Matt Dougherty took on the role of sales manager at Charlestown this spring. Dougherty shown here with his wife Shelly and three children: Taylor, Ryan, and Drew.

Known for his malapropisms, New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like déjà vu all over again.” That’s one way to describe Matthew Dougherty’s experience as the new sales manager at Charlestown

Whether an intimate family gathering in your apartment or a large party in one of the on-site private dining venues, Oak Crest's Catering Department has many options when it comes to entertaining friends and family. 

This December, Joann Malpass is hosting a Christmas dinner for two dozen family members. The menu has been carefully planned; her home is beautifully decorated, and Joann hasn’t lifted a finger.

After attending a home expo, Jim and Joanna Mallon decided to sell their house in Anne Arundel County, Md., and move to Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville.

Joanna and Jim Mallon know a good thing when they see one. Just five months after attending a home expo at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., they sold their house in Gambrills and started enjoying the worry-free lifestyle they had been searching for. 

When she's not helping people find their dream home, Charlestown Sales Associate Patti Goldberg (center) loves spending time with her grandkids and cousins.

You’ve heard the saying, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s a philosophy Charlestown Sales Associate Patti Goldberg subscribes to wholeheartedly as she helps free people from the burdens of home ownership and enjoy an active, worry-free lifestyle.

Arthur Jones turned to his Charlestown neighbors for help with his latest book: The Jesus Spy. (L to R) Carol Davisson, Arthur Jones, Bill Bettridge, and Pat Bettridge.

Aside from a maintenance-free home and a wealth of on-site amenities and activities, one of the great things about living at Charlestown is the number of diverse and talented people who call it home. 

Bob Pelott shares his apartment at Charlestown with his best friend, Wills, a West Highland white terrier.

October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to encourage pet lovers to “adopt, don’t shop” when searching for their next best friend. 

The Charlestown Sluggers are all smiles after their win against the Riderwood Rockets at the 15th Annual Inter-Community Softball Tournament.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn once said, “Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” 

It’s good advice and a philosophy that the Charlestown Sluggers, a competitive softball team composed of men and women who live at Charlestown, abide by. 

‘I’d rather be playing ball’

Susan Kowalewski is shown here holding a glue gun in her second bedroom at Charlestown, which she uses as a craft and quilting room.

For Susan Kowalewski, home has always been wherever she lays her hat. With more than a few moves under her belt, thanks to her husband’s military career, Susan is accustomed to frequent change.

The members of the Charlestown Cornhole league pose with their trophy and the cornhole boards designed by team member and resident Mary Wright.

Once reserved for tailgating and backyard barbeques, cornhole (or depending upon where you’re from—bean bag toss, bags, or corn toss) is quickly catching on as one of America’s favorite pastimes.