COVID Vaccine Registration Workshop: Frederick County Senior Services Division in cooperation with Frederick County Health Department will host a virtual workshop to give older adults, their family and friends step-by-step guidance to the online registration process for Covid-19 vaccine appointments.
The virtual workshop will be conducted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:00pm, by Shawn Dennison, Public Affairs Officer, COVID Division of the Frederick County Health Department.
Join the ZOOM meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84359706661. Preregistration is not required.
Persons new to ZOOM may email: firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Click here for information regarding the availability of appointments and to sign up for one when available.
The point of contact is Kitty Devilbiss, Director, Home & Community Connections, 301-600-3523.
Crestwood Maintenance: For the safety of residents and maintenance personnel, indoor maintenance has been temporarily suspended. Outdoor maintenance will continue normally. (Posted 1/15/21)
Classified Ads: There is now a "Classified Ads" page on our website. Advertising is provided as a courtesy and is strictly for those living in Crestwood Village and for offsite owners. Here are the guidelines:
· Ads are free (no paid ads)
· The most recently submitted ads go to the top of the page
· Ads run for approximately two weeks unless pulled earlier at the request of the advertiser
· Only ads submitted via the online form will be run
Reasonable efforts will be made to post ads within 24 hours of submission.
Click here for the online submission form:
Requests to pull an ad should be made via email to email@example.com. (Posted January 6, 2021)
Calendar Correction: The January 2021 calendar found in The Village Voice has incorrect dates for the bookmobile. It will be in Crestwood on Wednesday, January 6th and Wednesday, January 20th.
Food Bank Needs: The Frederick City Food Bank is in need of boxed cereal. Donations can be dropped off at the Clubhouse in the bin marked for food donations. Thank you for your consideration. (Posted December 28)
Updated COVID-19 Restrictions: Guidance was issued by the governor on December 17, 2020 restricting indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people. Accordingly:
- We are limited to 10 people for any indoor activity.
- No gatherings during December and January. The next Community Meeting and Board Meeting will be end of January depending on state and county restrictions.
Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Advisory (December 17): Click here.
Frederick County Health Department Help for Stress: You don't have to face pandemic related stress alone. Please click here. Or call 2-1-1 to speak with a counselor.
Snow Removal Guidelines: Click here for the 2020-2021 guidelines.
Email Opt-In for the Community Directory: If you would like your email address included in an upcoming edition of the Community Directory, please notify Shirley Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org. No action is required if you do not want your email included.
Virtual 50+ Community Center: Click here.
Senior Center Newsletter for January: Click here.
Coronavirus Informational Links:
Maryland Department of Aging (contains information specifically for older adults including videos)
The older, but still applicable, announcements and general information are archived below:
Recycle Right: when in doubt, just throw it out. We all wish more things were easily recyclable, but wishfully placing materials in a blue cart doesn't make them recyclable...it makes them expensive trash. Click here to see acceptable items.
Assistance with Potential Scams: Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors (NHN) is offering a service to assist our residents in determining if they are being targeted by scam. If in doubt, don't pull the wallet out! Scammers frequently use scare tactics so do not pay anyone if you feel threatened or afraid. Run the situation by a trusted friend, family member, the office, the police department, or NHN. All consultations with NHN will be in the strictest confidence. Please contact Caroline Bolin, NHN Chairwoman, if you have questions or need assistance.
Phone Scams: Our Neighborhood Watch team reminds residents not to give out personal information over the phone especially if receiving an unsolicited call. Phone scammers are especially prevalent during the Medicare Open Enrollment season, October 15 to December 7. Additionally, if anyone appears at your door purportedly representing Medicare (or any other solicitation) please inform them that door to door solicitation is not allowed in Crestwood Village and close the door. Do not be a victim.
Community Security: During the Board of Trustees meeting on September 25, 2018 community security was discussed. Residents may want to consider keeping their exterior lights on during the night or installing motion detectors to activate exterior lights. Additionally, if criminal activity is seen or suspected at any time of the day or night, please call 911 immediately rather than the office or our security company.
Frederick Police Report Potential Scam: The Frederick Police Department reported on January 24, 2018 that scammers impersonating First Energy employees have been going door to door in some areas. Do not provide them any information. If you encounter such criminals, please contact the police at their non-emergency number: 301-600-2102. Here is a link from First Energy regarding the scam: First Energy Scams
Frederick County Senior Resource Guide: The Frederick County Department of Aging has published a 132 page guide that offers a great deal of information pertinent to Crestwood Village residents. Copies are available at the Clubhouse. To view and download a copy, please click the following link: Senior Resource Guide
Crestwood Veterans: Veterans benefits offered by Maryland can be found here: http://veterans.maryland.gov/ Be sure to take a look at the "State Resource Guide" on that website.
Smoke Detectors: The Fire Department emphasizes the importance of smoke detectors and changing out the batteries when we change our clocks. If anyone needs specific advice regarding smoke detectors, the firehouse can be contacted at 301 600-9310.
After Hours Clubhouse Access: If you need to enter the Clubhouse after hours, please notify a paid staff member (names contained on the first page of our new Community Directory) or the President of the Board of Trustees.
IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts: For the latest on current tax scams, please click here.
To report scam phone calls or other tax scams to the IRS call 800-366-4484 or report online:
Community Speed Limit: The BOT asks that residents please be aware of their speed and to consider that 25 MPH is a maximum and that other conditions (weather, pedestrians, curves, bikers, etc.) might require slower speeds. Please exercise care while driving in our community.
Comcast: If you have Comcast service, please advise them that you are a bulk customer and basic cable is covered by our HOA fees so you should not be charged for basic cable. If you have any questions, these are the Comcast numbers for bulk customers: 855 638-2855, 888 739-1379.