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TOPS: A Hands-On, Pounds Off Approach to Weight Loss

• Weekly meetings can help you become your healthiest self.
• Choose in-person or online.
• Your chapter provides accountability, support and encouragement.

TOPS meets every Wednesday in the Cross Creek Creative Arts Room at 4 PM. for a weigh-in and 4:30 PM for the program. The first meeting is always free. The TOPS website offers many resources for your weight loss help. The Charlestown TOPS chapter celebrates 60 years as a TOPS chapter on February 9, 2022.

~ Ann MacKay, Leader ~

MLK Holiday Trash & Recycling Schedule

Week of January 17 – 21, 2022

No trash pickup will occur on MLK Day, Monday, January 17, 2022. Our revised schedule will be as follows:

TRASH Pickup Schedule All Buildings:

Tues. January 18
Fri. January 21

RECYCLING Pickup Schedule:

Weds. January 19: Caton Ridge; Harborview; Herbert’s Run; St. Charles
Thur. January 20: Arborside; Brookside; Chapel Court; Courtyard Crossing; Edgewood; Fountain Hill; Greentree Court; Maple Terrace; New Carroll; Parkview

The Boutique Offers Men Help Finding the Perfect Valentine Gift

Spend Some Money on Your Honey

Valentine’s Day gift shopping for the lady in your life. Featuring fashionwear, accessories and jewelry.

Ladies Boutique

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Noon – 2 PM*

T – Level Herbert’s Run

~ Cash, check and credit card payment accepted~

*or by appointment any time by calling Peggy Romenesko or Barbara Weaver. Check Resident Directory, available on MyErickson for contact information.

MaCCRA Presents Program on Memory Care on January 25


Learning about Memory Care

MaCCRA Zoom Meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

11 AM

Open to ALL Charlestown residents

Cara Skrypchuk, Erickson Director of Memory Support Services will be presenting information on memory care issues. Patricia Hagen, head of Charlestown memory care, has agreed to be on the zoom call to answer questions about how Charlestown handles issues related to memory care.

Contact Bob Larson, Secretary, if you have any questions. Contact information available in the Resident Directory, available on MyErickson. Also, if you are NOT a MaCCRA member, contact him shortly before the meeting to get the zoom meeting link.

Be a Good Neighbor, Mask Up!

The Health Committee of the Residents’ Council reminds everyone that wearing a mask is required in all public places. That includes wearing a mask when walking in the halls, sitting in public areas, playing games with friends, and in large group gatherings such as attending church services and concerts and enjoying sing-a-longs or playing bingo. Let us keep COVID and Influenza at bay by practicing good Masking Up Habits.

Comcast Support for Low Vision, Accessibility Issues

If you have accessibility issues, such as low vision, and you have a Comcast account here at Charlestown, you are eligible to receive a large button TV Remote for free for each of your cable boxes.

All you need to do is request one from Comcast’s Accessibility Support Center seven days a week from 8:00 a.m-11:00 p.m. by calling, email, chat,  text,  or online. Help is also available for other accessibility issues.

Call: 855-270-0379
Text: Accessibility to 266278

Submitted by Maria “Merci” Izquierdo-Whitaker
Residents’ Council Vice-President

Vet Dog Clinic January 20

Vet Dog Clinic

Thursday, January 20, 2022

8 – 11:30 AM

Charlestown Square Creative Arts Studio

Appointments are required

Call Paradise Animal Hospital  410-744-4224

Routine exams, shorts and nail clippings are available onsite. Additional services are provided at Paradise Animal Hospital.

Charlestown Genealogy Club January Meeting

Genealogy Club at Charlestown

Charlestown Genealogy Club January Meeting
Topic: Bringing History into Your Genealogy
Date: Jan. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Provide context so that your genealogy highlights what was going on locally, nationally, or worldwide when your ancestors were alive.

For more information, contact Hope Tillman or Walt Howe. Contact information available in the Resident Directory, available online on MyErickson. Also, see Charlestown Genealogy Club

BCPL Makeup Bookmobile Visit on January 20

Due to extenuating circumstances, the BCPL bookmobile was unable to visit Charlestown on Friday, January 7, 2022. The makeup visit will take place on:

Thursday, January 20, 2022

9:30 – 10:30 AM | Courtyard Crossing (Building 7) Lobby

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Cross Creek Lobby

MRADG Discusses Critical Race Theory January 14

multiracial awareness group

Multiracial Awareness Discussion Group

Friday, January 14, 2022

10 AM – Noon


How Critical Race Theory Has Been Weaponized presented by Dr. Fred Pincus, Professor Emeritus in Sociology at UMBC.

Our theme of “Creating Common Memory” continues with learning about the history of Critical Race Theory and how it is being misunderstood and misused.  Dr. Pincus will do a presentation on Zoom followed by group discussion.

Link for op-ed by Dr. Fred Pincus:

Everyone who is concerned about racial justice and equity is invited to attend.  For zoom link, more information or to be added to our email list contact Lois Schmidt or Joan Green. Contact information can be found in the Resident Directory, which is available on MyErickson.

Voter Registration Opportunity

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Voter Registration

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

11 AM – 1:30 PM | Fireside, Shortline, Terrace

4 – 6:30 PM | Atrium, Chesapeake, Fireside, Shortline, Terrace


Who should register: Have you moved to or within Charlestown? Have you changed party affiliation? Have you never registered?

~Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Baltimore County~