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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Erickson Living Communities in Baltimore Name Jennifer Simon as Health Insurance Resources Manager

Mar 13, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest and Charlestown, Erickson Living retirement communities in Baltimore County, have named Jennifer Simon as health insurance resources manager.

Simon brings more than 25 years of sales experience to the position in the banking, insurance and investment sectors. Previously, she has worked for F&G Life, APWU Health Plan and Transamerica Corporation. She has also consulted for national firms such as T. Rowe Price and Heartland Payment Systems.

In her role at Oak Crest and Charlestown, Simon will serve as a reliable source of information and expertise for residents regarding their health insurance coverage, including...

Terra Townes: Growing with Oak Crest

Mar 7, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— As a 15-year old freshman attending City College, Terra Townes was searching for a summer job when a friend told her about Oak Crest.

“She recommended it because they worked around your school schedule, ideal for a student,” stated Townes. Little did she know, but her first day on the job—July 31, 2001—would be the beginning of a career that is still going strong nearly 17 years later.

Townes currently serves as the Scheduling Coordinator for the Home Support Department at the Erickson Living retirement community located in Parkville. She is often the link between...

Oak Crest Promotes Celeste Saunders to Home Care Administrator

Feb 15, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Mrs. Celeste Saunders to Home Care Administrator.

Celeste holds more than 26 years of nursing experience in long-term care, assisted living, home health and home support settings. During her nine-year tenure at Oak Crest, she has served in the leadership positions of Home Support Clinical Manager and Home Support Manager.

As Home Care Administrator, Celeste will oversee the overall management and performance of the Medicare-certified home health agency and home support department. The respective teams, consisting of nurses, therapists, managers and support staff, help...

Oak Crest’s Robert Annen Wins 2017 Silver Pen Award for Poetry

Dec 8, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- For Robert Annen, the words can reveal themselves during a car drive along his delivery route or a leisurely stroll around the lake at Oak Crest.

No matter when the inspiration manifests, he is prepared to capture his fleeting ideas, pad and paper always handy.

The resident of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, has been writing poetry since he was a 15-year old young man growing up in Baltimore City. This fall, his talent was recognized as he won first place for his submission entitled “96” in the poetry division of the 2nd...

Oak Crest Promotes Robin Keeler to Director of Resident Life

Dec 5, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest retirement community promoted Robin Keeler to Director of Resident of Life.

Mrs. Keeler brings nearly twenty years of experience with Erickson Living, the manager and developer of Oak Crest, to her new leadership position. She most recently served as a Regional Home Health Administrator for Oak Crest and its sister community, Charlestown, located in Catonsville, Maryland. Her teams have been consistently recognized nationally for their superior performance based on overall resident experience, financial management and quality of care.

Prior to joining Erickson Living, she worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center in...

Oak Crest Introduces New Outdoor Venue

Nov 22, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, officially opened a new outdoor venue during a ribbon cutting ceremony held on October 27.

Named Friendship Park, the 25,000 square-feet venue features three putting greens, two lighted bocce courts, a walking trail and an exercise court to be utilized by residents, family members and employees. A gazebo and fountain add to the ambience of the park.

The completion of Friendship Park is one phase of a repositioning project that includes the opening of a spacious, state-of-the-art fitness center later this year, and an aquatics center, indoor bistro...

Oak Crest Promotes Kristin Stoneberg to Assistant Administrator of Continuing Care

Oct 12, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Kristin Stoneberg to Assistant Administrator of Continuing Care.

Mrs. Stoneberg brings twenty-three years of senior health care experience to her new position, mainly as a speech pathologist in post-acute and long-term care settings. She began her career at Oak Crest in July, 2013 as the Assistant Rehabilitation Manager and completed the Administer-in-Training Program in 2017. “Kristin is a shining example of a leader who has taken advantage of the professional development opportunities offered by Erickson Living,” stated Heather Uttenreither, Director of Continuing Care. “Through hard...

Oak Crest Senior Sales Counselor Recalls Her Career Journey

Oct 3, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Growing up, Melisa Batac had a unique career dream inspired by a trip to Orlando.

“I wanted to be a tram driver at Walt Disney World so I could tell people to ‘have a magical day’ and make them smile as they enter the park,” she said during a recent interview. “As it turns out, I’ve been able to help make people happy at Oak Crest.”

Melisa is the Senior Sales Counselor at the Erickson Living retirement community in northeast Baltimore County. In her leadership role, she is often one of the initial employees to...

Oak Crest Cruises the High Seas for September Gala

Sep 27, 2017

Parkville, Maryalnd-- There truly was something for everyone as residents, employees and special guests of Oak Crest were eager to get to the Erickson Living retirement community’s Annual Gala on September 16 to support the Benevolent Care Fund.

More than 335 people attended the event, greeted by the sounding of the cruise ship horn to alert everyone that the “Love Boat” had left port, representing the event’s theme from the classic television show.

The gala featured live music by Mixed Company, filling the dance floor with sure-footed passengers. Other fun locales included karaoke in Club Kauai and...

Peace of Mind With Eagle’s Trace Realty & Moving Services Program

Sep 15, 2017

Houston, Texas-- When Barbara Robins made the decision to move to Eagle’s Trace from nearby Bear Creek in March, she knew exactly what she wanted.

“I selected a 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plan with custom options,” she said. “It was ideal for me.”

Ms. Robins, 70, needed some help with selling her home of more than three decades and moving into the Erickson Living retirement community. That’s when she turned to Haven Benoit.

The Personal Moving Consultant, Ms. Benoit leads the realty and moving services program at Eagle’s Trace. She provides prospective residents with advice on logistics...