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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

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...

Oak Crest Promotes Dan Plakatoris to Associate Director of Sales

Feb 22, 2019

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced the promotion of Dan Plakatoris to Associate Director of Sales.

Mr. Plakatoris has been with Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, for five years as Sales Manager. Previously, he served as a Customer Relations Representative for Baltimore Gas and Electric.

“Through his humility and professionalism, Dan has established himself as a respected leader and trusted resource,” said Mark Roussey, Executive Director. “He embraces our mission each and every day, building strong relationships with residents, customers and co-workers. We look forward to Dan enjoying continued success in his...

Oak Crest Names Adam Dickson as Associate Executive Director

Nov 29, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, appointed Adam Dickson to serve as Associate Executive Director.

Mr. Dickson holds more than 10 years of experience with Erickson Living. Beginning in 2010, he served as a Business Office Manager and then the Administrator-in-Training (AIT) for the continuing care neighborhood at Riderwood, a sister community in Silver Spring, Maryland. In 2014, he became Assistant Administrator at Oak Crest for little more than a year. In September 2015, Mr. Dickson was promoted to Director of Continuing Care at Wind Crest, an Erickson Living community in Denver, Colorado.

Mr....

Santa’s Workshop at Oak Crest Comes Through Again!

Nov 20, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Seventy residents of Oak Crest filled 400 stockings with toys, games, school supplies and clothing items for the benefit of Baltimore-area families…in just 35 minutes!

The event took place on November 20, marking the 23rd year in which residents transformed the Erickson Living retirement community into Santa’s workshop to support the Salvation Army of Central Maryland. The stockings will be distributed by the Salvation Army at its Angel Tree Distribution Center in Baltimore next month.

Ann France, an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women’s Auxiliary, leads the project. “The Salvation Army does...

Three Residents of Oak Crest Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Nov 14, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, is proud to announce that three of its residents are among 50 members of the Class of 2018 into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to Anne Brownson, Madelyn Daniels and Margaret Sellmayer! They were nominated and selected based on their incredible volunteerism in the greater community and at Oak Crest. The induction to the Hall of Fame occurred during a luncheon ceremony held at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie on October 25.

The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc. is a private, all-volunteer...

Fitch Ratings Affirm “A” Grade to Oak Crest Village, Inc. Bonds

Nov 8, 2018

Parkville, Maryland—(October 30, 2018)-- Oak Crest Village, Inc. (OCV), an Erickson Living retirement community, announced that Fitch Ratings affirmed its “A” grade for the Baltimore County, Maryland series 2016A bonds issued on behalf of OCV and revised its outlook to “Positive”.

The report noted Oak Crest’s solid financial profile and strong demand for services among the key rating drivers for its “A” affirmation.

It also described the community’s “ongoing marketing campaigns, large wait list and investment in plant” as factors for the highly competitive performance by Oak Crest in the Baltimore region.

In 2018,...

Oak Crest Home Health Team Named as a Top Agency in the 2018 ABILITY HomeCare Elite

Oct 29, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced that its Home Health Team has been named a Top Agency of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 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, publisher of Home Health Line and...

A Family Affair at Oak Crest

Oct 19, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— On a recent morning walking by the Quarry Grille at Oak Crest, Dan Plakatoris, sales manager, heard a familiar voice among many.

“It was undoubtedly my Mom,” he said with a smile.

Indeed it was Janet Plakatoris, who moved from her condo in Bel Air to Oak Crest in April 2015, enjoying coffee with a close-knit group of residents who convene daily to socialize.

Janet and Dan are part of a growing nationwide trend: employees having family members who live at an Erickson Living community.

A true family affair

The Plakatoris...