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
Email: acessibility@comcast.com
Text: Accessibility to 266278
Online: https://www.xfinity.com/accessibilitysupport.

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

Recycling Bins in Laundry Rooms

The recycling of plastic bags in the laundry rooms program is sponsored by the Residents’ Council Conservation Committee.

All materials must be clean, dry, and free of food residue.

Plastics Allowed in the Bins:

Plastic shopping bags from any store (remove receipts)
Food packaging (Ziploc type bags)
Bread bags
Cereal box liners that do not tear like paper
Produce bags
Dry cleaning bags (remove staples, receipts, hangers)
Newspaper bags
Product wrapping (i.e. paper towels/toilet tissue/water bottles packaging)
Bubble wrap
Large air pillows (popped)

Meet the Members of Maryland’s District 12 Legislative Delegation

Maryland

State Senator Clarence Lam

Delegate Eric Ebersole

Delegate Jessica Feldmark

Delegate Terri Hill

Topics:
Congressional and legislative redistricting & priorities for the 2022 General Assembly session
Bring your questions!

Monday, December 13, 2021

7 PM

Sponsored by the Residents’ Council Legislative/Political Committee. Call Pat Payne for the Zoom link to attend. Contact information can be found in the Resident Directory, available online on MyErickson.

Firearms Take Back on Nov. 1

The Safety and Security Committee of the Resident Council is sponsoring a firearms take-back event on Monday November 1st. This will be done in collaboration with our Security Department and the Baltimore County Police. This is a legal, nonthreatening, and convenient way for residents of Charlestown to rid yourselves of any unwanted firearms–guns, rifles—or ammunition from the privacy of your home. A plain-clothes police officer with valid identification, accompanied by someone from our Security Department will go directly to your apartment to collect any of these items that you no longer want to have in your home.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

This is a completely voluntary event. It is a safe and responsible way to dispose of such items. If you would like to participate in this program, call Craig Nelson, Manager of the Security Department at 410-737-8815 or Shawn White, Deputy Manager at 410-737-8808. They will see that you are on the list and will coordinate with you for the collection of your items.

Call any time before November 1st.

Medical Treatment Options Discussion

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Medical Treatment Options Discussion

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Auditorium

Hosted by
Andrea Lanasa, LBSW – Resident Services Coordinator
Victoria Marie Shirley, BSW, LMSW – Resident Services Coordinator

Panel:
Dr. Myla Carpenter – Medical Director of Charlestown’s Medical Center
Craig Nelson – Security and Emergency Services Manager
Tracy Hickman, LPN – Nurse with Gilchrist Hospice

Topics that will be discussed:
● What is a MOLST form? (Maryland Medical Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment)
● Understanding of life-sustaining procedures/treatments.
● What is an Advance Directive (Health Care Power of Attorney / Health Care Proxy / Health Care Agent / Living Will)?
● What is FILE OF LIFE & its importance at Charlestown?
● Role of security personnel in regards to carrying out resident’s medical wishes.
● Role of Hospice Care.
● Importance of health care discussions with health care providers & family.