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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Art Career Continues as Lifelong Passion for Oak Crest Resident

Jun 13, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Dolores Andrew may have “retired” after 25 years as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County. But she hasn’t stopped working.

A professional artist and a designer with a BFA degree from Syracuse University and an MFA in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mrs. Andrew currently serves as an instructor, a published author on topics in art history, a guest lecturer and a jurist at shows across the mid-Atlantic.

She has resided at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community in northeast Baltimore County, with her husband, Hugh,...

Oak Crest Good Guys Capture 2018 Softball Title

Jun 7, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Bolstered by an impressive offensive performance and solid defense, 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 sixth consecutive championship. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011-2012 and 2014 through 2017.

The event, held in Catonsville at Charlestown retirement community on June 6, matched residents from Oak Crest, Charlestown, Riderwood (Silver Spring) and Greenspring (northern Virginia) in a two-round format.

In the opening game, the Good Guys got the bats going early...

Oak Crest Opens New Memory Care Neighborhood

May 30, 2018
Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, opened its new memory care neighborhood designed to provide a person-centered, nurturing environment for residents who utilize these services. Named Magnolia Way, the neighborhood consists of 38 private apartments. Newly remodeled common space offers ample opportunities for socialization, including a dining venue & bistro, living room, garden area and activity rooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony for residents, family and employees was held on April 26. “Magnolia Way was carefully designed exclusively for those with memory loss to promote safety, independence and serenity,” stated Mark Roussey, Executive Director of Oak Crest. “Beyond...

Oak Crest Earns Top 10 in BBJ's Best Places to Work Awards

May 21, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, an Erickson Living retirement community, earned a Top 10 ranking in the large business category of the 2018 Best Places to Work Awards, sponsored by the Baltimore Business Journal .

Finalists were honored at an awards ceremony held at the Baltimore Hilton Hotel on May 17.

“The recognition earned by Oak Crest in the Best Places to Work contest confirms what I see every day,” described Mark Roussey, Executive Director. “Serving the residents is our number one priority, and our employees do it by fulfilling our mission in a way that fosters inclusion...

Birdies and Friendship for Good Cause at Oak Crest Golf Tourney

May 17, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- The rainy spring weather could not put a damper on the love of the links for residents, employees and vendors who participated in the annual Oak Crest Golf Tournament held at Rocky Point Golf Course in eastern Baltimore County on May 14.

Despite overnight rain and a few morning sprinkles, more than 100 golfers entered the captain’s choice scramble event for a day of friendly competition.

According to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager at Oak Crest, the event netted more than $24,000 for the Benevolent Care Fund of the Erickson Living community.

Following some exceptional...

Oak Crest Surpasses $3 Million Milestone in Student Scholarship Funding

May 3, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest announced the 42-member Student Scholars Class of 2018 during its 22nd Annual Award Ceremony on May 2. The recipients, all members of the Dining Services Department, earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $7,000.

The program achieved a major milestone this spring. In 22 years, $3 million has been awarded to assist 815 students to advance their collegiate careers, according to Stacey Schiano, Philanthropy Manager for the Erickson Living retirement community, during her campaign report. More than $115,000 was raised during the 2018 campaign, funded primarily through resident contributions.

Additionally, a “Working...

Oak Crest Honors the Hearts of Volunteers

Apr 20, 2018

Parkville, Maryland-- It’s been said that “volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”

On April 18, Oak Crest honored the hearts of its 650 resident volunteers at a celebratory brunch held at the Erickson Living retirement community.

During the ceremony, special recognition was bestowed to recipients in three categories:

Resident Volunteers of the Year: Presented to the Helping Hands, a group of 17 residents who provide companionship and friendship to their peers in the continuing care neighborhood of Oak Crest.

Student Volunteer of the Year: Presented to Regina...

Oak Crest Celebrates Opening of New Fitness & Aquatics Center

Apr 2, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, commemorated the opening of its news fitness and aquatics center with a celebration and a special sneak-peak tour for residents and employees.

The event, held on March 19, represented another milestone in the enhancement of amenities found in the Town Center clubhouse. When completed this summer, Town Center will also feature two new dining venues (including outdoor service), additional meeting space and an expanded welcome area. A renovated library, hair & nail salon and classroom have already opened, along with the Quarry Grill, a casual dining venue for lunch...

Erickson Living Communities in Baltimore Name Jennifer Simon as Health Insurance Resources Manager

Mar 13, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest and Charlestown, Erickson Living retirement communities in Baltimore County, have named Jennifer Simon as health insurance resources manager.

Simon brings more than 25 years of sales experience to the position in the banking, insurance and investment sectors. Previously, she has worked for F&G Life, APWU Health Plan and Transamerica Corporation. She has also consulted for national firms such as T. Rowe Price and Heartland Payment Systems.

In her role at Oak Crest and Charlestown, Simon will serve as a reliable source of information and expertise for residents regarding their health insurance coverage, including...

Terra Townes: Growing with Oak Crest

Mar 7, 2018

Parkville, Maryland— As a 15-year old freshman attending City College, Terra Townes was searching for a summer job when a friend told her about Oak Crest.

“She recommended it because they worked around your school schedule, ideal for a student,” stated Townes. Little did she know, but her first day on the job—July 31, 2001—would be the beginning of a career that is still going strong nearly 17 years later.

Townes currently serves as the Scheduling Coordinator for the Home Support Department at the Erickson Living retirement community located in Parkville. She is often the link between...