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Oak Crest Selected as a Top 500 Agency by HomeCare Elite™

Dec 3, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD--Oak Crest today announced that it has been named as a Top 500 home health agency in the United States by HomeCare Elite™.  Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite™ identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the Top 100 and Top 500 agencies overall.  Winners are ranked July 2011 to July 2012 by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.  It is a prestigious recognition that serves as an industry standard for measuring organizational performance. Robin Keeler is the Home Health...

Santa's Workshop Coming to Oak Crest: Residents to Fill 400 Stockings with Toys and Goodies in Just 60 Minutes for Baltimore Area Families via Salvation Army

Nov 19, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---The North Pole will move south for one morning as resident volunteers from Oak Crest retirement community will partner with the Baltimore Area Salvation Army on Tuesday, November 20th from 9am-10:00am. Celebrating a partnership of eighteen years, fifty residents will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and other items for the benefit of Baltimore-area just an hour! The project fills local need as two thousand families have registered with the Baltimore Salvation Army this holiday season, according to Ann France, Oak Crest resident and  Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women's Auxiliary.  That represents over 8,000...

Oak Crest's 2nd Annual Expo to Put Technology in Hands of Seniors

Nov 9, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---Tablets, smart phones and 3D television aren't just for Generation Y anymore! According to the Pew Research Center, half of American adults ages 65 and over are on-line...for the first time ever. Oak Crest retirement community will prove it with its 2nd Annual Tech Expo scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th from 1pm-3pm.  Residents and guests will receive numerous opportunities to expand their horizons or become even more tech-savvy.  Representatives from the Towson location of HH Gregg , the electronics and appliance retailer, will be demonstrating the coolest holiday gift-giving tech items like 3D television, tablets and the latest audio...

Oak Crest's Ina Johnson Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct 31, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---As an eighth grader, she offered comfort to patients in a hospital.  Year later, she gave computer lessons to her peers. A lifetime of service to others was recognized when Ina Johnson, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, received induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on October 18th at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. She was part of the Class of 2012, comprised of forty-two (42) citizens from across the state.  The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that seeks to immortalize men and women and to record their names...

Oak Crest's Bob McKeever Wins Erickson Living's Nature Photo Contest

Oct 16, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---With an eye for nature and a knack for capturing the moment, Bob McKeever, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, earned recognition from photography enthusiasts across the country.   Mr. McKeever was the grand prize winner in the Erickson Living "Nature" Photo Contest for an entry entitled "A Reflection of Nature's Intimacy."  With seventy-eight entries, the contest was open to all and promoted on the Erickson Living Facebook page.   Utilizing his Canon Powershot 5 IS, Mr. McKeever recalls how he came to photograph the winning entry, a dazzling scene of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a lily...

Erickson Living Appoints Debra B. Doyle as Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2, 2012
Baltimore, MD--Erickson Living, developer and manager of Charlestown and Oak Crest retirement communities, has appointed Debra B. Doyle, Executive Vice President, Health and Operations, as Chief Operating Officer.  In her new role, Doyle will report to Erickson Living's Chief Executive Officer, Alan Butler, and be responsible for the operations of the business, which include Health and Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Erickson Health Medical Group and Erickson Advantage.    "Since joining Erickson in 2002, Deb has been a dynamic senior leader and champion for creating an exceptional resident experience," said Butler.  "Under her stewardship, Erickson Living's independent living occupancy is...

Oak Crest Striders Prepare for Walk to End Alzheimer's™

Sep 18, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD--- The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Regionally, a walk is being held on Saturday, October 6th at the Bel Air Equestrian Center. Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, held a kick-off event at its campus on September 12th, generating enthusiastic support for its team, the Oak Crest Striders.  Residents and employees enjoyed a beautiful day...

Continuing Care Neighborhood at Oak Crest Attains 5-Star Rating by Federal Agency

Sep 10, 2012
CMS provides consumers with comparisons in quality of nursing home care PARKVILLE, MD---The Continuing Care Neighborhood at Oak Crest retirement community attained the maximum score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Erickson Living community earned a 5-star rating in the Overall Quality category, updated in August, 2012. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to assist consumers, their families and caregivers to compare the nation's 17,000 nursing homes that are certified by Medicare or Medicaid.  The quality system assigns each nursing home a ranking of 1 through 5 stars,...

Summer ShredFest at Oak Crest Provides Downsizing Lessons

Aug 20, 2012
Over 5,500 pounds of paper documents securely discarded at realty & moving services event PARKVILLE, MD---Through the years, it's easy for old documents to overfill file cabinets, folders and desk drawers.  When it is time to sell a house, piles of outdated utility bills, bank statements and tax forms put a cramp on successful downsizing. The process can feel overwhelming, but guests of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, received a free head start and professional expertise. It all occurred during Oak Crest's Summer ShredFest 2012 on August 17th. Two hundred attendees brought paper bags filled with...

Oak Crest Entry Way Gets a New Look

Aug 17, 2012
Retirement community receives over 300,000 visitors annually PARKVILLE, MD---For visitors of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community located on Walther Boulevard, the entry into the 90-acre campus became even easier. A new internal road design allows visitors to drive directly to the Town Center clubhouse, which houses the sales & marketing office as well as other amenities such as the fitness center and in-house TV studio.  Additionally, the pattern shortens the trip to the employee parking lot. The new road pattern was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in August. Joyce Malone is the Director of General Services at...