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1,000-Flag Memorial Day Weekend Field of Honor to be Held at Charlestown

May 2, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- A Charlestown Field of Honor Memorial Day weekend display of 1,000 full-size American flags will honor military veterans. Hubbard Funeral Home is presenting the Charlestown Field of Honor. This event benefits Charlestown’s Benevolent Care Fund and Warfighter Sports, a nonprofit that provides adaptive sports to severely wounded veterans free of cost.

This display of 1,000 American flags pays tribute to the hundreds of thousands of past and present American veterans who have served their country and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Each flag is purchased by individuals and organizations to honor a military...

Gardening is a Passion for Charlestown Residents

May 2, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 2, 2016) -- -- Before Rose Wolford ever moved her first piece of furniture into her new apartment home at Charlestown retirement community she was getting her hands dirty in her new garden.

“I actually obtained my garden before I moved in,” says Rose. “I brought over a few plants from my house, including some annuals and two low-growing woody plants.”

Raised in Pennsylvania, Rose discovered she had...

Charlestown's Connections to Catholicism Run Deep

Apr 19, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (April 19, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community’s deep connections to Catholicism, which bring together the past and present, provide a solid foundation for the company’s daily mission to create a community that celebrates life.

Charlestown was founded with the conversion of the St. Charles Seminary. The Archdiocese of Baltimore was looking for a mission-aligned reuse of the beautiful and historic seminary property and to reinvigorate the local parish.

The Archdiocese connected with John Erickson, a former seminary student at Catholic University, who developed a vision to create a new type of service enriched senior housing to...

April 21 Topping Off Party to be Held for New Continuing Care Neighborhood at Charlestown

Apr 19, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD -- On Thursday, April 21 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) there will be a Topping Off Party for Caton Woods, the new $30 million continuing care neighborhood at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD. In building construction, topping off is traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction.

A total of about 150 construction workers will enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as pre-packages desserts, during the Topping Off Party....

Dining Services Supervisor Shares His Poetry With Charlestown Residents

Apr 14, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (April 14, 2016) -- Dining Services Supervisor and published poet Travis Shaw shares his inspirational poetry each month with residents of Charlestown retirement community. They are his muse, he said.

Shaw, who has been writing poetry for the past five years, has more than 200 poems on YouTube and his book "All Things are Possible with Him" has been published by Unlock Publishing House.

“The residents of Charlestown have...

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.


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.


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...