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Charlestown's Resident-Run Pottery Group Encourages Creative Individualism

Oct 26, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (October 26, 2016) -- From knitting and jewelry making to hand-designed greeting cards, a do-it-yourself fever is making its way across the country.

Nowhere, perhaps, is this more evident than at Charlestown retirement community where a resident-run pottery group finds crafts are not only a great creative outlet but also a great way to socialize and stay connected with friends.

Eugenia High, a former social worker, had never made...

Charlestown Book Writers' Festival Celebrates Publishing

Oct 17, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (October 14, 2016) -- Twenty seven resident authors today were represented at Charlestown retirement community's Book Writers' Festival, a four-hour event in The Gallery that featured book signings and workshops about publishing.

The authors, among them Charlotte Valentine, displayed and sold their books as they discussed the writing process with about 100 people who attended.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know our writers and learn more about book publishing," said Valentine, whose historic novel "The Buried Treasure of...

Charlestown Celebrates 1,623 Years of Life

Oct 13, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Sixteen resident centenarians – with a combined 1,623 years of life – were honored Thursday, October 13, at Charlestown retirement community.

Their birthdays were celebrated during a noontime birthday luncheon in the Renaissance Gardens meeting hall. They shared stories about their incredible lives.

The Charlestown residents (with their ages noted) who were honored follow:

Mary Carney 101 Edna Palmer 100 Ethel Gaham 100 Naomi Starr 100 Genevieve Longley 100 Helen Smith 106 Virginia Hammons...

Charlestown Recruits Talented Culinarians

Oct 12, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- A Wednesday, October 12, Job Fair at Charlestown retirement community will recruit talented culinarians to fill Line Cook and Prep Cook openings. These jobs will support a new Dining program which will feature fresh, made-to-order menu offerings.

The Job Fair will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Conference Center at Charlestown, 715 Maiden Choice Lane.

Computer stations will allow attendees to apply on-site. Applicants will get opportunities to have one-on-one interviews directly with executive chefs and general managers.

Charlestown, which is managed by Erickson Living, has a number of career...

Sixteen Centenarians -- with a Combined 1,623 Years of Life -- to be Honored October 13 at Charlestown

Oct 6, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (October 6, 2016) -- Sixteen centenarians – with a combined 1,623 years of life – will be honored Thursday, October 13, at Charlestown retirement community.

Their birthdays will be celebrated during a Noon - 1 p.m. luncheon in the Renaissance Gardens Meeting Hall. They will share stories about their incredible lives.

The Charlestown resident centenarians (with their ages noted) who will be honored follow:

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Charlestown’s Diane Lyons Mingles with Lions and Elephants in Africa

Oct 3, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD ( October 3, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community resident Diane Lyons just returned from a vacation trip 7,650 miles from home where she zip-lined at Victoria Falls and mingled with lions and elephants in Africa.

The trip was one of several excursions offered by Charlestown’s Special Trips Department and one that Diane, a seasoned traveler, just couldn’t pass up. Residents Katy Houghton and Jun Szalkowski joined her.

“I have lived overseas and traveled to Europe, but I...

Charlestown Rubber Duck Race Raises $1,000 for Benevolent Care

Sep 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 20, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community residents today raced 401 rubber ducks in a swim fundraiser for the Benevolent Care Fund. They raised a total of $1,000 for the fund, which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.

Residents jumped into a 50-Foot-long, 4-feet-deep pool and raced rubber ducks sponsored by staff and residents with a minimum pledge of $5.

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Charlestown Residents and Staff Help Riverview Elementary School At-Risk Students

Sep 14, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 14, 2016) – A total of $858 contributed by Charlestown retirement community residents and staff was given this week to Riverview Elementary School in Lansdowne. The money will be used for to purchase school supplies, to replenish Riverview’s food bank, and/or to purchase winter coats for at-risk students.

In addition, hundreds of crayons, pencils, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, erasers, scissors, backpacks, composition books, three-ring binders, notebook paper, construction paper, and pencil cases pencil cases were given to the school....

More Than 300 People Enjoy Charlestown's Grandparents Day Celebration

Sep 13, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 10, 2016) -- More than 300 people today attended Charlestown retirement community's 1st annual Grandparents Family Fun Day. Grandparents, residents, staff and guests enjoyed entertainment, food and games.

The event featured photos with Uncle Sam, entertainment by an Elvis Presley impersonator and a concert by the resident Brass Ensemble.

The resident B-Boopers sponsored craft sessions, jewelry making, coloring, and carnival games.

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Charlestown's Charlie and Pat Schreibeis Renew Their Vows for Their 51st Wedding Anniversary

Sep 12, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 12, 2016) – Charlestown residents Charlie and Pat Schreibeis September 10 renewed their wedding vows as part of their 51 st anniversary year.

Their 15-member family brought coolers of soda, beer and wine. A toast was given and memories were shared by everyone.

The “bride and groom” then danced the night away.

Charlie and Pat were...