Collington Hosts Legislators

Lorrie Rogers, Collingon shares their report on their member meeting held December 10, 2018.

Three cheers for MaCCRA. We did it again, another successful, interesting meeting, this one featuring our District 24 senator and delegates.I think that many people would agree that we have a really good state delegation (Sen. Benson and Dels. Barron, Lewis, and Harrison). Each one brings a particular personal focus and set of interests and expertise, and they appear to be all working together as a team for us, Prince George’s County, and Maryland.  We appreciate that they came both to inform us and to listen to us.

The meeting only happened with the efforts of many, and particular thanks go to Charlotte Melichar, Marty Laties, Mary Godfrey, Rita Gardiner, Ro-Anne Dahlen-Hartfield, and Karl Edler.  And thanks to those who came to the auditorium to demonstrate to the politicians that we at Collington care and that we have our eyes on them.  Special thanks to those who asked questions, letting them know the issues that we have an interest in and are looking for action on from them.

The message we got loud and clear was that they are hungry for us to reach out to them with our ideas, interests, questions, and concerns.  So don’t be shy.

Mercy Ridge

Mercy Ridge Celebrates MaCCRA 25th Anniversary

The Mercy Ridge Chapter of MaCCRA celebrated the 25th Anniversary of MaCCRA at their member meeting on November 16, 2018. Although there was a winter storm that day, local legislators and Barbara Brocato, MaCCRA Legislative Liaison, joined a full house for the meeting. Don Bloomfield, Chapter President served as master of ceremonies.

Photos by Jerry Kahan, North Oaks Resident.

Vantage House

Name Change at Vantage House

Vantage House is now rebranded as Residences at Vantage Point. This area of Columbia has been called Vantage Point for years so it fitting the community takes the name of the area. The residents call their community “Vantage Point.”

North Oaks

Candidates at North Oaks

Sen. Ben Cardin will be at North Oaks in a “Conversation with Seniors,” with Marty Waxman as the MaCCRA Chapter president, serving as host and moderator at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

Marty also reports that the candidates for Baltimore County Executive position participated in a Forum on October 15, 2018. The Forum used a structure with opening statements, questions submitted in advance, questions from the floor,  and closing statements. The event was covered by the Jewish Times.


Congressmen at Charlestown


Ann MacKay, MaCCRA Vice President, and Congressman Elijah Cummings

Charlestown hosted Senator Ben Cardin (D) on September 24 and Tony Campbell (R) candidate on September 27, 2018. Elijah Cummings, (D- MD 7th District) attended a forum with Richmond Davis running for the District 7 seat as a Republican on October 10, 2018.

Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for Maryland Governor came with District 12 Delegates, Clarence Lam, Terri Hill, and candidate Jessica Feldmark on October 17, 2017. The 200 seat auditorium was well filled for all the appearances.

Ingleside at King Farm

New President a Ingleside at King Farm

John Patrick takes over as President of the MaCCRA Chapter at Ingleside at King Farm. He replaces Bill Gressman.

North Oaks

North Oaks Hosting Baltimore Co. Executive Candidates

The  North Oaks Chapter is sponsoring a forum for candidates in the general election for Baltimore County Executive.  Both the Democratic and Republican candidates have accepted our invitation to participate Monday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. at North Oaks.
Marty Waxman, President

Vantage House Residents Have Their Say

Susan Nelson and Leon Rosenberg of the Vantage House MaCCRA Chapter recently distributed this helpful public relations piece. It was originally drafted by a member of our Chapter who observed the confusion several of our residents have had distinguishing the various groups that represent CCRC residents. They offered to share it with other chapters.

VH Residents
North Oaks

North Oaks Marty Waxman Featured

The Jewish Times newsletter featured MaCCRA member Marty Waxman for his volunteer efforts over the years.


Glen Meadow

Glen Meadows Candidate Forum

We held a very successful Candidates’ Forum on May 1 at Glen Meadows. Of 30 invited candidates, 20 came to share their views and plans. Each candidate used 5 minutes to speak and most also brought hard copies of literature to display. We will have buses to transport voters from here on June 26. It is also our plan to hold another Forum before the November 6 election. 

Jane Pennington, MaCCRA-Glen Meadows, President