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Charlestown Residents Use Video Technology to Celebrate Poerty

Mar 23, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Members of Charlestown retirement community's Poets' Corner are celebrating April National Poetry Month by using video technology to enhance their written and/or recited poems.

The Poets’ Corner, a group of 20 poets and poetry-lovers who meet the first Wednesday of each month, discusses and reads traditional, free verse, prose, and haiku.

The readings are broadcast on Charlestown’s in-house television station and focus on themes which include a wide variety of topics like school days, Earth, March Madness, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, nature, and humor.

Co-chair Hank Thompson...

Charlestown's Susan Smith is Proud of Her Four-Year Old Granddaughter

Mar 17, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 17, 2015) – Susan Smith, an Executive Assistant at Charlestown retirement community, is proud of her four-year-old granddaughter Ellie Shockey . Ellie is Step-Out Baltimore’s 2015 Youth Ambassador.

Ellie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on April 1, 2014. Today she and her family and friends are asking people to please join them on October 4th for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, which is the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk.

The event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $200,000,000 to Stop...

High School Students Learn Life Lessons, Earn College Scholarships at Charlestown

Mar 16, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 16, 2015) -- While still a freshman in high school, Dominique Chandler began working as a waiter at Charlestown retirement community hoping to earn some money toward college. But unlike most first jobs, this one gave Chandler more than just a paycheck—he got the wisdom and support of 2,300 adopted grandparents.

“I love what I do. Working here at Charlestown has given me many great experiences and has afforded me the opportunity to meet so many great people,” says Chandler, now the supervisor at Charlestown’s Atrium Restaurant.

“Charlestown gives young people...

Don't Miss Memorial Day Weekend 1,000-Flag Charlestown Field of Honor

Mar 12, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Don’t miss the Memorial Day weekend Charlestown Field of Honor ( www.healingfield.org/baltimore15 ) presented by Hubbard Funeral Home.

There will be 1,000 full-sized flags displayed, purchased by individuals and organizations to honor designated military veterans.

Net proceeds will benefit Operation Second Chance, an organization that supports wounded veterans and their families, and Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund.

Kick-off Fireworks will be held Friday, May, 22, at 9 p.m. Opening Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m.

To sponsor, volunteer, purchase a flag and/or receive...

U.S. News Cites Charlestown's Continuing Care for Excellence

Mar 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. ( March 3, 2015) – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, has named Charlestown retirement community's Continuing Care facility as one of the Best Nursing Homes 2015. U.S. News & World Report highlighted the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes .

To create Best Nursing Homes 2015, U.S. News drew on data from Nursing Home Compare, a program run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,...

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)...