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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...

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...