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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest Promotes Dan Plakatoris to Director of Sales

Jul 12, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced the promotion of Dan Plakatoris to Director of Sales.

Mr. Plakatoris has been with Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living , for more than five years. He began as Sales Manager and then promoted to Associate Director of Sales in February 2019. Previously, he served as a contractor supporting Military Service Member reintegration at the Maryland Air National Guard and as a Senior Customer Relations Representative for Baltimore Gas and Electric.

He has received multiple company-based honors, including the Oak Crest Leader of the...

Planning for a Secure, Engaging Retirement at Oak Crest

Jun 13, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— For twenty-two years, Barbara Zorn worked for the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), including a stint as the organization’s Executive Director from 1990 to 1997. The job entailed maintaining an extensive knowledge of the industry, establishing relationships with stakeholders throughout the state, and of course, understanding accounting.

When she was ready to make the transition from her house in Harford County, Barbara did her due diligence when exploring retirement communities throughout the area. “I still wanted to lead an out-going and engaging lifestyle so I was ready to move on from costly and time-consuming...

A Patriotic Employer at Oak Crest

Jun 12, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- Brittany Woodard balances dual roles in her busy life: she is a Sales Associate at Oak Crest retirement community and serves her country as a Senior Airman in the Military Police of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Before beginning her military duties, Brittany had applied for a new position within the Oak Crest Sales Department. She began her career with Erickson Living at Charlestown in 2009 before coming to Oak Crest in 2015 as a dining manager.

She got the job in sales, but as timing would have it, learned shortly...

An Easy Way to Move to Oak Crest

May 20, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- After 40 years, Kathleen Sergi’s love affair with her five-bedroom, two-bath house in Towson, Maryland finally ended.

“I loved my house. My husband and I had many blissful years there, but after he passed away it became more than I wanted to maintain. I had to hire someone to mow the lawn and maintain the heating system. I was tired of the upkeep and ready to move,” describes Ms. Sergi, a retired Baltimore County teacher.

Ms. Sergi began researching her options. She toured a variety of retirement communities in the area, but it was ...

Oak Crest Hosts Nurses’ Week Luncheon

May 10, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— It’s been said that “nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription.”

That spirit filled Erickson Hall at Oak Crest on May 9 as 90 residents and employees gathered for the 2019 Annual Nurses’ Week Luncheon.

In total, there are 118 residents with a career background in nursing living at Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living. In fact, the group represents 46 schools of nursing spanning 14 states and the country of Germany.

The community also employs nurses in its on-site medical center, home...

Oak Crest Attracts Harford County Residents Ready for a Worry-Free Home

May 3, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- Barbara and Don Conley lived in Harford County for 52 years, but they happily call Parkville home now.

Last August, the pragmatic couple decided they would rather take it easy than take care of a five-bedroom house and an acre of land. So, they traded in their oversized house for a maintenance-free apartment home at Oak Crest, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living.

“We had a little over an acre and did all the work ourselves. It was a real chore,” says Mr. Conley. “There was a hedge that I...

Oak Crest Celebrates Student Scholars Class of 2019

Apr 30, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest honored the 49-member Student Scholars Class of 2019 during its 23rd Annual Award Ceremony on April 24. The recipients, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of up to $10,000.

In 23 years, $3.1 million has been awarded to assist 864 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager for the continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, during her campaign report. More than $100,000 was raised in 2019, funded primarily through resident contributions.

Additionally, the recipients of a...

Oak Crest Selected as Best Active Adult Community by Readers of The Baltimore Sun

Apr 24, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest was named as the Best Active Adult Community in the 2019 Baltimore’s Best Readers’ Choice Contest, presented by The Baltimore Sun .

According to the publication, “winners earned top votes in an online poll that drew more than 43,000 participants. With honorees in more than 200 categories, Baltimore’s Best is both a resource for readers and a celebration of the area’s finest features.”

Oak Crest is a non-profit continuing care retirement community located on an 87-acre campus in northeast Baltimore County, developed and managed by Erickson Living. Its 2,100 residents are served by...

Oak Crest Resident Recalls Civil Rights History

Apr 9, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- The turbulent events of November 1960 at McDonogh 19, a public elementary school in New Orleans, marked a defining moment in the life of Betty Bunce, a young teacher at the time.

As the school had just desegregated, a “group of (white) parents had removed their children and gathered in an angry mob outside the building to jeer the three African-American girls who were the only remaining students,” according to a report from CBS News published in 2004.

“I was heartbroken for those three girls. They were just in first grade,” recalled Ms. Bunce. “My...

A “New-Old” Treasure in the Oak Crest Aquatics Center

Mar 22, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- When the renovated fitness and aquatics center opened last spring in the Town Center clubhouse, residents immediately began enjoying state-of-the-art cardio equipment, a larger pool and more space for wellness activities.

But beginning this week, there is a permanent remembrance of what used to be.

Residents, employees and members of the Oak Crest Executive Team came together on Tuesday, March 19 to dedicate a bench, located on the far wall in front of the mosaic tile in the aquatics center. You might wonder why the need to hold an event for a place to sit,...