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. 

This summer, Bob and Beverly Annen chose worry-free living when they moved to Oak Crest.

With each mound of snow Beverly Annen shoveled at her Perry Hall, Md., townhome last winter, she grew more and more confident she was ready for a change. A longtime resident of Baltimore County, Beverly watched as Oak Crest was built 20 years ago. She and her husband Bob were ready to call the Erickson Living community home.  

Personal Moving Consultant Ashley Ruth says winter is more manageable at Oak Crest, where all of life’s conveniences and necessities are just a short indoor walk away.

Freezing temperatures; slick, dangerous 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. 

Betty and Ernest Rehmeyer used Let’s Move, LLC, to coordinate their transition from a two-bedroom condo in Joppatowne, Md., to their apartment home at Oak Crest in Parkville.

What would you do with all the free time you would gain if you didn’t have a house to maintain? Think about it. Instead of weekends mowing the lawn or raking leaves, you could be playing golf or spending time with your grandkids. And how about all the money you could save in energy bills—heating and cooling all those unused rooms?

Lorraine and Albert Zorn moved to Oak Crest from Perry Hall one year ago in search of a maintenance-free lifestyle.

When Lorraine and Albert Zorn decided to sell their Perry Hall, Md., house one year ago in search of a more carefree lifestyle, they didn’t have to look far. Their dream home was less than five miles away.

Carol Ann Ruth, along with 60-plus Oak Crest volunteers, welcomes new residents and helps them settle into the community.

Dorothy (Dottie) and John Staab appreciated the warm welcome they received from their Oak Crest neighbors when they moved to the Parkville, Md., Erickson Living community two years ago. So much so that Dorothy now pays the generosity forward by helping other new residents feel at home.

Sara Akers researched several retirement communities in the Baltimore area and chose Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

Sara Akers was no stranger to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) when she moved last December to Oak Crest in Parkville, Md. In fact, she spent the better part of two years researching and visiting many CCRCs in the Baltimore-area before she made up her mind. 

Stop by the Oak Crest Home Expo on September 22 to get answers to all of your retirement questions.

Curious if houses in your area are selling? Want to find out how you can save hundreds of dollars on your moving expenses? Would you like to see Oak Crest’s most popular apartment homes in person, instead of just on paper?