Oak Crest resident

Cathy Brodersen called the tranquil shores of Chincoteague Island, Va., home for 18 years. But after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, she decided to head inland for a weatherproof lifestyle at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. 

Oak Crest staff and resident

Eight years ago, while still a freshman in high school, Justin Wolf began working as a waiter and host at Oak Crest hoping to earn some money toward college. But unlike most first jobs, this one gave Justin more than just a paycheck—he got the wisdom and support of 2,200 adopted grandparents. 

woman resident in her apartment home

 

Cathy Brodersen called the tranquil shores of Chincoteague Island, Va., home for 18 years. But after Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, she decided to head inland for a weatherproof lifestyle at Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md. 

residents with members of dining team

Eight years ago, while still a freshman in high school, Justin Wolf began working as a waiter and host at Crest hoping to earn some money toward college. But unlike most first jobs, this one gave Justin more than just a paycheck—he got the wisdom and support of 2,200 adopted grandparents. 

residents holding up The Observer publication

 

Mary Ann Lechowicz taught high school English and journalism for nearly 30 years, but only after she retired did she finally find her dream job. 

man standing in a greenhouse

 

Winston Churchill once said, “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Gene Miller is the latter. 

resident ambassadors posing with staff members

If you want the inside scoop on what it’s really like to live at Crest, just ask John and Marylynn Roberts. The Towson, Md., couple moved to Oak Crest four years ago and have been sharing their experience with prospective residents as ambassadors for the community ever since. 

headshot of Oak Crest sales counselor

For two decades, Melisa Batac has been in the business of helping people discover their retirement dream home.