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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Two Residents of Oak Crest Earn Induction into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Nov 8, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest , a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , is proud to announce that two residents are among the honored Class of 2019 into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to inductees Sally Bowerman and Darlene Koch. They were nominated by their peers and selected based on their incredible service to the greater community and at Oak Crest. The induction ceremony occurred during a luncheon and awards program held at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie on October 24.

Ms. Bowerman, a resident of Oak Crest...

Oak Crest Culinary Team Wins Top Honors for Best Dessert at LifeSpan Event

Nov 4, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- Executive Chef Joseph Bollinger and the culinary professionals from Oak Crest , a distinctive senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , won the Best Dessert Award at the 2019 "A Taste of Senior Living" competition sponsored by LifeSpan Network. The event, held at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville on October 24, featured the delicious creations of 28 senior living communities from the mid-Atlantic region.

For the winning entry, Chef Bollinger and his team presented a hazelnut and chocolate mousse petit fours with a hazelnut cookie crust served with a pumpkin...

Oak Crest Resident Group Loves Their Tennis

Oct 22, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— The resident members of the Oak Crest tennis team enjoy a real passion for the sport. The proof is in their schedule.

“Currently, we play twice per week, 52 weeks per year, at outdoor courts down the street on Walther Boulevard and an indoor facility, Northeast Regional Recreation Center, near Perring Parkway,” noted Jim Griffin, who moved to the Erickson Living retirement community last November with his wife, Janice, from Phoenix, Maryland.

The group consists of Andy Lioi, who serves as captain, Dick Hall, Jim Houck, George Mickolite, Bob Thuman and...

Oak Crest’s Continuing Care Neighborhood Receives “Best Nursing Home” Designation by Newsweek

Oct 16, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— The continuing care neighborhood of Oak Crest received a Best Nursing Home designation for 2020 by Newsweek , available exclusively at https://www.newsweek.com/best-nursing-homes-2020 .

To create this easy-to-use resource, Newsweek evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes in 20 states, partnering with respected global data research firm Statista Inc. to establish a ranking of the 400 Best Nursing Homes across the nation.

According to Newsweek , the analysis was based on recommendations from medical experts and three performance-based criteria (health inspections, staffing and quality measures) from data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Medicare...

Oak Crest Moving Program Gives Homeowners Head Start

Sep 30, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- For most people, the thought of moving ranks with going to the dentist or getting a driver’s license renewed. But moving doesn’t have to be a stressful event. It can be a liberating experience—an opportunity to make a fresh, new start. The secret: it’s all in how you move.

If you are planning a move to Oak Crest , an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Maryland, priority list members gain exclusive access to Erickson Realty and Moving Services, a personalized program that combines a variety of selling and moving resources.

“Our goal...

Residents of Oak Crest Embrace the Digital World

Sep 25, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— A study released by Michigan State University concluded that the quality of life for older adults can be enhanced by technology use. And a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center noted that more seniors (67 percent) are using the internet than ever.

“Age is irrelevant when it comes to each person’s digital journey. Seniors are on-line and incorporating the internet into their everyday lives,” said Hans Keller, Chief Information Officer for Erickson Living , a developer and manager of continuing care...

Travel Connects Oak Crest Couple

Aug 30, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans are planning a vacation in 2019. Residents of Oak Crest are following these national trends. They are taking road trips to visit family and friends, enjoying cruises and going abroad to fulfill “bucket lists.”

Ken and Judy Phebus, residents of Oak Crest retirement community, are year-round travelers. They met in 1995 while Judy was directing a tour in Washington D.C. and Ken was driving the bus for Gunther Charters. After the group explored the city, they returned to find that Ken had set...

Oak Crest Resident Volunteers with Local Church for Worldwide Reach

Aug 8, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- More Americans than ever are volunteering, according to a federal study released in 2018 by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The Volunteering in America report found that 77.34 million adults lent their time and talents through an organization last year.

Martie Noel, a resident of Oak Crest , follows this national trend. A retired teacher of the Baltimore County Public School System, the former resident of Harford County has been active with missionary work coordinated by Mountain Christian Church in Fallston.

Since...

Oak Crest Names Stephanie Taydus as Community TV/AV Manager

Aug 5, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced the promotion of Stephanie Taydus to Community TV & AV Manager.

Ms. Taydus began her career with the Erickson Living retirement community in the spring of 2018 as a Community TV Coordinator. She currently serves as co-chair of the My Erickson initiative, an interactive app that provides residents with community news and information on their smart phones and computers. She is also a member of the Welcome Home Team that assists new residents with a positive transition to Oak Crest.

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Oak Crest Celebrates Worldwide Diversity

Jul 24, 2019

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest held its Annual Diversity & Inclusion Expo on July 19, a celebration of worldwide culture that brought residents and employees together for a day of learning and fun.

The event featured 15 exhibitors who showcased their countries of origin, religion and community. Attendees were treated to delicious cuisine such as empanadas, bruschetta, egg rolls, spanakopita, beignets, and French pastries, all prepared by the culinary professionals of Oak Crest. Guests also were encouraged to take a “passport” throughout Erickson Hall to be stamped at each exhibitor table to be eligible for a prize....