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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Baskets Bring Cheer to Oak Crest Employee Teams

Jan 12, 2017

Parkville, Maryland— There are baskets of cheer, and then there are baskets that bring cheer!

On January 4, the Leadership Team of Oak Crest acted on the latter as it filled, decorated and then distributed 63 baskets filled with goodies and winter time essentials to employee teams throughout its independent living and extended care neighborhoods. The baskets included stress balls, flash lights, ice scrapers, lip balm, eye cloths, snacks and candy.

Tina Kummelman, Human Resources Director at Oak Crest, said it was all part of starting the new year on a positive tone.

“Along with the...

Oak Crest Employee Julian Brooks, a Private First Class, Sends Greetings from Kuwait

Dec 22, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— “Home for the Holidays” conjures memories of cherished times spent with family and friends. But it can be a reminder about those currently serving the United States abroad in the armed forces.

Since June, 2014, residents and employees of Oak Crest know Julian Brooks as a valued Wait Staff team member in the Catering Department and the son of Julie Wheeler, Senior Recruiter in the Human Resources Department.

But he is also Pfc. Julian Brooks of the 392nd Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Brigade currently serving in Camp Buerhing in Kuwait.

In this video, he...

Oak Crest Launches Its Official Facebook Page

Dec 8, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- For Barbara Zorn, checking Facebook has become part of her routine.

“Facebook allows me to connect with my daughters, granddaughters and extended family members as far away as Texas. I see their photos, and we trade messages,” said Ms. Zorn, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community since 2010.

Of course, Ms. Zorn enjoys spending time with her family. But she understands that their lives are busy. And so is hers. She serves as the resident member of the Oak Crest Board of Directors, Inc. and teaches classes for the iPad Users Group, a resident...

Oak Crest Named to Top 500 of 2016 HomeCare Elite™

Nov 28, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home...

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...