Helen Davis, who lives at Oak Crest, has managed the community’s on-site Treasure Chest for two decades.

Everyone likes a good deal, and Nadine Wellington is no exception. When she’s on the hunt for a bargain, Wellington heads over to the Treasure Chest, an on-campus thrift store run by the residents of Oak Crest, an Erickson Living community in Parkville, Md.

Oak Crest’s under-one-roof concept ensures an active and engaged lifestyle regardless of the weather outside.

With this year’s active hurricane season behind us, it’s now time to prepare for freezing temperatures, icy roads, and snow.

A view of a pond in front of an Oak Crest residence building.

Carolyn Zick had heard lots of good things about Oak Crest, the Erickson Living community four miles down the road from her home in Perry Hall, Md.

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Over the last four decades, the average size of a new home in the U.S. increased by more than 1,000 square feet from an average size of 1,660 square feet in 1973 to 2,687 square feet in 2015. 

o (JoAnna) Johnson on a pier with her model sailboat, She fell in love with model sailboat racing after moving to Oak Crest from Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

When JoAnna (Jo) Johnson left Virginia’s Eastern Shore for landlocked Parkville, Md., nearly two years ago, she thought her days on the water were behind her.

Eugenia and Paul Bonaccorsi stand in front of a fountain at Oak Crest. They love spending time with their grandkids and great-grandkids at their home at Oak Crest.

Paul and Eugenia (Jean) Bonaccorsi don’t have a lot to worry about since they sold their house in Baldwin, Md., and moved to Oak Crest two years ago. They no longer have to mow grass, shovel snow, or check off a never-ending honey-do list.

(From left) Iris Valt, Dottie O’Rourke, and Anna Stoll make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City.

Americans love peanut butter. Every year we eat a collective 700 million pounds of the sweet stuff. The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.

Jeanna Deugwillo, a line cook at Oak Crest, makes delicious meals as part of the community’s new Signature Dining initiative.

As she stir-fries a Thai scallop and shrimp dish over a bright, searing flame, Jeanna Deugwillo says with a smile, “Serving our residents is the best part of my job. That is what it’s all about.”

The Oak Crest Village Red Hot Foxes out on the town. (Seated, from left): Evelyn McGreal, Jane Krieger, Carol Mofran, and Mary Ann Manning. (Standing, from left): Janet Hare, Alice Gorby, Alice Kaspar, and Bettie Dragin.

When Carol Mofran dons one of her favorite crimson-colored hats paired with a purple ensemble and heads out to dinner, she’s not worried about looking the least bit odd or outrageous. Carol knows she’ll be in good company when she meets the other members of the Village Red Hot Foxes, a local chapter of the Red Hat Society, one of America’s fastest-growing social organizations.