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The most informative meal you’ll ever eat

New Charlestown breakfast series focuses on health, finances, fun

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May 25th, 2017
Two women smiling and chatting at a salad bar in one of the Charlestown restaurants.

During many events at Charlestown, you can enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a chef.

If you love good food, great company, and are curious if a retirement community is right for you, an informative complimentary breakfast buffet at Charlestown is an easy, pressure-free way to explore your options and satisfy your appetite. 

Throughout the year, the Charlestown sales team plans events for prospective residents and priority list members, including breakfasts, luncheons, open houses, seminars, and a variety of social events.

“Our events are a great starting point for someone who is just beginning to look into Charlestown,” says Meagan Deal, sales associate at the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community. “We start with the basics. You get a tour of the clubhouse and a small sampling of apartments. You also get to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chefs. And you’ll have an opportunity to speak with our resident ambassadors about what it’s like to live at Charlestown.”

Deal and her fellow Charlestown sales associates are on hand at every event to answer questions and provide the resources necessary for visitors to make informed decisions.

“There is never any pressure,” says Deal. “We want to make sure Charlestown is the right choice for our prospective residents as much as they do.” 

Information you won’t want to miss

In April, Charlestown started a four-part series that focuses on a different topic each month.

“In 2016, we hosted a series focused on the moving process, and it was a great success,” says Deal. “This year, we wanted to focus on the community itself. Unlike our regular series, which touches on a variety of different topics, each of these special events concentrates on just one topic, allowing us to go more in depth. These are great fact-finding events for our priority list members or for someone who has been to the community a few different times for either an appointment or other events.” 

April’s breakfast event focused on the wellness aspects of Charlestown, followed by a financial-themed event in May. Charlestown’s priority list was a topic of conversation at the May event. 

“The priority list is the first step in the moving process and secures a position on our list for an apartment home,” says Deal. “We notify you when your desired apartment styles become available, and you have the opportunity to reserve that apartment or pass based on your joining date. We encourage people considering a move to join the priority list, which requires a simple application; a refundable deposit of $1,000; and a onetime, nonrefundable processing fee of $150 per person.”

Get a move on

One of the biggest advantages to joining Charlestown’s priority list is access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services, the topic of this month’s event. 

Erickson Realty and Moving Services gives priority list members complimentary access to planning services, including ideas for staging your house for sale, downsizing, as well as referrals for real estate professionals and movers.

Presented by Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard, the June 16 event examines all of the benefits associated with the program. Industry experts Wanda Boucher, an account executive from Let’s Move, a local move management company, and Jenn Klarman, a Long and Foster real estate agent, will also be on hand to answer questions about selling and moving. 

“It’s important for people to understand the processes and work that go into selling a house and moving,” says Ballard. “It’s especially important for the clients we work with who have lived in their houses for many years to be armed with the most up-to-date selling tools and practices. Seminars like these allow them to speak directly with people in the real estate field and to have their specific questions answered by an expert so they can make educated decisions.”  

The fourth and final event in the series—How to Live Vibrantly—will take place on July 14 and feature a panel of experts from Charlestown’s fitness center, resident life, dining, general services, and special trips departments.

 Deal urges anyone interested in attending the June or July event to call the Charlestown sales office at 1-800-481-0935 to make a reservation.

“Most of our events to date have been completely booked,” says Deal. “I’m confident this series will be no exception. If you are interested in attending, it’s imperative you give us a call today to reserve your seat.”