Smiles of staff members at Oak Crest, the Erickson Senior Living community in Parkville, Md. are shining brighter than tinsel this holiday season, thanks to residents’ generous donations to the 2022 Staff Appreciation Fund.
Each year, Oak Crest residents donate to the Staff Appreciation Fund as a way of recognizing the community’s hourly employees, who work diligently to provide them an industry-leading level of service.
The funds are then dispersed among Oak Crest’s eligible employees, which include dining associates, security officers, maintenance workers, housekeepers, and medical and nursing assistants—all of whom are more than merry year-round.
In 2022 alone, Oak Crest residents contributed $258,000 to the Staff Appreciation Fund. As a result of this generosity, nearly 800 employees received gifts from the Fund at a special event earlier this month. Team members were eager to share their gratitude, and residents enjoyed the opportunity express their appreciation in person.
The spirit of the tight-knit community, bolstered by this teamwork and residents’ desire to give back, doesn’t go unrecognized by Oak Crest’s leaders.
“At Oak Crest, we genuinely care for one another, and I think our residents’ generosity is a reflection of that,” says Executive Director Mark Roussey. “Our employees work hard to provide a true maintenance-free lifestyle, and residents realize how much better their lives are because of it.”
To learn more about Oak Crest’s workplace culture and the community’s open job positions, visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.