Blog Purpose

The purpose of the blog is to report on the activities of the clubs and organizations and to post details about community announcements that are too long for the Announcements page. Comments and content are welcomed. Email the webmasters at

The BLUE heading is a link to more information about the post.

Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice on Oct. 9

Prison Reform: Juvenile Justice
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7 PM

Pollination presents the second in a series on prison reform, discussing juvenile justice. Learn how juvenile offenders, as opposed to adults, are treated. Who are the “actors” in the system? What are their roles and responsibilities?

Charlestown resident, Dr. Alvin Cohn, has 60 years of experience in the field of Criminal Justice Administration. Serving on the faculties of American University and University of Maryland, he has taught courses primarily on criminal justice management and corrections, as well as served as a consultant to many Federal, state, local agencies and departments.

~Join the conversation sponsored by the
Pollination Organizing Team~

Memory Loss and Community Living, Oct. 29

Charlestown’s Community Lecture Series


Memory Loss and Community Living:
An Introduction to Dementia and Strategies
for Concerned Friends and Neighbors
Monday, October 29, 2018
11 AM

A presentation and panel discussion featuring:
~~Daina Buivys, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
~~Lauren Price, Memory Care Manager
~~Reyn Geise, Security and EMS Manager
~~Judi Welsh, MS/CDP, Resident Services Coordinator
~~Kayleigh Reese, Intermissions Program Coordinator

For more information about the Community Lecture Series please contact:
Judi Welsh, MS/CDP
Resident Services Coordinator
410-737-8838, ext 8311

Pollination Program, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 7:00 PM in the Auditorium


Prison Reform – Part One, “From arrest to release – What Happens?

Learn about the multitude of decisions that are made by and for offenders in the process of imprisonment.  Who are the “actors” in the system? What are their roles and responsibilities?

Charlestown resident,, Dr. Alvin Cohn, has 60 years experience in the field of criminal justice administration. Serving on the faculties of American University and University of Maryland, he has taught courses primarily on  criminal justice management and corrections as well as served as a consultant to many Federal, state, local agencies and departments.



Charlestown Dedicated Medication Disposal Day #3

The National Opioid Crisis continues to be a major health problem. We’ve learned that addiction can happen to anyone anywhere and we need to continually rid our medication cabinets of any drugs that are no longer needed or become outdated. In response, the Residents’ Council Health Committee continues to partner with Charlestown’s Security and Emergency Services and the Baltimore County Police Department in holding dedicated collection days of old/unused medication.

Medication Disposal Day will be on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 1 – 3 PM ONLY. Disposal locations will be at the Fireside and Terrace lounges and at Cross Creek lobby.

This will give all of our residents and staff another opportunity to dispose of unwanted and outdated medications in a safe and secure manner without the need to leave the campus. In addition to prescription drugs, over the counter medications, vitamins and supplements, and pet medications will also be accepted for disposal.


During Renovation Archives Display Case Will Be Located at Brookside Bridge

Effective Monday August 27, 2018



Features the History of Benevolent Care Foundation and Legacy Society, Many Benevolent Care Fund Events, 2018 Emerald City Gala, and “Inside Charlestown Our Home for Life.”

Janel Douglass
Archives Group Leader

Upgrades of Herbert’s Run Floor 1 and Brookside Terrace Level & Floor 1

Starting Monday, August 27th the 1st Floor of Herbert’s Run and the Terrace level & 1st floor of Brookside will undergo renovations consisting of paint, lighting, flooring, art work and furniture.

This project is scheduled to be completed by end of October.

Please remove any personal items from these areas including your package shelves and artwork. For questions: Please contact Rose Suter at 410.737.8838 x 8337

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Basic Beginners Class – Spanish Language

Charlestown residents! Join our beginner’s class and learn to speak Spanish for casual conversation, or to prepare for an upcoming trip. Learning a new language is a great brain fitness activity, and our resident instructor, Phil Rivera, makes it fun!

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Caton Woods / Meeting Hall (lobby level)
Classes Begin September 12, 2018 through December And February-July 2019
New students welcome any week!

Charlestown-Sandtown Connection meeting Thursday, September 13

The Charlestown-Sandtown Connection is sponsoring a general meeting, Sandtown Leaders Coming to Charlestown, on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30pm in the Auditorium. No Boundaries Coalition (the neighborhood organization, will bring staff, board members and youth. They will talk about safety, fresh food at the market, get out the vote, youth programs, and the DOJ consent decree. The principal and teacher(s) of New Song Learning Center will tell about the Kindles use and the school supplies drive. Bring a friend or two. This shouldn’t be missed.

A New & Different Book about Life in Charlestown

85 Inspirational Acts of Kindness.

Father Larrivee’s Shoulder Length Hair.

Our “Two Time” Residents

Our 100 Year Old Underground Tunnel.

Plus More Little Known Facts About Charlestown.

Ways to Purchase: Daily tables around Charlestown, Philanthropy Office, Archives or call Betty Jackson (see Resident Directory for phone number) to arrange delivery to your apartment. Available for a minimum donation of $3.00 for Benevolent Care. All money collected will go directly to Benevolent Care (printing expenses were paid privately.)

Construction Updates – August, 2018

Floors have been installed in the Cross Creek Lobby with millwork installation and painting left to be completed until Grand Re-Opening, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 1:30 – 3 PM .

Wallboard has been hung and finished in the Shortline Cafe and millwork and wall tile will be installed next. Exterior framing is done in Wilton Overlook and this fall will see completion of interior and exterior framing and the roof, as winter approaches.

Would you like to purchase a brick for the Fall 2018 Memory Walk Ceremony?

Memorial bricks are a meaningful way to remember residents of our community who are no longer with us. The cost of a brick is $175.00. The money goes to the engraving of the brick, installation of the brick at the walk, and general maintenance of the Memory Walk area. A portion also benefits the Benevolent Care Fund. The Fall 2018 Memorial Walk Ceremony is scheduled for:

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10 AM
Our Lady of the Angels Chapel

There will be a light reception in the Refectory Dining Room following the ceremony in the chapel. The last day to purchase a brick for the Fall Ceremony is Monday, September 24, 2018.

For more information please contact Emily Fowler in the Philanthropy Office at (410) 737-8892.