o (JoAnna) Johnson on a pier with her model sailboat, She fell in love with model sailboat racing after moving to Oak Crest from Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

When JoAnna (Jo) Johnson left Virginia’s Eastern Shore for landlocked Parkville, Md., nearly two years ago, she thought her days on the water were behind her.

Eugenia and Paul Bonaccorsi stand in front of a fountain at Oak Crest. They love spending time with their grandkids and great-grandkids at their home at Oak Crest.

Paul and Eugenia (Jean) Bonaccorsi don’t have a lot to worry about since they sold their house in Baldwin, Md., and moved to Oak Crest two years ago. They no longer have to mow grass, shovel snow, or check off a never-ending honey-do list.

(From left) Iris Valt, Dottie O’Rourke, and Anna Stoll make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City.

Americans love peanut butter. Every year we eat a collective 700 million pounds of the sweet stuff. The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.

Jeanna Deugwillo, a line cook at Oak Crest, makes delicious meals as part of the community’s new Signature Dining initiative.

As she stir-fries a Thai scallop and shrimp dish over a bright, searing flame, Jeanna Deugwillo says with a smile, “Serving our residents is the best part of my job. That is what it’s all about.”

The Oak Crest Village Red Hot Foxes out on the town. (Seated, from left): Evelyn McGreal, Jane Krieger, Carol Mofran, and Mary Ann Manning. (Standing, from left): Janet Hare, Alice Gorby, Alice Kaspar, and Bettie Dragin.

When Carol Mofran dons one of her favorite crimson-colored hats paired with a purple ensemble and heads out to dinner, she’s not worried about looking the least bit odd or outrageous. Carol knows she’ll be in good company when she meets the other members of the Village Red Hot Foxes, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society, one of America’s fastest-growing social organizations. 

Last year, Joseph Heidelmaier sold his Parkville house and moved to Oak Crest. He credits Personal Moving Consultant Ashley Ruth for a smooth selling and moving process

With each load of laundry Joseph Heidelmaier carried down the stairs to the basement of his three-level Parkville, Md., townhome, he grew more and more confident that he was ready for a change. 

Luckily, the perfect solution was just five miles down the road at Oak Crest.

Oak Crest Sales Associate Brittany Woodard and resident Allan Layman share a common bond. They both marched in presidential inauguration parades.

Chances are you don’t remember what you were doing on January 20, 2017, but for Brittany Woodard, an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force Reserves, it was a day she will never forget.

Oak Crest Personal Moving Consultant Ashley Ruth has helped hundreds of seniors with their move to the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community.

If you’re looking for the right time to sell your home, this summer might be your best bet. A shrinking inventory and low interest rates have made for a strong seller’s market.

Community members playing a game of bocce on the bocce court.

Forget the U.S. Open. The most staunch competitors in the world of sports can be found on the bocce courts at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.