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The Baltimore Sun Names Charlestown a Winner of the Baltimore Top Workplaces 2019 Award

December 9, 2019

Catonsville, Md., December 9, 2019 – Charlestown, a senior living community managed by Erickson Living, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Baltimore Sun. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration," said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. "Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results."

For more than 35 years, Charlestown has served local seniors and their families, providing a vibrant and convenient retirement lifestyle in an amenity-rich environment. Today, more than 2,220 residents call Charlestown home.

The community provides employment for more than 1,200 employees in a variety of professions that empower staff to provide the highest quality care. From clinical health care to dining services, housekeeping, maintenance, ground, transportation, social work, human resources, finance and many other technical and administrative positions, employees are driven by a shared mission to create communities that celebrate life.  

In addition to being recognized as one of the region's Top Large Employers, Charlestown also earned the Top Workplace Award for Appreciation, reflecting the sentiment that employees feel genuinely appreciated at work.

"It is an honor to be recognized among The Baltimore Sun's Top Workplaces. I am incredibly proud and grateful to each and every member of our team who makes this community such a special place," said Clara Parker, Executive Director at Charlestown. "By embracing our shared mission, we are able to cultivate a truly unique culture that not only serves our residents, but also provides our team with fulfilling careers."

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

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

Photo Caption: Clara Parker, Executive Director, and Nathan Blumberg, Associate Executive Director, accept Top Workplaces awards on behalf of Charlestown. The community was recognized in the Large Employer category, as well as for its culture of Employee Appreciation.