Board Meeting Minutes: The unofficial minutes from the Board of Trustees meeting held on February 23, 2021 are posted on the Board of Trustees webpage.
AARP Tax Assistance will be provided by appointment only at the Brunswick Eagle Club (401 Central Avenue, Brunswick) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at the Braddock Heights Community Center (4834 Schley Avenue, Frederick) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 301-830-5288 for an appointment.
The assistance that can be offered will either have you drop off your tax documents or they will be scanned, and then you will have to come back at a later date to have your return reviewed before it can be e-filed for you.
You must have a picture ID, social security card, copy of your 2019 tax return and all 2020 tax documents when arriving at the preparation site.
COVID-19 Vaccines: Updated 2/27/21.
- Giant pharmacy located at 1700 Kingfisher Drive. Click here for more information. Appointments go fast so you will likely have to keep checking back for availability and signups.
- CVS: Click here for the latest information.
- Frederick County Health Department. Click here. If unable to sign up online, please call 301-600-7900, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
- Walgreens. Click here. Account required. New accounts may not be recognized right away.
- Martin's (Hagerstown): Click here. Use zip code 21740 (Hagerstown) when prompted to enter a location.
- Rite Aid: Click here. Various locations within an hours drive of Frederick near Baltimore and in Pennsylvania.
- Safeway: Expects to be giving vaccines but no availability currently indicated. Click here for updates.
- Walmart/Sams's Club: Click here. Nothing close by. Requires an account.
- M&T Bank Stadium: Click here.
- Baltimore Convention Center: Click here.
- Six Flags: Click here. Use zip code 20721 to see availability. Appointments can appear very suddenly.
- Map of Vaccination Sites: Various other locations including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, local health departments and mass vaccination sites are providing vaccines in Maryland. Click here for the map that includes links to make appointments. Give the map time to display all the sites; it could take a minute or more.
Rewritten Documents: The rewritten documents consisting of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) and By-Laws are now posted on the "Rewritten Documents" webpage. A summary of changes is also provided and has been provided as an insert to the February issue of The Village Voice. Paper copies of the rewritten documents are available at the front desk.
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)
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.
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.
Virtual 50+ Community Center: 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.