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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

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...

Roaring 20's Gala A Hit at Oak Crest!

Oct 12, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- The Roaring 20’s came rolling into Oak Crest on September 15 for the annual gala to support the Erickson Living retirement community’s Benevolent Care Fund. More than 250 guests attended the extravaganza, most decked out in attire from the era which set the tone for the event.

Arriving at Crestview Station, classic 1920’s cars lined the entrance, while cigarette girls greeted guests with trays of champagne. If you knew the password to Roussey’s Speakeasy, the heavily guarded door was the gateway to an exclusive jazz club where guests ordered Mary Pickfords and Sidecars and servers passed...

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...