Last Updated on December 16, 2020

Healthy Habits – COVID-19 and the Flu


Link to CDC and Maryland websites for COVID-19 vaccine information.


Schedule of Council Committee Meetings - January

Name Chair/AssistantChair Time Date Location
Benevolent Care Fund Jean Eichenlaub and Eugenia High 4th Wed. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 27 Zoom
 Communications Dick Crebs and David Elder 4th Mon. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 23 Zoom
 Conservation Anna Marie Ciarrocchi  3rd Tues. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 19 Zoom
 Dining Services Bob Caulfield/Ron MacNab  3rd Mon. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 18 Zoom
 Finance Gordon Piche Last Tues. 9:00 a.m.  Jan. 26 Zoom
 Grounds Michael Rose 4th Tues. 10:00 a.m. Jan. 26 Zoom
 Health Merci Izquierdo-Whitaker 2nd Tues. 11:00 a.m. Jan. 12 Zoom
 Housekeeping Betty Elder  3rd Fri. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 15 Zoom
 Legislative/Political Pat Payne 2nd Wed. 10:00 a.m. Jan. 13 Zoom
Maintenance & Engineering Jackie Graham 4th Tues. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 26 Zoom
 Resident Life Ron Fayer  3rd Wed. 2:00 p.m. Jan. 20 Zoom
 Safety & Security Ed Wallace  2nd Tues. 1:00 p.m. Jan. 12 Zoom
  Website Subcommittee Hope N. Tillman  4th Mon. in odd months 1:00 p.m. Jan. 23 Zoom

Residents and Coronavirus

Guides to reopening dates for amenities and services at Charlestown.

Healthy Habits Reference Sheet [Phase 2] - September 4, 2020
Healthy Habits FAQs [Phase 2] - September 4, 2020

Safer at Home Reference Sheet (Vol. 2 - June 17, 2020)
Safer at Home Reference Sheet (Vol. 1 - June 1, 2020)

Check out the Connector Tips Newsletters distributed by Stephanie Knowles, Community Resources.

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.

The Medical Center is Bringing the Flu Vaccine to You This Year!

Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Vaccine Schedule

Weds. Sept. 30 9 AM - Noon Chapel Court | Parkview
Thur. Oct. 1 9 AM - Noon Caton Ridge | Edgewood
Weds. Oct. 7 9 AM - Noon Herbert's Run
Thur. Oct. 8 9 AM - Noon Harborview
Fri. Oct. 9 9 AM - Noon St. Charles

Questions? Call Medical Center: 410-247-5602

Updated BCPL Bookmobile Service

In lieu of the traditional bookmobile service, Baltimore county Library is offering book delivery to Charlestown residents! Call 410-887-7586 to request books. Books may be picked up and dropped off at the Community Resources offices in Brookside.

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Using Outside Personnel for Home Services

I write this as a friendly but serious reminder of the importance of taking precautions when we hire any outside provider of personnel services, so you and I can remain COVID-19 free. Nothing new, but very important for us since it relates to our unique population's...

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Groups Meeting During Coronavirus Phase 2

Here are groups and clubs who are meeting by Zoom or other technologies during this time of self-quarantine: Genealogy Club, Journal Club, Photography Interest Group (PHIG), Unitarian-Universalists, Virtual Friday Happy Hour Group. See the Residents’ Council committees separately.

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