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LIVING WELL A Retirement Community Like No Other

Building Excitement from the Ground Up

Housing, Hospitality & More

A Fresh Take on Dining


FROM THE PR ESIDENT With spring just around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the many exciting things happening at Carsins Run. First, I want to extend a warm welcome to our new Director of Sales Todd Sullivan. Todd joins the Carsins Run team after serving as the Director of Institutional Advancement at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland. He brings extensive experience in senior living to Carsins Run, having spent eight years as a member of the Executive Team at Oak Crest Village. He also brings an array of new skills to the Carsins Run marketing team, thanks to his experience with various Maryland nonprofit organizations. Todd lives in Churchville with his wife and his three sons aged 12, 10 and 9. At Carsins Run, we are very excited about building the community. We are currently in the process of hiring local vendors for our dining venues, and seeking partnerships with other Harford County businesses to make this a great place to live for our future residents. We’ve also been blitzing the Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore counties with advertisements. Our ads have been featured on WBAL radio, WHFC radio, the Cecil Whig, and in PrimeTime Living. This past March, we were featured on Harford Cable Network’s MagaScene program, which highlights local nonprofit organizations. Providing Christian-based retirement living and future health care through the continuum of life in a warm and caring environment, dedicated to superb service and the values of dignity, trust and independence.

The Carsins Run team is also planning several exciting events to get the community excited. Recently, we presented before the members of the Rising Sun Lions Club, The Women’s Group of Cecil County, the Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network and the Route 40 Business Association, to provide information about the Carsins Run community. Great things are happening at Carsins Run and we want everyone to know about it. If you know of any other community groups that could benefit from learning more about Carsins Run, or have ideas about how we can extend our outreach, please feel free to let us know. We’d love to partner with organizations that are important to members of the Carsins Run community, and very much value your input! Warmest regards,

Susan F. Shea President/CEO Presbyterian Home of Maryland

Living well is ageless.



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Excitement from the Ground Up We have been working diligently to complete the utilities along the road way of Fountain Greene Road. These trenches that you may have noticed were built to connect the storm water systems. There is also an area that is being graded to allow surface water to flow as necessary into a designated wetland area. In addition, we are also installing infrastructure at the current entrance for future build out of the traffic control system.

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The Four H’s David Ratchford, an industry leader and speaker on senior living and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), visited the Welcome Center of Carsins Run at Eva Mar recently to discuss successful retirement living with the “Four H’s”. He defined communities like Carsins Run as the best representation of four major industries coming together in one location: Housing, Hospitality, Holistic Wellness and Health Care.



Housing is the cornerstone of a great community, and the more options the better. Carsins Run will offer 180 apartment homes in six distinct layouts and ranging from 800 to 1,400 square feet to cater to the diverse tastes of today’s senior and afford them the opportunity to customize. “Beyond stylish and modern homes, club-like amenities and common areas allow residents to engage with their neighbors and enjoy a sense of community.”

Hospitality addresses the opportunity for social stimulation that a community offers. “Today’s retiree moves to a community with high expectations,” says Ratchford. “They are assertive, well-traveled, tech-savvy and sociallyminded. They are young at heart.” Communities like Carsins Run will answer these hospitality needs with creative and engaging programs and partnerships.

Holistic Wellness


Holistic Wellness addresses all eight areas of wellbeing with a focus on prevention and future care should the need arise. “Communities like Carsins Run emphasize vitality and health,” Ratchford continues. “And, they foster social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual wellness as well.”

Like Carsins Run, a quality CCRC offers multiple levels of healthcare from comprehensive nursing and assisted living to memory care and in-home care. “Look for consistent high-quality ratings and state-of-the-art, wellness-centered design,” says Ratchford.


Finer Dining

A fresh take on dining! High-quality, locally grown ingredients make dining at Carsins Run a pure pleasure. a snack after a workout at the fitness center, or you need a little something while exploring the walking trails around campus. Residents can also take advantage of our convenient “room service delivery,” available with some of the dining venues. Nelson Streett, Director of Food & Hospitality Services, states, “While all of our dining venues are located in our club house, it’s comforting to know you can opt to have meals delivered right to your door.” Each month, residents will have a flexible dining plan

Sneak Peek at Dining Venues at Carsins Run at Eva Mar When Carsins Run at Eva Mar opens its doors, it will offer six different dining options—each with an expertly crafted menu guaranteed to delight your taste buds, state-of-the-art cooking equipment and appliances, and unique styles and features. All six venues will be designed and built to complement Carsins Runs’ warm and inviting atmosphere. Hannon’s Pub, our sports-themed bar and lounge, will serve a handcrafted cocktail created uniquely for Carsins Run. Residents are certain to find our talented, personable and dedicated staff always available to answer questions to help ensure a consistently positive

with a credit balance available to spend at any dining venue. What happens if you don’t spend all your dining dollars? “Any unused dollars will be rolled over into the next month, for use during that quarter,” says Nelson. “Because Carsins Run recognizes the importance of quality and nutrition, the main goal is to source locally as much as possible,” adds Nelson. Carsins Run is committed to using quality and locally grown sources as they become available. No matter the season, there will always be something fresh! Home-style soups will be made daily, and each meal will be chock full of quality ingredients prepared by our team of culinary experts. “You’ll find no processed deli meats here, except perhaps bacon and sausage,” chuckles Nelson. In addition to a variety of menus, all six venues will

dining experience.

offer vegetarian and gluten-free options throughout

Dining venues at Carsins Run will feature all the

Carsins Run will have an accredited dietician on board

variety one may find while walking down “Main Street.” Each will stand out due to their distinct ambiences and unique feel. Family and friends of residents are always welcome to join in the fun at

the day and evening to meet diverse dietary needs. to help accommodate unique dietary restrictions. Carsins Run Food and Dining Services are working hard behind the scenes to ensure these venues more than

any of the Carsins Run Club House dining venues.

meet resident expectations. If you have any suggestions

Of course, not every meal has to be a full-service dining

let us know. Also, keep an eye out for future focus

experience at Carsins Run. Pearce’s Cafe is a casual spot that offers à la carte items—perfect when you’re craving

or connections with local food vendors, groups. Carsins Run values the insight and feedback of our Charter Members as well as current prospects.





Debbie Block

outlets. Says Debbie, “I always had my hands in something, creating things. This is my newest creative

To say Debbie Block cares about others would be an understatement. For 32 years, Debbie was a Special Education teacher with a specialty in early intervention (birth to three years old). Ten years ago, Debbie decided to focus on family, friends and fun, and retired from the school system.

outlet!” Painting now fills more of Debbie’s days than quilting. Over the past three years, she has been attending painting classes in Harford Community College. “I absolutely love it! I take courses in watercolor florals and landscapes once a week — all day long!” Debbie’s “repertoire” now also includes oils. “I paint for my own pleasure and love to give paintings to my family.

Among Debbie’s recreational pursuits is quilting. It all started when her two daughters were small. She’d take to the sewing machine and create their clothing as well as her own. Sewing expanded into a love for quilting. When her eldest daughter got married, she made her first quilt as a gift for the newlyweds — a gift that truly came from the heart! Debbie’s daughters are now grown with families of their own; one lives in Portland, Oregon, the other resides outside Houston, Texas. Her family has now expanded to two granddaughters who bring her great joy!

Yet quilting was just the start of Debbie’s creative

Debbie’s home is testament to her love of creating. She has a room devoted to quilting and sewing. “It started out with sewing machines and fabric, and now includes paints, too!” Debbie looks forward to bringing her creative spirit to Carsins Run. As a long-time resident of Harford County with friends in the area, Debbie wanted to stay in the area. “This was a wonderful opportunity to get into something new and developing — and many opportunities for meeting other people!”.

This was a wonderful opportunity to get into something new and developing—and many opportunities for meeting other people! CHARTER MEMBER DEBBIE BLOCK


Hannon’s Pub One of the many exciting dining venues offered at Carsins Run at Eva Mar will be the sports-themed,

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Hannon’s Pub

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located next to the

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Billiards Room.

SmartAsset gathered data on three separate

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before taking part in one of the numerous on-

regional factors that affect the quality of life for retirees,” the website states. The three factors evaluated were tax-friendliness, medical care and social life. Located in Bel Air, Carsins Run at Eva Mar

campus activities or just want to enjoy a drink

will be Harford County’s first Continuing Care

with a family member, it’s the perfect place

Retirement Community

for casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere.

offering the best in

Kick back, relax and watch the latest game

retirement living!

while making new friends!

Live the Retirement Lifestyle You’ve Always Wanted Now reserving one and two bedroom apartments.

CALL 443-903-2385


Mailing Address

1200-C Agora Drive, #314 Bel Air, MD 21014-6865

Welcome Center

301 N. Fountain Green Road Bel Air, MD 21015


Sponsored by The Presbyterian Home of Maryland. The development of Carsins Run at Eva Mar as a CCRC is subject to the approval of the Maryland Department of Aging.

Enjoy worry-free living, first-class amenities and a host of exciting activities at Harford County’s first and only Continuing Care Retirement Community. For more information, visit or call 443.903.2385.

EVENT CALENDAR Upcoming Informational Luncheons Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming informational luncheons, and learn more about Carsins Run, the lifestyle, available amenities, and the importance of putting a plan in place for your future. Bring a friend! All presentations begin at 11 AM, followed by lunch. To reserve your spot, please contact 443-903-2385 or Thursday, April 12 Schaefers Canal House 208 Bank Street, Chesapeake City

Thursday, May 10 Maryland Golf & Country Club 1335 E. Macphail Road, Bel Air

Tuesday, April 24 Maryland Golf & Country Club 1335 E. Macphail Road, Bel Air

Tuesday, May 22 Steak and Main 107 S. Main St., Northeast

Monday, April 30 Carsins Run Welcome Center 301 N. Fountain Green Rd., Bel Air

Wednesday, May 30 Carsins Run Welcome Center 301 N. Fountain Green Rd., Bel Air

Thursday, June 7 Location TBD Tuesday, June 19 Maryland Golf & Country Club 1335 E. Macphail Road, Bel Air Thursday, June 28 Carsins Run Welcome Center 301 N. Fountain Green Rd., Bel Air

Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Charter Members on the Move: We are planning a Charter Member road trip to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. We hope you enjoy the natural beauty of this historic landmark!

Living Well Spring 2018 Issue  

Quarterly Newsletter for Carsins Run at Eva Mar

Living Well Spring 2018 Issue  

Quarterly Newsletter for Carsins Run at Eva Mar