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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Warm Weather Means Early Spring Gardening at Oak Crest

Mar 23, 2012
Students from Maryvale partner with residents for annual outdoor garden project  PARKVILLE, MD---The record-setting warm temperatures in Baltimore have given everyone a head start on outdoor fun.  And fully taking advantage of the weather are the residents of Oak Crest retirement community, where the cherry trees are in bloom. On March 23rd, sixteen students from Maryvale Preparatory School in Baltimore joined residents for the annual spring garden clean-up on a sun-splashed, 80-degree day. The activity was a volunteer service project for the high school. Residents with a green thumb have access to a garden area to grow their own plants...

Hoop Dreams on Display at Oak Crest's March Madness Event

Mar 19, 2012
Residents, students from Calvert Hall, Institute of Notre Dame to square off in free-throw shooting contest on March 21st  PARKVILLE, MD---The Sweet Sixteen is moving to Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix and St. Louis later this week, but the real basketball action will take place at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Baltimore County. On Wednesday, March 21st at 11am, residents of Oak Crest will be joined by area high school students in a test of their free-throw shooting skills at the community's Annual March Madness competition. Participants will enter three divisions: resident (men & women), student and team mixed...

Oak Crest Celebrates African American History Month With Tribute to Thurgood Marshall

Mar 13, 2012
Intergenerational breakfast features Dr. Larry Gibson as keynote speaker PARKVILLE, MD---Residents and staff of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community,  commemorated African American History Month at a special intergenerational breakfast celebration. The theme of the event was "The Road We Have Traveled...Our Journey Ahead: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement, Then and Now." Oak Crest was proud to host Dr. Larry S. Gibson as the keynote speaker. For four decades, Mr. Gibson has been the Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  During that time, he served in the U.S. Justice Department as...

Oak Crest Residents Get a Taste of the French Quarter

Feb 20, 2012
Oak Room Mardi Gras Breakfast serves fun, support for international hunger-relief organization PARKVILLE, MD---Move over, Bourbon Street.  Mardi Gras 2012 began a day early at Oak Crest on Walther Boulevard. Adorned in decorative masks and wearing colorful beads, residents and staff gathered for the Oak Room Mardi Gras Breakfast Celebration at the Parkville-based Erickson Living retirement community on Monday, February 20th. The Oak Room, one of five restaurants at Oak Crest, was decorated in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold and green, representing justice, power and faith, respectively. The culinary team of the Oak Crest Dining Services Department...

Oak Crest Personal Moving Consultant: Think New Year's Resolutions as a Guide to House Downsizing

Feb 8, 2012
The following is presented by Ashley Ruth, Personal Moving Consultant at Oak Crest. PARKVILLE, MD---With the spring house selling season beginning in earnest next month, the prospect of downsizing a home can be daunting to sellers of all ages. As the personal moving consultant for Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, I regularly meet with clients who have owned their homes for twenty, thirty or even forty-plus years. Their antiques, furniture, papers and photos represent precious memories, but when it's time to sell, prioritizing these items can challenge the most organized of homeowners. The most difficult part...

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...