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Some Useful Tips for Avoiding Telemarketing Scams

According to the Consumer Law Center, Inc. (CLC), Americans lose an estimated $40 billion each year to the fraudulent sale of goods and services over the telephone. Their studies reveal that “fraudulent telemarketers direct anywhere from 56 percent to nearly 80 percent of their calls at older customers.”

Security and Emergency Services offers some techniques for avoiding these scams that can include identity theft, fake check and wire transfer scams, investment and credit card fraud, and bogus online charitable solicitations.

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Winter Putterland Begins Weds., Feb. 21

The annual Winter Putterland event runs this year from Wed., Feb. 21 – Sat. Feb. 24. The Inter-Community Tournament between Ashby Ponds, Charlestown, Oak Crest and Riderwood kicks off the activities on Wed., Feb 21, from 10 AM – 2 PM. The miniature golf tournament takes place on Fr., Feb. 23 at 6 PM. The last day of festivities on Sat. closes with open play from 10 AM – 2 PM.

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Charlestown Medicine Disposal Day, Wed., Mar. 7 from 1 – 3 PM

The opportunity to dispose of unwanted and outdated medications is being sponsored by the Residents’ Council Health Committee, Charlestown’s Security and Emergency Services and the Baltimore County Police Department. Medications will be accepted at the following locations on Wed., Mar. 7, from 1 – 3 PM:
** Fireside Lobby
** Terrace Lobby
** Cross Creek Lobby

Contact Louise Dempsey, Chair of the Council Health Committee, for further information.

Participants will be eligible for a drawing for a locked medication box.

Adam Dickson Hired As New Associate Executive Director

Welcome to Adam Dickson, who will join the Charlestown Administration as Associate Executive Director beginning in April, 2018. His job responsibilities include the facilitation and coordination of various teams of management and providing vision and leadership for the community to ensure Charlestown achieves its objectives for quality care and services, financial viability, resident relations, and staff development.

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Do You Know Why a DNR/MOLST Order Is So Important?

Recently, Charlestown Security & Emergency Services released  a guide, Do Not Resuscitate: Guidelines for Residents, Families & Caregivers. This guide, along with a Nov. 2017 blog on this website, discuss the function of Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), DNR jewelry, and the Vial-of-Life program. The Charlestown Emergency Medical team encourages you to familiarize yourself with these issues and follow the suggested guidelines.

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BFPE Quarterly Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Testing

Beginning on Monday, February 12th, BFPE fire alarm company will be on property doing quarterly sprinkler and fire alarm testing. The testing is scheduled to end on Wednesday, February 21st. You may experience bells periodically. General Services apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.