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?

Charlestown’s restaurants and menu selections offer a wide variety of choices and dining experiences every day.

If you have been tightening the purse strings over the last few months and cooking at home to save a buck or two, you’re not alone. A new report by the market research firm NPD Group indicates Americans are cutting back on eating out. 

Oak Crest resident Pat Hodges is a regular at the community’s on-site fitness center and swimming pool.

The greatest athletes from around the world will compete this month at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Experts in 39 different sports ranging from swimming to shooting and tennis to Taekwondo will vie to bring home the gold. But you don’t have to be at the peak of athletic perfection to reap the benefits of regular exercise. 

Oak Crest residents can spend less time worrying about house upkeep and maintenance expenses and more time thinking about vacations and leisure activities.

If you are a fan of HGTV, then you’re probably aware of the tiny house movement that’s growing across America. People around the country are opting to live larger in smaller spaces. 

So what’s driving the downsizing trend?

(From left) Betty Feroli, Joyce Kleintank, and Dolores Mickolite show off their flower arrangements.

“Starting here, starting now, honey, everything’s coming up roses!” 

That’s the tune echoing throughout Oak Crest each month as residents learn the art of flower arranging.

Oak Crest Sales Counselor Melisa Batac.

Have you been thinking about exploring retirement living options, but you’re unsure where to start? Many local retirees say that one of the easiest ways to learn more about Oak Crest is to join the priority list.

Anne Brownson (center) is surrounded by the Oak Crest culinary staff wearing their Orioles chef hats.

Before her feet could even reach the pedals of her grandmother’s treadle sewing machine, Anne Brownson was learning how to make her own clothes.

Headaches, high costs of home ownership

While nearly 80% of Americans age 65 and older own their homes, an increasing number, 30% (4.4 million people), are still paying on their mortgage, according to the latest report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Personal Moving Consultant Ashley Ruth (center), Joan and David Austin

A survey by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds an increasing demand for single-level home designs, not just among older Americans, but Baby Boomers as well. One-level homes provide greater accessibility and are generally more cost-effective—benefits that appeal to busy people of all ages.