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Charlestown Residents Make Women's History

Mar 13, 2012
Eight residents to share life experiences during annual celebration on March 14th CATONSVILLE, MD---Since an act of Congress in 1987, March is Women's History Month, and the Diversity and Inclusion Council of Charlestown retirement community will be hosting a celebration on Wednesday, March 14th.  The event will be held from 11am-Noon. As developed by the Library of Congress and the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2012 is Women's Education-Women's Empowerment. The stories of women's achievements are integral to the fabric of society.  Eight female residents of Charlestown will reflect American history, sharing their life experiences, career paths and...

Charlestown Honors Its Resident Leaders at Annual Luncheon

Mar 1, 2012
259 residents volunteer over 4,800 hours monthly CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, extended a patriotic "thank you" to its men and women who make a difference on campus and beyond. The Ninth Annual Leadership Luncheon honored 259 residents of Charlestown who lead its 297 resident-created groups and clubs.  "A Stars & Stripes Celebration" was the theme for the February 21st event held in the Chesapeake Restaurant. "The groups and clubs cultivate a culture of kindness and generosity at Charlestown by building bridges among the residents and in the greater community," stated Mary Evans, Senior Community Resources Manager, at...

WYPR's Ken Jackson Interviewed at Charlestown

Feb 21, 2012
"In the Mood" Host Appears as Guest on the Community's TV Station CATONSVILLE, MD---Ken Jackson, the host of WYPR's popular  In the Mood  radio show, appeared today on the daily program of the Charlestown TV Studio to discuss his fifty-five year broadcasting career. The thirty-minute interview was conducted by Phil Mumford, a resident of Charlestown.  Aired live, the program will also be re-broadcast on the Erickson Living retirement community's in-house television station. Mr. Jackson began his fifty-five year-plus career in broadcasting while attending Emerson College in Boston.  In 1958, Mr. Jackson moved on to commercial radio news broadcasting, spanning twenty...

Charlestown Table Tennis Tournament Produces the Right Shots

Feb 17, 2012
Annual competition combines fun, winter-time wellness CATONSVILLE, MD---Whether they hit a powerful smash or finessed a well-placed backspin lob, the players in this year's Charlestown table tennis tournament had all the right shots. The annual event at the Catonsville-based Erickson Living retirement community featured thirty residents and staff competing in five draws.  The matches took place on February 15th in the Erickson Conference Center. "We had some new players this year, which made for some exciting matches," noted Teresa Reymann, Wellness Manager at Charlestown.  "There's nothing like good old-fashioned competition for the residents and staff." Reymann also noted that the...

A Labor of Love for 2011 Toys for Tots Campaign

Dec 20, 2011
Charlestown residents design, create & decorate fifty-two toys for area children CATONSVILLE, MD---Back in May, nine residents at Charlestown retirement community started to make weekly trips to the resident woodshop for a special project. With hobbyist magazines honing their creativity, the right tools crafting their designs and energy rivaling Santa's workshop, these woodworkers used their talents to make the holidays brighter for local children. The group created fifty-two hand-made and painted toys, an assortment of puzzles, piggy banks, pull toys, building blocks and games, all headed to families through the 2011 Toys for Tots campaign. With nearly one hundred "Hot...

Calling All Golfers to the Winter Putterland at Charlestown

Dec 16, 2011
Two-day fundraising event features tournament, open-play miniature golf CATONSVILLE, MD---Freezing cold and snowy fairways typically send Baltimore-area golfers with their clubs on the first plane to Myrtle Beach. But there's a local alternative in 2012. A real miniature golf course will be created in the Erickson Conference Center of Charlestown retirement community, complete with all of the twists and turns of a challenging layout. And with it comes the  Winter Putterland  on the weekend of January 13th and 14th with two events designed as a fun test of skills for players of all ages. The  1st Annual Winter Putterland Tournament...

Charlestown Fireside Art Committee Presents..."Matters of the Heart: The 6th Fireside Dining Exhibition"

Dec 1, 2011
CATONSVILLE, MD---The Fireside Art Committee, a resident-group at the Catonsville-based retirement community, will be hosting its 6th Fireside Dining Room Exhibition opening reception on Sunday, January 8th. The theme of the first show of 2012 is "Matters of the Heart," referring to the fact that the artist pulls from the heart or soul ideas which evolve into a work of art. Nineteen artists will be displaying their original oil, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media work in the Fireside Restaurant of Charlestown.  Each artist will feature one piece, some of which are for sale. Music will be performed by Charlestown resident...

Charlestown's 11th Annual Turkey Trot Promotes Fitness, Community Spirit...and the Mystery Turkey

Nov 21, 2011
CATONSVILLE, MD---Participants in Charlestown retirement community's annual Turkey Trot enjoyed a beautiful, crisp fall day, custom-made for a stroll in Catonsville. Sponsored by the Fitness Center team at Charlestown, 2011 marked the eleventh year of the event that combines wellness, community spirit and a few surprises along the way. Fifty 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. Following the walk, Teresa Reymann, the wellness manager of Charlestown, presented...

Erickson Living Announces Baby Boomers' Aging Parents LinkedIn & Twitter Connection Forum - November 17, 2011

Nov 14, 2011
Helping adult children obtain invaluable retirement living advice via social media BALTIMORE, MD: A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living is leveraging the world's largest professional online network (LinkedIn) and social networking and microblogging service (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This LinkedIn and TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include the participation of Erickson Living's leadership team members from throughout the country - including, public relations, sales and marketing, resident life...

"For Love of Country"

Nov 11, 2011
CATONSVILLE, MD---Veterans and their family members and friends gathered today for an Ecumenical Veterans Day service held at the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown retirement community. Included in the prayers, songs and remembrances of those brave men and women who sacrificed for their nation was a poem authored and presented by John J. Strumsky, Jr., a former Marine and resident of Charlestown.    "FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY"       By: John J. Strumsky, Jr. A salute to all those veterans, tried and true, Who gave of themselves for a higher calling. They served the grand old red, white and...