Two women smiling and chatting at a salad bar in one of the Charlestown restaurants.

If you love good food, great company, and are curious if a retirement community is right for you, an informative complimentary breakfast buffet at Charlestown is an easy, pressure-free way to explore your options and satisfy your appetite. 

Forest and Dayle Dawes moved to Charlestown from Arnold, Md., one year ago.

Dayle and Forest Dawes agreed that in 2017 they would move from their Arnold home of 35 years to Charlestown, an Erickson Living community located about 40 minutes northwest in Catonsville. 

Charlestown resident Gene Gilhooly (left) with American horse trainer and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Darrell Wayne Lukas.

On Saturday, May 20, thousands of people gathered at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg in American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown series. It’s a safe bet that Charlestown resident Gene Gilhooly will be among them. 

Charlestown resident Marcella Peters (center) and her goddaughter Beryle Downs (left) talk about their live chat experience at a sales and marketing meeting.

In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?” from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to his assistant Alfred Vail in Baltimore, Md. 

The Brighton design is the perfect size for many people looking to downsize.

(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.