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 and dinner.
"The fitness center and pool are at the heart of our commitment to providing the most modern amenities and convenient resources for the health and wellness of our residents," stated Mark Roussey, Executive Director, during the ceremony. "Wellness is woven into every aspect of life at Oak Crest, and we're proud to take this next step. When the Town Center project is fully completed, residents will be able to enjoy a fun swim in the pool and a relaxing meal with music and a bright fire pit on a beautiful summer evening outside."
Robin Keeler, Director of Resident Life, also provided remarks, and Oak Crest was honored to have Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Chris Montcalmo, President-elect of the Parkville-Carney Business Association, as guests.
The new pool holds more than 77,000 gallons of water, more than three times the amount of the pool it replaced, with multiple access points for swimmers of all abilities. Residents can use the aquatics center for individual free swims or take group classes such as water aerobics and volleyball. There is even scheduled "family time" in which residents can invite grandchildren to use the pool. A full-time lifeguard provides an added level of safety and comfort for users.
Following a swim, residents can relax in a hot tub and utilize the conveniently located locker rooms that feature showers and spacious changing areas.
The newly re-designed fitness center provides residents with the latest technology and equipment, while keeping the personal touch of three full-time certified trainers. The fitness center is open 24/7 to meet the preferences of residents.
There is a strength and cardio regimen for everyone, as the center features treadmills, exercise bikes, cybercycles, seated & standing elliptical machines, Nu Steps, free weights, HUR strength-training equipment, resistant bands and a stretching machine.
The new area also features a wellness studio for group classes and pickle ball court. Julie Sega, fitness manager, Renee Hill, fitness coordinator, and Laura Selvage, fitness specialist, provide individual training expertise and safety oversight for residents.