(From left) Clayton Williams, farm manager, and Charlestown’s Bert Clegern, a biologist, celebrate the partnership between Sandtown and Charlestown.

Charlestown Dining Ambassador volunteers welcome new residents each month.

Barbara and David Weaver felt welcomed from the moment they first set foot in their new apartment at Charlestown last October. But it was dinner with their new neighbors a few weeks later that made them feel right at home. 

People who live at Charlestown are able to balance their budgets with confidence while at the same time enjoying access to numerous activities and amenities in a wide range of venues on campus.

What if you knew, with absolute certainty, how much you would spend on monthly expenses, regardless of unforeseen circumstances? What if you knew exactly how much you would get for your home when the time came to sell?

Artist Point at the lower falls in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Betty Caldwell.

Betty Caldwell never has a shortage of things to photograph. Just outside her front door, she has access to 110 acres, including a half-mile-long wooded nature trail with nearly seventy different species of wildflowers and thirty species of trees. A three-acre, eight-foot-deep lake attracts all kinds of wildlife.

Jack Jackson, who lives at Charlestown, teaches ballroom dancing at the Catonsville community.

This month, more than half of Americans will celebrate Valentine’s Day by buying more than 58 million pounds of chocolate, exchanging 180 million greeting cards, and shelling out an average of $146.84 on their sweetheart. 

Charlestown Sales Counselor Molly Fricker loves helping people learn about the Erickson Living lifestyle. Fricker, a newlywed, is shown here with husband Mike.

Some people might see going from a career in social work to a career in sales as a bit of a leap, but not Molly Fricker. She’s passionate about helping people improve their lives.

Cindy and Rick Jones recently sold their Randallstown home, which they purchased from Harper Griswold (pictured far right) two decades ago. Over the years, the three stayed in touch and are now neighbors at Charlestown.

When Cindy and Rick Jones were planning their move to Charlestown, the Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., last summer, their biggest challenge wasn’t what color to paint the walls of their new apartment or how they would arrange their furniture. 

Eugenia High is part of the Charlestown pottery group that makes handmade plates, ornaments, jewelry, and other objects in the community’s on-site arts studio.

From knitting and jewelry making to hand-designed greeting cards, a do-it-yourself fever is making its way across the country.

Matt Stinchcomb, executive director of Etsy, an interactive on-line craft marketplace, believes the rise in crafts can be partly attributed to employment defined by sensory deprivation. 

After ten years of city living, Beverly Hall (right) and Janet Allan moved from Canton in Baltimore, Md., to Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, in search of a worry-free lifestyle.

Beverly Hall and Janet Allan loved living within walking distance of the many attractions and restaurants that make Canton one of Baltimore, Md.’s, most dynamic neighborhoods. For ten years, they enjoyed the convenience of city life.