Bermuda

This was our first time in Bermuda. Although we took a van to Hamilton, we didn’t spend much time in the city. We did go to the Cathedral for Palm Sunday Mass. The Bishop presided. We walked through town with all the closed shops as we found our way to …

Twenty-Five Days on a Ship

TransAtlantic cruising is one of my favorite cruise itineraries. I enjoy the sea days. There is something so relaxing about no schedules, no responsibilities, and no pressure. I do not get stir crazy, I like to see water, and I don’t need a constant stream of activities or ports to …

Task Force Gets Award

It was a big surprise for me to be called up to the front of the conference center on March 21 to receive the Erickson Living Values Cup on behalf of the Harmonious Living Task Force. This was the first time the cup which recognizes Charlestown Departments exemplifying the Erickson …

Four Years with Apple CHUG

The Apple Charlestown User Group also is known affectionally CHUG marked its fourth anniversary this month. It is hard to believe that I have been organizing programs, doing the website, and sending out notices for four years. Our little group has grown from the first meeting with 25 people in …

Can’t We Just Get Along

We are a diverse community—in beliefs, experience, and background. There is an underlying tension that surfaces when differing viewpoints intersect in the public arena. Case in point; prayer and scripture on the closed-circuit TV channel. A recognized group held devotions during Advent and Lent last year. Some other residents reacted …

Renovations on Main Street

Charlestown has been a CCRC since 1983. Before that it was a minor seminary for the Sulpician order. The historic buildings date to 1909 so you can imagine the renovation that took place in 1983 when John Erickson opened it as a continuing care retirement community.

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Twelve Days of Crusing

It is so easy to cruise from Baltimore when our retirement community is only 8 miles from the Cruise Terminal. We set off on a 12-day cruise to the Lesser Antilles on December 22, 2016. I loved it for the 6 sea days. We sailed on the Royal Caribbean, Grandeur …