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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...

Charlestown's Phyllis Yingling's Oil Paintings Take People on Visual Vacations

Mar 7, 2016

CATONSVILE, MD (March 7, 2016) – Phyllis Yingling’s “Castle Rhine” (oil/canvas) seen is one of 13 pieces of her art exhibited during March in the Charlestown Art Gallery. She takes people on visual vacations, with many of her intricately-detailed oil paintings depicting landscapes and seascapes done from photographs taken while she traveled.

Yingling began painting in oils while attending Shepherd College. She continued taking classes with a local artist, but it was not until 1992 that she began seriously studying art. She also...

Winter Putterland Raises $7,545 for Charlestown's Benevolent Care

Mar 7, 2016

CATONSVILLE MD (March 7, 2016) – Nearly 300 Charlestown retirement community residents, staff and their families competed the last week of February in Winter Putterland indoor miniature golf events that raised $7,545 for the community’s Benevolent Care Fund.

They played on a full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown’s woodshop. The entire course was outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course.

Many...

Charlestown Residents Take the Stage

Feb 23, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (February 23, 2016) -- Chris Buppert’s outlook on life has always been simple: be positive and find the humor in everything. So when he decided to participate in a recent variety show at Charlestown, there was no question his aim would be to make people laugh.

“I kid around with everyone I meet,” says Chris, a computer programmer who retired from the Social Security Administration. “I have only done stand-up comedy informally at my church, but I have been performing with...

Winter Putter Land Raises Money for Charlestown Benevolent Care

Feb 22, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (February 22, 2016) -- A Thursday, February 25 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Winter Putter Land indoor miniature golf tournament will be held in the Charlestown Conference Center in which men and women who belong to Southwest Baltimore County Senior Centers in Catonsville, MD, will compete to raise money for Charlestown's Benevolent Care Fund.

Nearly 100 people from Catonsville, Woodlawn, Arbutus, and Lansdowne Senior Centers will play on a full 18-hole course designed built by members of Charlestown’s woodshop. The entire...