CATONSVILLE, MD (February 20, 2015) – More than 1.2 million volunteer hours were given to charitable organizations in 10 different states last year by men and women who live at Erickson Living-managed retirement communities. This marked the fifth successive year in which residents volunteered more than 1 million hours. Erickson Living manages Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD.
Residents volunteered at hospitals and hospice facilities, schools, churches and synagogues. They also volunteered at libraries and military-support organizations. Agencies that benefitted from their volunteerism and philanthropy included the ALS Association, Alzheimer's Association, Second Chance, The Salvation Army and Make-a-Wish
The residents live at the following communities: Charlestown, Oak Crest and Riderwood (Maryland); Greenspring and Ashby Ponds (Virginia); Maris Grove and Ann's Choice (Pennsylvania); Fox Run (Michigan); Cedar Crest and Seabrook (New Jersey); Wind Crest (Colorado); Tallgrass Creek (Kansas); Brooksby Village and Linden Ponds (Massachusetts); Eagle's Trace and Highlands Springs (Texas); and Devonshire (Florida).
"Giving back is what matters most to our residents," said Jeff Watson, Director of Operations. "They bring their interests and volunteering efforts to us, and in doing so they educate our employees and staff on the importance of having love and relationships with their local communities."