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.

[Top photo] Members of the Sassy Seniors (from left) Sherry Stewart, Norma Wolff perform "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Faye McNierney and Joan Jewens not pictured.

In the entertainment world, Norma Wolff is what you call a triple threat: she sings, she dances, and she directs. As the leader of the Sassy Seniors, a resident-led variety performance group at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., she calls home, Norma’s goal is simple: have fun and entertain.

Earlier this year, Charlestown resident John Strumsky released an expanded version of his book The History of Charlestown. John (right) presented founder John Erickson with the first copy of the book at the community’s 35th anniversary celebration.

John Strumsky has a passion for history. He loves learning about it. He loves writing about it. He even hosts a television show called Looking Back: Eyewitness to History, which airs on the in-house TV station at Charlestown, the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community he calls home. 

Ralph and Rose Ann Wade’s Brighton-style apartment home provides a private outdoor space for relaxing.

Rose Ann Wade has a long history with Charlestown. Her grandparents lived there, her mother as well, and now she and her husband Ralph call the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community home. 

Deborah Richards smiles in a string of pearls. This Carroll County woman found a home at Charlestown.

While researching her retirement options, Deborah Richards visited plenty of retirement communities both in and out of the state of Maryland. But no matter where she went, Charlestown was the only one that felt like home. 

Author Denis Holden, who lives at Charlestown, seen here with his fifth and newest self-published book, Dirty  Rotten Boomers.

When author Denis Holden moved to Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., eight years ago, he discovered more than just a vibrant new lifestyle. He also found the inspiration he needed for his newest book, Dirty Rotten Boomers

Charlestown’s Mission Moments program recognizes those who exemplify the Erickson Way values. (From left) Nina Griffith (honoree), Pat Kasuda (chair), Nancy Wehr (honoree), Sherry Stewart (honoree), and Charlestown Executive Director Clara Parker. Honoree

“Nina Griffith is the neighbor everyone wishes they had.” That’s what Carol Jones wrote when she nominated Nina for the new Mission Moments program at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community where they both live.