Residents' Council Monthly Meeting

The next Charlestown Residents’ Council Meeting is on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Each month’s minutes are posted two weeks after a meeting. Use the updated Council photo to identify Council members.
A summary of the meeting, Voices of the Council, is shown on Channel 972 the Friday after the Council meeting during the news at 10 a.m., Noon, 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Watch the entire meeting on Channel 972 on the weekends at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Council News

The Nominating & Elections Committee chairs were appointed by David Douds. They are Jack Murnane, Chair and Sherry Stewart, Assistant Chair. If you are interested in being a candidate for the Residents’ Council, contact them. The Committee is working hard to et qualified candidates. Please say YES when you are asked.

NEW The Harmonious Living Task Force completed their task.The Residents’ version of the Erickson Way is here. The Guidelines for Religious Expression are here. The Task Force received the Erickson Living Values Cup for March 2017. The Value for March was the Erickson Way.

Residents are invited to attend regular Council committee meetings. Please call the chair to make sure there is room since some rooms are smaller than others.

Every lobby desk has a Council Binder with Council information including the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and minutes. Please ask the communication specialist for it to look at or make copies of the material.

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Fire Alarm Testing

BFPE will be testing fire alarms on campus between May 1 - 10. Alarms may be going off occasionally during this time period.

Parking Impact

Week of Apr. 24 - 29

Small Kitchen Fire on Parkview 4th Floor

There was a small kitchen fire in a 4th floor apartment home of Parkview on late Sunday afternoon to which the Baltimore County Fire Department responded. Everything is back to normal with no hazards to residents resulting.

RGT Demolition Equipment Removed Tuesday

RGT demolition equipment will be removed on Tues., Apr. 25. Traffic will be re-routed through the parking lot adjacent to the back of the chapel. See blog for details.

Brookside Elevator #2 Out for 6-8 Weeks

Effective April 21, 2017, Brookside elevator #2 will be down for 6-8 weeks as Otis undertakes major repairs.

Treasure Sale Coming Up

♦ Thurs., May 4 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Residents & Employees only (Must wear your C-town name tag to enter)
♦ Fri., May 5 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - All welcome
♦ Sat., May 6 - 9 a.m. - noon - All welcome

All Treasure Sale retail stores will be closed during the May sale.  Read more.

Swift Reach Alerts Explained

Information on the Swift Reach Network has been updated explaining the importance of making sure that your phone listing is in the complete Resident Directory available at lobby desks and  owning a corded phone. Read more in Quick Links area on this web page, under Alert Line.

Two Weeks Left to Contribute during the Scholar Fund Drive

The Scholar Fund Drive is in full swing and welcomes your contributions. Read more.

Take Caution at Exit Gate 

As a safety and security measure, the exit gate from Charlestown has a lowered arm which must be raised for a vehicle to exit campus. Proceed slowly at gate, as is done at the entrance gate, and do not try to exit until arm is up.

Pickleball on Mondays and Fridays

Arrangements have been made to play pickleball at the Arbutus Senior Center on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 2:30 p.m. beginning on Mon. Apr. 10 at noon.  Read more.

Treasure Sale Volunteer Opportunities

Treasure Sale is looking for two pick-up call line volunteers between sales and a cashier during the Treasure Sale. Read more.

Med Center Record System Re-haul

There is a new electronic medical record system at the Medical Center. The current Resident Health Portal is down until further notice.  Read more.

MyErickson Update

Almost 300 residents have signed up for MyErickson. Login and troubleshooting help will be offered the first and third Wednesday. Check the schedule here.

Information on MyErickson will reside under Resident Life. If you want your landline instead of your cell phone number listed in MyErickson, contact Erin Morris, ext 8570.

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