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Charlestown to Hold November 25 'Turkey Trot' Fundraiser

Oct 14, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (October 14, 2013) --- Charlestown retirement community will hold a Monday, November 25, 'Turkey Trot' fundraiser on its 110-acre campus in Catonsville, MD, to benefit Southwest Emergency Services and the Marian House. The walk will begin at 10 a.m., with residents and staff doing a Short Walk (15 minutes) and/or a Long Walk (30 minutes) along Charlestown's loop road. The event will include: o          "Gobble" Contest  -- a prize awarded to the best gobbler. o          Contest to guess the identity of the Charlestown "Turkey" - a prize awarded to winner. Hundreds of Charlestown residents and staff are expected to participate.

Charlestown Physical Therapist Heidi Smith Raises $2,700 for Wounded Warriors

Oct 2, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (October 2, 2013) -- Heidi Smith, MSPT, a physical therapist for Charlestown retirement community, raised more than  $2,700 for the Scott Rigsby Foundation and Wounded Warriors by competing this past weekend  in the intermedix IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Half Ironman triathlon presented by Georgia National Guard. Smith did the 1.5-mile swim in 33:38 and was 738 out of 1,198 women.  She did the 56-mile bicycle part of the event  in 2:53:47 and was 253 out of 1,198 women.  And her 13.1-mile run in 2:34:38 was 444 out of 1,198 women.  Her overall time was 6:16:04. "The Scott Rigsby Foundation...

Our Lady of the Angels' Father Leo Larrivee Now Calls Charlestown Home

Oct 2, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (October 2, 2013) -- From the moment Father Leo Larrivee first set foot on St. Charles Seminary in 1969 until the day 20 years ago, when he accepted the position of pastor at Charlestown's Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, he has always felt a connection to the Catonsville, MD, retirement community. But now, his love for the historic community has taken on new meaning as he proudly calls Charlestown home. "From my earliest days of working here, I always felt it would be a great place to live," said Father Leo. A priest of the Society of...

Charlestown Makes its Award-Winning Cream of Crab Soup Recipe Available to Public

Sep 19, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (September 19, 2013) - Charlestown retirement community's Dining Services team today made its award-winning recipe for Cream of Crab Soup available to the public. The soup this month won Judges Choice for Best Cream of Crab Soup at this year's Maryland Seafood Festival held at Sandy Point State Park.  Charlestown competed against 22 other restaurants - including such well-known destinations as the Oceanaire Seafood Room, Phillips, Buddy's Crabs and the Manor Tavern - at the Seafood Festival.   The award-winning Cream of Crab Soup recipe follows: Charlestown's Cream of Crab Soup 12 portions - 3/4 cup Onion (Medium Diced)...

Charlestown Residents Give Shelter Animals a Second Chance

Sep 16, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (September 16, 2013) - When Charlestown retirement community resident Patricia Terry wanted companionship, she did what many people do these days: she turned to the Internet. But Pat wasn't searching for a traditional relationship; she wanted the kind of unconditional love only man's best friend can provide. So she logged onto the Maryland SPCA's website and fell head over heels for Flossie, a five-year-old Scottish Border Terrier mix. "I was instantly in love," said Terry, a retired nurse and lifelong dog owner. "After I lost my dog Katie this past September, I thought, 'Well that's it. I'm getting...

Charlestown is a BBJ Best Places to Work Finalist

Sep 5, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (September 5, 2013) Charlestown Retirement Community has been selected as a finalist for Baltimore Business Journal's 2013 Best Places to Work Awards. The finalists were selected based on results of regional employee surveys conducted among businesses during the summer. Charlestown's 1,150 employees participated in the survey process. An October 17 Awards Ceremony will be held  with winners in each size category will be announced at the event. Winners will be featured in a special supplement of the Baltimore Business Journal. Charlestown has 2,300 residents and sits on 110 acres. It offers extensive wellness and prevention programs, balance assessment and...

Charlestown Residents Operate Their Own Professional TV Studio

Aug 29, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (August 30, 2013) -- Charlestown residents are running a fully-functioning, closed circuit  television studio out of their Catonsville, MD,  retirement community, producing original content on-site, shooting and then editing the film to make professional-grade video. Under the guidance of Tom Moore, the Community TV and AV Manager at Charlestown, the residents produce daily live shows, as well as documentaries, interview segments and other community programming on Channel 972 "The involvement is incredible," Moore said. "The residents feel like they're really a part of our team here, not just watching from the sidelines. They become part of our staff,...

Watch Children's Book Hero Tico the Bird's Antics as He Moves Into Charlestown

Aug 29, 2013 CATONSVILLE, MD (August 28, 2013) -- Children's book hero Tico the Bird has moved into Charlestown. Watch his antics as he is interviewed along with resident E.J. Urbas and Carol Durr, illustrator of "Tico's Book." Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Charlestown's Staff Appreciation Fund.

Children's Book Hero Tico the Bird Moves Into Charlestown

Aug 27, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (August 28, 2013) -- Charlestown retirement community resident E.J. Urbas today took guardianship of children's book hero Tico the Bird. Tico (see following link) became  Charlestown's newest resident and will have a "bird's-eye" view of the campus' Our Lady of the Angels Chapel (no pun intended). Urbas babysits Tico throughout the year in her Charlestown apartment.

Oriole Bird Mascot to "Raft" Across Pool to Start Charlestown's August 14 "Swim for Service"

Aug 13, 2013
WHAT: A Wednesday, August 14 (1 - 2 p.m.),  intergenerational "Swim for Service" lap-a-thon at Charlestown retirement community to honor military veterans and raise money for Catonsville VFW Post 219. Nearly 50 swimmers of all ages will swim and/or walk laps for which they obtained sponsors during the past month. Swimmers registered via the website . PARTICULARS: The Oriole mascot bird will "raft" his way across the pool in a ceremonial first lap to kick-off the event. Loyola University Maryland ROTC will swim with Charlestown residents and grandchildren. Members of VFW Post 219 will officiate. "People can swim...