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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Artists Share How They Got Started at Oak Crest Arts & Crafts Show

Jan 24, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---The Second Annual Oak Crest Arts & Crafts Show, held on January 18th, featured a talented array of resident painters, quilters and woodcarvers at the Erickson Living retirement community. All told, seventeen residents and groups displayed their beautiful hand-made crafts and paintings to attendees in the community's Erickson Conference Center. The mix of participants ranged from hobbyists to professionals, all with unique stories as to how their interest in art began. Take oil painters LaVerne Barnett and Dorothy Toohey, members of the Crestview Artists at Oak Crest. A former Perry Hall resident, Ms. Barnett has been painting for sixty...

Oak Crest's Dr. Jeff Landsman Promoted to Vice President and Regional Medical Director

Jan 18, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---Erickson Living, manager and developer of Oak Crest retirement community, announced the promotion of Dr. Jeff Landsman to Vice President and Regional Medical Director. Dr. Landsman has served at Oak Crest for over ten years where he began as a staff physician and received prior promotions to associate medical director, medical director and regional medical director. His current responsibilities include leadership for the medical group at Erickson Living communities in Virginia (Ashby Ponds and Greenspring), Massachusetts (Linden Ponds) and his home campus at Oak Crest.  He also provides medical oversight for the assisted living and skilled nursing care neighborhoods...

Oak Crest Designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Dec 7, 2011
Accreditation comes via resident contact to National Wildlife Federation PARKVILLE, MD---When Oak Crest resident George Walter moved to the Parkville-based continuing care retirement community in 2010, he realized that there was more to the 87-acre campus than just the physical infrastructure.  There was also a flourishing ecosystem. Working with a good friend, Mr. Walter submitted an application during the summer to the National Wildlife Federation to designate Oak Crest as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.  In November, residents and staff came together to celebrate the receipt of that designation at a ceremony, appropriately held by the pond on campus. Brian Dorsey...

Santa's Workshop Coming to Oak Crest on November 22nd

Nov 16, 2011
Residents to Fill 400 Stockings with Toys and Goodies in Just 90 Minutes for Baltimore Area Families via Salvation Army  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 22nd from 9am-10:30am. Celebrating a partnership of seventeen years, fifty residents will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and other items for the benefit of Baltimore-area families...in just ninety minutes! The project fills some of the local need as two thousand families have registered with the Baltimore Salvation Army this holiday...

Erickson Living Announces Baby Boomers' Aging Parents LinkedIn & Twitter Connection Forum - November 17, 2011 11/14/2011

Nov 14, 2011
Helping adult children obtain invaluable retirement living advice via social media BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: A first in the senior housing industry....on November 17, 2011, Erickson Living is leveraging the world's largest professional online network (LinkedIn) and social networking and microblogging service (Twitter) to join in a conversation with the adult children of seniors who are looking for important information about retirement living for their parents. This LinkedIn and TweetChat is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will include the participation of Erickson Living's leadership team members from throughout the country - including, public relations, sales and marketing, resident life...

Oak Crest Home Health Team Named to Top 100 in Nation by 2011 HomeCare Elite™

Nov 10, 2011
Ranking considers over 9,800 similar agencies nationwide PARKVILLE, MD---The Home Health Care team of Oak Crest retirement community today announced that it has a earned a place in the Top 100 of the 2011 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth 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 by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financials. There are approximately 9,800 home health agencies nationwide. "It...

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine:" Oak Crest to partner with Marine Corps League for 236th Anniversary Celebration of U.S. Marine Corps

Nov 7, 2011
Oldest and youngest Marines to be recognized...from Iwo Jima to the Persian Gulf PARKVILLE, MD---On November 10, 1775, Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines in Philadelphia as Naval Infantry.  From then until today, the United States Marine Corps has bravely defended our nation. To celebrate the 236th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, retired and former Marines who are residents and staff of Oak Crest retirement community will gather together with the Marine Corps League on November 8th, 2011 at the Acorn Pub. Many will be wearing their "Dress Blues."  Following opening remarks and the playing...

Four Oak Crest Residents Inducted into Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Oct 28, 2011
PARKVILLE, MD---Famed American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that "you cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." Friends of Andrew Jackson, Mary Snyder, Margaretta Stawinski and Walter Stawinski would agree that they never wait on the sidelines to share their talents to help others. The four residents of Oak Crest retirement community received the ultimate honor via their induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on October 20th. The inductees were part of the Class of 2011, comprised of thirty-eight citizens from across the state, celebrated during a...

Oak Crest's Janice Perry Earns Nursing Certification

Oct 27, 2011
PARKVILLE, MD---Janice Perry, RN, BSN, WCC, a quality care coordinator at Oak Crest retirement community, earned her Wound Care Certification.  Ms. Perry serves the residents of Renaissance Gardens and Renaissance Gardens Terrace, the skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods at Oak Crest. An employee of Oak Crest since 1997, Ms. Perry completed the training and testing that was partially funded through a Baltimore County Workforce Development Grant. The certification is recognized by the National Alliance of Wound Care ® (NAWC). NAWC provides current practice guidelines and promotion of excellence in wound care, reports Ms. Perry.  "Serving our residents is our...

Colleen LoPresto, Executive Director of Oak Crest, Appointed to Franklin Square Hospital Center Board of Directors

Oct 19, 2011
PARKVILLE, MD---Colleen LoPresto, Executive Director of Oak Crest retirement community, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Franklin Square Hospital Center. Each board member serves at least one three-year term with the possibility of reappointment. As the Executive Director of Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community, Mrs. LoPresto oversees the entire operation of the community, responsible for an annual budget of approximately $69 million in revenue and a staff of over 1,100 employees. Prior to joining Erickson Living, Mrs. LoPresto's career progressed from staff nurse at Mercy Medical Center to Vice President for Patient Care.  Later at MEDEX Assistance...