Charlestown resident Dayle Dawes shared her collection of dollhouse miniatures at the community’s Collector’s Showcase.

Although Emma Schramm no longer spends her days picking strawberries on her family farm, she does keep a collection of more than 750 picker’s checks— small metal tokens farm workers used to note the number of crops they picked, which were exchanged for payment—as mementos of life on the farm.

(From left) Charlestown neighbors Ann MacKay, Hope Tillman, and Sara Nixon recently redesigned the residents' internal informational website to be more senior friendly.

With more than 2,000 people; 300 clubs, classes, and activities; and 110 acres of amenities, there’s always something happening at Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.

Instructor leading aerobics workout
Bodil Tice unpacks her pewter vase in her new Charlestown apartment home as Let’s Move’s Wanda Boucher watches.

When Bodil Tice and her husband John moved to Charlestown in July 2017 they had one issue to deal with: the delicate move of Bodil’s cherished collection of pewter Norwegian-themed Christmas plates from their former home in Severna Park, Md.

Special events like this one on downsizing, featuring Charlestown’s Personal Moving Consultant Vera Ballard and moving specialists Let’s Move, are just one of the benefits of joining the priority list.

In his 1962 State of the Union address, President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” It was a simple yet profound statement about the value of preparing ahead. 

No detail is too small when it comes to customizing your personal space.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of 11.7 times during their lifetime. Each move represents a new opportunity to create a living space that reflects an individual’s unique tastes. 

Charlestown's all-season indoor swimming pool is just one of the community's on-site opportunities to exercise all year round. Snowing outside? Enjoy the view as you swim laps or participate in a water aerobics class.

Does your social life suffer through the winter? Has your waistline increased as the temperatures have gone down? Is your sunny disposition clouded from the lack of daylight? 

Fitness Specialist Sylvia Moore (front, left) and Wellness Manager Teresa Reymann-Curran lead a yoga class at Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Maryland.

The greatest athletes from around the world will compete next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Experts in 15 different sports ranging from alpine skiing and ice hockey to figure skating will vie to bring home the gold. 

Shoppers browse items for sale displayed on table tops at the Charlestown Treasure Sale.

Everyone likes a good deal, and Emily Fowler is no exception. When she’s on the hunt for a bargain, Fowler heads over to the Treasure Sale, an on-site flea market run by the residents of Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md.