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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest Announces Promotion of Colleen Stafford to Director of Finance

Sep 19, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Colleen Stafford to Director of Finance.

In her leadership position, Ms. Stafford will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of strategic financial management and budgeting at the 87-acre campus where 2,100 residents are served by 1,100 employees in independent living and continuing care neighborhoods.

Ms. Stafford joined Erickson Living as Senior Internal Auditor in November, 2011 and transitioned to Senior Financial Analyst in a regional role. Since 2017, she has served as Assistant Finance Director at Charlestown, a sister Erickson Living community. Previously, Ms. Stafford...

Oak Crest Appoints Catherine Cohen as Director of Continuing Care

Aug 6, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Catherine Cohen to Director of Continuing Care.

Mrs. Cohen began her career at Oak Crest in 1996 as a Resident Services Coordinator before serving as Senior Social Work Manager and Director of Resident Life.

In her leadership position, Mrs. Cohen will oversee the daily clinical services and achievement of high quality experience for residents and their families through a holistic-care model reflecting the core values of Oak Crest. The continuing care neighborhood at Oak Crest provides assisted living, long-term care and inpatient &...

An Everyday Hero from Oak Crest: Stephanie Stein

Jul 24, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Stephanie Stein has never been one to back down from a challenge.

As a 21-year old starting her first full-time job, Stephanie began her career at Oak Crest as a restaurant associate in the continuing care neighborhood then known as Renaissance Gardens.

Overcoming a few nerves, natural to beginning a new chapter in life, she learned the ropes, worked hard and advanced to become a prep cook for Windows (now the newly re-opened McHenry’s) in the Town Center independent living neighborhood.

Stephanie enjoys making a positive difference at the Erickson Living retirement community, where...

Art Career Continues as Lifelong Passion for Oak Crest Resident

Jun 13, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Dolores Andrew may have “retired” after 25 years as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County. But she hasn’t stopped working.

A professional artist and a designer with a BFA degree from Syracuse University and an MFA in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mrs. Andrew currently serves as an instructor, a published author on topics in art history, a guest lecturer and a jurist at shows across the mid-Atlantic.

She has resided at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community in northeast Baltimore County, with her husband, Hugh,...

Oak Crest Good Guys Capture 2018 Softball Title

Jun 7, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Bolstered by an impressive offensive performance and solid defense, the Good Guys, the resident softball team at the Parkville-based retirement community, earned a pair of victories to capture the Annual Erickson Living Softball Tournament.

It was their sixth consecutive championship. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011-2012 and 2014 through 2017.

The event, held in Catonsville at Charlestown retirement community on June 6, matched residents from Oak Crest, Charlestown, Riderwood (Silver Spring) and Greenspring (northern Virginia) in a two-round format.

In the opening game, the Good Guys got the bats going early...

Oak Crest Opens New Memory Care Neighborhood

May 30, 2018
Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, opened its new memory care neighborhood designed to provide a person-centered, nurturing environment for residents who utilize these services. Named Magnolia Way, the neighborhood consists of 38 private apartments. Newly remodeled common space offers ample opportunities for socialization, including a dining venue & bistro, living room, garden area and activity rooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony for residents, family and employees was held on April 26. “Magnolia Way was carefully designed exclusively for those with memory loss to promote safety, independence and serenity,” stated Mark Roussey, Executive Director of Oak Crest. “Beyond...

Oak Crest Earns Top 10 in BBJ's Best Places to Work Awards

May 21, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, earned a Top 10 ranking in the large business category of the 2018 Best Places to Work Awards, sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal .

Finalists were honored at an awards ceremony held at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel on May 17.

“The recognition earned by Oak Crest in the Best Places to Work contest confirms what I see every day,” described Mark Roussey, Executive Director. “Serving the residents is our number one priority, and our employees do it by fulfilling our mission in a way that fosters inclusion...

Birdies and Friendship for Good Cause at Oak Crest Golf Tourney

May 17, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- The rainy spring weather could not put a damper on the love of the links for residents, employees and vendors who participated in the annual Oak Crest Golf Tournament held at Rocky Point Golf Course in eastern Baltimore County on May 14.

Despite overnight rain and a few morning sprinkles, more than 100 golfers entered the captain’s choice scramble event for a day of friendly competition.

According to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager at Oak Crest, the event netted more than $24,000 for the Benevolent Care Fund of the Erickson Living community.

Following some exceptional...

Oak Crest Surpasses $3 Million Milestone in Student Scholarship Funding

May 3, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest announced the 42-member Student Scholars Class of 2018 during its 22nd Annual Award Ceremony on May 2. The recipients, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $7,000.

The program achieved a major milestone this spring. In 22 years, $3 million has been awarded to assist 815 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager for the Erickson Living retirement community, during her campaign report. More than $115,000 was raised during the 2018 campaign, funded primarily through resident contributions.

Additionally, a “Working...

Oak Crest Honors the Hearts of Volunteers

Apr 20, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- It’s been said that “volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

On April 18, Oak Crest honored the hearts of its 650 resident volunteers at a celebratory brunch held at the Erickson Living retirement community.

During the ceremony, special recognition was bestowed to recipients in three categories:

Resident Volunteers of the Year: Presented to the Helping Hands, a group of 17 residents who provide companionship and friendship to their peers in the continuing care neighborhood of Oak Crest.

Student Volunteer of the Year: Presented to Regina...