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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest HR Team Volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank

Jul 12, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Residents and employees of Oak Crest give back thousands of hours in volunteer service throughout the year, a tradition that dates back to 1995.

On July 7, the Human Resources Department of the Erickson Living retirement community donated time and hard work to the Maryland Food Bank, the nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes more than 112,000 meals daily throughout the state.

The HR team traveled to the Baltimore headquarters on Halethorpe Farms Road for a day of service. They were responsible for sorting, weighing and packaging a variety of food products that were placed...

Oak Crest Promotes Jill Clippinger to Director of Dining Services

Jun 15, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest retirement community promoted Mrs. Jill Clippinger to Director of Dining Services.

Mrs. Clippinger brings more than twenty years of experience in the culinary services industry. She began her career with Oak Crest in 2003 as a restaurant manager before rising to assistant dining services director. Previously, she worked with the Aramark Corporation in its Sports and Entertainment Division in management roles at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

As Director of Dining Services for Oak Crest, she will oversee 375 employees and the...

Oak Crest Good Guys Win Softball Title

Jun 9, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Behind timely hitting, solid defense and clutch pitching, the Good Guys, the resident softball team at the Parkville-based retirement community, earned a pair of victories to capture the Annual Erickson Living Softball Tournament.

It was their fifth consecutive championship. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

“The most impressive part about this year’s tournament is the fact that the Good Guys keep getting better,” said Temica Hopson, Wellness Manager at Oak Crest who also serves as ‘Team Mom.’ “This is the best I’ve ever seen them play. And...

Oak Crest’s Signature Dining Creates Restaurant Experience, Unleashes Culinary Career Opportunities

May 23, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- As she stir fries a Thai scallop and shrimp dish over a bright, searing flame, Jeanna Deugwillo says with a smile, “Serving our residents is the best part of my job. That is what it’s all about.”

Jeanna is a Line Cook at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville. While attending nearby Perry Hall High School twelve years ago, she began working as a student server in one of the five restaurants located at the 87-acre campus. She was even awarded a collegiate scholarship through the resident-supported Student Scholars’ Fund.

Now, Jeanna...

Oak Crest Celebrates 2017 National Nurses Week

May 9, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- For residents of Oak Crest, the nurses of the Erickson Living retirement community provide comfort, compassionate medical care when needed and daily encouragement to achieve health and wellness goals.

That’s why Oak Crest celebrates National Nurses Week throughout May 6-12. This year’s theme, created by the American Nurses Association, is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.”

Oak Crest employs 54 RNs and 49 LPNs. They serve a variety of roles in the community’s continuing care neighborhoods, providing direct care, specialized assessments, educational training, quality assurance, safety skills, managerial leadership and administrative support....

Oak Crest Residents “Spring Into Action!”

Apr 27, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest volunteers are always eager to “Spring Into Action!” Their dedication and spirit were celebrated at the Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 26 in Erickson Hall.

More than 300 resident volunteers attended the event, enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the Oak Crest Catering Department. They were entertained by the Helping Up Mission’s Men Choir who provided a lively musical interlude.

Mr. Tom Bond, Director of Programs for the Helping Up Mission, served as the guest speaker, sharing a heartfelt account of his life’s journey. Each year as one of the community’s largest outreach...

Oak Crest Awards Collegiate Scholarships to 31 Employees

Apr 6, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest announced the 31-member Student Scholars Class of 2017 at its 21st Annual Award Ceremony on March 29. The recipients, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $5,000.

In 21 years, $2.85 million has been awarded to assist 768 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager for the Erickson Living retirement community, during her campaign report. More than $165,000 was raised during the 2017 campaign, funded primarily through resident contributions.

Mark Roussey, Executive Director of Oak Crest, noted the positive impact...

Shared Experience Unites Resident, Employee of Oak Crest

Mar 30, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— In some cases, decades separate their ages, but shared experiences provide the foundation for strong bonds between residents and employees of Oak Crest.

Take Brittany Woodard, a Sales Associate at the Erickson Living retirement community. When not working at Oak Crest, she serves her country as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force Reserves. Since enlisting in January, 2016, Brittany continues to train with a goal of a promotion in sight. Her interest in the military began in high school when she entered the JROTC.

This past January 20, after President Donald...

Oak Crest Appoints Kevin Goedeke as Associate Executive Director

Mar 20, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest retirement community appointed Kevin Goedeke to serve as Associate Executive Director.

Previously, Mr. Goedeke spent seven years as an Administrator and Executive Administrator with Mid-Atlantic Healthcare, LLC where he supported and operated skilled nursing facilities within its portfolio. In 2016, he founded Lighthouse Care Updates, a software company that provides communication and family experience solutions to senior care providers.

In his leadership position as Associate Executive Director, Mr. Goedeke will focus on strategic planning and development of the 87-acre campus that is home to more than 2,100 residents in independent living, assisted living...

Oak Crest Employees Go Above and Beyond During Winter Storm Stella

Mar 15, 2017

Parkville, Maryland-- Winter Storm Stella has come and gone! While she didn’t bring us a full-fledged blizzard, the mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and wind made for a nasty late-winter storm.

The employees of Oak Crest didn’t let Stella stand in the way of taking care of 2,100 residents who depend on them. More than 90 employees stayed overnight Monday…and countless others made their way in on Tuesday…to make sure sidewalks were cleared, meals were served, medical care was provided and services ran smoothly.

By Tuesday evening, Mark Roussey, Executive Director of Oak Crest, issued this...