Last Updated on September 29, 2020

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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

My Erickson Apple Login Concerns



My Erickson/Touchtown recently had an upgrade and (Apple) iPhone and iPad users have experienced log in issues.

Consult this guide, which will walk you through the process of updating the iOS.

Trash and Recycling Schedule Returns to Normal on September 21


Starting Monday, September 21, 2020


Trash will be picked up on Mondays & Thursdays from all buildings.


Recycling will be picked up on:


Tuesdays: Herbert’s Run; Saint Charles; Caton Ridge; Harborview

Fridays: Brookside; Edgewood; Fountain Hill; Maple Terrace; New Carroll;

Courtyard Crossing; Arborside; Greetree Court; Chapel Court; Parkview

Treasure Sale Stores Reopen September 15

Treasure Sale treasure chest
Treasure Sale ladies boutique
Treasure Sale couch


Beginning September 15, 2020,
Treasure Chest, Treasures Unlimited & Ladies Boutique
open on Tuesdays for business by appointment only
for residents and employees.


Residents’ Council Annual Dues Collection

The Residents’ Council annual dues collection campaign will take place in October.  Independent Living residents will find a dues collection packet in their cubbies on or about October 1.



New CCBC Course Listings Now Available

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Latest update September 15, 2020

CCBC continues to offer a selection of courses through Zoom for fall 2020. New Zoom courses have just been added under Hunt Valley listing. A number of courses will be taught by instructors who have taught through CCBC at Charlestown. 

ELLIC: See the article on ELLIC on page 8 of the September Sunburst, available in print at lobby desks and also online in MyErickson under Newsletters.


Tips About Ballots: General Election 2020

League of Women Voters Logo

Preparing for General Election, 2020

There will be no precinct at Charlestown

  • Maryland State Board of Elections is the place to go for comprehensive 2020 election information.
  • To check your voter record, including status of your ballot, go to Voter Lookup and enter requested info.
  • Once in your record, check for accuracy. Bottom line indicates whether you are listed to receive a mail-in ballot for November 2020 election.
  • If not, download Absentee Ballot Application or get one at a Charlestown lobby desk.
  • Once you have completed your ballot, mail it asap to the Baltimore County Board of Elections or take it to a ballot drop box (e.g. Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Road.)

No computer? Ask a friend to help you, or call Phyllis Lansing or Pat Payne.
Contact info is in the Resident Directory


Phase 2 Allows Small Club and Group In-Person Meetings


Check the Healthy Habits Reference Sheet for details or check to see if your club or group is meeting virtually.

Questions About Medicare?


Medicare Open Enrollment this year is open from October 15 – December 7, 2020.

Jennifer Simon of Erickson Advantage, A Medicare Advantage plan, is offering free advice on any individual questions you or your family member have on your current health insurance.


“Mask Up!” Campaign for Charlestown Residents and Employees

Four Res Council members in masks


Charlestown has begun a new “Mask Up!” Campaign to promote the proper use of facemasks.

“I Wear Because I Care” flyers, featuring Erickson Living residents and employees, are posted around campus. There will be distribution of Mask Up! stickers and “I Wear a Mask for…” fill-in cards, to be posted outside your apartment home or on “I Wear Because I Care” inspiration walls located in lobby areas.

Questions? Call the Charlestown Administration office or Medical Center.

Show Your Appreciation For a Charlestown Employee

Want to write a note of thanks to one of our employees? Use one of our People Praiser’s to write your note of gratitude.

These will be displayed at lobby areas around campus. Pick up and drop off at each front desk or call Philanthropy at 601-8892 to have one delivered to your package shelf.

Coronavirus Admin Updates

Tune in to Channel 972 or MyErickson

There will be an Admin update Wednesdays.  (It will be broadcast 10 AM, Noon, 4 PM & 10 PM.  This and prior updates are also available on MyErickson under Community Videos -> Admin Updates.

Check out the Letters to Residents on My Erickson -> Community Information

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.

Security Reminds You to Contact Them Prior to Unregistered Visitor Arrivals

Please call Security Dispatch at x 601-8806 in advance of your unregistered visitor’s arrival. Those friends and family who are registered with a window cling do not need to give advanced notice.

You will be asked to provide the following information:
• Name of the  visitor
• Approximate date/time of arrival
• Location where to direct your visitor

AARP Fraud Alert Keeps Us Informed About Coronavirus Scams

AARP periodically issues fraud and scam alerts on its website. These scams come mostly through email, phone and web and can sound very convincing. Range of schemes are wide, including such things as Medicare, Social Security, credit card, cruises, IRS, tax preparation, and debt collection. The current focus is on coronavirus-related fraud.

Bookmark the fraud and scam alerts so that you can easily check the website when you get a suspicious email or phone call or you can sign up to have the alerts send directly to you through your email account. There is also a helpline phone number to call: 877-908-3360.

Medical Center Appointments

Our Medical Center is available for telehealth appointments, which are appointments by phone that allow residents to conduct a video conference with a Charlestown medical staff member.

Please call the Medical Center if you need to reach a physician.

For existing appointments, expect confirmation calls a day ahead. Do not come to the Medical Center without calling first.

Call 601-8590.

Charlestown TV 972 Features Movies Daily at 7 PM


Enjoy current and classic films from the comfort of your living room for free. Check under Resident Life /Movies to see the listing of films (current and classic) that CTV 972 will be showing each night at 7 PM.

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.

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