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. 

Richard and Diane Appel moved from Jarrettsville, Md., to Oak Crest in Parkville, in 2016.

Diane and Richard Appel were familiar with Oak Crest long before they moved to the Parkville, Md., community in 2016. Both of their mothers, as well as two aunts, once lived at Oak Crest. So when the Appels began searching for a more carefree lifestyle, Oak Crest was naturally at the top of their list.

Oak Crest Sales Counselor Kelly Friend with her son Luke.

Kelly Friend was sold on Oak Crest’s lifestyle before she ever started in the role of sales counselor at the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community. Now she helps prospective residents discover all the 87-acre campus has to offer.

A new butterfly garden in the shape of a butterfly, inspired by resident Irma Seitz, at Oak Crest to help conserve the butterfly population.

This spring, monarch butterflies began their northward migration, a nearly 3,000-mile return trip back to the U.S. and Canada from Mexico. Along the way, female butterflies will lay their eggs on milkweed plants for the next generation of monarchs to continue the journey. It will take at least four generations of monarch butterflies to reach their destination.