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.

Oak Crest is known for its sprawling green spaces and community gardens. In fact, the grounds are so well kept, Oak Crest is recognized as a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Feeling stressed, out of sorts, or overwhelmed? A walk in the park may be just what the doctor ordered. New research points to what nature lovers have known for years: spending time outdoors is good for your health. 

This bird’s-eye view photo shows the extent of the construction that took place on an 87-acre quarry in Parkville, Md. In 1995, Oak Crest opened its doors. Today, Oak Crest is home to 2,100 residents who enjoy a maintenance-free community and amenities.

For 25 years, Oak Crest has been the preferred choice for retirement living in northern Baltimore.

Bill Hodges smiles from one of the restaurants at Oak Crest. He is wearing a red an white plaid shirt and has a mustache.

Having worked at Oak Crest as a physical therapist for nearly eight years, Bill Hodges was familiar with Oak Crest’s active, engaging, worry-free lifestyle, long before he and his wife Pat moved to the Parkville community in 2015.

Oak Crest chef, Joe Bollinger (Center) pictured with colleagues from Oak Crest, competed among 28 senior living communities from the mid-Atlantic region in a cooking competition.

"I don’t like dessert,” said no one ever. If you’re like me, you don’t need a reason to reach for something sweet. But the latest study by The NPD Group, a leading global information company, indicates dessert is in danger at households across America.