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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...

Charlestown's Karl Lamb Publishes "Ragtime for the Rockies"

Jan 8, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (January 7, 2015) – Charlestown retirement community resident Karl Lamb has published “Ragtime for the Rockies,” a novel set in Platteville, Colorado, in 1925 when ragtime music epitomized many social changes that were met with resistance.

The novel is the story of newlyweds Owen and Ruby Mattison, a young couple who moved to Colorado during the Roaring Twenties and struggled to achieve acceptance by a community who opposed much of what Owen and Ruby personified.

“I was inspired to write this book after learning about my father’s experiences during the Roaring Twenties...

It's Late Night Karaoke at Charlestown

Jan 8, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (January 6, 2015) -- It was standing room only as Dawn Strumsky and Sue Ellen Grove sang their song—a duet of “It’s Raining Men”—during a recent Late Night at the Terrace Café karaoke event at Charlestown retirement community.

“It wasn’t something I planned on doing; it was completely spontaneous,” said Strumsky.

The Wednesday Late Night karaoke events are the collaboration of resident Ray Miles, a musician and retired Prince George’s public school teacher, and Charlestown Sales Associate Patti Goldberg.

“Mr. Miles was instrumental in getting the karaoke night started,”...

Charlestown's Yearend 2014 Occupancy is 10 Percent Above National Industry Average

Jan 8, 2015

CATONSVILLE, MD (January 6, 2015) – Charlestown Retirement Community’s occupancy at yearend 2014 is 10 percent above the national industry average.

More than 300 new residents moved into Charlestown last year, with 200 sales of apartment homes settled. In addition, 295 people joined the Priority List for future move-ins.

“We are excited about the number of people who are moving into new homes at Charlestown,” said Sales Director Don Grove. “Ninety-seven percent of our apartment homes are now spoken for.”

Charlestown currently has 2,020 residents who moved to the community from...

Charlestown Residents Bridge Generations with Lansdowne Students

Oct 6, 2014

Ever since she was a small child, Gloria Paar always wanted to be a teacher. And for 50 years she lived that dream, first in Baltimore City public schools and later as a nursery school teacher in Catonsville, MD. Although she officially retired from teaching in 2001, Gloria has continued volunteering, helping kids through Bridging Generations, a program that teams up volunteers from Charlestown retirement community with students from Lansdowne Elementary School.

"I have always enjoyed little children and wanted to continue working with them, so Bridging Generations was a good fit for me," says Gloria. "It's easy to...

Fox Run, Charlestown and Oak Crest in Friendly ALDS Wager

Sep 30, 2014

NOVI, MI (September 30, 2014) - Michael McCormick, the Executive Director of Fox Run in Novi, MI, today talked congenial "smack" and made a friendly bet on the outcome of the American League Division Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles with his Baltimore-area counterparts at Charlestown (Catonsville, MD) and Oak Crest (Parkville, MD).

He bet a Michigan gift basket filled with Saunders hot fudge, Vernors Ginger Ale, Traverse City Cherries, Faygo Red Pop, Mackinac Island Fudge.

In return, Clara Parker, the Executive Director of Charlestown, and Gary Hibbs, the Executive Director of Oak Crest, bet...