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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...

Two Charlestown Residents Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct 24, 2011
CATONSVILLE, MD---Elizabeth Fuller once advised to "never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm." Through a lifetime of extending their arms in service to others, two residents of Charlestown retirement community earned statewide recognition. Teresa deKowzan and Katherine Henderson were inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD on October 20th.  The Charlestown residents were part of the Class of 2011 comprised of thirty-eight citizens from all corners of Maryland. The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc., is a nonprofit organization whose...

Begin Your Shopping at Charlestown's Resident Holiday Craft Show and Sale on October 26th-27th

Oct 19, 2011
Hundreds of beautiful hand-crafted items on display Looking to start your holiday shopping before the long lines next month? Please join the talented resident crafters of Charlestown retirement community for their annual holiday show and sale. Over twenty-five residents will be displaying a wide variety of beautiful crafts, artwork, pottery, needlework and quilting.  Their work makes for beautiful gifts just in time for the holidays. There will also be a bake sale and door prizes. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Charlestown retirement community is located at 719 Maiden Choice Lane; the craft show is...

Charlestown Earns Third Place in Large Business Category of Best Places to Work Awards by Baltimore Business Journal

Oct 4, 2011
Publication notes "friendly small-town" feel of the community, career development opportunities for employees CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown retirement community, developed and managed by Erickson Living, earned third place in the Large Business Category for the 2011 Best Places to Work Awards, sponsored by the  Baltimore Business Journal . The award was presented at a luncheon ceremony on September 22nd at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel.  Twenty members of the Charlestown team attended the event, which included thirty finalists in four categories from micro business to large business. Garret Falcone is the Executive Director of Charlestown. Along with Paulette Tansill, Human Resources...

Bankoski Named to Community Board of Directors of Arbutus Senior Center

Sep 20, 2011
CATONSVILLE, MD---Vinson Bankoski was named to serve as a member of the Community Board of Directors of Arbutus Senior Center for a term of two years. Bankoski is the Associate Executive Director at Charlestown retirement community where he supports daily operations of the 110-acre campus that is home to 2,100 residents and 1,100 employees. "It is an honor being named to the Community Board of Directors at the Arbutus Senior Center," stated Bankoski.  "Providing services to over eight hundred members and managing a state-of-the-art facility, Susan Patry and her staff do an excellent job in enhancing the lives of seniors...

The "Unofficial Photographer" of Charlestown Honored by Residents' Council

Sep 13, 2011
Jim Thompson known for his trusty camera, generous spirit He's never taken a course on photography.  And besides the owner's manual that comes with a new camera, he's never read a book on the subject, either. But with one glimpse of his photos on display at Charlestown, residents and staff certainly recognize the beauty of his work. Jim Thompson, the "unofficial photographer" of Charlestown, was honored on August 8th by the Charlestown Residents' Council. Jean Corley, a member of the Residents' Council, recently expressed what many residents have said through the years:  "People here have respect and admiration for Jim...