Oak Crest Appoints Catherine Cohen as Director of Resident Life

PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Catherine Cohen as its Director of Resident Life. Previously, Ms. Cohen served as the Senior Social Work Manager at Oak Crest, where she first began in 1996 as a Resident Services Coordinator. As Director of Resident Life, Ms. Cohen will oversee a myriad of services offered to residents of Oak Crest, including community activities, home health & home support, pastoral ministries, the social work team, the community television network, volunteer programs and the wellness programs originating from the fitness and aquatics center. Ms. Cohen is a licensed clinical social worker and has served the older adult population for over twenty years.  Since 2004, she has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers and holds the specialty certification of Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager.  A resident of Cockeysville, Ms. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the State University of New York and also a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland. "As impressive as her education and service are, Catherine is most remarkable in her passion for our mission and her positive, relational approach in striving to make Oak Crest a great place to live and work," stated Gary Hibbs, Executive Director.  "She is dedicated to creating an environment wherein we share our gifts to create communities that celebrate life."  Ms. Cohen is an active member of the running community, frequently volunteering at racing events in the area and is a member of the NCR Trail Snails where she is a mentor to other runners.  She can also be found volunteering at George Washington Carver Center for Performing Arts and Technology where her daughter is a junior.   [caption id="attachment_111551" align="aligncenter" width="223"] Catherine Cohen, Director of Resident Life at Oak Crest[/caption] About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of seventeen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.

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