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6 Reasons to Move to Charlestown Now

September 15, 2020

Stop waiting, start living

Catonsville, MD – Do you worry about riding out another pandemic, hurricane, or snowstorm alone in your home? Do you feel safe coming home to an empty house after dark? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and couldn't get to the phone? If there is anything that 2020 has taught us it's that life can change in an instant.

Where you live can play a big part in your quality of life, especially when the unexpected happens. Just ask the residents of Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Catonsville, Maryland. They'll tell you, that despite physically distancing due to COVID-19, they never felt alone.

"I think that Charlestown is the safest place you can be. Period. Living here literally adds years to your life," says Maria Izquierdo Whitaker, who lives with her husband David in a comfortable apartment home at Charlestown. Like all residents of Charlestown, they have the comfort of knowing they aren't alone; they are part of a larger community of friends, neighbors, and people who care.

If you have ever considered Charlestown for your future home, you might be thinking "this year has already been crazy enough, why add moving to the mix?" But there are actually a few very good reasons why now might be an ideal time to make your move.

Here are six to consider:

  1. There's strength in community

Erickson Living, the company that manages Charlestown, is a leader in the senior living industry, with a solid network of suppliers and benefits from the economy of scale, ensuring all residents have important necessities during extraordinary times. Even during the pandemic, Charlestown residents never had to worry about access to meals, prescriptions or essentials, relying on family or friends to buy them, or navigating online shopping sites and facing delivery delays.

  1. Safer and more secure

Charlestown's General Services team handles all necessary home maintenance for residents. While homeowners have to deal with the hassle of finding people to do repairs, Charlestown residents simply have to pick up the phone and help is there. As a gated community with 24/7 security staff, Charlestown residents feel safe and protected.

  1. Convenient access to high-quality medical care

Charlestown's on-site medical center and health care professionals are here should you need them. Telehealth appointments are available and the team even offers in-home calls, when needed, just like the old-fashioned house call. This is a unique benefit you won't find at other communities or experience when isolated in your house.

  1. Never feel isolated or alone

Charlestown residents receive frequent communication and answers to their questions through phone messages, letters at their front doors, and live programming on Channel 972, the community's very own closed-circuit TV channel. Although the pandemic temporarily changed the way residents socialize, their worry- free lifestyle did not stop. In-person as well as virtual exercise classes, spiritual services, educational classes, and technology assistance are provided by the on-site team.

  1. Home is a safe haven

Charlestown offers apartment homes with individual patios and balconies for additional living space; as well as common outdoor areas where small gatherings can safely take place. You'll have easy access to an on-site fitness center, aquatic center, restaurants, and gathering spots in an insulated environment. Using on-site amenities is much safer and convenient than going off campus to public venues, including dining. Charlestown's dedicated culinary team is committed to providing a variety of delicious options, using the freshest ingredients available, and meeting the unique dietary needs of residents. The burden of meal planning, shopping for food, and cooking can be lifted off residents, giving them and their families peace of mind.

  1. It's a great time to sell

Projections for real estate sales in 2020 are extremely positive. With a shortage of listing inventory and an explosion of online real estate searches by buyers spending more time at home, there could not be a better opportunity to sell your home and say goodbye to the burdens of homeownership. Millennials looking for their first homes are enjoying low interest rates. The industry expects this to be a seller's market as streamlined processes benefit all parties involved. Moving now will simplify your life and allow you to safely enjoy all the benefits of Charlestown before colder weather sets in and the holiday season begins.

For more information or to schedule your tour of Charlestown, please visit or call 410-737-8830.

About Charlestown: Charlestown, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 110-acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland. The community is located in Baltimore County and is home to more than 2,000 residents who are supported by a team of more than 1,200 employees. Additional information about Charlestown can be found at

Written by Danielle Rexrode