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.

Beverly Hall and Janet Allan moved from Canton, Md., to Charlestown retirement community for a maintenance-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. When they retired, Beverly and Janet were ready to move somewhere they could still pursue their passions that would also meet their needs in the future.

The nature trail is one of the many amenities that attracted Betty Caldwell to Charlestown.

Betty Caldwell loved everything about her Columbia, Md., home, except the stairs. Thirty years of climbing up and down three levels had taken its toll on her knees and got her thinking that maybe it was time for a change.

Participants in the Memory Support Olympic Triathlon.

Nearly 100 Charlestown residents and staff participated in the first Memory Support Olympic Triathlon held to improve individual strength, cardiovascular capacity, cognitive functioning, and flexibility. 

Charlestown residents Barbara Carlisle (left) and Phyllis Lansing are among the dozens of volunteers who help make sure Election Day goes smoothly at the Catonsville, Md., Erickson Living community.

On November 8, voters across the country will head to their local schools, community centers, and churches to cast their ballot for the 2016 presidential election.

Charlestown Sales Associate Jim Hawes (center) began working at the Erickson Living community just a few years before his parents Gwen and Jim Hawes, Sr. moved into the community.

Ellicott City, Md., native Jim Hawes grew up just down the street from Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville. Now he is a sales associate at the community where he plays an integral part in helping people considering Charlestown as their next home.

began working at the Erickson Living community just a few years before his parents Gwen and Jim Hawes, Sr. moved into the community.

Ellicott City, Md., native Jim Hawes grew up just down the street from Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville. Now he is a sales associate at the community where he plays an integral part in helping people considering Charlestown as their next home.