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.

Screen shots of the My Erickson App

For the last five decades, when you wanted to send flowers or needed a plumber, you let your fingers do the walking and pulled out the Yellow Pages, the household name in telephone directories. But this January, the United Kingdom’s version of the Yellow Pages, Yell, printed their last paper directory and went completely digital. 

Amateur photographer  LeRoy Stoll, seen here with his camera, volunteers for Oak Crest’s resident-run newspaper The Observer.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then LeRoy Stoll has plenty to say about Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community he and his wife Anna have called home since 2016. 

Dan Plakatoris has experienced both sides of the moving process at Oak Crest, first as sales manager, then as son, when his mom Janet moved to the community in April 2015.

Dan Plakatoris has a unique perspective on Oak Crest. As sales manager of the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community, he shows people the advantages of Oak Crest’s active, engaging, worry-free lifestyle. As a son he sees his mother Janet, who moved to Oak Crest from her Bel Air condo four years ago, experience that lifestyle firsthand.  

Oak Crest Fitness Coordinator Renee Hill works with fitness member John Kraft on his exercise routine.

Are you trying to lose weight?  Do you like to be surrounded by encouraging people? Do you ever wish exercising was more fun? Then head on over to the Oak Crest fitness center where you’ll find state-of-the-art exercise equipment, professional personal trainers, and a welcoming environment designed to inspire and energize.    

New Oak Crest Associate Executive Director Adam Dickson lives in Baltimore’s Locust Point neighborhood with his wife Kelli and their two daughters.

Adam Dickson was no stranger to Oak Crest when he began an internship at the community in 2008. Both his maternal and fraternal grandparents lived in the Erickson Living community located in Parkville, Md., not far from where he grew up.

The Ellicott living room area

If having 8 kids and 21 grandkids has taught Mary Breslin anything, it’s to embrace change and expect the unexpected. So when her son Tim suggested moving from her house in Wilmington, Del., to Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md., she kept an open mind.

‘Let’s do it’

Greg Kinnear of RE/MAX Advantage Realty in Ellicott City, Md., is one of Erickson Living’s preferred real estate agents who has helped many Oak Crest residents sell their homes.

Think winter is traditionally the slowest seller’s market? Think again. We’re not in a traditional real estate market. With mobile apps and online listings, home shoppers can now virtually tour your home without ever setting foot outside. And fewer houses on the market means less competition when it comes to selling.