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.

Lois Siemsen enjoys the holidays in her new home at Oak Crest.

For more than two decades Lois Siemsen drove past Oak Crest on her way to work. But it wasn’t until 2017 that she decided to take a closer look at the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community.

As residents of Oak Crest, Jim and Carol White never let the weather slow them down.

Does your social life suffer through the winter? Has your waistline increased as the temperatures have gone down? Is your sunny disposition clouded by the lack of daylight? 

Custom Interiors Coordinator Angie Stiars works with Oak Crest community members to design the apartment home of their dreams.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move an average of 11.7 times during their lifetime. Each move represents a new opportunity to create a living space that reflects an individual’s unique tastes. 

Every apartment at Oak Crest comes with quick, easy access to dozens of amenities.

Some people fly by the seat of their pants. Others prefer to have a plan. Bonnie Plimack is the latter. So when she was ready to downsize from her 1,600-square-foot condominium, she wasn’t focused so much on the size of her next home as she was on having convenient access to services and amenities she could enjoy today and a support system for the future.  

Having a fitness center just down the hall from his home at Oak Crest makes sticking to a fitness routine easy for Diego Merida.

The greatest athletes from around the world will compete next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Experts in 15 different sports ranging from alpine skiing and ice hockey to figure skating will vie to bring home the gold. 

Helen Davis, who lives at Oak Crest, has managed the community’s on-site Treasure Chest for two decades.

Everyone likes a good deal, and Nadine Wellington is no exception. When she’s on the hunt for a bargain, Wellington heads over to the Treasure Chest, an on-campus thrift store run by the residents of Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.