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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Oak Crest! Chatting with Resident Gladys Reed

Mar 10, 2020

Parkville, Maryalnd-- The year was 1995. Forrest Gump won the Oscar for Best Picture. The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. The stock market closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time. And Cal Ripken became baseball’s new “Iron Man.”

And most importantly, on March 1, Oak Crest welcomed its first resident! That year, an amazing 549 people moved to the campus. They will always be honored as “pioneers,” those who embodied our mission to share their gifts to create a community that celebrates life. Gladys Reed is one of those...

Oak Crest Resident: “We feel like we are on a cruise!”

Feb 27, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- In 2016, Kathy and George Wilson sold their townhome in Carney and moved to Oak Crest , an Erickson Living retirement community in neighboring Parkville. Although they’re now just a few minutes down the road from their former home, their new lifestyle is miles apart.

“We will be here four years in June, and we love it! We feel like we are on a cruise. When we lived at our house, we mostly spent our days working in the garden or doing chores....

Oak Crest Hosts Government Forum on Prescription Drugs

Feb 20, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest was proud to serve as the Baltimore County host for the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board (MPDA) listening session on the evening of February 18. More than 75 residents welcomed the opportunity to attend the forum and provide input on the cost of prescription drugs and related issues.

The panelists for the event were Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, MPDA Board Member Ebere Onukwugha, Maryland AARP Advocate Jim Gutman and Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco. Congressman John Sarbanes, whose district includes Oak Crest, attended the...

Oak Crest 25th Anniversary: College Life Without the Exams

Feb 13, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- Continuing our 25 th anniversary monthly series, we’re celebrating a phrase many have used to describe Oak Crest : it’s like “college life without the exams!” In fact, there are currently more than 200 clubs, groups and service organizations , all resident led and created. Dave Flumbaum is one who has taken advantage of these opportunities. A retired educator, he moved to the Erickson Living retirement community with his wife, Alice, in 2010 from Joppa. While serving on the Residents’ Advisory Council (RAC) in 2018-19, he...

Oak Crest Fitness Manager: “Feel Awesome Today!”

Jan 31, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— According to a survey of runners and bicyclists by Strava, January 17 is the day each year that most New Year’s resolutions related to fitness are broken.

Don’t count Mike Sullivan, a resident of Oak Crest , in this category.

Mike moved to the senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living with Doris Neff in 2015 from nearby Perry Hall. Always physically active, he began to take advantage of opportunities at Oak Crest, first by joining the resident softball team....

The Dream Continues in Baltimore: Oak Crest Celebrates Dr. King Legacy

Jan 28, 2020

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest , an Erickson Living senior living community, honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a tribute brunch and program on January 24, celebrating the theme of “The Dream Continues in Baltimore…”

More than 200 residents, employees and guests reflected on Dr. King through spoken word, mindful meditation and song. The tribute was sponsored by the community’s Diversity and Inclusion Council with William Tian, Associate Executive Director, providing opening remarks.

Oak Crest was pleased to welcome...

Oak Crest 25th Anniversary: In the Beginning...

Jan 21, 2020

Parkville, Maryland-- To kick-off our 25th anniversary monthly series, we’re going “in the beginning” to learn more about a key employee who played a major role in the early success of Oak Crest . Doug Honbarrier served as the community’s first Director of Sales from September 1994 to August 1998. During his 16 years with then-Erickson Retirement Communities, Doug also held leadership positions with Charlestown, Riderwood and the corporate office. He now serves as the franchise operator for the Chick-Fil-A at Martin Plaza in Middle River.

Doug recently shared his perspective about the early days at Oak...

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...