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Charlestown Hires Neal Gantert as Director of Finance

Jun 27, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Neal Gantert as the new Director of Finance. Mr. Gantert has been with Erickson Living since February 2000 in leadership roles in the Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance Systems and Accounting Departments.  Previously in 2012, he served as Corporate Finance Director. As the Director of Finance at Charlestown, Mr. Gantert will be responsible for establishing and maintaining comprehensive financial controls and efficient procedures, financial planning and reporting as well as supporting all financial needs of operations. "With our campus modernization project well underway, this is an exciting year for...

Charlestown Announces Scholars Class of 2012

Jun 22, 2012
Thirty-three students earn collegiate scholarship from donations raised by residents, community partners CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown retirement community announced its Scholars Class of 2012 during the 24th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held on June 14th at the Erickson Conference Center. Thirty-three students currently attending college and high school and employed by the Dining Services Department of the Erickson Living retirement community earned scholarships for their collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $1,200 per year for a four-year total of $4,800 paid directly to the accredited higher education program. To this point, the community has raised more than $120,000 during the...

Erickson Living Named by IDG's Computerworld to 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 19, 2012
Cited for its Team Culture of Employee Engagement, Career Development, Work-Life Balance, Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service Outreach and Employee Benefits/Compensation  BALTIMORE, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, today announce that IDG's  Computerworld  magazine, has selected it as one of the top 100 organizations that provide their information technology (IT) professionals with a creative and stimulating work environment, great career opportunities, as well as exceptional benefits and compensation.  Erickson Living was ranked 93rd on this year's list.  Honorees are included in coverage in  Computerworld   (June 18, 2012), along with results from the 19th annual...

Charlestown Commemorates National Nurses Week

May 21, 2012
Breakfast event celebrates diversity of career opportunities in nursing profession CATONSVILLE, MD---It's been said that nurses are the heart of health care.  At a commemoration of National Nurses Week, everyone at Charlestown heartily agreed. Sixty-five residents who are retired or active nurses shared memories and celebrated the diverse career opportunities of the profession during a breakfast celebration at the City Lights banquet room. "It's been my experience that nurses perform their work not for the next paycheck but for the next person to care for," stated Timothy Sanna, Director of Extended Care at Charlestown.  "Nursing is one of the most...

260 Years Later, Ben Franklin's Kite Will Take to the Air Again at the 1st Annual Catonsville Kite Flying Contest

May 3, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---He was a Founding Father of the United States.  He was also a printer, author, postmaster, musician, politician, statesman and diplomat. But it's his infamous kite flying experiment in June of 1752 that grew the legend of Benjamin Franklin and led to the invention of the lightning rod. On May 19th at Charlestown retirement community, that moment in history will be celebrated as Ben Franklin, portrayed by world renowned, first-person interpreter Ward Larkin of Philadelphia, will kick-off the 1st Annual Catonsville Kite Flying Contest. Acknowledged as Philadelphia's Freshest Franklin, Mr. Larkin will recount that stormy night in Philadelphia and...

Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown, today announced the launch of its new and improved Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry and uniquely brings to life Erickson Living's brand," said...

Maryland Secretary of Aging Secretary Gloria Lawlah Appears On Charlestown TV to Discuss Upcoming Innovations in Aging 2012 Expo & Conference

Apr 21, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, welcomed Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Gloria G. Lawlah to its in-house TV studio for an interview on the upcoming Innovations in Aging 2012 Expo & Conference. The Maryland Department of Aging, District of Columbia Office on Aging and the Virginia Department for the Aging are coordinating this year's event, which will feature professional training, an expo, job fair and walk for professional and consumer audiences. The Expo and Conference are scheduled for May 3th-5th at the Gaylord National Hotel & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  The Expo will take place on...

Charlestown Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Apr 19, 2012
CATONSVILLE, MD---Extending a thank you to a dedicated group of men and women, Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, is celebrating National Volunteer Week with a series of special events. The first of two appreciation breakfasts was held in the Refectory Restaurant on April 17th, with another scheduled for April 19th at the Chesapeake Restaurant.  Additionally, a tribute show aired on the community's in-house television station. Participants in the Charlestown Volunteer Program consist of residents and community partners of all ages.  In 2011, these 734 volunteers donated 230,457 hours of their time both on campus and in the greater community,...

Charlestown Modernization Project Meets Demand for Active Senior Lifestyle Spurred by Baby Boomer Growth

Apr 12, 2012
Expanded Charlestown Square Clubhouse, Modernized Edgewood Resident Building Highlight Project CATONSVILLE, MD---Charlestown retirement community, the flagship campus of Baltimore-based Erickson Living, is undergoing a modernization designed to meet the needs of Baltimore-area senior living demand. The three-phase, $28 million project includes an expansion of the Charlestown Square clubhouse, the re-styling and expansion of the Edgewood residential building and construction of four new elevators on the 110-acre campus in Catonsville. Garret Falcone is the Executive Director of Charlestown.  "This project continues Charlestown's rich history of providing a vibrant lifestyle for our current residents as well as the Baby Boomer generation and...

Register for First Annual Catonsville Kite Flying Contest

Apr 9, 2012
May 19th family event sponsored by the Catonsville Rotary Club and Charlestown  CATONSVILLE, MD---They've been used for power generation and meteorological forecasting.  They've served as light beacons and radio aerials.  Armies have flown them for observation and transport. Inventors Benjamin Franklin, the Wright Brothers and Guglielmo Marconi, the father of long-distance radio transmission, all utilized them for experiments. But since their first known use some 2,800 years ago in China, kites have brought people of all ages and nationalities together. That tradition of fun comes to Catonsville on Saturday, May 19th from 10am-noon for the First Annual Catonsville Kite Flying...