Basilica Place will host event to celebrate anniversary on Nov. 29

Media Contact: Rena Daly

22 Nov 16 12:00 AM CST

Catholic Charities of Baltimore will celebrate 35 years of operating senior apartment communities in Maryland for older adults living on limited incomes. To mark the occasion, Catholic Charities is hosting a reception on Nov. 29 at 1:30 p.m. at Basilica Place for residents and state and federal officials. Speakers at the event will include Bernard C. “Jack” Young, president of the Baltimore City Council, Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello, Rona Kramer, secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging, the Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore and residents of Basilica Place residents who will share their own personal stories.

The first Catholic Charities senior community, Basilica Place 124 W Franklin Street in Baltimore, opened in 1981.

“We are extremely proud to provide safe and affordable communities that older Marylanders have called home for 35 years,” said Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. “Since our first community, Basilica Place, opened in 1981, Catholic Charities has continued to expand to meet the needs of seniors. Today, 24 senior communities are now home to more than 1,800 older adults throughout Maryland.”

About Catholic Charities’ Senior Communities

Catholic Charities operates 24 affordable, supportive communities for more than 1,800 older adults with a resolve to nurture a spirit of purpose, wellness and harmony among both our residents and colleagues.

About Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland’s largest private provider of human services, offering assistance to children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and seniors without regard to religion, race or other circumstances. Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, the more than 80 programs of Catholic Charities improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Marylanders each year. Catholic Charities continues a legacy of charity and compassion that began with the establishment of the Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1789. For more information, please visit

Catholic Charities has experts available to discuss a wide variety of topics, including poverty, homelessness, mental health, intellectual disabilities, immigration and issues related to aging.

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