Charlestown's bird-watching group, the Birdbrains, have observed Baltimore orioles' nests near Charlestown's lake.

According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR), the most comprehensive survey of wildlife recreation in the United States, there are 47 million bird-watchers (birders) nationwide. Rick Jones is one of them. 

Wayne and Linda Smith chronicled their move from Glen Burnie to Charlestown in a PowerPoint presentation on downsizing designed to help prospective residents.

We’ve all heard the expression, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The same can be said when it comes to downsizing. When trying to organize and declutter a house you’ve lived in for 30, 40, or even 50 years, the key is to start small. Experts will tell you, it’s a process that takes time and patience. 

Eileen Lewis moved from Severna Park to Charlestown in Catonsville in 2018 for a worry-free lifestyle.

When it comes to home design, there are two types of people: those who want a home that is turnkey and those who prefer to put their stamp on it. Eileen Lewis is the latter. 

A woman vacuums her floor, getting the space ready for visitors and prospective buyers.

The ball has dropped, the holiday decorations are put away, and although the weather outside is still freezing, if you’re thinking of moving to a continuing care retirement community, now is the time to begin preparing your house for the spring real estate market.  

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.