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Charlestown Receives Best of Catonsville Award

Jul 12, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD ( July 5, 2017) -- Charlestown has been selected for the 2017 Best of Catonsville Award in the Retirement Community category by the Catonsville Award Program.

Each year, the Catonsville Award Program identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the community. These exceptional companies help make the Catonsville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners...

Charlestown Chorus Has One Great Performance After Another

Jun 26, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (June 25, 2017) -- Ella Fitzgerald once said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing,” a notion Evelyn Chesnutt agrees with wholeheartedly.

“I’ve been playing the piano and singing for over 75 years. I started taking piano lessons when I was just eight years old, and I sang in and accompanied choirs all my life,” says Evelyn, who leads The Harmonizers, a 45-member mixed chorus at Charlestown retirement community.


June 28 LGBT Event at Charlestown to Feature Film "Gen Silent" and Panel Discussion

Jun 19, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD – Charlestown retirement community residents and staff June 28 will learn more about the LGBT community during an event featuring the screening of the film “Gen Silent” followed by a panel discussion. This event will be held from 10 a.m. – Noon in the Auditorium.

The film documents Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people who fought the early battles for equality. And even though progress has been made, some still face the fear of discrimination, bullying and abuse, causing them to hide their lives in order to survive as they age.

Panelists will...

Charlestown Recruits Possible Employees From Among U.S. Military Veterans

Jun 5, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD -- Representatives from Charlestown retirement community's Human Resources Department June 1 recruited possible employees for Security, Dining and Health Services positions during a Veterans Job Fair held at M&T Bank Stadium.

Scores of potential candidates applied for Charlestown jobs during the three-hour event held under the auspices of RecruitMilitary. A total of 55 corporate exhibitors participated.

The 455 registered attendees included veterans from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marines. United States Department of...

John Lorenz is a Volunteer Extraordinaire at Charlestown

May 30, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 30, 2017) -- The adage “It’s better to give than to receive” embodies the spirit of Charlestown where one third of Charlestown residents volunteer with dozens of different organizations, including homeless shelters, libraries, elementary schools, and churches.

One such volunteer, John Lorenz, began helping out at Charlestown just months after he and his wife Charlene moved from Upperco two years ago.

“I’ve always been a volunteer in some...

Charlestown Invasive Plants Crew Gets the Job Done

May 24, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 24, 2017) – Members of Patapsco Heritage Greenway this week partnered with nine residents of the Charlestown Invasive Plants Crew to remove invasive garlic mustard on the retirement community’s 110-acre campus. Under the leadership of Bert Clegern, they divided into three groups to cover different areas. A total of 15 volunteers remove d 20 bags of invasive garlic mustard plants, weighing about 400 pounds, in just about an hour and a half. Garlic mustard was first recorded in the United States in the late 1860’s and was brought by European settlers to...

First Graduating Class of “Charlestown Speaks!” Finds a Voice

May 17, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 16, 2017) -- The first class of eight Charlestown retirement community leaders today completed a new year-long training and public speaking program called “Charlestown Speaks!”

The program included monthly meetings where participants practiced public speaking skills in a variety of formats such as extemporaneous speeches, formal speeches and panel discussions.

Human Resources Manager Yvonne Rice and Community Financial Analyst Heather Reck designed and facilitated the meetings.


Charlestown Residents Help Their Student Employees Attend College

May 16, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 17, 2017) – Twenty three student employees were honored tonight by Charlestown Retirement Community residents who raised $174,600 for this year’s Scholarship Program to help them attend college.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the students employed in the Dining Services Department must work a minimum of 1,000 hours during the two years prior to receiving the scholarship, build positive relationships with residents and maintain a strong work record while employed at Charlestown. Each student will receive $1,000 a semester...

"Raise a Flag, Salute a Vet!" May 26-29 at 1,000-Flag Field of Honor Hosted by Charlestown

May 1, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD -- "Raise a Flag, Salute a Vet!" May 26-29 at the 1,000-flag Field of Honor presented by Hubbard Funeral Home and hosted by Charlestown retirement community.


Charlestown's Travis Shaw Publishes Second Poetry Book

Apr 26, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Charlestown retirement community Dining Services Supervisor Travis Shaw's second poetry book, "Triumph Over Pain," will be published in May by Unlock Publishing House of Capital Hill, MD.

The 260 YouTube videos of his poetry readings have 15,550 views to-date. He shares his following poem during April National Poetry Month:

“Erickson Way” Respect is caring that’s what they say but what happens when you’re having a bad day and you don’t feel like being the Erickson Way, As you walk down...