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. 

Charlestown celebrates the reopening of one of its signature dining venues, the Shortline Café.

Good food and great variety go hand in hand at Charlestown, Erickson Living’s flagship community in Catonsville, Md. Seven on-site restaurants serve up outstanding cuisine with daily menus and specials ranging from much-loved comfort foods like meatloaf and pot roast to international fare. 

Charlestown Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard (3rd from left) with her husband Scott (left), daughter Julia and son Seth.

Whether you’ve lived a nomadic life or have been settled in the same house for 30 years, the moving process is ever changing. Having a seasoned professional to guide you through the twists and turns can mean the difference between a stressful and a stress-free move.

Dawn Strumsky hosts Through the Keyhole, a popular program on Charlestown’s in-house television station.

If you are among the 2.1 million people who tune into HGTV for shows like House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Fixer Upper, there’s another popular television program that’s right up your alley. 

Peggy Reiber has called Charlestown home since 2009, but she recently decided to downsize from her two-bedroom apartment home to a one-bedroom. "Once I saw the apartment and how much I could save, it wasn't a difficult decision at all," she says.

Peggy Reiber wasn’t sure what to expect when she contacted the Charlestown sales office out of the blue about downsizing from her two-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom floor plan. She and her late husband Curtis had moved to the Catonsville, Md., community from Bowie in 2009.

Nancy Scoville (left) moved to Charlestown in 2018. Pictured with her is goddaughter Amy Bishop, who works at Charlestown and helped inspire Nancy to move to the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community.

Amy Bishop, a human resources senior recruiter at Charlestown, prides herself on knowing the residents who live there by name—a challenge in a community that more than 2,000 people call home.