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Residents Give More Than 1.2 Million Volunteer Hours

Feb 24, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (February 20, 2015) – More than 1.2 million volunteer hours were given to charitable organizations in 10 different states last year by men and women who live at Erickson Living-managed retirement communities. This marked the fifth successive year in which residents volunteered more than 1 million hours. Erickson Living manages Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD.

Residents volunteered at hospitals and hospice facilities, schools, churches and synagogues. They also volunteered at libraries and military-support organizations. Agencies that benefitted from their volunteerism and philanthropy included the ALS Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Second Chance, The Salvation Army and...

Three-Day Winter Putter Land Fundraiser at Charlestown

Feb 24, 2015

WHAT:

A three-Day Winter Putter Land indoor miniature golf play/tournament in Catonsville, MD, -- beginning Wednesday, February 25 (10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) -- to raise money for Charlestown retirement community’s Benevolent Care Fund. Nearly 100 people of all ages – Charlestown residents, staff and their families, as well as the general public -- will play on a full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown’s woodshop. The entire course is outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course.

Many of the obstacles in the miniature golf course are...

Three-Day Winter Putterland Fundraiser at Charlestown

Feb 24, 2015

WHAT:

A three-Day Winter Putter Land indoor miniature golf play/tournament in Catonsville, MD, -- beginning Wednesday, February 25 (10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) -- to raise money for Charlestown retirement community’s Benevolent Care Fund. Nearly 100 people of all ages – Charlestown residents, staff and their families, as well as the general public -- will play on a full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown’s woodshop. The entire course is outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course.

Many of the obstacles in the miniature golf course are...

Charlestown's Dean Crawford is MMA's 2015 Songwriter of the Year

Feb 9, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Dean Crawford, Medical Practice Manager for Charlestown retirement community, is the 2015 recipient of Maryland Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.

Crawford first started playing music and singing across the island of Jamaica when he was 12 years old. He eventually attended UMBC -- always writing songs and performing them.

He and his six-piece band opened for George Jones, Patty Loveless, Neal McCoy, Marty Stuart, and Montgomery Gentry, Crawford has written more than 300 songs.

His music can be found on the internet, with performance...

Hundreds of Girl Scouts to Celebrate International Friendships February 22 at Charlestown

Feb 9, 2015

WHAT:

A Sunday, February 22 (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.), World Thinking Day festival by nearly 300 Girl Scouts at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD, to celebrate international friendships and honor their sisters in other countries. The scouts will come from all areas of Central Maryland and will be dressed in their respective troop uniforms.

Daisy and Brownie Scouts Will Participate in the Following Games/Activities From 1:30 – 3 p.m.:

1. Africa Region: Hoop Game (using hula hoops and ruler)

2. Arab Region: Mancala (using egg carton and pony beads)...

Retired "Mount" Graduates to Hold Their First Reunion Luncheon at Charlestown

Feb 4, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (February 4, 2015) – Scores of Mt. Saint Joseph high school graduates who live at Charlestown retirement community will hold their first reunion luncheon on Monday, February 9, from noon – 1p.m, in the Fireside Restaurant’s private dining room.

The Hosts and Sponsors of the Luncheon are George E. Andrews, Jr., President, and Emily Wilson Rollins, Executive Director of Development, of Mount Saint Joseph.

They will update attendees on new initiatives and programs for “The Mount.” They will also explain the Brother Lambert Trophy.

Charlestown Wins NAHB Design Award

Feb 2, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Charlestown retirement community has won an award for the remodel of its Charlestown Square from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

The NAHB honors projects that exemplify innovative design, lifestyle programming, and creative marketing that address the interests and needs of seniors. Architect for the project is Marks, Thomas Architects. Developer/Builder is Harkins Builders.

Charlestown Square has a restaurant (seen in attached photo), office suites, fitness and aquatics centers, a convenience store, a beauty salon, classrooms, a technology lab, a central lobby, a billiards area, and an art...

"Honeymooners" to Come to Charlestown March 6 and 7

Jan 26, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD -- “Filming of the Honeymooners” (with Chuck Dick starring as Ralph Kramden and Tom Delaney starring as Ed Norton) will be presented live on stage in the auditorium of Charlestown retirement community on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 pm. Charlestown is located at 715 Maiden Choice Lane.

These performances are being presented by CDT Theatrical Company.

Tickets are $20 with proceeds benefiting Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund. The Benevolent Care...

Exciting "365 Days at Charlestown" Social Media Project Touts Erickson Living Lifestyle

Jan 14, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD – Starting on January 1, and everyday thereafter for 2015, residents at Charlestown are being profiled on the community’s Facebook .

The campaign, which is called “365 Days at Charlestown,” provides a wide audience a unique way to learn about the fabulous people who call Charlestown home.

“This social media initiative is a creative way to help the public better understand the interesting diversity of men and women who live at our community,” said Clara Parker, Executive Director.

“The postings have already been ‘liked’ and shared repeatedly by...

Person-Centered Memory Care Comes to Charlestown

Jan 14, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (Tuesday, January 14, 2015) – Charlestown retirement community this week opened 35 newly-renovated private rooms for residents with specialized memory care needs. These residents will receive a person-centered approach, which integrates health and wellness by blending mission, vision, and values.

A resident’s daily life experience is influenced by how well staff can serve in helping each resident reach his or her highest potential. The person-centered approach is a dynamic way of seeing, caring for and serving residents.

The person-centered approach is about putting the resident first, looking at each person from a...