Last Updated on January 25, 2021
Winter Weather Notice
Due to the winter weather that we are expecting
tonight through tomorrow morning,
we ask that you stay home and avoid going outside.
Our teams will be working hard to ensure all
walking and driving surfaces are safe.
We appreciate your understanding.
January 25, 2021
Sprinkler System Testing Schedule
Week of January 21 – 26, 2021
8 AM – 5 PM
Arborside (Bldg. 8); Courtyard Crossing (Bldg. 7); Edgewood;
Greentree Court (Bldg. 9); Maple Terrace (Bldg.2)
You may experience bells ringing periodically. In the event of an actual emergency, Security will notify all residents utilizing Swift Reach.
Questions? Contact Security 410.737.8806
Link/Bridge Closures at Night for Floor Repairs
January 26 – 27, 2021
9 PM – 6 AM
Bridge between St. Charles and Harborview
Link (Ground floor) between Arborside and Courtyard Crossing
CLOSED for flooring repair
Grocery Delivery Update
Please schedule grocery delivery orders
(Instacart | Peapod | amazonfresh)
any day of the week to arrive:
8 AM – 9 PM ONLY
Thank you for your assistance!
Make Sure to Check Educational Activities for New Course Listings
There is still time to register for David Hatch’s Zoom course, U.S. History [Pt. 4]: The Emergence of Today’s America. READ MORE
See registration information re: Joseph Cassar’s Zoom course on Henri Toulouse-Lautrec for February 2021 and the Winter/Spring 2021 Catalog for Senior Adventures in Learning [SAIL] at CCBC. READ MORE
See Educational Activities for new listings from various educational venues for 2020/21.
NEW: ELLIC Course Catalog & Registration Form Spring 2021 is posted!
ELLIC Spring courses that are still open are now posted. You may still register for an exciting spring of wonderful educational opportunities.
Don’t miss the orientation on using Zoom by Art Chenoweth on TV972.
Help for Residents…Both Mentally and Financially
Begin the New Year taking care of yourself by examining your mental health and financial stability. If you need guidance in either of these matters, we have help for you at Charlestown.
For financial concerns call Pam Stiner (ext. 601-3522) and for down-sizing your apartment call Don Grove (ext 601-8918).
READ MORE in the article by Merci Izquierdo-Whitaker, Chair, Health Services Committee, also appearing in the January Sunburst, available in your building lobby or online in MyErickson, under Newsletters.
Support the Benevolent Care Fund Through Your Amazon Purchases
Phase 2 Allows Small Club and Group In-Person Meetings
Coronavirus Admin Updates
Tune in to Channel 972 or MyErickson
There will be Admin updates on Mondays and 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
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 Saturday and Sunday 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.