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Charlestown Celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2012

CATONSVILLE, MD---Extending a thank you to a dedicated group of men and women, Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community, is celebrating National Volunteer Week with a series of special events.
The first of two appreciation breakfasts was held in the Refectory Restaurant on April 17th, with another scheduled for April 19th at the Chesapeake Restaurant.  Additionally, a tribute show aired on the community's in-house television station.
Participants in the Charlestown Volunteer Program consist of residents and community partners of all ages.  In 2011, these 734 volunteers donated 230,457 hours of their time both on campus and in the greater community, announced Rose Sands, Volunteer Program Coordinator.
"The volunteers of Charlestown have a deep and personal involvement that contributes to a happy, healthy and vibrant community for both residents and staff," described Ms. Sands.  "They are truly the heart of our community."
For more information about the Volunteer Program at Charlestown, please contact Ms. Sands at 410-247-3400.
About Charlestown: Charlestown, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit