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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.


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...

Charlestown Holds Record-Setting Home Expo

Sep 12, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- A record 274 guests September 9 attended Charlestown 's Home Expo, with 17 of them showing commitment to move into the retirement community by joining the Priority List.

Ten guests scheduled follow-up appointments and one apartment home was reserved.

Charlestown today has just nine available apartment homes.

The Home Expo featured tours of apartment homes, demos by resident-run...

Blessing of Pets to be Held October 4 at Charlestown

Sep 12, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 10, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community residents will gather in front of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on Tuesday, October 4, at Noon, for a Blessing of the Pets and Dedication of a new St. Francis of Assisi statue honoring this patron saint of animals. Father Leo Larrivee will officiate.

There are more than 150 pets who live with their owners at Charlestown. There are dogs and cats, birds and fish, and even a bunny. The residents...

"Hidden" Catonsville, MD, History is Discovered by Charlestown Residents

Sep 6, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (September 2, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community residents Bert Clegern and John Strumsky today stumbled upon a hidden part of Catonsville history when they surveyed an old stone bridge not previously known to exist.

The bridge is above east branch of Herberts Run that led from Wilkens Avenue to Beverly Mansion on the former George S. Watts Estate, which is now part of Charlestown's 110-acre campus at 715 Maiden Choice Lane.


"Lights. Cameras. Action. Charlestown is On-the-Air!"

Aug 29, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 29, 2016) – Twenty retirees volunteer to work video cameras and host talk shows at Charlestown retirement community, where state-of-the-art closed circuit Channel 972 is on-the-air 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

They collaborate with a three-person studio staff on a wide spectrum of ‘live’ and taped human interest, informative and educational programming. And they are having the time of their lives.

They participate in newscasts, help out with the setup of lights/microphones, and they do some video editing. They also record voice-overs.

Programming includes shows about history, weekend whacky weather forecasts,...

St. Agnes Hospital Honors Charlestown's EMS Staff

Aug 25, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 23, 2016) – The St. Agnes Hospital Emergency Department and Cardiac Care Team this week honored Charlestown retirement community emergency medical technicians Eric Ernst and Craig Nelson for providing excellent care to ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction patients and meeting the national standard of door-to-balloon time in less than 90 minutes.

The award specifically recognizes the quick response work of Ernst and Nelson on a May 11 th chest pain call. They rapidly assessed and made the differential diagnosis. The patient was,...

Charlestown's Ann MacKay is on a Social Media Mission to Stop Ageism

Aug 15, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 15, 2016) – “I am so tired of being called sweetie or honey just because I have gray hair,” writes Charlestown retirement community resident Ann MacKay in her new blog entitled Stop Ageism Now. And she is determined to do whatever she can to to help destroy negative stereotypes of aging.

“Yes, I know ‘hon’ is a name of endearment here in Baltimore,” writes MacKay, a former geriatric nurse and association manager. “If you know me, most people will not describe me as sweet. Do you notice their voice takes on a different tone? I notice....

Charlestown Residents and Staff Make Olympic Memories

Aug 15, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (August 15 , 2016) – Nearly Charlestown retirement community residents and staff August 5 participated in the Memory Support team’s first Memory Support Olympic Triathlon held to improve individual strength, cardiovascular capacity, cognitive functioning and flexibility. This event celebrated the start of the Rio Summer Olympics Games.

A total of 24 teams (each comprised of two residents and one staff member) completed 2 laps in the pool, ½ mile on the NuStep and ½ mile on the Cycle Bike. Each person...