Medication Take-Back Day, May 10, 2021

On Monday, May 10, 2021 another successful medication take back event was held at the Fireside Lounge and Cross Creek Lobby. The event was co-sponsored by the Residents’ Council Health Services Committee, Charlestown Security and the Baltimore County Police Department.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Uplifting Musical Performances | Educational Sessions |

Stress Reduction Activities – MAY 2021

Monday, May 10: Bluegrass Trio – Tickets required | 7 – 8 PM | Auditorium
Ticket Sales | 11 AM – Noon | Cross Creek Lobby; 12:30 – 1:30 PM | Terrace Café Lounge

Sunday, May 16: Michael Dennison, Organ & Piano [FREE] | 3 – 4 PM | OLOA Chapel

Tuesday, May 18: Take Charge of Your Wellness with Strategies to Reduce Your Stress, Mary Evans, Community Resources Manager
11 AM – Noon | Charlestown Square Gallery

Friday, May 21: Hit Parade Memories Sing-Along, Ellie & Bob Walter | 2 -3 PM | Auditorium

Tuesday, May 25: Meditative Moments with Robin Campbell, LCSW-C, Resident Services Coordinator | 11 AM | Charlestown Square Gallery
Mindful Meditation

Thursday, May 27: Managing Your Mental Health Post-COVID: Panel discussion with Lisa Roeder, LCSW-C; Daina Buivys, APRN-M.H., Sr. Eileen McKeever and Teresa Reymann-Curran | 11 AM | Auditorium
Post-COVID mental health opportunities at Charlestown

Sunday, May 30: Seasonal and Patriotic Music, Bayfield Brass [FREE] | 3 – 4 PM |OLOA Chapel

“Take care of you because the world needs you!”


Confirming Connectivity of Medical Center iPad with Resident Electronic Device

If the resident has an iPad or iPhone, use the Medical Center iPad to do the following

– Tap the FaceTime app to launch it.
– Tap the blue “+” icon at the top of the screen.
– Type in the email address or phone number of the person you wish to reach.
– Tap the “Video” button to send the call
– If the call goes through, you are ready for the telehealth visit

If your computer supports FaceTime, you can use it as well. 

Missing Facetime on your Apple device – Check these instructions
If the resident has an Android phone (Samsung, Galaxy, Motorola, Pixel, etc.), some of these phones have the app Google Duo already installed on the phone.

– Tap the Google Duo app to launch it
– Click Search contacts or dial
– Type the phone number in the search bar
– Click the icon with the correct phone number
– Pick Video Call

If the call goes through, you are ready for the telehealth visit.

The resident might be asked to Allow Google Duo to access their camera and to access their microphone. They need to grant this permission.

If this is the first time accessing Google Duo, it will be slightly different (extra steps underlined)

  • Tap the Google Duo App
  • Click the x in the upper left corner to close the video
  • Click Search contacts or dial
  • Add phone number in the search bar
  • Click the icon with the correct phone number
  • Pick Video Call
  • It will warn you that Knock Knock (Video Preview function) is on, click “Got it”
  • If the call goes through, you are ready for the telehealth visit

If the resident’s phone does not have the Google Duo app installed, you will get a notification to invite them to download the app from the store.

Go to Google Play Store (search Play Store in the search bar or in the apps) and search for Google Duo (Blue icon with a video camera inside)

– Install the app
– Once downloaded, click open
– It will ask you to allow Duo to access your contacts – click allow or deny
– Allow Duo to take pictures and record video – click allow
-Allow Duo to record audio – click allow

If you’ve never logged in to the app before, read over the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before clicking the “I agree” button.

– Grant Google Duo access to your contacts so that you can begin calling people.
– Confirm your phone number so that people can find you.
– Type in the confirmation code that Google Duo sent you over SMS.
– Grant the app permission to take pictures and record audio and videos.
– You will be met with a welcome screen with the camera pointed at your shining face.
– Duo will tell you how many of your current contacts you can reach through the app.
-To video chat with just one contact at a time, type their name in the search field, or scroll downwards to make a selection.

CDC Offers Good Health Measures for the Prevention of Flu Spread

While coronavirus is in the news, our primary concern is prevention of influenza which is widespread right here in the U.S. Please take these following steps which are recommended by the CDC for prevention of flu (these steps are also effective against coronavirus):

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
· If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
· Stay home when you are sick.
· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning.

Administration Guidance for Charlestown Residents

Embrace Wellness Initiative Presents a Program on Spirituality

Community Lecture Series Special Event: Embracing Wellness Through Spirituality is open to all on:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
11 AM

Presenters include: Jeff Watson, Resident Life Operations Director of Erickson Living; Father Leo Larrivee, Our Lady of Angels; Pastor Gary Hajek, Charlestown United Protestant Church; and Suzanne Levitt, resident of the Jewish community.

For more information about the Community Lecture Series, please contact: Judi Welsh, MS/CDP, Resident Services Coordinator, 410-737-8838, x8311.