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365 days of residents and staff

January 7, 2016
by Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor
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The world got to know the residents and employees at Charlestown Retirement Community, an Erickson Living facility, a little better in 2015.

Each day, Public Affairs Manager Mel Tansill posted a picture and tidbit about the people who live and work at the Catonsville, Md. Erickson Living Facility. The project, 365 Days at Charlestown, reached more than 43,000 people.

"It was wonderful to see 365 Days highlight our employees and the vast range of their work being done," says Karen Parker, senior human resources manager in a company-issued news release. "I often heard staff proudly talking about their having been featured in the posts. It was also good to know more about them on a personal level since both residents and employees are a part of the Charlestown family."

Some highlights:

Resident Dorothy Mullin’s idea of happiness is "making someone else happy."

Don Grove’s, director of sales and marketing, motto is, "If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door."

Resident Alma Rose’s motto is, "Eat plenty of good chocolate."

"The 365 Days project highlighted the interesting and diverse people who live and work here," says Ann MacKay, president of the Charlestown Residents’ Advisory Council. "It is hard to believe the year is over."

See the profiles here.

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