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Charlestown Residents’ Council Election – August 1, 2020
Aquatics Center Opens and Outside Fitness Classes Begin the Week of July 13
The Fitness Center is open by appointment for your own workout. Outdoor fitness and yoga classes begin the week of July 13, 2020 and the Aquatics Center opens for pool time on the same day beginning at 7 AM.
Please call the Fitness Center at 601-8730, beginning Monday, July 6 to make a reservation to use the main pool, hot tub or therapy pool or to sign up for outside fitness classes.
See schedule of classes.
New Shuttle Schedule as of Monday, June 22
Effective Monday, June 22, 2000
On-campus shuttle will run 9 AM – 4 PM daily
Off-campus shuttle to Giant/PNC will run
by appointment only
Mon., Wed, Fri. at 9 AM and 11 AM
Please call the Transportation Department at
x601-8448 to schedule your ride
CCBC Offers Summer Courses through Zoom
CCBC is offering a growing selection of courses through Zoom, starting this summer. A number of courses will be taught by instructors who have taught through CCBC at Charlestown. Check back often as new courses are continuously added.
Latest update July 6, 2020.
Coronavirus Admin Updates
Tune in to Channel 972 or MyErickson
There will be an Admin update Monday – Friday. (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
Scholars’ Fund Campaign Goal Exceeded!
Thanks to your generous support of the 2020 Scholars Campaign, the program received $218,266 to be distributed among our student-employee scholars to benefit their educational pursuits. The scholars were celebrated in a virtual ceremony which was shown on CTN 972 beginning June 6, 2020 and running through the following week.
Charlestown Concierge Service and Package Delivery Updates: June, 2020
Beginning June 8, 2020, the concierge service will no longer provide complimentary essential items. The concierge service will continue to provide grocery items for purchase. Residents will be allowed to shop in the Charlestown Square Market or request delivery. Purchases will be added to a resident account. No cash or credit cards will be accepted.
As of June 4, 2020, residents are allowed to pick up mail from box and cubby according to an assigned schedule. Beginning June 20, 2020, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, Peapod, Instacart, and other major carriers will be allowed to deliver packages directly to resident apartments..
Charlestown Monthly Birthday List Available Online
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.
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.
No Community Gatherings
All in-person club and group meetings have been cancelled. Check to see if your club or group is meeting virtually.
Treasure Sale Pickups Suspended Until Further Notice | Stores Closed
The Treasure Sale donation line is closed until further notice, in compliance with precautionary measures regarding the potential spread of the coronavirus. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
The Treasure Chest, Treasures Unlimited, and Ladies Boutique are closed.
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.