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Public Invited to be Part of Charlestown's "Virtual" Kite Flying Event

Apr 10, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (April 10, 2014) - The public is invited to send photos of their favorite kites and of kite flying to be posted on Charlestown retirement community's Facebook page ( ) as a way of celebrating everyone who will participate in the Saturday, April 26, Kite Flying Contest at the retirement community in Catonsville, MD. Photos can be posted directly to the Facebook page or sent to: Children of all ages are invited to register for the 3rd Annual Catonsville Kite Flying Contest, which will be held Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m...

Freida Williams is Named Assistant Adminstrator of Continuing Care at Charlestown

Mar 25, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 25, 2014) - Erickson Living has named Freida Williams the Assistant Administrator of the Continuing Care neighborhood at Charlestown retirement community.  She is responsible for assisting in managing the overall operations of Continuing Care including resident satisfaction and employee engagement. Williams has held several leadership roles in health care administration prior to joining Erickson Living.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology from the University of South Florida, Tampa and a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship in Davie, Florida. She resides in Montgomery...

Charlestown Names Earl Shaw its Housekeeping and Laundry Manager

Mar 21, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 21, 2014) - Charlestown retirement community has named Earl Shaw its Housekeeping and Laundry Manager. Shaw has more than 10 years of experience in the senior living industry and more than 20 years of managerial experience in housekeeping and laundry. For the past five years Shaw was the Housekeeping and Laundry Operations Manager for Sodexo Senior Living Division serving all phases of resident life at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His strategic initiatives with Asbury Methodist Village included continuous development of resident satisfaction, employee engagement and operational excellence. Shaw served seven years in the U.S. Army...

Dining Ambassadors Welcome New Neighbors at Charlestown

Mar 17, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 17, 2014) -- When was the last time you invited your neighbors over to dinner? If you're Sally Pound and Mary Ann Ressler, the answer is all the time. In the last year, the duo has wined and dined more than 70  of their new neighbors through the Dining Ambassador Program they helped start at Charlestown retirement community. Each month, Pound and Ressler plan one dinner party in each of Charlestown's four full-service restaurants. Armed with a list of new residents, the two get to work scheduling dinner dates, mailing out invitations, and planning the details. They...

More than 200 People Attend Charlestown's Spring Sales EXPO

Mar 17, 2014
CATONSVILLE ,MD (March 14 2014) - A total of 246 guests attended Charlestown retirement community's Spring Sales EXPO held March 14 throughout the 110-acre Catonsville campus. Attendees came from all parts of Maryland. Nine families reserved their apartment homes as a result of the event.  Fifteen additional families took the opportunity to sign up for the Charlestown Priority List, showing their interest in calling the community their home sometime in the future.  Many more guests requested follow-up appointments.

Charlestown Residents are Proud Girl Scouts Forever

Feb 25, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 3, 2014) - Retirees who were once Girl Scouts belong to Girl Scouts Forever, an alumni group, and this month they are hosting a Girl Scouts birthday party at the Charlestown retirement community. They hope to be joined by area Girl Scouts as they jointly decorate flower pots and share their stories about Girl Scouting. The Charlestown residents are self-described "lifelong Girl Scouts." They volunteer in an array of projects, proudly living the Girl Scout Promise to build friendships, develop new skill and serve their communities. Girl Scouts Forever welcomes Girl Scout alumnae and gives women an...

February 28 Winter Putter Land to Raise Money for Charlestown's Benevolent Care Fund

Feb 12, 2014
WHAT: A Winter Putter Land indoor miniature golf tournament in Catonsville, MD, 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 are designed to divert the golf ball through the use of ramps, pipes, etc. On one of the holes, golfers  will shoot... Cites the Continuing Care Neighborhood at Charlestown for Excellence

Jan 29, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 29, 2014) - this week selected the continuing care neighborhood at Charlestown retirement community as one of the top-rated assisted living facilities in Maryland.  Charlestown made's  annual list of top-rated assisted living and memory care communities according to consumer ratings and reviews, with 405 communities named 2014 Caring Stars. "Congratulations to the Caring Stars communities for earning high praise from residents, families, and senior care experts on thus achieving this award of service excellence," said Andy Cohen, cofounder and CEO of, in a statement. "In the senior living industry, online word...

Charlestown Gatehouse Security Officer Ricardo Ramsey is 2014 Recipient of WEAA 88.9 FM "Volunteer of Year" Award

Jan 27, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 27, 2014) --  Morgan State University's WEAA 88.9 FM radio station has named  Ricardo Ramsey, a Gatehouse Security Officer for Charlestown retirement community, its 2014 "Volunteer of the Year." The award recognizes the year-round support Ramsey gives to the radio station by volunteering during membership fundraisers and by helping with various community initiatives the station is involved with such as toy and clothing drives. The award also recognizes Ramsey's extensive community service. Ramsey has been involved with his children's PTAs ever since they were in pre-Kindergarten. He is presently the Health and Safety Chairman of Southwest Academy Magnet...

Charlestown Marks a 20 Percent Increase in Apartment Home Settlements in 2013

Jan 27, 2014
CATONSVILLE, MD (January 27, 2014) - Charlestown retirement  community marked a 20 percent increase in apartment home settlements  in 2013,  a year that saw more than 300 people moving into the community. A total of 211 apartments was settled during the year with 276 people joining the Priority List, an increase of 8 percent over the prior year. In addition, Charlestown opened a total of 55 newly renovated apartments. "At least 97 percent of our apartments homes are now spoken for," said Sales Director Don Grove. He said people moved to Charlestown from Catonsville, Arbutus, Halethorpe, Ellicott City, and as...