Contributed by Susan Wolf
With covid-19 creating a shortage of face masks, an appeal has gone out to our residents: We need for 400 masks for our staff to use! So far we have a stalwart crew of 8 people (and maybe more) doing their best to meet this urgent need. Some are sewing by machine and others are sewing by hand.
People have raided long-neglected fabric stashes, sacrificed sheets, and donated hand-made ties, elastic, and ribbon. As of Sunday we have donated 55 completed masks, with more coming soon.
Submitted by Lorrie Rogers and Lois Brown
Don’t get hooked by scams was the message U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh brought to Collington on June 17, 2019.
After the short business meeting, the US Senator and Md Attorney General spoke to a packed auditorium about the wide variety of scams arriving daily on our phones and in our in-boxes. Most importantly they discussed measures we can take to avoid being hooked by them. We’ve all heard the advice of “Just hang up”, and “Don’t click on links,” but the one that took most people by surprise was that we should not only freeze our own credit, but advise our children to freeze theirs and that of our grandchildren. Scammers are ruining the credit of minor children, which often is not discovered until they become adults.
Delegate Erek Barron was also in the audience and got a shout-out from the Senator and AG.
Following the Q&A period, the staff from the Maryland Consumer Protection Division, Federal Trade Commission, Prince George’s County Area Agency on Aging, and Maryland Relay had tables of brochures and other information and were available to answer questions.
You can view most of the discussion below.
If you are looking for a restaurant, check out Carl Koch’s reviews of local restaurants by location – Within 10 miles of Collington; Washington DC; Annapolis; Other.
Carl has been publishing restaurant reviews in the Collingtonian since December 2014. Now he has compiled a list of those reviews with a guide to find the full review in the Collingtonian. The guide can be found under Resources and accessed by clicking here.
Be sure to check out this link to a youtube video produced by the University of Maryland. Our very own graduate student interns, Samantha and Matt, are highlighted as they live at and interact with Collington residents. Watch as they teach and entertain. It brings music to my heart!