Mary Swift and her beagle Sam share a patio apartment at Oak Crest, a pet-friendly Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

October is national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to encourage pet lovers to “adopt, don’t shop” when searching for their next best friend. 

Oak Crest Sales Counselor  Melisa Batac has helped hundreds of people secure a worry-free future at the popular Parkville, Md., community.

Have you been thinking about exploring retirement living options, but you’re unsure where to start? Many local retirees say that one of the easiest ways to learn more about Oak Crest, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Parkville, Md., is to join the priority list.

The Oak Crest Good Guys slow pitch softball team won the Erickson Living Softball Championship this June, defeating the Charlestown Sluggers 15-5, seen posing here with the scoreboard.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn once said, “Remember these two things: play hard and have fun.” It’s good advice and a philosophy that the Oak Crest Good Guys, a competitive softball team comprised of men and women who live at Oak Crest in Parkville, Md., abide by. 

Martie Noel is seen here beaming from the green spaces at Oak Crest.

Martie Noel loves the outdoors. She also loves making crafts. But she didn’t love the idea of living alone in her 2,000-square-foot Harford County house.

(Back row, from left) Jeffrey Michael, Mike Sullivan, Bob Liebig, and Albert Cook. (Second row, from left) John Lehr, Dot Knipscher, Fitness Specialist Brittany Rhodes, and Judy Kimball. (Front) Joe Banz and Arlene Hoffman.

Once reserved for tailgating and backyard barbeques, cornhole (or depending upon where you’re from—bean bag toss, bags, or corn toss) is quickly catching on as one of America’s favorite pastimes. 

Kathleen Sergi poses with her beloved sheltie, Casey, at their home at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

After 40 years, Kathleen Sergi’s love affair with her five-bedroom, two-bath house in Towson, Md., finally ended.

Don and Barbara Conley moved to Oak Crest from  Harford County in search of a worry-free lifestyle.

Barbara and Don Conley lived in Harford County, Md., for 52 years, but they now happily call Baltimore County home. Last August, the pragmatic couple decided they would rather take it easy than take care of a five-bedroom house and an acre of land.

Three seniors play ball in an inside recreation room

Every year, the Baltimore’s Best Readers’ Choice Contest, presented by The Baltimore Sun, recognizes the best people, places, and businesses throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County in more than 200 categories.

When choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), there are many aspects to consider—location, amenities, and neighbors, to name a few. One of the most important factors is the cost and the fee structure.