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. 

Ted Albert appreciates Charlestown's on-site fitness center and pool for keeping his fitness regimen on track.

Former Formula One race car driver Jenson Button once said, “Resting, for me, is fitness training.” It’s a thought that crossed 77-year-old racing fan Ted Albert’s mind when he entered his very first sprint triathlon this spring.    

“I was a Jenson Button fan, and he used to do triathlons to keep in shape,” says Ted. “So, it became an ambition of sorts for me.”

Three seniors socialize in a comfortable and brightly lit common room.

When it comes to your home and your lifestyle in retirement, you probably have a few items on your wish list.

After decades of mowing the lawn and shoveling the snow, maybe maintenance-free living is on the top of your list. Maybe financial security is your number-one priority, or perhaps you’re really looking forward to making new friends.

Chef Paul Brewer is the executive chef at Charlestown’s Short Line Café.

Like a true Marylander, Chef Paul Brewer got his first taste of the culinary industry as a teenager steaming crabs at a seafood restaurant. After college, he pursued a career in hospitality and honed his skills at restaurants throughout the region.

Lake Charles is a freshwater lake located at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Maryland is home to 50 rivers and creeks, as well as dozens of streams, lakes, and ponds. As long as the temperature is above 40 and the winds are below 10 mph, you’ll likely find Bill May on one of them, casting a line from his flatwater kayak.

Members of the The Charlestown Quilters who worked on the 70273 Project: (from left) Edna Nelson, Della LeConte, JoAnn Wer, Stephanie DeAbreu, and Jane Sinek. (Not pictured) Lucy McKean, Judy Miller, Norma Petersen, Barbara Riester, and Carolyn Stamps.

It was an overcast Friday in February, and inside the creative arts studio at Charlestown the sound of sewing machines whirred in unison. Members of the Charlestown Quilters had gathered to work on a project.

Charlestown operates on a fee-for-service basis, making it an affordable and secure choice among senior living communities.

Real estate’s prime selling season is upon us, and if 2019 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Screen shots of the My Erickson App

For the last five decades, when you wanted to send flowers or needed a plumber, you let your fingers do the walking and pulled out the Yellow Pages, the household name in telephone directories. But this January, the United Kingdom’s version of the Yellow Pages, Yell, printed their last paper directory and went completely digital. 

Roberta Poulton co-leads Charlestown’s Model Railroad Club. In 2018 the club welcomed a record number of visitors to their model train display.

For more than eight decades, the Short Line Railroad shuttled both people and freight between Catonsville, Md., and the mainline tracks of the Baltimore & Potomac (later Pennsylvania) Railroad.