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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.
Charlestown Introduces an Expanded Concierge Service
Charlestown has introduced an expanded concierge service, including availability of grocery items. This service provides over a dozen single serve essential items at no cost. An expanded inventory of items is now available from Charlestown grocery stores for purchase with delivery within 48 hours.
The concierge team will also provide home delivery of all mail and packages, as well as pickup of outgoing mail, including campus and properly stamped mail.
Charlestown Monthly Birthday List Available Online
Security Reminds You to Contact Them Prior to Visitor and Delivery Arrivals
Please call Security Dispatch at 410-737-8806 in advance of your scheduled delivery or unregistered visitor’s arrival.
You will be asked to provide the following information:
• Name of the vendor or visitor
• Approximate date/time of arrival
• Location where to direct your visitor or delivery
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.
Get Absentee Ballot Applications at Lobby Desks now
Elections are adapting to virus:
April 28 – All registered voters will get a mail-in ballot. Vote, stamp it, and mail.
June 2 – May be by mail. Safest approach is to request an absentee ballot for all 2020 elections (primary and general).
Be sure to sign and date form. Mail as soon as possible to Board of Elections, P.O.Box 798, Cockeysville, MD 21030-0798
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 club and group meetings have been cancelled.
No Residents’ Association Dues Collection in April
Due to concerns about the coronavirus, the Residents’ Association dues collection campaign previously scheduled for April has been postponed until later in the year.
For any questions, contact Ron DeAbreu, Residents’ Council Treasurer.
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.
Special Opportunity to Support Student Employees in Their Educational Pursuits
Scholars’ Fund Campaign to support student employees at Charlestown began Monday, March 16, 2020 and runs through April 30, 2020. Charlestown’s Scholars’ Program is 95% funded by residents and a wonderful way for residents to support student employees in their pursuit of higher education.
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.
Track Maryland Bills While Maryland General Assembly is in Session
The Maryland General Assembly ended their session Wednesday March 18.
See the bills of interest to residents at Charlestown tracked by members of the Residents’ Council Legislative/Political Committee, included those passed and sent to the Governor for his signature.
Run for Charlestown Residents’ Council
RUN FOR RESIDENTS’ COUNCIL
The Residents’ Council Nominating & Elections Committee is seeking new Residents’ Council candidates to serve for three-year terms on a rolling basis.
Please consider serving. The Council lets us residents have a voice in making Charlestown the best possible place to live.
Please contact a committee member listed on the bulletin boards or Chair Anna Marie Ciarrocchi.