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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...

A Fall Classic in Baltimore?

Oct 7, 2011
There was at the Home Run Derby at Oak Crest PARKVILLE, MD---On a sunny, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky day, fall baseball returned to Baltimore on October 6th.  Ten residents of Oak Crest retirement community swung for the fences during their Home Run Derby competition, sponsored by the campus Fitness Center. Each slugger received eight swings, taking aim at the bright orange fence that outlined the makeshift diamond at Town Center Field. A few dozen home runs and an exciting three-round playoff for third place later, the champions were crowned. Men's Division: (1) John Bennett, (2) Walt Stawinski, (3) Walt Ballesteros Women's Division: (1)...

Focus on Healthy Aging in September

Sep 2, 2011
Annual Wellness Visit provides a springboard to good health, fitness By Jeffrey Landsman Senior Medical Director, Oak Crest PARKVILLE, MD--As senior medical director at Oak Crest retirement community, I see firsthand how our residents can experience the best years of their life in retirement. While some benefit from their great genetics, most others have taken a proactive approach to their physical, emotional and social well-being.  It takes commitment, but now more than ever, health care providers have the tools for their patients to achieve successful aging. September is Healthy Aging Month®, the perfect time to establish personal goals for wellness...

Oak Crest's Pam Spry Earns Nursing Certification

Aug 5, 2011
PARKVILLE, MD---Pamela Spry, RN, BSN, CIC, the quality assurance nurse at Oak Crest retirement community, earned her certification in infection control.  Ms. Spry 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 August, 2005, Ms. Spry completed the training and testing in May.  The campus utilized a Baltimore County Workforce Development Grant to partially fund the training. The certification is recognized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). "APIC emphasizes prevention, sets standards and creates programs by which...