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Calling All Golfers to the Winter Putterland at Charlestown

Dec 11, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Snow might cover the fairways in February, but the putting greens will be open for business at Charlestown. The Catonsville-based Erickson Living will be hosting its 2nd Annual Winter Putterland during the weekend of February 22nd & 23rd with a two-day PuttFest! The tournament will be held on Friday evening, February 22, 2013.  Registration begins at 6:30pm, and "first putt" is at 7:30pm.  The tournament is limited to the first 36 foursomes entered at $40 per player ($160 per team). The friendly competition will feature first & second place cash prizes to the top teams, door prizes and a...

Santa's Elves Would Be Proud! Charlestown Residents Contribute to 2012 Toys for Tots Campaign

Dec 11, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---For resident members of the Charlestown Woodshop Group, the affiliation with Toys for Tots is a true labor of love. Their tradition continued in 2012 as fourteen residents of the Catonsville-based Erickson Living retirement community constructed and decorated sixty-three toys for donation to the Baltimore-area Toys for Tots program. Even Santa's elves would be proud.  This year, the group logged more than 275 hours in the woodshop of Charlestown on the hand-made gifts, ranging from pull-toys to trucks and planes to puzzles. On December 6th, the residents displayed the toys for visitors and fellow residents of Charlestown to see...

"Give It Your Best Gobble!"

Nov 15, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Combining a brisk walk with some Thanksgiving fun, participants in the 12th Annual Turkey Trot at Charlestown retirement community made a positive impact for two charities in southwestern Baltimore County. Sponsored by the Fitness Center team at Charlestown, residents and staff chose one of two courses on the campus of the Catonsville-based retirement community to follow the Mystery Turkey for a brisk walk, all leading to the activity room of Renaissance Gardens, the extended-care neighborhood at Charlestown. Teresa Reymann, the wellness manager of Charlestown, then presented the Marian House and Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) with gift cards to support...

Charlestown Named to the HomeCare Elite™ Top 25%

Nov 14, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown retirement community has been named to the Top 25% of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.  Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance. "The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the...

Charlestown Celebrates the Lives of Twenty-Four Centenarians at Birthday Party

Nov 9, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---In 1906, only 30 people lived in Las Vegas, and eggs cost 14 cents per dozen. For twenty-four residents residing at Charlestown retirement community, a lifetime of change continues as they enter their second century. "Technology and health advances are incredible," described Mary Walker, a native Baltimorean. Ms. Walker was one of the twenty-four centenarians honored at a birthday celebration held on October 18th at the Catonsville-based Erickson Living community.  Many of the honorees invited family members and friends. Timothy Sanna is the Director of Extended Care at Charlestown.  "It was a remarkable evening as we celebrated the lives...

Snoopy and Woodstock's Haunted House Earns Top Honors in Charlestown Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Nov 2, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---It turns out that the Great Pumpkin wasn't the only orange creation to come out of the Peanuts series for Halloween. The Dining Team of the Fireside Restaurant at Charlestown retirement community displayed their pumpkin-carving creativity with Snoopy and Woodstock: A Haunted House. It was the winning entry in the Annual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest .  Ten departments entered the competition coordinated by the Charlestown Erickson Living Values Team. Two members of Fireside led the way in sharing their artistic talents.  Aaron Tolbert, a restaurant associate, "carved" Snoopy, and Patrick Daniels, restaurant server, painted the display. Judging...

Eight Residents of Charlestown Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct 25, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---They've helped raise funds for veterans' organizations and student scholarships.  They've visited hospitals to offer comfort.  They've worked on projects to protect the environment.  And they're never too busy to lend a helping hand. A lifetime compilation of service to others was recognized as eight (8) residents of Charlestown retirement community received induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.  The awards luncheon occurred on October 18th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Maryland Senior Hall of Fame Inductees from Charlestown: F. Harper Griswold Lois Harris Ed Hastry Margret (Peggy) Huber Eugene Langbehn Gloria Paar Sally Pound...

Charlestown Treasure Sale Coming in November

Oct 16, 2012

UPDATE [10/17/2014]: The 2014 Charlestown Treasure Sale will be held on Friday, October 31st from 9am - 2pm, and Saturday, November 1st from 9am - noon .

CATONSVILLE, MD--- Looking for affordable gifts for the holiday season? Trying to spruce up a room in your house? Shop for collectibles, furniture, household items, clothing and much more at the quarterly Treasure Sale held at Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community. The Treasure Sale is scheduled for Friday, November 2nd, 9am-2pm and Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-Noon. The two-day sale will be held in the Erickson Conference Center located on...

Erickson Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2, 2012
Baltimore, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.    "Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is...

Charlestown Residents Support Operation Welcome Home

Sep 26, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---"They're back. They're alive.  And they deserve at least a warm welcome and a handshake." The words of Suzanne Levitt of Charlestown retirement community express why a contingent of her fellow residents take time every month to greet incoming military service men and women and their families at BWI-Thurgood Marshal Airport. The residents of the Erickson Living retirement community support the Maryland chapter of Operation Welcome Home, a volunteer organization dedicated to giving military personnel the welcome home they deserve.  Their most recent trip was on September 25th. Held at the international terminal of BWI, the volunteers decorate the...