Charlestown's garden area

Before Rose Wolford ever moved her first piece of furniture into her new apartment home at Charlestown in Catonsville, Md., she was getting her hands dirty in her new garden. 

Charlestown’s all-season pool

While nearly 80% of Americans age 65 and older own their homes, an increasing number, 30% (4.4 million people), are still paying on their mortgage, according to the latest report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. For retirees on a fixed budget, a monthly mortgage payment, along with rising property taxes, maintenance, and utilities, can be a challenge. 

Collectibles Fair

It’s been nearly 40 years since Barbara Edwards first picked up a few buttonhooks at an antique show. Four decades later, she is still hooked on the Victorian-era decorative tools once used to button stiff leather shoes and fasten garments dating back to the late 1800s.

The all-season swimming pool at Charlestown

When it comes to searching for a new home, we’ve all heard the mantra: location, location, location. Now, a new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) confirms that where you choose to live may be more important than you think. 

Charlestown residents and staff

As a long-time business owner, Sally Langan spent years helping customers and serving the public unaware she was honing skills that would one day serve her in a very different but satisfying role as a volunteer. 

Charlestown resident

Chris Buppert’s outlook on life has always been simple: Be positive and find the humor in everything. So when he decided to participate in a variety show at

Charlestown residents

One of the spaces Sandy and Otto Greul loved most in their three-bedroom Carroll County home wasn’t inside their house at all. Outside was their little piece of heaven where they enjoyed barbecuing, cozy fires in their chiminea, and puttering around in the garden. 

Charlestown resident in Africa

Diane Winn always knew she wanted to “do something” with art. As a child, she loved to draw and sketch. But while in pursuit of a career as a medical illustrator, she quickly discovered life doesn’t always go according to plan.

Charlestown staff

Growing up in an Italian family with a grandmother who loved to cook, it’s not surprising Victor Cirrincione was destined to become a chef.