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One Stitch at a Time for Defenders Day

Sep 10, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Eight residents from Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, used their love of sewing to be part of history. The group visited the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore on August 22nd to participate in the community-wide creation of a 30' x 42' replica of the original Star Spangled Banner.  The project is in conjunction with this weekend's Defenders Day celebration at historic Fort McHenry. The undertaking was completed over the same six week time period in which Mary Pickersgill, a local flag maker, created the original flag that flew over the fort.  It will be unfurled during the...

From Super Dreams to 2013 Season Opening Tailgate Party, Oak Crest Loves the Ravens!

Sep 5, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Seven months ago, the residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, wished the Baltimore Ravens a successful Super Bowl trip to New Orleans with a Super Dream of their own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI08vzvZ8C8 . Today, Ravens Nation fever enthusiastically returned to Oak Crest as residents and employees held a tailgate party in advance of the nationally-televised start of the 2013 NFL season with the Ravens traveling to Denver. The continuing care neighborhoods of Oak Crest hosted the celebration, complete with a celebrity guest: Poe, the Ravens famous mascot.  Poe made the rounds, spreading purple cheer and...

Fitch Ratings Provide Oak Crest Village, Inc., a "Positive" Outlook

Aug 14, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced that Fitch Ratings provided a "positive" rating outlook for the Baltimore County, Maryland series 2007A bonds issued on its behalf. The report noted Oak Crest's strong financial profile, consistent debt service coverage and competitive service area as key rating drivers for its recent update.  It also highlighted "Oak Crest's consistently strong occupancy, successful marketing campaigns, large wait list and investment in its physical plant" as factors in doing well in the Baltimore region. Fitch Ratings are forward-looking and include analysts' views on future performance.  Ratings assigned by Fitch are opinions based...

Dedicated to the Core: Oak Crest Residents Honored for 2,000+ Workouts

Aug 13, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Many people have a hot and cold relationship with exercise.  A few weeks dedicated to pedaling on a bike or doing sit-ups turns into months of inactivity. But a group of residents at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, has made trips to the gym such a regular routine that they could only be described in Baltimore as Ripken-esque. Six residents were honored for completing over two thousand (2,000) workouts in the fitness center of Oak Crest and another, Sid George, for achieving an amazing 3,042 workouts. The recognition came on August 7 at the 1st Annual Fitness...

Katherine Rigney Has Duckpin Fever!

Jul 15, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---"May duckpin bowling stay forever in Baltimore!" For Katherine Rigney, it's gone beyond an expression to a true life's passion. Ms. Rigney, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, is a founding member and long-serving officer of the Anneslie Bowling League.  When the bowlers resume action this September, it will mark the group's 56th anniversary Established by three neighbors in Anneslie, the Towson-based league is still rolling strong, bowling every Tuesday morning during its eight-month season.  Originally housed at Stoneleigh Lanes, the group moved twice before finding a home at its current location, AMF Towson Lanes near Providence Road...

Oak Crest Tournament of the Ages to Challenge Area Golfers

Jul 1, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced its inaugural Tournament of the Ages Golf Outing to be held on Monday, September 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 7:30am with a shotgun start set for 9:00am.  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 September 13.  Checks can be made payable to the Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund and sent to:...

Oak Crest's Parade of Veterans to Celebrate United States Independence

Jul 1, 2013
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 the first encounter of the Cold War, and they have been stationed around the world...all in defense of liberty and freedom. On Wednesday, July 3rd at 11am, the Greatest Generation and beyond will participate in the Parade of Veterans , an annual tradition at Oak Crest to kick-off the Independence Week celebration and honor an important meaning of the...

Oak Crest EMS Team Receives Star of Life Award in Geriatrics

Jun 4, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, received the Star of Life Award in Geriatrics from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). The state agency's presentation to the Oak Crest Emergency Medical Services team was held on May 21st at the Miller Senator Office Building in Annapolis. The recognition was given "for providing high quality care for Maryland's geriatric population through effective institutional policies, outreach in the community, health & well-being and training staff in administering basic first aid." The Security/EMS team at Oak Crest is comprised of sixty employees in positions ranging from dispatcher, security...

Oak Crest Announces Hiring of Theresa Hall as Nurse Practitioner for Employee Health & Wellness Center

May 30, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Theresa Hall, ANP-BC as its Nurse Practitioner in the Employee Health and Wellness Center. Ms. Hall brings over twelve years of experience as a registered nurse.  She has been an adult nurse practitioner since 2011.  In her new role at Oak Crest, she will provide acute and preventive care services for the workplace health program.  The Parkville-based retirement community employs over 1,100 people in a variety of senior living and health care professions. Opened in 2009, the Employee Health and Wellness Center provides urgent care, Health IQ testing,...

Oak Crest Hosts Baltimore County Provider Council Spring Luncheon

May 28, 2013
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, hosted the Baltimore County Provider Council spring luncheon on May 21st. Eighty-five members attended the luncheon, held in the Erickson Conference Center of Oak Crest.  Brian Broberg of the Broberg Investment Group LLC served as the luncheon speaker. The Baltimore County Provider Council is a membership organization composed of individuals, for profit and non-profit businesses and government organizations.  The Council is an independent, charitable non-profit created to foster education, communication and cooperation among care providers, geriatric professionals and others interested in the needs of older adults. More information can be found at...