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Entertaining made easy at Charlestown

Nov 22, 2019

Charlestown’s 110-acre campus offers endless opportunities for residents to entertain, socialize, and connect with friends and family without ever leaving home

Catonsville, Md. – November 22, 2019 – When asked what is most important to maintaining a high quality of life in their senior years, staying connected to friends and family was at the top of the list for participants in a survey by the United States of Aging . Sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), UnitedHealthcare, and USA TODAY, the survey found more than half (53 percent)...

U.S. News & World Report Names Charlestown’s Continuing Care Neighborhood a 2019-20 Best Nursing Home

Nov 12, 2019

Catonsville, Md. – November 12, 2019 – Charlestown’s continuing care neighborhood is among the 19% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The neighborhood earned the Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures.

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Charlestown Gala Raises More Than $87,000 for Benevolent Care Fund

Oct 21, 2019

On September 27, Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living , hosted its annual Gala to benefit the community’s Benevolent Care Fund, which provides confidential financial assistance that allows all residents to remain in their home for life.

Thanks to generous contributions from community members and sponsors, this year’s Gala raised a total of $87,323, which is nearly $8,000 more than last year’s event. These funds will help Charlestown keep its “Home for Life” commitment, providing necessary support to residents who may experience an unforeseen...

Charlestown Setting the Standard in Senior Health Care with Opening of Wilton Overlook

Oct 3, 2019

Retirement community welcomes first residents to new state-of-the-art continuing care building

Catonsville, Md. -- October 3, 2019 – Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Wilton Overlook, its brand-new, $47.5 million continuing care building.

With 192 new residences and state-of-the art amenities, Wilton Overlook will provide person-centered care for 207 Charlestown residents. In furthering Charlestown’s mission as a leading provider of health care for seniors, Wilton Overlook was carefully designed to evoke a residential feel, with a strong focus...

Charlestown residents embrace technology

Sep 13, 2019

Digital devices, apps and social media support community’s active, engaged retirement lifestyle

Catonsville, Md. – September 13, 2019 – If Ann MacKay wants to know what the weather forecast is, she asks her Amazon Echo. If she wants to make a phone call or send a text message, she uses her iPhone 10. And if she wants to keep track of her heart rate during her water aerobics class, she wears her Apple Watch 4.

MacKay is one of many residents at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community...

Charlestown Treasure Sale Raises More than $36,000 for Community Programs

Aug 28, 2019

Catonsville, Md. – August 28, 2019 – Resident volunteers at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , raised $36,366.13 at last week’s Treasure Sale. All proceeds from the event benefit community programs at Charlestown, including the Benevolent Care Fund, Scholars Fund, Chapel Concert and Staff Appreciation, as well as numerous resident clubs.

Charlestown’s Treasure Sale provides a unique opportunity for shoppers from the retirement community and local area to score bargains on gently used clothing, jewelry and accessories,...

Charlestown Celebrates Re-Opening of John Erickson Conference Center

Aug 6, 2019

More than 200 community members attend ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony

Catonsville, Md. – Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , recently celebrated the grand re-opening of the John Erickson Conference Center, a popular gathering place on the community’s scenic 110-acre campus.

On July 12, 2019, the community rededicated the Conference Center with a ribbon-cutting and reception for more than 200 residents, staff and guests in attendance. Welcoming remarks were made by Nathan Blumberg , Charlestown’s Associate...

Charlestown Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion During Pride Month

Jun 28, 2019

Retirement community's Diversity & Inclusion Council seeks to enhance understanding and appreciation of individual differences

Catonsville, Md. – June 27, 2019 – This June, Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , celebrated the rich diversity among residents and staff on campus during LGBTQ Pride Month.

A dedicated team

In 2010, Charlestown formed its own Diversity & Inclusion Council (DIC), a team dedicated to celebrating diversity and creating a more inclusive community that...

Fewer financial worries, more security for retirees at Charlestown

Jun 17, 2019

Vibrant lifestyle, robust amenities and predictable expenses combine for easy retirement living

Catonsville, Md. – A 2018 Gallup poll noted that 78 percent of retirees report that they have enough money to live comfortably. But, with the rising cost of groceries and health care, peace of mind can be fleeting. Unless you’re one of the 2,000-plus residents living at Charlestown , a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living .

Thanks to a solid financial structure that includes a predictable...

Charlestown Embraces Wellness at 15th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament

Jun 7, 2019

Competition brings together teams from four Mid-Atlantic retirement communities

Catonsville, Md. – This week, Charlestown hosted its 15 th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament, welcoming teams from Oak Crest, Riderwood and Greenspring, all continuing care retirement communities managed by Baltimore, Md.-based Erickson Living .

Co-ed resident teams competed in front of a large crowd of fellow residents, staff members and fans at Charlestown ’s campus in Catonsville, Md. Although the forecast was calling for storms, the weather held out and everyone enjoyed a...