Fallsmead News
Coronavirus Update
As we all do our part to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to remind folks of the heightened risks posed to our older neighbors, who may be in a higher risk category according to CDC guidance. We would ask that you consider the following:
  1. Be aware of senior neighbors who may be limiting their movements due to concerns about COVID-19. The CDC website recommends that older adults in communities where COVID-19 is spreading consider food deliveries through online methods, or through social networks. If you know of senior neighbors who may be avoiding public places to minimize risk of exposure to the virus, please consider reaching out to them via a call or email, to see if they are in need of assistance.
  2. Another alternative for those who would like to lend a helping hand to a neighbor (of any age) is the Fallsmead Neighborhood Assistance Program (contacts are Jesse Etelson 301-424-4355 or Jim Marinan 301-340-1325). The program consists of Fallsmead residents who have volunteered to assist those in need with a wide range of tasks. Both those who need assistance, or those who would like to volunteer to help, should contact Jesse and/or Jim to find out more.
Our concern for our neighbors, young and old, makes Fallsmead a special place to live. Please consider talking to your neighbors who may be in need of assistance, and providing help where you can.
Fallsmead Spring Community Meeting Postponed
The Fallsmead Spring Community Meeting that had been scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th, has been postponed. We do not yet have a new date for the Community Meeting, but we will notify the community when we do.
2020 Fallsmead Neighborhood Directories Are Out
You should have received your new 2020 Fallsmead Neighborhood Directory with this edition of the Forum. If you did not receive a directory, please contact your Block Captain or communications@fallsmead.org.
Kids Services/Computer Assistance Lists
All of the babysitters, dog sitters/walkers, lawn mowers/show shovelers, house sitters, and computer helpers that are listed in the new directory are also listed on the Find A Sitter or House Helper page. If you are listed in one of these categories and want more detailed information in your online listing (e.g., availability, experience, personal information, etc.), you can update your online listing at any time. Simply add a new listing and the old one will automatically be replaced.
Fallsmead HOA Dues
Fallsmead annual dues of $1,180.00 are due on April 1st. They can be sent to Fallsmead Homes Corp., PO Box 1565, Rockville, MD 20849. If you have any questions, please contact treasurer@fallsmead.org.
Spring Community Cleanup
Our annual Spring Community Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 18th, from 9am to noon. Please mark your calendars and volunteer your time to keep our park and neighborhood looking beautiful. All ages are invited to volunteer. We will gather at the pool at 9am. Please bring chainsaws, shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. If you have suggestions for areas that need tending and/or if you have any questions, please email JoAnn McConnell at grounds@fallsmead.org. Thank you in advance for your help and support!
New Fallsmead Pet Directory
Want to connect with other neighborhood pet parents for walks in the park or pet playdates? Or did you find a lost pet and you are wondering where to look for the owners? The Fallsmead Pet Directory can be the place to start!
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