(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. 

Oak Crest community members and sophomores from Rosedale Baptist School work together in a spring garden cleanup on campus.

Every spring, as soon as the weather breaks, you’ll find Don Keyser and dozens of his neighbors tending to their gardens at Oak Crest, the 87-acre Erickson Living community located in Parkville, Md. It’s a hobby that Don acquired out of necessity as a boy growing up in rural western Pennsylvania and has stuck with him over the years. 

Three community members from Oak Crest, voted Baltimore's Best Active Adult Community by the Baltimore Sun, exercise together.

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.

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

Real estate’s prime selling season is upon us, and if 2019 is your year to consider vibrant retirement living, no doubt financial considerations are at the top of your list.

The Activities Seminar at Oak Crest showcases a sampling of the nearly 200 resident-run clubs and groups at the Parkville, Md., community. Jim Wetzel and Joanne Fennessey represent a group that produces resident publications.

Everyone knows eating well and exercising can extend your life, but research now shows staying socially active is just as important.

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that an active social life and close personal relationships can contribute to good health and longevity both in adolescence and as we get older.