Erickson Living communities, like Oak Crest in Parkville, Md., provide on-site health and wellness services not available at other retirement communities, including physicians and staff who are specialists in senior health.

The old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is good advice. But you don’t have to rely on apples alone to stay healthy when you have a physician-staffed medical center just steps from your front door. 

Desserts are as creative as they are delicious in the hands of the culinary department at Oak Crest.

When it comes to the holidays, there are two types of people—those who travel about visiting friends and family, and those who prefer to stay home entertaining their guests. No matter which one you are, Oak Crest is the perfect place to be.

Self-taught stained glass artist Joe Burk has created hundreds of beautiful pieces, including the three-dimensional pieces shown here.

In 1973, Joseph Burk was asked to help repair the stained glass windows at the Breath of God Lutheran Church (formerly St. Paul Lutheran Church) in Highlandtown, a neighborhood of Baltimore, Md. At the time, he didn’t know the first thing about stained glass. Now, 45 years later, the self-taught artist is a stained glass expert in his own right.

Since the opening of the new pickleball court at Oak Crest, community members are enjoying both the health and social benefits of the paddle sport. Pictured here facing the camera are (from left) Chris Horka and Marti Noel.

It may have a silly name, but pickleball is no joke. The paddle sport that combines elements from badminton, tennis, and Ping Pong is becoming increasingly popular. Since the installation of a new pickleball court in Oak Crest’s Town Center Clubhouse, the fast-paced game is gaining traction with those looking for a fun way to stay in shape.  

The one-bedroom Brighton floor plan is pictured here, with its large living space, modern kitchen, full bath, walk-in closet, and easy access to Oak Crest’s communitywide activities.

For more than two decades, Stella and Ed Holmes split their time between their beach house at the Jersey Shore and their home in Florida. But after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, they decided to trade the surf and sand for a weatherproof, worry-free home at Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.   

You’ve heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s a philosophy Oak Crest Sales Counselor Melisa Batac subscribes to wholeheartedly as she helps free people from the burdens of home ownership and enjoy an active, worry-free lifestyle.

Oak Crest Senior Sales Associate Laurie Bender (left) helps community members like Ann Wood find the perfect apartment home to meet their needs.

If it weren’t for a chance encounter with an Oak Crest shuttle driver, Ann Wood may never have moved from New Jersey to the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md., four years ago. 

Dolores Andrew poses with one of her paintings

The lazy days of summer may be drawing to an end, but the last few months were no vacation for Dolores Andrew. A professional artist and retired adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County Essex, Dolores has been busy teaching, lecturing, and judging art shows across the mid-Atlantic.  

The Oak Crest Home Expo will take place this year in the community’s Town Center Clubhouse.

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