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Oak Crest Hosts Nurses’ Week Luncheon

May 10, 2019

Parkville, Maryland—It's been said that "nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription." 

That spirit filled Erickson Hall at Oak Crest on May 9 as 90 residents and employees gathered for the 2019 Annual Nurses' Week Luncheon.  

In total, there are 118 residents with a career background in nursing living at Oak Crest, a retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living.  In fact, the group represents 46 schools of nursing spanning 14 states and the country of Germany.

The community also employs nurses in its on-site medical center, home health department, employee health & wellness center and continuing care neighborhood. 

The event featured a special lunch prepared by the culinary professionals of the Oak Crest Catering Team and a display of memorabilia that included photos, books and uniforms.  The community welcomed guest speakers Gina Norton, RN, BSN and Kathy Smith, MSW of Gilchrist.

Special thanks to the resident committee, chaired by Bernice Lehr, who organized and publicized the 2019 Annual Nurses' Week Luncheon.

About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 87-acre campus in Parkville, Maryland.  The not-for-profit community of more than 2,100 residents and 1,250 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of Oak Crest.  Additional information can be found at