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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

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....

Oak Crest Channel 973 Is Must-See TV

Jul 1, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— During the pandemic, traditional television viewership has increased by more than eight million Americans according to a report by eMarketer. This is the first annual rise since 2011, but not unexpected as people seek to learn more about COVID-19.

For residents of Oak Crest , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , campus news is just a click away via the in-house television station, Channel 973. Affectionately known as Oak Crest TV, the programming has featured a blend of information and entertainment to keep residents informed and engaged.

“Since...

Erickson Living’s Realty & Moving Services Adapting to Times, Helping New Residents Make Move to Oak Crest

Jun 3, 2020

Since 2007, the Erickson Living Realty and Moving Services (ERMS) program has helped thousands of residents make seamless transitions to our senior living communities across the nation. Understanding that the prospect of moving can feel overwhelming, Erickson Living, a national leader in developing and managing continuing care retirement communities, created a network of resources to help future residents simplify their moves. These unique services include everything from selecting a local Realtor® to partnering with a trusted senior move manager.

As we face the pandemic together, sales team professionals at Oak Crest in Parkville, Maryland...

Love Conquers All for Oak Crest Couple

May 7, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— April 24 will be remembered fondly by those who live and work at Oak Crest . In these COVID-19 times, the senior living community managed by Erickson Living hosted its first socially-distanced wedding.

Residents Daniel Kott and Helen Baker celebrated their love, making it official during a ceremony in the community’s chapel. Appropriate for the times, the occasion was intimate. A party of five gathered in the venue meant for 350, complete with social distancing and cloth face coverings.

The Reverend Emily C. Holman, a deacon with the Episcopal Church and a...

Oak Crest Deploys Pro-Active Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- When Barbara Zorn moved to Oak Crest in 2010 from Harford County, one of the things that attracted her to the Parkville, Md., community was the active lifestyle offered. The second thing was the peace of mind that comes from living at an Erickson Living -managed community. This spring, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbara is more confident than ever that she's made the right decision.

"Everyone from the top to the bottom is handling the crisis wonderfully," says Barbara. "The staff provides daily updates of what was going on in...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Oak Crest! Chatting with Resident Gladys Reed

Mar 10, 2020

Parkville, Maryalnd-- The year was 1995. Forrest Gump won the Oscar for Best Picture. The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. The stock market closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time. And Cal Ripken became baseball’s new “Iron Man.”

And most importantly, on March 1, Oak Crest welcomed its first resident! That year, an amazing 549 people moved to the campus. They will always be honored as “pioneers,” those who embodied our mission to share their gifts to create a community that celebrates life. Gladys Reed is one of those...

Oak Crest Resident: “We feel like we are on a cruise!”

Feb 27, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- In 2016, Kathy and George Wilson sold their townhome in Carney and moved to Oak Crest , an Erickson Living retirement community in neighboring Parkville. Although they’re now just a few minutes down the road from their former home, their new lifestyle is miles apart.

“We will be here four years in June, and we love it! We feel like we are on a cruise. When we lived at our house, we mostly spent our days working in the garden or doing chores....

Oak Crest Hosts Government Forum on Prescription Drugs

Feb 20, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest was proud to serve as the Baltimore County host for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board (MPDA) listening session on the evening of February 18. More than 75 residents welcomed the opportunity to attend the forum and provide input on the cost of prescription drugs and related issues.

The panelists for the event were Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, MPDA Board Member Ebere Onukwugha, Maryland AARP Advocate Jim Gutman and Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco. Congressman John Sarbanes, whose district includes Oak Crest, attended the...