Baltimore City College student Adrian Murphy plays chess with Charlestown resident Harry Geelhaar.

David Pollitt developed a love for chess in high school. Now the retired pastor and resident of Charlestown, an Erickson Living community in Catonsville, Md., helps a new generation fall in love with the game. 

Rhode Island natives Norma and Maxwell Wolff with Charlestown Sales Counselor Molly Fricker.

Like test driving a new car or tasting the samples in a grocery store, most people enjoy the opportunity to try before they buy.

Shuttle driver Edmond Davis welcomes resident Betty Durken.

When Betty and Joe Durken hop into the car, they never worry about finding a parking spot, fighting traffic, or finding their way. They simply sit back and enjoy the ride. 

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