Charlestown celebrates the reopening of one of its signature dining venues, the Shortline Café.

Good food and great variety go hand in hand at Charlestown, Erickson Living’s flagship community in Catonsville, Md. Seven on-site restaurants serve up outstanding cuisine with daily menus and specials ranging from much-loved comfort foods like meatloaf and pot roast to international fare. 

Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard (3rd from left) with her husband Scott (left), daughter Julia and son Seth.

Whether you’ve lived a nomadic life or have been settled in the same house for 30 years, the moving process is ever changing. Having a seasoned professional to guide you through the twists and turns can mean the difference between a stressful and a stress-free move.

Dawn Strumsky hosts Through the Keyhole, a popular program on Charlestown’s in-house television station.

If you are among the 2.1 million people who tune into HGTV for shows like House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper, there’s another popular television program that’s right up your alley. 

Peggy Reiber has called Charlestown home since 2009, but she recently decided to downsize from her two-bedroom apartment home to a one-bedroom. "Once I saw the apartment and how much I could save, it wasn't a difficult decision at all," she says.

Peggy Reiber wasn’t sure what to expect when she contacted the Charlestown sales office out of the blue about downsizing from her two-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom floor plan. She and her late husband Curtis had moved to the Catonsville, Md., community from Bowie in 2009.

Nancy Scoville (left) moved to Charlestown in 2018. Pictured with her is goddaughter Amy Bishop, who works at Charlestown and helped inspire Nancy to move to the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community.

Amy Bishop, a human resources senior recruiter at Charlestown, prides herself on knowing the residents who live there by name—a challenge in a community that more than 2,000 people call home.

Myla Carpenter, M.D., is the medical director at Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

The old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is good advice. But you don’t have to rely on apples alone to stay healthy when you have a physician-staffed medical center just steps from your front door. 

Cannoli from the most recent holiday gathering at Charlestown.

When it comes to the holidays, there are two types of people—the type who travel about visiting friends and family, and the type who prefer to stay home entertaining their guests. No matter which one you are, Charlestown is the perfect place to be.

Erickson Living's recommended real estate agents can help you sell your home and move to a community before the winter weather makes you house look like this! (pictured is a house covered in snow and ice)

Any real estate agent will tell you the best season to sell your house is in the spring. And the second-best season? Summer. So how does winter fare when it comes to selling your house, especially in a real estate market where interest rates are on the rise?

Charlestown Sales Counselor Molly Fricker

Have you been thinking about exploring retirement living options, but you’re unsure where to start? Many local retirees say that one of the easiest ways to learn more about Charlestown is to join the priority list.