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Charlestown Memorial Day Event to Feature 500 Full-Size American Flags

Mar 4, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 1, 2013) - Planning is underway for a 2013 Memorial Day event that will be an exhibition of over 500 full-size American flags known as the Charlestown Field of Honor Veterans Tribute in Catonsville, MD . The Charlestown Field of Honor will be open to the public May 24-27, with opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Each flag displayed will be sponsored by area businesses and residents for $35 per flag. Net proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund.  Hubbard Funeral Home, Inc...

"Spinning" Fitness Craze Takes Over Charlestown

Mar 4, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD (March 1, 2013) --  A new fitness craze known as 'Spinning' has taken over Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville and residents are not about to stop anytime soon. Spinning consists of multiple exercise bikes arranged in a circle where riders spin the pedals simultaneously to motivating music. An instructor with a headset sits atop a lead bike, giving instructions and making the class fun. Sp[inning classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 - 8:30 a.m.,  in the new Fitness Center in Charlestown Square on the Catonsville campus.  "Spinning can be a great way to get the...

Charlestown Cuts the Ribbon to New Fitness Center

Jan 15, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD---Between individual workouts, group classes and other wellness activities, residents of Charlestown retirement community logged an amazing 40,000 hours of fitness time in 2011. That demand for staying in shape made the expansion of the community's gym and aquatics center a priority in planning for the Charlestown modernization project. The goal was realized on January 14th as residents and employees gathered for the official re-opening of the newly-designed fitness center. The ribbon cutting is one of several anticipated in 2013, as Charlestown celebrates its 30th anniversary with the opening of new amenities, including the re-modeled Charlestown Square clubhouse and...

Charlestown's Parrish Named Social Work Pioneer by NASW

Jan 9, 2013
CATONSVILLE, MD---The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) named Sherry M. Parrish, MSW, ACSW, LCSW-C, as a Social Work Pioneer for 2012. The professional achievement honor was presented at the NASW Foundation awards luncheon in Washington, DC. Throughout her career of more than thirty-six years, Ms. Parrish has worked to improve geriatric social work and interdisciplinary care.  Since 1996, she has been Director of Resident Life at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville.   In its statement of recognition, the NASW Foundation lauded Ms. Parrish for her "pioneering spirit, vision, and exuberance that have not only been demonstrated in her clinical and...

Charlestown ELLIC to Host Bill Grimmette Presentation onLife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec 18, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---The Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute of Charlestown retirement community (ELLIC) will host an intergenerational program on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Widely-acclaimed master story teller Bill Grimmette will present Empowering Stories from the King Years: How America Was Made a Better Democracy by the Rebellion of a King. The event will take place on Thursday, January 17th from 1:00pm to 2:15pm in the Erickson Conference Center of Charlestown retirement community.  The program is free and open to the public. Mr. Grimmette has traveled the world, providing historical accounts of figures such as Benjamin Banneker and Frederick...

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...