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Charlestown Residents' Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Help the Homeless

May 23, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (May 21, 2016) -- Charlestown retirement community residents make nearly 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each Wednesday and donate them to Helping Up Mission, a faith-based homeless shelter in Baltimore City for men with alcohol and drug addiction.

An average of 20 residents come to the Renaissance Gardens Activity Room to spend mornings making the sandwiches.

"Our residents enjoy the time they have together to help people in...

Charlestown's Dean Crawford and His Band are Named MMA's 2016 "Best Country Artist"

May 17, 2016

REISTERSTOWN, MD (May 17, 2016) -- Charlestown employee Dean Crawford and his band were nominated in three different categories at the 2016 Maryland Music Awards and walked away with the Award for “Best Country Artist.”

Crawford and The Dunns River Band has been a standard bearer for country music in Maryland and surrounding states for quite some time. This award is further validation that the band remains just as strong and relevant today as it has been over the years that have gone...

"You Can Wave it Bye-Bye!"

May 11, 2016

Catonsville, MD (May 10, 2016) – Charlestown retirement community’s Sluggers softball team today took to the field for the start of a new season.

This year’s team, which is coached by Bert Clegern, is said to be built on home run power, pitching and defense.

All games are played on a baseball field beneath a hill overlooked by historic Our Lady of the Angels Chapel. This field is hitter-friendly, according to...

The "Donald" Has Edge Over "Hillary" in Charlestown Name Recognition Survey

May 4, 2016

CATONSVILE, MD (May 4, 2016) – Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump – based solely on first name recognition – has an edge over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in this year’s Presidential campaign, according to findings of a survey released today by Charlestown retirement community.

The survey is a data base search of first names of 1,197 full and part-time employees and 2,064 residents. It indicates 45 people are named Donald, with none named Hillary.


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.