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Brian Trotter is Named Director of General Services for Charlestown

Jun 20, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (June 20, 2013) - Erickson Living has named Brian Trotter the Director of  General Services for Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD. Trotter has extensive and diverse experience in facilities management that includes process improvement, production planning, environmental services and laundry management, disaster preparedness, hazardous and medical waste regulations and strategic and master planning.  Trotter most recently served as General Manager for Environmental Services, Patient Services and Communications at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.  He has also worked for Sodexo in its Health Care/Senior Living market.  He brings several years of direct experience in the...

Forty-Six High School Students to Receive Combined $224,750 in Scholarships from Charlestown Residents

Jun 20, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (June 20, 2013) - Forty-six  high school students from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County will receive scholarships to help them attend college at a Thursday, June 27, ceremony at Charlestown retirement community, where they have worked part-time. They will receive a combined total of $224,750 raised by Charlestown residents during the past two months to show their appreciation of the students' work and to help assist them financially in their post-secondary education. These students work for at least two years during which time they are trained, mentored, and cared for by the 2,300 Charlestown residents who...

Charlestown Introduces Web-Based Flipbook

Jun 19, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (June 19, 2013) - Charlestown retirement community today introduced a web-based Flipbook brochure for people seeking information online or via email. The Flipbook works on both mobile and desktop devices. It is accessible at: The Flipbook coincides with Charlestown's opening of the Edgewood residential building's 55 new apartments and a newly-renovated auditorium. Edgewood offers twelve new floor plans with a variety of custom interior options from which to choose.  Many of the apartment homes include screened-in porches or balconies as well as walk in closets.  The floor plans create the following apartment types: 5 one-bedroom apartments, 12...

Charlestown Donates 436 Items of Furniture/Appliances Year-to-Date to Habitat for Humanity

Jun 10, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (June 10, 2013) - Charlestown retirement community has donated hundreds of pieces of furniture, appliances and other household items year-to-date to the nonprofit homebuilder Habitat for Humanity in Halethorpe, Maryland. The donation resulted from Charlestown's ongoing modernization of its apartment homes, replacing everything from doors to dishwashers in an effort to provide its residents with the best possible living conditions. A total of 436 items have been donated to Habitat for Humanity. And by giving everything to Chesapeake ReStore, Charlestown is supporting the local community as well as the environment. Chesapeake ReStore sells everything back to the public...

Play Ball! Charlestown Residents to Compete in Regional Softball Tournament

Jun 4, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD  (June 4, 2013) --  Charlestown retirement community residents will compete tomorrow, June 5,  at Fairfield Athletic and Aquatics Center Field in Laurel, MD, in Erickson Living's  Annual Resident Softball Tournament. The tournament begins at noon. Two teams from the Baltimore area -- Charlestown in Catonsville and Oak Crest in Parkville -- will compete against two teams from the Washington, D.C.,  metro area -- Riderwood in Silver Spring and Greenspring in Springfield, VA. Charlestown residents have been practicing for the tournament on their campus' baseball field. Rumor has it their pitcher has a fastball that might make Baltimore Orioles...

Come to Saturday, June 22, Community Family Fun Day to Celebrate Charlestown's 30th Anniversary

May 17, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (May 17, 2013) - The public is invited to a Saturday, June 22, Community Family Fun Day to celebrate Charlestown retirement community's 30h anniversary in Catonsville, MD. The event -- which will feature games and prizes, entertainment, food, and giveaways -- will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. throughout Charlestown's campus, 719 Maiden Choice Lane. Community Family Fun Day will include the following: Food Trolley Rides Orioles and Ravens Bird Mascots Carnival Games Water Play Fun Activities and Free Swims in Charlestown's Newly-Renovated Pool Moon Bounce with Slide Jacob's Ladder Pedestal Joust Rock Wall Antique Car...

Charlestown Resident Joseph Datsko Has Racked Up 120,000 Miles on His Bike -- and He is Still Going Strong

May 17, 2013
Charlestown retirement community resident Joseph Datsko has racked up more than 120,000 miles in the saddle of his bicycle during his lifetime  -- and he is still going strong. The nonagenarian rides nearly 100 miles each week, cycling at Patapsco State Park and doing multi laps daily around the 1.3 - mile loop road on the Charlestown campus in Catonsville, Maryland. Datsko, a retired University of Michigan professor, began cycling in the 1970s and joined the Ann Arbor Bicycling Touring Society. His five children and late wife Doris were also avid bikers. Each year the whole family enjoyed an annual...

Charlestown Residents Make 110 'Summer Survival Packs' for Students

May 3, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (MAY 3, 2013) - Charlestown retirement community residents this week took advantage of National Volunteer Week by making 110 "summer survival packs" for children participating in Riverview Elementary School's summer programs. Nearly 300 residents hand-decorated the packs and filled them with crayons, sidewalk chalk, balls, jump ropes, play dough, old-fashioned wooden peg games, and a ball cup toss. Charlestown purchased fabric spray paint and set up an area for residents to safely work as the packs were hung on hooks and spray-painted. Each pack was finished off with a "Charlestown Cares" gift tag on which residents wrote notes of encouragement to students.

Public Invited to '100,000th Attendee" Chapel Concert Series Celebration June 2 at Charlestown

Apr 23, 2013
CATONSVILE, MD (April 23, 2013) - The public is invited to join the Charlestown retirement community's Chapel Concert Series on Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m., as the series celebrates the historic milestone of welcoming its100,000th attendee. This special program will feature renowned pianist Virginia Reinecke. Her concert will be held in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel located on the Charlestown campus, 719 Maiden Choice Lane, in Catonsville, MD. The recipient of prizes and scholarships from the age of eight, Ms. Reinecke is the only three-time winner of the Peabody Conservatory's Paul Thomas Prize. She continued her studies after...

Erickson Living Names Matt Rosewag the Continuing Care Administrator for Charlestown

Apr 10, 2013
 CATONSVILLE, MD (April 10, 2013) - Erickson Living has named Matt Rosewag the Continuing Care Administrator for Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, MD. He served previously as Continuing Care Administrator for Oak Crest in Parkville, MD. Rosewag began his career at Erickson Living-managed communities in 2000 at Oak Crest as a Physical Therapist. After two years there he transitioned to Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD, as the Rehabilitation Manager to help the start up process in Continuing Care. He later became an Administrator-in-Training and returned to Oak Crest in 2007 as the Assistant Administrator. Rosewag assumed the role of Administrator in 2011.