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MaCCRA Charlestown Chapter Annual Meeting


Maryland Continuing Care Resident Association

The only organization which is solely dedicated to protecting and advancing the interest of residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 26, 2018

11:00 a.m.

CTS – Classroom 116 

Updates and Elections

Archives Will Inform, Delight, and Amuse

Come see an amazing collection of Charlestown documents, photos and memorabilia at the Archives Office in Fountain Hill across from the Pharmacy. The office is open Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, Noon to 2PM.


Join your many neighbors who are PARTNERS of the DIGITAL ARCHIVES by regularly emailing your Resident Groups’ and Staff Department’s Charlestown documents and photos to


Archives Display – Charlestown’s Great Outdoors

Archives Display Charlestown Great Outdoors

Charlestown resident, Jim Thompson, recently donated to the Archives his amazing portfolio of ~50,000 digital photos that he took of many Charlestown Events, Residents, Staff and Grounds starting in 2003.

The Archives Display Cabinet is located by the HERBERT’S RUN BRIDGE During July and August see the new, beautiful display entitled “Charlestown’s Great Outdoors,” featuring Jim Thompson’s outdoor photos of our Community.

Diversity & Inclusion Council Events for 2018

Mark your calendars and plan to join us! More information will be shared as we get closer to each event.

8th Annual International Extravaganza
Theme: International Friendship Day!
Monday, July 30, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM
Fireside Lounge/ Pub Area/ Gallery
Games | Contests | Prizes
Live Entertainment | Food | Fun

Cooking with Dean
Friday, August 17, 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018
Guest chefs to be announced!

National Prostate Cancer Awareness
Monday, September 10, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness 
Monday, October 8, 2018

One Maryland One Book Event
Thursday, October 18, 2018
2018 Selection: Bloodworth: The True Story
of the First Death Row Inmate
Exonerated by DNA
Evidence by Tim Junkin

Holiday Unity Tree Trimming
Thursday, November 29, 2018


Schedule of Summer Fun Activities for 2018

July 19 (Thurs.) – 1 PM; Ice Cream Cottage in Arbutus

Aug. 21 (Tues.) – Noon; Box lunch at City Lights, Harbor View

Sept. 18 (Tues.) – 11 AM; Lunch at Chef Paolino’s Cafe in Catonsville

Sign up for any of these activities by contacting Rita Tschiffely,
whose address can be found in the Resident Directory in MyErickson.

New Volunteer Opportunities – July

Wow! Charlestown is having a very busy year
and the need for volunteers is growing.


Have you always wanted to be in show business?

Well, here is your chance! The team at Channel 972 needs to add more talent to their Auditorium Tech Team.

Equal Opportunity – men and women should apply as long as you are semi “tech-comfortable.” Tom Moore and his team will instruct you.

You should have decent skills with a computer.

Good eyesight is required – you will be focusing cameras.

Contact the Volunteer Program Office.

Sacristans Wanted
Our Charlestown Home We’re still praying for more helpers in the Chapel…
Several new volunteers are needed to be trained as Sacristans, and since there are Catholic services 7-day-per-week need, there are multiple time slot options available for you to choose from:

Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday or Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at 3:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

If you are reliable, organized, a self-starter, mobile and agile, and would love assisting with the behind-the-scenes preparations for Mass in the Chapel, Interested? Anne Kredell is happy to train you. Contact her at (443) 545-6772.

Elementary School Tutors Needed!!!
Lansdowne opens new, bigger, better elementary school this Fall!!!
Our Charlestown “Bridging Generations” volunteers have been assisting the Lansdowne teaching staff for many years, but the new school will add several hundred new students. The teachers will need more volunteers to spend one-on-one time with the students. No need to have teaching experience!!!
A great opportunity to be a positive role model. Share your time and talent with students, 10 years old.

When? Every Thursday morning at Lansdowne Elementary.
Volunteers can be picked up by the Shuttle at 8:30 a.m., returned to Charlestown at by
12:00 noon.
Volunteers support the teachers in the Library, Art Room, Phys. Ed and Administration Offices.

Janet Evans is Group Leader and taking new volunteer applications; she will schedule a volunteer orientation in late August. Interested? Call Janet and leave a message. Or speak with her any evening from 8:00-10:00 p.m., 7 days/week. See Resident Directory for Contact Information or contact the Volunteer Office.

Contact the Volunteer Program Office (410) 737-8838, Ext. 601-8133

Do You Crochet? Do You Like to Knit?

Do You Crochet? Do You Like to Knit?

Come and join “Stitches from the Heart!”

We make baby items for a local hospital Hats, blankets, & sweaters OR
whatever you would like to create for babies­ preemies to 2 years old.

We have yarn. We have patterns. We have fun!

The 4th Tuesday of Every Month Brookside Classroom 2
6:30 PM

Information: Call Peggy Budzyna (see Resident Directory for contact information)

Login to My Erickson with Your Username and Password Here to access Resident Directory for Peggy’s contact information.

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Electronic Mobility Vehicle (EMV) Rules of the Road

Pedestrians always have the right of way. EMV’s are to be used for accessibility and mobility, not speed.

Vehicles should not be operated faster than an average resident’s walking pace. Pass with courtesy, use your horn/bell, and ride on the right side of the hallway.

Stop at all intersections, adhere to all warnings/ instructions. Never drink and drive!

Always report accidents and violations.