Special events like this one on downsizing, featuring Charlestown’s Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard and moving specialists Let’s Move, are just one of the benefits of joining the priority list.

In his 1962 State of the Union address, President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” It was a simple yet profound statement about the value of preparing ahead. 

No detail is too small when it comes to customizing your personal space.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of 11.7 times during their lifetime. Each move represents a new opportunity to create a living space that reflects an individual’s unique tastes. 

Charlestown's all-season indoor swimming pool is just one of the community's on-site opportunities to exercise all year round. Snowing outside? Enjoy the view as you swim laps or participate in a water aerobics class.

Does your social life suffer through the winter? Has your waistline increased as the temperatures have gone down? Is your sunny disposition clouded from the lack of daylight? 

Fitness Specialist Sylvia Moore (front, left) and Wellness Manager Teresa Reymann-Curran lead a yoga class at Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Maryland.

The greatest athletes from around the world will compete next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Experts in 15 different sports ranging from alpine skiing and ice hockey to figure skating will vie to bring home the gold. 

Shoppers browse items for sale displayed on table tops at the Charlestown Treasure Sale.

Everyone likes a good deal, and Emily Fowler is no exception. When she’s on the hunt for a bargain, Fowler heads over to the Treasure Sale, an on-site flea market run by the residents of Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md. 

Joni Guhne works on her watercolor portrait of a birdwatcher she met in Cape May, N.J.

When Jody Primoff moved to Charlestown five years ago, she hoped to connect with others who shared her love of art and passion for painting. It turns out she didn’t have to look far.

Vera Ballard

Over the last four decades, the average size of a new home in the U.S. increased by more than 1,000 square feet from an average size of 1,660 square feet in 1973 to 2,687 square feet in 2015. 

Pat and Bill Bettridge, as well as many of their neighbors, are involved in the Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Institute at Charlestown.

This fall, more than 20 million college students across the country will head back to class.

Sales Counselors Molly Fricker and Jim Hawes work closely together to introduce people and their families to Charlestown.

Whether you just recently discovered Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., or your bags are packed and you’re ready to move tomorrow, Sales Counselors Molly Fricker and Jim Hawes have you covered.