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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Entertaining Traditions Thrive at Oak Crest

Dec 13, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— With two big parties to host and a busy schedule to consider, Evelyn Bradley knew right where to turn.

The resident of Oak Crest , the senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living , called on-site Catering Manager Andrew Kleinschmidt.

“For those of us involved in activities on and off campus, being able to take advantage of catering services for personal entertaining is an added bonus to living at Oak Crest,” stated Evelyn.

This fall, Evelyn and her husband,...

Oak Crest Home Health Team Named as a Top Agency in the 2019 HomeCare Elite®

Nov 21, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced that its Home Health Team has been named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite ® , a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY ® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part...

Oak Crest Honored in Three Categories by Readers of Baltimore STYLE

Nov 18, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest was a big winner in the 2019 Baltimore STYLE Readers’ Choice Awards.

The senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living won three categories-- Best Independent Living , Best Assisted Living and Best 55+—in on-line voting that took place this fall.

According to the magazine’s publisher, “t hank you to all who voted in our second annual Readers’ Choice contest. We saw so much enthusiasm this year...

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...