One of the things that attracted Beverly Martin to Oak Crest was the friendliness of the Parkville, Md., community.

The lounge at the renovated Oak Crest Town House clubhouse.

When Oak Crest opened its doors in 1995, it was one of the most innovative, beautifully designed retirement communities in Maryland.

Oak Crest resident Barbara Zorn uses Facebook on her iPad to stay in touch with family.

A 2016 national survey conducted by Pew Research Center finds that the use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn is on the rise. But amongst older adults, Facebook has shown the greatest increase.

Oak Crest’s solid financial structure includes a predictable monthly service package, a refundable entrance deposit, along with a wide array of amenities and services, so community members can balance their budgets and enjoy their lives.

What if you knew with absolute certainty how much you would spend on monthly expenses, regardless of unforeseen circumstances? What if you knew exactly how much you would get for your home when the time came to sell?

Jean and John Stewart, who live at Oak Crest, teach ballroom dancing classes at the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community.

This month, more than half of Americans will celebrate Valentine’s Day by buying more than 58 million pounds of chocolate, exchanging 180 million greeting cards, and shelling out an average of $146.84 on their sweetheart. 

Ashley Ruth is Oak Crest’s personal moving consultant.

Freezing temperatures, slick roads, mounds of snow that need shoveling, and heating systems that give out on the day you need them most—there’s plenty to dread about mid-Atlantic winters.

Marsha Smith and her five-year-old pug-Labrador mix, Pokey, enjoy walking around Oak Crest’s 87-acre campus.

Health experts recommend adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity each week. If you are one of the 37% of households in the United States that own a dog, chances are you’re meeting that goal. 

Lifelong runner Bob Gralley (right) inspired Oak Crest Public Relations Manager Jeff Getek to run his first half-marathon, the Baltimore Running Festival.

Bob Gralley knows a thing or two about running. It’s been 45 years since he started pounding the pavement to drop a few pounds. Now at 90 years old with 42 marathons and 16 half marathons under his belt, he’s inspired someone half his age to give running a try. 

Musician Gary Waugh (left) and his Parkville High School teacher, Oak Crest resident Bill Metzger, were reunited after 44 years.

Most of us can recall a favorite teacher who affected our lives in a positive way. Someone we credit with helping mold us into the person we are today. For Gary Waugh, that person was Bill Metzger, his twelfth grade social studies teacher.