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. 

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.