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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

November 22: Santa's Elves at Oak Crest to Create 400 Stockings for Salvation Army

Nov 15, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- When Ann France retired, she was asked by a friend to volunteer with the Baltimore-area Salvation Army.

Thirty years later, she is responsible for bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of children in the area.

Ms. France, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, is an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women’s Auxiliary. She is gearing up for her signature project to be held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 9:00am-9:45am.

Under her direction, 50 residents of Oak Crest will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and school supplies for the benefit of...

Erickson Advantage® H5652 Receives Top National Ranking

Nov 8, 2016

Parkville, Maryland– Erickson Living, developer and manager of Oak Crest retirement community, announced today that its health plan, Erickson Advantage, has received a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2017 Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan rating of 5-stars for Part C and 5-stars for Part D. This is the second consecutive year that Erickson Advantage has received the 5-star quality rating out of 5 stars.

“Erickson Advantage is one of only 14 Medicare Advantage health plans out of 364 health plans across the country to receive a combined 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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

Nov 7, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- A lifetime of service to others was recognized when Joan Bonthron, Dennis Hoover and Mary Ann Lechowicz, residents of Oak Crest retirement community, received induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on October 27th at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

They were part of the Class of 2016, comprised of 49 citizens from across the state.

The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization that seeks to immortalize men and women and to record their names in the archives of the Hall of Fame because of their caring and...

A Dog-Gone Good Time at Oak Crest Canine Cup

Nov 2, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— For one fall morning, Oak Crest shared the same thrill and glamour enjoyed at the Westminster Kennel Club. The occasion was Canine Cup V, the semi-annual dog show held at the Erickson Living retirement community on October 27.

A dozen of the top canines, owned by residents and priority list members of Oak Crest, took to the main stage in Erickson Hall to perform and pose for the judges and audience. The dogs were a mix of rescues and purebreds.

“Oak Crest is pet-friendly retirement community with common sense ownership rules in place,” stated Jeff...

Oak Crest Names Tina Kummelman as Director of Human Resources

Oct 6, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, promoted Tina Kummelman to the position of Director of Human Resources.

Ms. Kummelman brings more than 20 years of senior living and health care experience to this new role. Since 2013, she has served as the Human Resources Manager at Oak Crest, and previously, she worked for the LifeBridge Health System.

In her leadership position, Ms. Kummelman will oversee the daily operations of the Human Resources Department with a focus on employee recruitment and engagement. Oak Crest has more than 1,200 full and part-time employees serving residents in...

Fitch Ratings Affirms “A” Grade to Oak Crest Village, Inc. Bonds

Aug 9, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest Village, Inc., (OCV) the Erickson Living retirement community, announced that Fitch Ratings affirmed its “A” grade for the Baltimore County, Maryland series 2007A bonds issued on its behalf.

The report noted Oak Crest’s solid financial profile, above median liquidity and cycle of capital spending as key rating drivers for its “A” affirmation.

It also described the community’s “ongoing marketing campaigns, large wait list and investment in plant” as factors for the competitive performance of Oak Crest in the Baltimore region. The report stated that “Fitch views the high occupancy (of Oak Crest) as...

Pastor Klein Retires as Oak Crest Pastoral Associate

Aug 4, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- Pastor Elmer Klein retired after more than 20 years as Pastoral Associate for the Protestant Faith Community at Oak Crest.

A reception in his honor was held on August 3 in the community’s Garden Room. Hundreds of residents and friends of all faiths attended to celebrate his service, including Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and State Senator Kathy Klausmeier.

Jim Truitt is the Pastoral Ministries Manager at Oak Crest.

“The outpouring of affection for Pastor Klein is a genuine display of appreciation for his years of spiritual service at Oak Crest and the greater...

Oak Crest Team-Building Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County

Jul 29, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— For businesses, team-building activities take on a variety of forms, from zip-lining in a forest to playing paint ball in a themed-venue. The activities seek to strengthen common purpose, leadership and communication among the team members.

The Executive Team of Oak Crest took it the extra step. During an afternoon retreat on July 6, the department leadership of the Erickson Living retirement community chose an activity that helped a local charity.

They partnered with Team Building USA in its Bikes for Kids challenge. As a result, three new, safety-inspected bicycles were donated to the Boys...

Orioles Bird Watches Game with Residents of Oak Crest

Jul 26, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— You just never know who will show up to watch an Orioles game at Oak Crest!

On Wednesday, July 20, the first-place Birds battled the New York Yankees in the Bronx. Back home, residents of the Erickson Living retirement community held a team appreciation night. The event was sponsored by Acorn After Dark, a resident group that hosts and coordinates monthly social activities in the community’s pub.

Donning their orange and black Orioles gear, more than 80 residents enjoyed ballpark-style fare, sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” and rooted on the team.

In...

Multicultural Expo Transforms Oak Crest into the “World In Miniature”

Jul 18, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- On Friday, July 15, Oak Crest transformed its scenic 87-acre campus into a “World in Miniature” during its 4th Annual Multicultural Expo.

With interactive displays that served as “mini-classrooms,” exhibitors showcased their cultures through demonstrations, international cuisine, artifacts, religious symbols, pictures and clothing from residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community. Countries represented included Austria, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Holland, Kenya, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Additionally, the 300 residents and employees in attendance enjoyed food stations serving delicious Pacific Rim-Asian, Italian and “Southern Hospitality” cuisine prepared by the Dining Services Department of Oak...