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Charlestown Welcomes 41 Scholar Candidates

Apr 1, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (April 1, 2016) -- Forty-one Scholar Candidates have been accepted into the Charlestown retirement community’s Scholarship Program for 2016, which is an increase of 28 students from last year.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the students (seen in attached photo) employed in the Dining Services Department must work a minimum of 1,000 hours between their junior and senior years of high school, build positive relationships with residents and maintain a strong work record while employed at Charlestown.

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Charlestown Celebrates Women's History Month

Mar 29, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 28, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community resident/moderator Phyl Lansing introduced Board of Directors Joanne Pollak, Esq., and Laura Ostroff during this afternoon's "Women at Work Today" celebration of Women's History Month.

Pollak, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief of Staff for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ostroff, Vice President of Benefits and HRIS for Bon Secours Health System, talked about their respective professional paths with scores of residents and staff in the auditorium.

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Chess Games at Charlestown Prepare Students for National Tournament

Mar 28, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- Monday, March 28, chess competition between 32 Cross Country Elementary/Middle School students, ages 7 -16, and members of Charlestown retirement community's Chess Club will help the students prepare for their April participation in U.S. National Chess Tournament in Indianapolis, IN.

The students’ interests and levels of chess expertise vary. They have traveled as far West as California, where they placed 'second' in the National Chess Tournament. In addition, they have traveled to Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio....

Charlestown's John Fahey (USN Commander, Retired) Worked with Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy on Foreign Policy Matters

Mar 23, 2016

CATONSVIL L E, MD (March 23, 2016) – This year’s Presidential election has special interest to Charlestown retirement community resident and 93-year-old ‘birthday boy’ John Fahey (U.S. Navy Commander, retired), who assisted President Dwight David Eisenhower during the 1959 visit of Soviet Union Premier Nikita Krushchev to the United States and who was commended by President John Kennedy for uncovering valuable information about West Berlin access not known by the President

Fahey will celebrate his birthday April 23 with his wife Barbara and...

James Mauser is Appointed to Charlestown Board of Directors

Mar 22, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 16, 2016) -- James Mauser, a Senior Vice President in RCM&D’s healthcare practice group, has been appointed to the independent Board of Directors that governs Charlestown retirement community on behalf of the best interests of residents.

Since joining RCM&D in 1999, Mauser has worked with a variety of healthcare organizations including senior living communities, hospitals and physician groups. In his role, he manages the development of property and casualty, risk management and employee benefit solutions for the healthcare...

Easter Season is a Fun-Filled Family Affair at Charlestown

Mar 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 19, 2016) -- About 100 children of all ages today celebrated the Easter season at Charlestown retirement community by dyeing Easter eggs and playing a variety of games.

One of the more popular games was a canopy-style jumping contest -- accompanied by sing-along holiday-themed folk music -- that seemed to mesmerize the community’s meeting hall.

The day was a fun-filled family affair as residents and their children, their grandchildren, and even their great great grandchildren participated with employees and their families in the festivities, which included an Easter Egg Hunt.

Everyone enjoyed meeting the...

More Than 200 People Attend Charlestown's Spring Home Expo

Mar 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 18, 2016) -- A total of 222 people today attended Charlestown's Spring Home Expo to learn more about the retirement community. They toured apartment homes and enjoyed a gourmet cuisine lunch.

They also spoke with representatives from the more than 200 resident-run clubs and special interest groups. Some even played chess and miniature golf.

Nineteen guests joined the Priority List, indicating their...

Charlestown Residents Help Sandtown Rebuild

Mar 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 21, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community residents are now involved in volunteer projects to help the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore City rebuild. The resident-run Baltimore Unrest Work Group is focusing its efforts on the following categories:

Advocacy and Housing

Two Communities Coming...

Charlestown Residents Volunteer to Help Sandtown Rebuild

Mar 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 21, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community residents are now involved in volunteer projects to help the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore City rebuild. The resident-run Baltimore Unrest Work Group is focusing its efforts on the following categories:

Advocacy and Housing

Two Communities Coming...

Neal Gantert is Named Charlestown's Leader of the Year for 2015

Mar 8, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 8, 2016) – Neal Gantert has been named Charlestown retirement community’s Leader of the Year for 2015. He was honored last month during Erickson Living’s Annual Meeting in Baltimore City for his ability to motivate and inspire colleagues to go above and beyond the call of duty, inspire a high level of commitment from others and lead them successfully through change.

As Finance Director at Charlestown, Gantert engages with all of Charlestown’s leadership team to ensure that everyone understands and...