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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest Honors the Hearts of Volunteers

Apr 20, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- It’s been said that “volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

On April 18, Oak Crest honored the hearts of its 650 resident volunteers at a celebratory brunch held at the Erickson Living retirement community.

During the ceremony, special recognition was bestowed to recipients in three categories:

Resident Volunteers of the Year: Presented to the Helping Hands, a group of 17 residents who provide companionship and friendship to their peers in the continuing care neighborhood of Oak Crest.

Student Volunteer of the Year: Presented to Regina...

Oak Crest Celebrates Opening of New Fitness & Aquatics Center

Apr 2, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, commemorated the opening of its news fitness and aquatics center with a celebration and a special sneak-peak tour for residents and employees.

The event, held on March 19, represented another milestone in the enhancement of amenities found in the Town Center clubhouse. When completed this summer, Town Center will also feature two new dining venues (including outdoor service), additional meeting space and an expanded welcome area. A renovated library, hair & nail salon and classroom have already opened, along with the Quarry Grill, a casual dining venue for lunch...

Erickson Living Communities in Baltimore Name Jennifer Simon as Health Insurance Resources Manager

Mar 13, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest and Charlestown, Erickson Living retirement communities in Baltimore County, have named Jennifer Simon as health insurance resources manager.

Simon brings more than 25 years of sales experience to the position in the banking, insurance and investment sectors. Previously, she has worked for F&G Life, APWU Health Plan and Transamerica Corporation. She has also consulted for national firms such as T. Rowe Price and Heartland Payment Systems.

In her role at Oak Crest and Charlestown, Simon will serve as a reliable source of information and expertise for residents regarding their health insurance coverage, including...

Terra Townes: Growing with Oak Crest

Mar 7, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— As a 15-year old freshman attending City College, Terra Townes was searching for a summer job when a friend told her about Oak Crest.

“She recommended it because they worked around your school schedule, ideal for a student,” stated Townes. Little did she know, but her first day on the job—July 31, 2001—would be the beginning of a career that is still going strong nearly 17 years later.

Townes currently serves as the Scheduling Coordinator for the Home Support Department at the Erickson Living retirement community located in Parkville. She is often the link between...

Oak Crest Promotes Celeste Saunders to Home Care Administrator

Feb 15, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Mrs. Celeste Saunders to Home Care Administrator.

Celeste holds more than 26 years of nursing experience in long-term care, assisted living, home health and home support settings. During her nine-year tenure at Oak Crest, she has served in the leadership positions of Home Support Clinical Manager and Home Support Manager.

As Home Care Administrator, Celeste will oversee the overall management and performance of the Medicare-certified home health agency and home support department. The respective teams, consisting of nurses, therapists, managers and support staff, help...

Oak Crest’s Robert Annen Wins 2017 Silver Pen Award for Poetry

Dec 8, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- For Robert Annen, the words can reveal themselves during a car drive along his delivery route or a leisurely stroll around the lake at Oak Crest.

No matter when the inspiration manifests, he is prepared to capture his fleeting ideas, pad and paper always handy.

The resident of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, has been writing poetry since he was a 15-year old young man growing up in Baltimore City. This fall, his talent was recognized as he won first place for his submission entitled “96” in the poetry division of the 2nd...

Oak Crest Promotes Robin Keeler to Director of Resident Life

Dec 5, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest retirement community promoted Robin Keeler to Director of Resident of Life.

Mrs. Keeler brings nearly twenty years of experience with Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Oak Crest, to her new leadership position. She most recently served as a Regional Home Health Administrator for Oak Crest and its sister community, Charlestown, located in Catonsville, Maryland. Her teams have been consistently recognized nationally for their superior performance based on overall resident experience, financial management and quality of care.

Prior to joining Erickson Living, she worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center in...

Oak Crest Introduces New Outdoor Venue

Nov 22, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, officially opened a new outdoor venue during a ribbon cutting ceremony held on October 27.

Named Friendship Park, the 25,000 square-feet venue features three putting greens, two lighted bocce courts, a walking trail and an exercise court to be utilized by residents, family members and employees. A gazebo and fountain add to the ambience of the park.

The completion of Friendship Park is one phase of a repositioning project that includes the opening of a spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center later this year, and an aquatics center, indoor bistro...

Oak Crest Promotes Kristin Stoneberg to Assistant Administrator of Continuing Care

Oct 12, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Kristin Stoneberg to Assistant Administrator of Continuing Care.

Mrs. Stoneberg brings twenty-three years of senior health care experience to her new position, mainly as a speech pathologist in post-acute and long-term care settings. She began her career at Oak Crest in July, 2013 as the Assistant Rehabilitation Manager and completed the Administer-in-Training Program in 2017. “Kristin is a shining example of a leader who has taken advantage of the professional development opportunities offered by Erickson Living,” stated Heather Uttenreither, Director of Continuing Care. “Through hard...

Oak Crest Senior Sales Counselor Recalls Her Career Journey

Oct 3, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Growing up, Melisa Batac had a unique career dream inspired by a trip to Orlando.

“I wanted to be a tram driver at Walt Disney World so I could tell people to ‘have a magical day’ and make them smile as they enter the park,” she said during a recent interview. “As it turns out, I’ve been able to help make people happy at Oak Crest.”

Melisa is the Senior Sales Counselor at the Erickson Living retirement community in northeast Baltimore County. In her leadership role, she is often one of the initial employees to...