About Us

A forward-looking community with a commitment to values and comfort.

Pickersgill Retirement Community was founded in 1802, and named for Mary Pickersgill—one of its early board presidents, and the seamstress who created the famous flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. That flag inspired Frances Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and is now a part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection.

Pickersgill today

At our retirement community, rich traditions continue, with comfortable accommodations that offer seniors a vibrant lifestyle. Residences range from independent living apartment homes to assisted living and skilled nursing care residences.

Our mission

Pickersgill is a nonprofit retirement community with a strong heritage of benevolent purpose. Begun in 1802 by a small group of caring women, Pickersgill is dedicated to helping each person achieve, with dignity, the proper balance between independence and assistance. We take pride in our blend of traditional values with contemporary living. We provide a comfortable home and high quality care at a reasonable cost, and promote each resident’s vitality of spirit.