woman sitting on couch in her apartment

Towson native Betty Hearst never cared for winters in Maryland. So when she and her late husband Jim moved to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, more than three decades ago and opened a bed and breakfast, she vowed never to return to the Free State. 

residents socializing

"Sometimes, you wanna go where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came,” go the lyrics of the theme song from the popular 1980s television sitcom Cheers.

members of the Oak Crest Reader's group

Akin to most kids his age, John Barnold dreamed of one day growing up to be Flash Gordon. That dream finally came true last month thanks to the Oak Crest Readers Theater, where John became the voice of the iconic comic book hero in Flash Gordon on the Planet of Mongo.

two women in a library holding books

“The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

woman speaking at a podium

The War of 1812 took place more than 200 years ago, but for some Oak Crest residents, it easily could have happened this past summer.

Oak Crest residents Raymond and Susan Page with Ashley Ruth

More than a decade ago, Raymond and Susan Page sold their home near Rochester, N.Y., and headed south to be closer to their three “kids” and nine grandchildren in Maryland.

headshot of new sales director at Oak Crest

It has been eight years since Jim Antonakos began his career at Crest as health insurance resource manager for Erickson Advantage, the Medicare Advantage plan offered to Erickson Living residents.

Oak Crest resident Daniel Kott charges his Toyota Prius Hybrid at the Parkville-based Erickson Living community’s new electric car charging station.

The Crest sales team receives hundreds of questions like these from prospective residents each week: “How many restaurants are there on campus?” “What is the priority list?” “Can I bring my dog with me?” 

chefs working

If variety is the spice of life, then dining at Crest is the ultimate gastronomical adventure.