Next MaCCRA Meeting Will Be Held Oct. 22 on Zoom


The Charlestown Chapter of MaCCRA will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. It will be a Zoom video call. The agenda will include the election of officers for the next year and updates on issues.

Current MaCCRA members will receive the Zoom link in an email. Contact Ann MacKay or Sherry Stewart for membership information.

At the state level, MaCCRA supported the provider organizations LeadingAge MD and LifeSpan Network’s request to the Maryland Health Department on flexibility in testing and visitation.

MaCCRA Holds Zoom Meeting on June 6


MaCCRA elected officers for the next fiscal year starting July 1, 2020. Stephen Harders joins, President Ann MacKay, President as the new Treasurer. The returning officers are Lorrie Rogers, Collington, Grace Smearman, Mercy Ridge, and Dave Hall, Carroll Lutheran Village.

Fifty-six chapter delegates attended the Zoom meeting on June 6. A new member video was introduced, which is available on YouTube.

If you haven’t heard about MaCCRA, it is the only organization representing residents who live in continuing care retirement communities. The application form can be downloaded from or Please join!

MACCRA Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting
April 7, 2020 – 11:00 a.m.
Via Video Conference

The Charlestown Chapter of the Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) holds its Spring meeting on April 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. by video conference software.
Catherine Kirk Robins, Deputy Director of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, will be the speaker. She will be talking about the 2020 Prescription Drug Affordability Statewide, Regional, & Local Coalition. MaCCRA, along with 385 endorsers, has signed a resolution in support of their efforts.

The Maryland General Assembly ended its work on March 18. MaCCRA members receive legislative updates through email.

We invite non-MaCCRA members to join the meeting. MaCCRA is the only statewide organization representing the interests of CCRC residents.

The call-in information is as follows:
The Meeting ID: 629 388 000.
If you are using a telephone the call-in number is 1-646-876-9923 enter the ID number 629 388 000. Or dial all the numbers below for a one tap on the a mobile phone

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

MaCCRA Annual meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2020, at Mercy Ridge. It may become a video conference call pending the status of the containment of the coronavirus.

Ann MacKay

Candidates Forum January 18, 2020

Congressional District 7 Candidates’ Forum
will be held on January 18, 2020 in the Erickson Conference Center from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

25 Candidates to Hold Mix and Mingle.
Sponsored by Charlestown Residents’ Council Legislative and Political Committee and the Charlestown Chapter of MaCCRA.

MaCCRA Works for You

MaCCRA Chapter members attended the semi-annual state meeting last month. We had record attendance at Ingleside at King Farm in Rockville, with seventeen chapters attending.

This year chapter members were assigned to table for small group discussions. Table members were asked to discuss topics and report back to the group. The intent was to help identify issues for MaCCRA focus in the 2020 General Assembly and to support chapters in recruitment and programming.

MaCCRA will be co-sponsoring the District 7 Candidates Forum on January 18, 2020. This will be an excellent opportunity for residents to hear from the majority of candidates who have entered the race.

Mark your calendars for MaCCRA Day in Annapolis on February 6, 2020.

We meet in the House of Delegates Building and offer a free ride to the event.  The Resident Council funds a complimentary shuttle for Charlestown residents interested in attending.

MaCCRA has been representing the interests of CCRC residents since 1994.

Ann MacKay
MaCCRA Chapter and State President

MaCCRA Meeting

MaCCRA Semi-Annual Meeting

October 14, 2019

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Location:   The Gallery


  • Elections
  • Updates
  • Non-members welcome

Call Ann MacKay or Seldra Funk for more information