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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

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...

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,...

Oak Crest Names William Tian as Associate Executive Director

Mar 8, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest named William Tian to serve as Associate Executive Director.

Mr. Tian brings an impressive professional background in operations, health care and dining to Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living. Previously, he worked for Genesis Healthcare, serving as Division Vice President of Dining & Allied Clinical Services. His region encompassed 245 properties located in 19 states.

In his new leadership position, Mr. Tian will support day-to-day operations at the 87-acre campus that is home to more than 2,100 residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing neighborhoods....

Oak Crest Executive Chef Embraces Maryland Roots

Mar 5, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— For most teenagers, a trip to Ocean City is not the launch of a career. But for Joe Bollinger, part-time jobs at Maryland’s iconic summer destination inspired his life’s profession.

“Starting at age 14, I prep cooked for six years at various restaurants there,” recalled Chef Joe, the Executive Chef at Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living. “I worked for some very talented people in those kitchens.”

As the youngest of six children, he was also influenced by watching his father. “My Dad was a hunter, and I remember him...

Oak Crest Promotes Amy Ward to Assistant Human Resources Director

Mar 4, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced the promotion of Amy Ward to Assistant Human Resources Director.

Ms. Ward has been with Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, since November, 2016 as Senior Human Resources Manager. Previously, she was employed with LifeBridge Health for fourteen years.

“We take great pride in creating an engaged, one-team culture at Oak Crest, and Amy has been a key contributor in making this a reality,” said Mark Roussey, Executive Director. “She cares deeply about the development of her co-workers, shares her expertise on a daily basis and embraces...