Forest and Dayle Dawes’ six-year-old granddaughter Maddie fishing in the community’s Lake Charles.

Forest and Dayle Dawes’s six-year-old granddaughter Maddie had a bedroom of her own at their house in Arnold, Md. So when they decided to move to Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in nearby Catonsville, having a kid-friendly space for their granddaughter was paramount.

Connie Andrews stands next to her custom shelving used to display collectibles.

Last fall Connie Andrews decided to sell her Canton, Md., row home in search of a more carefree lifestyle. After exploring her options, she was sure Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., was the perfect fit.

Evelyn Chesnutt leads The Harmonizers, a 45-member mixed chorus at Charlestown, at a 2015 Field of Honor event held at the Catonsville community.

The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, once said, “The only thing better than singing is more singing,” a notion Evelyn Chesnutt agrees with wholeheartedly.  

If you are thinking about selling your house but worried you missed the peak selling season, don’t worry. There’s still time to take advantage of this summer’s hot seller’s market. 

A shrinking inventory and low interest rates have helped keep the housing market going. 

Julian Bauer just completed and published his fifth book, a historical novel titled The Hidden Saint: The Sixteenth Century Church in Crisis.

Some people find their calling at an early age. Others, like Charlestown’s Julian Bauer, discover hidden talents later in life. At 75, Julian wrote his first novel, The Scholar’s Challenge.

Former high school teacher John Lorenz volunteers daily at the community’s continuing care health services neighborhood. He also helps with Charlestown’s TV station, Treasure Sale, Little Theater, and Joyful Sounds chorale.

The adage “It’s better to give than to receive” embodies the spirit of Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md. Currently, one third of Charlestown residents volunteer with dozens of different organizations, including homeless shelters, libraries, elementary schools, and churches.

Residents playing a game on the bocce court at Charlestown.

Forget the U.S. Open. The most staunch competitors in the world of sports can be found on the bocce courts at Charlestown, an Erickson Living community located in Catonsville, Md.  

Two women smiling and chatting at a salad bar in one of the Charlestown restaurants.

If you love good food, great company, and are curious if a retirement community is right for you, an informative complimentary breakfast buffet at Charlestown is an easy, pressure-free way to explore your options and satisfy your appetite. 

Forest and Dayle Dawes moved to Charlestown from Arnold, Md., one year ago.

Dayle and Forest Dawes agreed that in 2017 they would move from their Arnold home of 35 years to Charlestown, an Erickson Living community located about 40 minutes northwest in Catonsville.