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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

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.


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...

July 1st: Oak Crest’s Parade of Veterans to Kick-off Independence Weekend

Jun 27, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Military service men and women who are now residents of Oak Crest bravely served in the battlefields of Europe and the battleships of the Pacific during World War II.

In Korea and Vietnam, they fought in major encounters of the Cold War. They have been stationed around the world…all in the defense of liberty and freedom.

On Friday, July 1 at 11am, the Greatest Generation and beyond will participate in the Parade of Veterans, an annual tradition to kick-off the July 4 weekend celebration at the Erickson Living retirement community.

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Oak Crest Good Guys Capture Softball Title

Jun 16, 2016

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 third consecutive championship. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

The event, held in Catonsville at Charlestown retirement community on June 8, 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 jumped to an early lead to...

Oak Crest Appoints Stacey Schiano as Philanthropy Manager

Jun 2, 2016

Parkville, Maryland-- Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of Stacey Schiano as the Philanthropy Manager.

Ms. Schiano brings more than eighteen years of fundraising experience to Oak Crest. She has worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Abilities Network and, most recently, the headquarters of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

In her leadership position, she will be responsible for the management of philanthropic activities at Oak Crest, most notably the Benevolent Care Fund and the Student Scholarship Fund.

The Benevolent Care Fund provides the confidential assistance that allows residents...

Evelyn Norton Inspires Pure Joy in the Skies Over Oak Crest

May 24, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Evelyn Norton is always looking for ways to have fun.

So when the program coordinator asked residents of the assisted living neighborhood at Oak Crest for ideas about future activities, Ms. Norton shared hers.

Fifteen years ago, she recalled taking part in a kite-flying program held at the Jacksonville Senior Center in Baltimore County.

“I enjoyed it then and thought we could do it here, too,” said Ms. Norton, 92.

Thanks to Ms. Norton’s inspiration, Oak Crest retirement community held its first ever kite flying event on May 16. Residents were joined by...

Erickson Living's Newly-Launched Website Makes User Experience Easier & Integrates a National Network of Sites

May 17, 2016

Catonsville, Maryland-- Erickson Living’s newly-launched website, , makes user experience easier and more enjoyable while integrating a national network of sites.

Erickson Living is the developer and manager of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, Maryland.

Website improvements include:

• A brand new design featuring more community photography, resident videos and testimonials. • Faster, easier site navigation for visitors. • An improved “Find a Community” function that includes community street addresses, phone numbers and the visitor’s distance from their community of choice. • An enhanced “Resources” section with comprehensive FAQs and a glossary...

Oak Crest Names Presidential Service Award Recipients

Apr 29, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, celebrated the generosity of its volunteers with a luncheon on April 22 to recognize those who answer the call to service.

267 residents earned Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for volunteering at least 100 hours in 2015. Their reach extended to Baltimore-area programs such as the Maryland Food Bank, Our Daily Bread and the Salvation Army as well as international charities.

All told, residents and friends of Oak Crest logged more than 90,000 hours of service in 2015.

Special honors were presented to three Volunteers of the Year:...

Wendy Ferris Promoted to Associate Executive Director of Oak Crest

Apr 26, 2016

Parkville, Maryland— Oak Crest announced the appointment of Wendy Ferris as the Associate Executive Director.

Since 2014, Mrs. Ferris has served as the Director of General Services at Riderwood, a sister Erickson Living retirement community in Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, she was as an administrator at Ginger Cove, a retirement community in Annapolis, MD, for eleven years.

In her leadership position, Mrs. Ferris will oversee the General Services Department at the 87-acre campus as well as internal communications. Mrs. Ferris will also work with campus leadership on achieving high resident satisfaction results.

Mrs. Ferris earned her...