Across the enterprise, new protocols are in place to keep everyone safe, including additional cleaning and sanitizing of common areas. Here, a woman wearing eye glasses and a blue surgical mask, wipes down the railing on a staircase with disinfectant.

Do you worry about riding out another pandemic, hurricane, or snowstorm alone in your home? Do you feel safe coming home to an empty house after dark? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and couldn’t get to the phone?   

A closet that is packed full of boxes, bags, wrapping supplies, winter clothes, coats, and so much more. This closet seriously needs to be downsized.

Now is the time to downsize

There's no doubt about it—making the decision to downsize for your retirement is a big step. If you’ve lived in your house for many years, you may feel reluctant to leave it, and moreover, may be worrying about how to downsize your home.

This layout features Charlestown's Brighton floor plan.

For the last thirteen years, Sharon Matthiesen enjoyed the warm weather and sandy beaches of Florida’s Gulf coast. But when she and her late husband decided they wanted to be closer to family, they returned to their roots in Maryland in search of their next home.

An exterior shot of the community, the front entrance of one of the residence buildings surrounded by flowers in bloom for spring

Charlestown residents do their part to flatten the COVID-19 curve

Betty Caldwell can usually be found exploring Charlestown’s 110-acre campus in search of wildlife to photograph.

Lake Charles, Charlestown’s three-acre lake is stocked with fish and attracts many different kinds of wildlife.

If there is any truth to the adage, "Nature itself is the best physician," (and research shows there is) then residents of Charlestown, a community located on 110 park-like acres in Catonsville, Md., have reason to rejoice. 

Betty Jackson, who lives at Charlestown, published a booklet about the many different random acts of kindness that occur at the Catonsville community every day. She's seen here holding the booklet in front of a fireplace at Charlestown.

Technically, Random Acts of Kindness Awareness Day was February 17, but for residents who live at Charlestown, a community located in Catonsville, Md., kindness is in season every day of the year. 

Vera Ballard is the personal moving consultant for Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a free service offered exclusively to Charlestown priority list members designed to help them sell their homes.

It’s spring! The flowers are blooming! The birds are singing! The basement is waiting? Yes, that’s right! The basement you have been avoiding for the last decade, stuffed with things from the last thirty years is calling your name. More and more Baby Boomers are tackling the job of downsizing their living spaces.

Mary McHale moved into her one-bedroom Brighton apartment home at Charlestown in 2019 in search of a maintenance-free lifestyle. She's seen here, wearing a pink sweater, standing in front of a refrigerator covered with magnets.

Has the house you once adored become more of a headache? Have you grown tired of cleaning and heating an oversized house when you’re only using two or three rooms? Are you living alone and having a hard time meeting people who share your same hobbies and interests?

Sales Event Coordinator Brian Turnof is just one of the experts you’ll have an opportunity to meet when you attend an informative luncheon at Charlestown.

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