Charlestown they had one issue to deal with: the delicate move of Bodil’s cherished collection of pewter Norwegian-themed Christmas plates from their former home in Severna Park, MD.

The one-of-a-kind collection was passed down to Bodil by her mother, who gave a new plate to her each Christmas. "I am an American citizen, but Norway always has a special place in my heart," said Bodil, who grew up in Aalesund, Norway...

Charlestown's Denis Holden Publishes "Dirty Rotten Boomers"

Nov 13, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Charlestown's Denis Holden, a former technical writer and proposal manager for Northrop Grumman, has published "Dirty Rotten Boomers!" a novel of friendship, romance and Rock and Roll at a retirement community. The plot of the book, written under his pen name Jack Holden, follows: Scott Fairweather, a protagonist through which the author admits to living vicariously, resides at the St. Clements Retirement Community, a large community of people enjoying retirement and the fruits of their labors. Scott finds the place holds more than he ever dreamed possible.

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Charlestown Has One of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-2018, According to U.S. News & World Report

Nov 13, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (November 6, 2017) -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has identified Charlestown as having one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18 and has released its new Nursing Home Finder . To create these free and easy-to-use resources, U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 homes nationwide, in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. This year, nearly 2,300 nursing homes earned the designation of a U.S. News Best Nursing Home.

Charlestown is one of ten Erickson...

Charlestown's Employee Health & Wellness Center is a National Prototype

Nov 13, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD – David Schuch, the Transportation/Fleet Manager for Charlestown, knows the value of the community’s on-site Employee Health & Wellness Center because he sees it each day in his staff’s productivity. All of the fleet’s 40 commercial drivers are required to have regular physicals so they can continue to legally operate commercial vehicles. “The Employee Health & Wellness Center provides us with those physicals, along with post-accident and random drug/alcohol testing,” he said. “In the past we had to send staff to an offsite medical clinic for physicals and testing, which could be a...

Charlestown's Employee Health & Wellness Center is a National Prototype

Nov 13, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD – David Schuch, the Transportation/Fleet Manager for Charlestown, knows the value of the community’s on-site Employee Health & Wellness Center because he sees it each day in his staff’s productivity. All of the fleet’s 40 commercial drivers are required to have regular physicals so they can continue to legally operate commercial vehicles. “The Employee Health & Wellness Center provides us with those physicals, along with post-accident and random drug/alcohol testing,” he said. “In the past we had to send staff to an offsite medical clinic for physicals and testing, which could be a...

Erickson Realty & Moving Services Helps Retirees Nationwide Keep Their Lifetime Treasures

Sep 6, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 6, 2017) – When Bodil Tice and her husband John moved into Charlestown they had one issue to deal with: the delicate move of Bodil’s cherished collection of pewter Norwegian-themed Christmas plates from their former home in Severna Park, MD.

The one-of-a-kind collection was passed down to Bodil by her mother, who gave a new plate to her each Christmas. "I am an American citizen, but Norway always has a special place in my heart," said Bodil, who grew up...

Mid-Atlantic Athletes Compete in Olympic-Style Triathlon at Charlestown

Aug 10, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 10, 2017) -- Athletes from Erickson Living's Charlestown (Catonsville, MD), Oak Crest (Parkville, MD) and Ashby Ponds (Ashburn, VA) competed August 9 in an Olympic-style Triathlon held at Charlestown's Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Seventeen teams of three residents participated in this event, which featured swimming, nu-step and stationery bicycle competition.

Below are winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals (with winning times noted):

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$47.5 Million Development Project Underway for New Skilled Nursing/Memory Care Building at Charlestown

Aug 1, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 1, 2017) -- Construction is underway for a $47.5 million development of Wilton Overlook, a new skilled nursing/memory care building on the Charlestown ( https://www.ericksonliving.com/charlestown ) campus. This building will have192 units and provide person-centered care for 207 residents. It will be completed in three phases with phase one expected to be finished in April 2019.

Construction of Wilton Overlook indicates that Charlestown is moving ahead with its multi-phase, multi-year plan to expand and renovate its existing...