With a little creativity, Oak Crest resident Mike Sullivan, seen here enjoying the fitness center pre-pandemic, was able to keep up with his fitness routine.

In January 2019, Mike Sullivan made a concerted effort to bolster his exercise and wellness regimen. He began using the on-site fitness center at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living-managed community in Parkville, Md., and by the end of the year, he was achieving his goals. 

An older woman stands outside, holding a plant in each hand. She's wearing a red checkered shirt and a black non-medical face mask.

Do you worry about riding out another pandemic, hurricane, or snowstorm alone in your home? Do you feel safe coming home to an empty house after dark? What would you do if you had a medical emergency and couldn’t get to the phone?   

A person is sitting at a table, with the left hand typing on a laptop and their right hand operating a calculator. There is a small toy house next to the calculator. The image is cropped below their neck.

What's the secret to a quick and successful home sale in a challenging housing market? And is there a best time to sell a house? It comes down to two things according to Penny Noval, a local real estate agent at Long & Foster’s Timonium office.

"If your property is in good shape and priced right, the market is going to jump on it,” says Noval. 

Senior Sales Associate Laurie Bender coled one of two concierge teams that served over 2,000 residents at Oak Crest during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is seen here with a table full of papers, ready to be delivered to residents.

Rising to the occasion at Oak Crest

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Laurie Bender was scheduled to catch a plane to Orlando, Florida, for a long-anticipated vacation to Disney World. But the coronavirus had other plans. 

Melisa Batac is a sales counselor at Oak Crest in Parkville, Md. Using tools like live video, apartment tours can continue even at a distance.

Whether ordering a pizza or buying a home, the advent of technology means you can pretty much find whatever you’re looking for online, without ever leaving home. 

An exterior shot of the community, the front entrance of the building flanked by lush green trees.

Oak Crest offers residents peace of mind during troubled times

When Barbara Zorn moved to Oak Crest in 2010, one of the things that attracted her to the Parkville, Md., community was the active lifestyle offered.

Two women go for a walk around the beautiful campus at Oak Crest.

Real estate’s prime selling season is upon us, and if 2020 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

Neighbors Andy Lioi (left) and Jim Griffin (right) are members of the Oak Crest tennis team. Shown here with Wellness Coordinator Renee Hill at last year’s Erickson Living Tennis Tournament.

While many kids his age idolized Johnny Unitas and Jackie Robinson, at ten years old Jim Griffin was so impressed by tennis greats like Roy Emerson and Lew Hoad, he decided to take up the sport. Now, sixty-five years later, you can still find him on the tennis court at least twice a week.

“Tennis has allowed me to compete, meet interesting people, and stay in shape,” says Jim. 

Oak Crest Sales Associate Alyssa Himes (right) coordinates tailored overnight stays for prospective residents as part of the community’s Live the Life program. Carol Heinlein (left) participated in the program before moving to Oak Crest.

Like test-driving a new car or tasting the samples in a grocery store, most people enjoy the opportunity to try before they buy.