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.

Kay and Jon Buck’s fifth floor apartment home has beautiful views of the downtown Baltimore skyline, an open-concept kitchen, and many upgrades including a custom-built entertainment system, wood floors, and French doors.

Before Jon Buck turns in for the night, he gazes out his bedroom window at the city lights twinkling off in the distance. He has a clear view of the Baltimore skyline from his fifth-floor apartment at Charlestown, Erickson Living’s flagship community in Catonsville, Md.  

Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard has helped hundreds of seniors with their move to the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

If you’re looking for the right time to sell your home, this summer might be your best bet. A shrinking inventory and historically low interest rates have made for a strong seller’s market.

Charlestown's Terrace Cafe is just one of several on-site dining venues at the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Aida Blanco has been in or around the food service industry her entire life. Her father was a chef, her grandfather a restauranteur, and now she serves as director of dining services at Charlestown, where she leads a team of 425 who serve over 2,000 residents across seven restaurants.

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel on Charlestown's campus is a gathering place for faith-based services and special concerts throughout the year.

They say time flies when you’re having fun, which explains why the last 35 years have gone by in a flash for people who live at Charlestown

Terry Graham developed a love for Africa after serving in Ethiopia in the Peace Corps. She cofounded The Global Transformation Network with her friend and Charlestown neighbor Diana Mood.

While their retired neighbors at Charlestown are drinking their morning coffee and working out in the fitness center, Diana Mood and Terry Graham are preparing for a trip to northeastern Ethiopia. There they will train the staff of a new 150-student school in a remote region on how to educate and care for people with disabilities.

Seniors enjoying a bus ride.

New to Catonsville and looking for a good place to get a bite to eat? Wondering where to find the public library? Or maybe you’re searching for the nearest Walmart? Have no fear, Charlestown’s Around Town Tour has got you covered.

A covered bridge leads walkers over Herbert Run along the half-mile-long nature trail at Charlestown.

Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., is well known for its unique under-one-roof design that connects every amenity on campus and allows residents to enjoy an active lifestyle year-round. But there’s another, often overlooked side to Charlestown that is equally as impressive: the outside.