Phyllis Giese in her home at Oak Crest

A laundry room, ceiling fans, exterior lighting, and Energy Star ratings topped the list of most wanted features amongst both small-home and moderate-home buyers in a 2017 survey by the National Association of Home Builders.

Oak Crest’s Quarry Grille is open for lunch and dinner and features al fresco dining.

If the last time you visited Oak Crest, Seinfeld was still on television and Bill Clinton was in the White House, it’s time to take a new look.

Oak Crest residents Judy and Ken Phebus (pictured at Mount Rushmore) work together leading travelers to destinations across the U.S.

Nine years ago, Judy Phebus gave retirement a try. She left her job as a travel tour coordinator with Gunther Charters and Tours but quickly discovered retirement wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. One year later, she returned to doing what she loves most, leading travelers to destinations across the country with her husband Ken at the wheel.

Oak Crest resident Robert Annen won first place in the poetry division of the 2nd Annual Silver Pen Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. The poem is now part of a collection in his newly published book of poetry

This Mother’s Day, as millions of moms receive flowers and gifts, Robert “Bob” Annen honors his late mother Bertha with a poem he wrote and dedicated to her a few months after she passed away in 2015.

Friendship Park, Oak Crest’s new outdoor venue, features two bocce courts, three putting greens, a walking trail, and seating area with fountain.

No matter what month of the year, Oak Crest is always abuzz with activity thanks to its ingenious weatherproof design granting on-the-go residents access to the entire campus without ever going outside.

But now that spring is here, another world has come to life as golfers, gardeners, and outdoor enthusiasts of every kind head back outside.

Barbara Zorn teaches a variety of free classes on the iPad at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md., where she resides.

Eight years ago, Barbara Zorn traded the regular paper calendar she used to keep track of her appointments and important dates for the electronic calendar on her iPad. She now relies on technology to keep her day-to-day life running smoothly, and she’s never looked back.

Ashley Ruth is the personal moving consultant for Erickson Realty and Moving Services. She provides complimentary coordination of all realty and moving needs, including downsizing, home staging, packing, and selection of a real estate professional.

It’s spring! The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. The attic is waiting.

Yes, that’s right. The attic you have been avoiding for the last decade stuffed with “things” from the last 30-or-more years is calling your name.

People who live at Oak Crest enjoy nearby access to myriad activities and amenities—not to mention several dining venues—just like cruise ship passengers.

“Old man rhythm is in my shoes. It’s no use to sittin’ and a-singin’ the blues. So be my guest, you got nothin’ to lose. Won’t ya let me take you on a sea cruise?”

Nick Nichols and Anne O’Connor are two of the almost 60 community members who volunteer at Oak Crest’s on-site television station.

It’s unique for a retirement community to boast an in-house TV station. It’s even more unique that its residents comprise the on-air and technical crews, unless, of course, you’re talking about Oak Crest’s WOCV Channel 973.