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See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest Receives 2012 Nonprofit of the Year Award from Baltimore County Volunteers

May 25, 2012
Residents, partners contributed over 70,000 hours of service to local, national and worldwide causes in 2011 PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, received the 2012 Nonprofit of the Year Award from Baltimore County Volunteers.  The presentation occurred at the annual Baltimore County Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at Martin's West on May 24th. The award was presented by Joanne E. Williams, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging to Elaine Wagenfuehr, Community Resources Manager at Oak Crest, and Alison Krull, Volunteer Coordinator at Oak Crest. "The mission statement of Oak Crest is 'we share our gifts to create communities...

Oak Crest Hires Chris Giesler as New Sales and Marketing Director

May 21, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Baltimore, announced the hiring of Chris Giesler as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. In this leadership position, Giesler will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the community sales operation.  Opened in 1995, the 90-acre campus in Parkville is managed and developed by Baltimore-based Erickson Living and features world-class amenities and comprehensive health and wellness services.  The current occupancy rate is 97 percent, well above the industry average. Tom Neubauer, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Erickson Living, stated:  "Chris brings a wealth of proven customer service and...

Season 3 of Dancing With the Oak Crest Stars Premiers This Week

May 8, 2012
Ten couples to participate for 2012 top honors; three-performance event supports Oak Crest Benevolent Care, Student Scholars Funds PARKVILLE, MD---Months of practice come down to three sold-out performances at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community. Ten couples will take the stage for Season 3 of Dancing With the Oak Crest Stars.  Each couple consists of one resident and one staff member, doing everything from the Rumba to the Tango to Disco. The three-performance event supports the Benevolent Care and Student Scholars Funds of Oak Crest. A three-member judges' panel will vote after each performance, and residents and employees will...

Oak Crest Honors Academic Excellence, Workplace Leadership at 16th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony

May 3, 2012
Forty area students receive four-year collegiate scholarships; $2.1 million awarded by Oak Crest since 1997 PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, announced its Student Scholars Class of 2012 during the 16th Annual Scholars' Award Ceremony held on April 25th. Forty high school students employed in the Dining Services Department earned scholarships for their collegiate careers.  The value of these awards is $1,000 per year for a four-year total of $4,000. These students attend ten high schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore & Harford Counties as well as seven colleges in Maryland. "The annual scholarship ceremony is a special...

Erickson Living Unveils New Customer-Focused Website

Apr 30, 2012
User-Friendly Interactive Online Resource Sets Industry Standard BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 30, 2012 - Erickson Living, developer and manager of Oak Crest retirement community, today announced the launch of its new and improved Erickson Living website.  This redesigned web-platform was created to provide a more custom and interactive experience that engages, educates and inspires customers and other online visitors.  iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, worked with Erickson Living to establish maximum online visibility across all search engines. "The customer-focused design of this website is unlike any other in the senior housing industry and uniquely brings to life Erickson...

Stop Hunger Now Project Highlights National Volunteer Appreciation Week at Oak Crest

Apr 16, 2012
100 residents to create 13,300 meals for international hunger relief organization PARKVILLE, MD---Residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in northeastern Baltimore County, are thinking and  acting globally during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. On Saturday, April 21st, approximately one hundred resident volunteers will be putting together 1,670 packets of ingredients to produce 13,300 nutritious meals for children in schools and orphanages in developing countries. The meal packets will be distributed by the hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now ( ).  The project is being coordinated by the Resident Life Department of Oak Crest. $2500 was...

Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Employee Benefits Security Administration, Speaks at Oak Crest

Apr 9, 2012
Educational event co-sponsored by Maryland Department of Aging PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, hosted a presentation by Phyllis Borzi, the Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the United States Department of Labor. The March 29th educational event was co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Aging. Following her remarks, Assistant Secretary Borzi took questions from residents of Oak Crest and other guests. Assistant Secretary Borzi, confirmed in July, 2010, spoke to residents and guests regarding the mission and responsibilities of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and took questions from audience members on health care...

Jean Foster Paves the Way for Democracy in Action at Oak Crest

Apr 5, 2012
PARKVILLE, MD---For Jean Foster, every election day since 1998 has started at the break of dawn. Mrs. Foster, a resident of Oak Crest, is an election judge at the Parkville-based retirement community's precinct in Crestview Station. Months of preparation come down to a day that can last until midnight.  But for Mrs. Foster, the experience is meaningful. "I love volunteering," she stated.  "As Americans, we are privileged, and it is important that everyone gets a chance to be heard and vote in their own way." For Mrs. Foster, her involvement in Election Day civics is a continuation of a lifetime...

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...