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"Give It Your Best Gobble!"

November 15, 2012

CATONSVILLE, MD---Combining a brisk walk with some Thanksgiving fun, participants in the 12th Annual Turkey Trot at Charlestown retirement community made a positive impact for two charities in southwestern Baltimore County.
Sponsored by the Fitness Center team at Charlestown, residents and staff chose one of two courses on the campus of the Catonsville-based retirement community to follow the Mystery Turkey for a brisk walk, all leading to the activity room of Renaissance Gardens, the extended-care neighborhood at Charlestown.
Teresa Reymann, the wellness manager of Charlestown, then presented the Marian House and Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) with gift cards to support their respective service programs.  This year, Charlestown and its community partners raised $1,000 for the two non-profit organizations.
"Many thanks to all who participated in this year's Turkey Trot," said Ms. Reymann.  "It is rewarding that residents and employees come together for a fitness activity that also support two hard-working local non-profits.  Everyone is a winner."
Two time-honored traditions of the Turkey Trot continued in 2012.  Charlestown employee Denise Puckett correctly guessed the identity of the Mystery Turkey, fitness center specialist Brett Goldberg.
In a close competition with four other contenders, Charlestown resident Esther Fisher repeated as the "Champion Gobbler of the Year" for her best turkey-esque gobble.

PHOTO CAPTION: Charlestown retirement community held its 12th Annual Turkey Trot on November 14th.  Proceeds from the wellness-related activity were donated to Southwest Emergency Services (SWES) and the Marian House.  From left to right are Vinson Bankoski, Tim Sanna, Sylvia Meehan, the Mystery Turkey (played by Brett Goldberg), Teresa Reymann and Pete McIver.
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