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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Area Retirees Are Enjoying Their Best Lives at Oak Crest

Nov 18, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Steve Roberts and Kay Fennell felt embraced from the moment they first set foot in their new apartment at Oak Crest in 2016. But even more welcoming than their new space were the neighbors who made them feel right at home.

“We felt very welcomed when we moved here,” says Steve. “Everyone says hello to you. As you meet people in the community and discover what their interests are, it’s easy to find people who like the same things. We found it was really easy to make friends with common interests.”

One of the most...

Oak Crest Dedicates Mezuzah at Community Chapel

Nov 17, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— Resident members of multiple faiths at Oak Crest gathered together to dedicate and hang a mezuzah at the Chapel of the Erickson Living retirement community. Executive leadership and employees also attended the event, sponsored by the Pastoral Ministries Office. The Hebrew word mezuzah means “doorpost.” According to tradition, the mezuzah is to be affixed to the doorpost at the entrance to a Jewish home or synagogue, as well as at the entrance to each of the interior rooms except for bathrooms. The mezuzah itself consists of a small scroll of parchment on which...

Oak Crest Recognized by Baltimore Style Readership in 2020 Readers' Choice Awards

Nov 2, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living, was named as having the Best Independent Living and Best Assisted Living in the 2020 Baltimore Style Readers’ Choice awards.

According to the publication, “We saw so much enthusiasm this year…there are many great businesses, restaurants, health-care providers and other talented individuals in the Baltimore area that deserve (your) recognition. Congratulations to all of them and thank you, (our readers), for participating in this year’s Readers’ Choice contest.”

More information about the 2020 Reader Rankings can be found here: ...

Sisters Agree: Oak Crest Is the Place to Be

Oct 28, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Sisters Kathleen Wilson, Mary Hohenberger, and Anna Small have always been close. For 50 years, Mary and Anna lived two doors down from one another in Parkville and Kathy was just a few miles away in Carney. Now, the three are steps away from one another at Oak Crest , an Erickson Living -managed community in Parkville.

“I’m on the fourth floor of Broadview Terrace, Mary is on the fifth floor of Trevor Place, and Anna is on the third floor of Trevor Place,” says Kathleen who shares a two-bedroom apartment with...

Meet Oak Crest’s Brittany Woodard, Senior Sales Associate Who Loves Serving Her Country

Oct 22, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Brittany Woodard never envisioned herself in sales. Now, as a senior sales associate at Oak Crest , an Erickson Living -managed community in Parkville, she can’t imagine doing anything else.

“I started with Erickson Living at Charlestown in 2009 in their dining services department and moved to Oak Crest in 2012, where I worked as a service manager for one of the on-site restaurants,” says Woodard. “At the time, the restaurant where I worked was only open for dinner, so I reached out to the sales department to see if I could volunteer as...

Oak Crest Named Top Winner in The Daily Record Reader Rankings for “Best Retirement Community”

Oct 12, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , was named Top Winner in the Best Retirement Community category in the 2020 Reader Rankings presented by The Daily Record .

According to the publication, “( The Daily Record ) received more than 20,500 votes from the business and legal communities. Your voice was heard and the winners listed are this year’s readers’ choices.” More information about the 2020 Reader Rankings can be found here: .

“Receiving this recognition from The Daily Record is a true honor...

Oak Crest: Key to Good Health Is Just Down the Hall

Oct 2, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- One of the great paradoxes of American medical care is that although it is amongst the best health care in the world, a limited number of doctors means they are not always available at the time that you need them.

According to the most recent survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates, by Merritt Hawkins, it takes an average of 24 days to schedule a first-time appointment with a physician, a 30 percent increase from 2014, when the average wait time was 18.5 days.

For residents of Oak Crest...

Moving to Oak Crest: “We were making the right decision”

Aug 31, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- When Barbara and Wendell August joined the Oak Crest priority list in September 2017, Irma, a category five hurricane, was causing widespread destruction, the Houston Astros were on their way to becoming the world champs and the words COVID-19 didn’t exist.

A lot can change within a few years, but what didn’t change was Barbara and Wendall’s desire for a maintenance-free lifestyle in a community where they could enjoy world-class amenities and peace-of-mind for the future.

“We lived in our house in Bel Air for 40 years. Over time it felt too big for just...

Goal Getters at Oak Crest

Aug 25, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- In January 2019, Mike Sullivan made a concerted effort to bolster his exercise and wellness regimen. He began using the on-site fitness center at Oak Crest , the Erickson Living managed senior living community, and by the end of the year, he was achieving his goals.

“My workout included the elliptical for cardio and weights for strength training. I also enjoyed water volleyball in the aquatics center and joined a walking group. All told, I tried to make use of the exercise facilities at Oak Crest six days per week,” says Mike....

Oak Crest Employees Step Outside Normal Positions

Jul 28, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- On Friday, March 13, 2020, Laurie Bender was scheduled to catch a plane to Orlando, Florida, for a long-anticipated vacation to Disney World. But the coronavirus had other plans. As COVID-19 quickly spread and schools throughout Maryland were closed, amusement parks like Disney also shuttered their doors for the unforeseeable future.

Instead of embarking on her dream vacation, Bender, senior sales associate at Oak Crest , a senior living community managed by Erickson Living , became part of a dream team working to take care of all of those who call Oak Crest home....