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Oak Crest in the News

See the latest happenings at our Baltimore County retirement community.

Oak Crest Residents Show How to Live the Life

Aug 17, 2015
Parkville, MD—Although the calendar says August, it’s far from being the “dog days of summer” at Oak Crest. On August 7, the Erickson Living retirement community hosted the Live the Life Fair, a showcase of ninety (90) resident-run groups and activities. The event was coordinated by the Resident Life and Sales Departments. More than 400 people attended, including nearly 100 priority list members and guests. They spoke with resident group leaders and participated in live demonstrations of dancing (sponsored by the Ball Room Dance Class), bocce and card games. The Zoo Mobile of the Maryland Zoo even made an appearance...

The Impact of Medicare Through the Eyes of an Oak Crest Resident

Jul 30, 2015
Parkville, MD—During the summer of 1965, Gerri Gray was a 29-year old librarian working in Baltimore’s Enoch Free Library. She was just two years out of graduate school from Rutgers University. So when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established Medicare on July 30, 1965, the event was merely a news story to her. But ten years later, her father, Hobert Hall, retired from his job as a butcher. And in 1986, her mother, Nora Hall, was left with no pension and only Medicare and Social Security as a widow. “At that point, I began to see...

Oak Crest Connects Through a Celebration of Diversity

Jul 21, 2015
Parkville, MD—Maryland is aptly nicknamed “American in Miniature” for its geographic features and diverse communities. On Friday, July 10, Oak Crest transformed the “Old Line State” into a “World in Miniature” during its 3rd Annual Multicultural Expo for residents and employees. With interactive displays that served as “mini-classrooms,” fifteen exhibitors showcased an array of cultural, religious, musical, ethnic and culinary contributions from residents and employees of the Erickson Living retirement community. Additionally, the four-hundred (400) residents and employees dined at four food stations serving delicious German, Italian, Columbian and “Southern Hospitality” cuisine prepared by the Dining Services Department of Oak...

Barbara Zorn Selected as Resident Member of Board of Directors for Oak Crest Village, Inc.

Jun 29, 2015
Parkville, MD— Barbara Zorn has been selected as the Resident Member of the Board of Directors for Oak Crest Village, Inc., the governing body for the Erickson Living retirement community located in northeast Baltimore County. A resident of Oak Crest since 2010, she has taken several leadership roles at the community. Ms. Zorn served a two-year term on the Residents Advisory Council as Chair and Vice-Chair, and she is currently a standing member of the Core Committee responsible for Oak Crest’s long-term planning process. Additionally, Ms. Zorn co-founded the resident iPad Users Group. “Moving to Oak Crest was one of...

July 2: Oak Crest’s Parade of Veterans to Celebrate United States Independence

Jun 25, 2015
Parkville, MD— 2015 has been a year of milestone anniversaries for some of our nation’s most enduring historical moments of the 20th century. May 8 was the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ V-E (Victory Europe) Day for World War II. June marked 65 years since the beginning of the Korean War. Many military service men and women who are now residents of Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, served in the battlegrounds of Europe during World War II and fought near Korea’s infamous 38th parallel during the Cold War. On Thursday, July 2nd at 11am, the Greatest Generation and...

Oak Crest Good Guys Capture Softball Title

Jun 25, 2015
PARKVILLE, MD—During his tenure as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Buck Showalter will often say “I like our guys” when answering questions from the media. His simple response speaks volumes about the character and accomplishments of his team. If he saw the Oak Crest Good Guys play, the Orioles skipper might say “I like those guys-and gals—too.” Behind timely hitting, solid defense and savvy 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. The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011, 2012...

Oak Crest Residents Help Dollars Stretch for Military Families

Jun 19, 2015
Parkville, MD--The average family of four living in America spends roughly between $130 and $297 each week on groceries, according to a March 2015 report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture. For military families serving overseas, though, the expense can be greater because of currency exchange rates. Residents of Oak Crest retirement community found a simple way to help. They are participating in a Support Our Troops signature project called Troopons®. The program aims to collect manufacturer coupons, both active and expired (up to two months), for food, non-food, baby and pet manufacturer products to help overseas and...

Oak Crest Goes Country at 20th Anniversary Event

May 21, 2015
Parkville, MD— They danced to country music, judged the best homemade pie and admired sparkling classic cars under a sun-splashed sky. It was all part of a country fair hosted by Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community, as part of its year-long 20th anniversary commemoration. Hundreds of residents, employees and family members attended the May 20th event held on the 87-acre campus in Parkville. “The country fair was a fitting way to celebrate the bond between residents and employees that has been the hallmark of Oak Crest for more than twenty years,” stated Gary Hibbs, Executive Director. “We were...

Oak Crest Awards Collegiate Scholarships to 38 Employees

Apr 25, 2015
Parkville, MD —Oak Crest announced the thirty-eight member Class of 2015 Student Scholars at its 19th Annual Award Ceremony on April 22. The recipients earned four-year collegiate scholarships in the amount of $5,000, a twenty-five percent increase over last year. The program, funded mainly by resident contributions, raised nearly $143,000 in its spring campaign, according to Todd Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy for the Erickson Living retirement community. In the previous eighteen years, the Oak Crest Scholars Program has raised over $2.36 million, assisting 671 students to advance their collegiate careers. During the ceremony, Dominique Mayer, a scholarship recipient in 2008...

Spring Is Finally Here! And Now It's Time to Garden at Oak Crest

Apr 15, 2015

On Thursday morning, April 16, residents of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, MD will be doing spring cleaning for their garden areas, where they will be planting delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers for the season.

This year, they will be joined by students from nearby Rosedale Baptist School for an intergenerational appreciation of gardening.

Together, they’ll be preparing the garden areas for planting, and the residents will share their secret “green thumb” tips with the students. There promises to be many colorful photo ops on a sunny spring morning.

The event will take place from 10:15am-11:30am,...