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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...

Celebrating 300! Charlestown Residents Reach Milestone With Clubs and Special Interest Groups

Sep 25, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---When they wanted another way to serve the community, they formed the Charlestown Rotary Fellowship.  When Wii sports became popular, they created a group to compete.  And when a group of natives from the Empire State decided to connect, the New Yorker's Club sprung forth. In 2012, the residents of Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, celebrated a milestone with the creation of their 300th group and club.  The occasion was marked on September 13th at Fruits of Our Labor, an annual showcase of resident activities. Sherry Parrish is the Director of Resident Life at Charlestown.  "We are so...

Charlestown Wins a Top Prize in 22nd Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off

Sep 12, 2012
Retirement community's Dining Services Team scores with Classic Maryland Crab recipe during Maryland Seafood Festival CATONSVILLE, MD---The Dining Services Team from Charlestown retirement community won first place for the best Classic Maryland crab soup during the 22nd Annual Crab Soup Cook-Off at the 2012 Maryland Seafood Festival. The competition was held on Saturday, September 8th at Sandy Point State Park on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  The community earned its award as selected by a panel of culinary experts. The cook-off included twenty teams from Maryland, including well-recognized restaurants like Azure Annapolis, Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant, Federal House Bar...

Charlestown's Mary Evans Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award from The Rotary Foundation

Aug 20, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Mary Evans, the community resources manager at Charlestown retirement community, received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Foundation. The Award was presented in August to Mrs. Evans by John and Pat Kasuda, members of the Rotary and residents of the Erickson Living community based in Catonsville.  It is named for the founder of the Rotary International as a means to recognize an individual who performs exceptional community service and values humanitarian work. "When we moved to Charlestown three years ago, continuing our community service was very important to my husband and me.  We enjoy staying active," described...

Charlestown's Christmas in July Project Benefits Riverview Elementary

Aug 17, 2012
Employees, residents collect 40 boxes of school supplies CATONSVILLE, MD---With the upcoming school year less than two weeks away, school shopping season is in full swing.  However, for less fortunate families, it can be a challenge to prepare their children for class. Beginning on July 16th, residents and employees of Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, partnered to collect an assortment of new supplies including pencils, highlighters, pocket folders and backpacks at three locations throughout the campus. It was all part of the community's Annual Christmas In July project sponsored by the employee-led Charlestown Erickson Living Values Team and the...