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July 3rd: Oak Crest's Parade of Veterans to Kick-Off Independence Day Weekend

Jul 2, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---The military service men and women who are now residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, have served in the battlegrounds of Europe and the battleships of the Pacific during World War II.  In Korea, they fought in an early encounter of the Cold War, and they have been stationed around the world...all in defense of liberty and freedom. On Thursday, July 3rd at 11am, the Greatest Generation and beyond will participate in the Parade of Veterans, an annual tradition at Oak Crest that kicks-off the Independence Weekend celebration. Led by a Color Guard, veterans of the...

Oak Crest Appoints Jim Antonakos as Director of Sales

Jun 20, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Baltimore, announced the hiring of Jim Antonakos as the Director of Sales. Mr. Antonakos brings nearly eight years of senior living experience to Oak Crest, where he began his career as Health Insurance Resource Manager for Erickson Advantage, the Medicare Advantage plan offered to Erickson Living residents. In 2011, he was promoted to Director of Philanthropy at Charlestown, the Erickson Living retirement community in Catonsville. In his new leadership position at Oak Crest, Mr. Antonakos will be responsible for daily supervision of the community sales operation.  Opened in 1995, the 87-acre...

Oak Crest Good Guys Capture Softball Title

Jun 18, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---With a potent offensive attack and strong pitching, the Oak Crest 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. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011 and 2012. The event, held in Catonsville at Charlestown retirement community on June 5th, matched residents from Oak Crest, Charlestown, Riderwood (Silver Spring) and Greenspring (northern Virginia) in a two-round format. The Good Guys defeated Greenspring 12-0 in the opening game. In the championship versus Riderwood, Oak Crest jumped to an early lead and played...

Oak Crest's Evelyn Schroedl, 96, Rappels 27 Floors for Kidney Health

Jun 9, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---In the 1920's, Logan Dyke walked on I-beams and steel girders high atop the Baltimore skyline for his job constructing hotels and high-rise office buildings. Nearly 100 years later, his daughter, Evelyn Schroedl, 96, found a unique way to follow in her father's footsteps. With a crystal-blue sky as a background canvass, Ms. Schroedl, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, rappelled 27 floors down the Inner Harbor side of the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront.  She did it for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland's Rappel for Kidney Health fundraiser on June 7th. Ms. Schroedl was one of eighty...

Oak Crest Hosts Meet the Candidates Night

May 27, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---With a pending primary election on June 24th, candidates for Baltimore County and state offices are busy meeting with area voters. The campaigning included a recent stop at Oak Crest as the Erickson Living retirement community hosted a Meet the Candidates Night on May 14th. The event, sponsored by the Oak Crest Chapter of the Maryland Continuing Care Residents Association (MaCCRA) and the Oak Crest Public Affairs Department, offered candidates time to provide information on their backgrounds and election platforms. In all, twenty-seven area candidates attended the forum in front of 150 residents and family members. "As the election...

Oak Crest Names Pam Spry, BSN, RN as Director of Nursing

May 21, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the promotion of Pam Spry, BSN, RN as its Director of Nursing.   Ms. Spry has been with Oak Crest for nine years, previously serving as Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Nurse in the continuing care neighborhood.    In her role as Director of Nursing, Ms. Spry will be committed to positive outcomes by providing person-centered health care and fostering a culture of high-quality service excellence to residents and their families.  Staff education will also be a major focus.   Ms. Spry is certified in infection control and prevention from the Certification Board...

Calling All Golfers to the Oak Crest Tournament of the Ages II

May 19, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced its 2nd Tournament of the Ages Golf Outing to be held on Monday, June 30th at scenic Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air, MD. The event will support the community's Benevolent Care Fund. Check-in begins at 7:00am with a shotgun start set for 8:00am.  The registration fee of $125 for individual golfers ($500 for a foursome) includes greens/cart fees, continental breakfast, driving range balls, complimentary beverages, awards luncheon and prizes. The registration deadline is June 20th.  Checks can be made payable to the Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund and sent...

Oak Crest Honors Student Achievement at 18th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony

May 9, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---They are America's future teachers, mechanical engineers and physicians' assistants. Twenty-six students employed in the Dining Services Department of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, were honored for their academic achievement and workplace leadership during the 18th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony held on April 23rd.   The recipients earned collegiate scholarships valued at $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000. Todd Sullivan is the Director of Philanthropy at Oak Crest.  During the ceremony, he announced that $136,757 had been raised during the 2014 Student Scholar Fundraising Drive that began in March.  The contributions came mainly from donations...

Oak Crest Volunteers Go Beyond the Numbers

Apr 30, 2014

PARKVILLE, MD---On Friday, April 25 th , residents and special guests gathered at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, for the annual Presidential Service Awards Luncheon.  The event marked National Volunteer Appreciation Month.

By the numbers, it was a very notable occasion.  786 residents, students and community adults participated in the Volunteer Program at Oak Crest in 2013. They provided 86,791 hours of service at the campus and in the surrounding community, and more than 246 earned a Presidential Service Award pin for attaining at least 100 hours of volunteer work. According to the Corporation for...

Oak Crest Appoints Catherine Cohen as Director of Resident Life

Apr 24, 2014
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the appointment of Catherine Cohen as its Director of Resident Life. Previously, Ms. Cohen served as the Senior Social Work Manager at Oak Crest, where she first began in 1996 as a Resident Services Coordinator. As Director of Resident Life, Ms. Cohen will oversee a myriad of services offered to residents of Oak Crest, including community activities, home health & home support, pastoral ministries, the social work team, the community television network, volunteer programs and the wellness programs originating from the fitness and aquatics center. Ms. Cohen is a licensed clinical...