Turkey Time

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by Christopher Taydus
ctaydus@erickson.com

Thanksgiving is only a few short days away and Oak Crest TV is bringing you some great entertainment to make your Thanksgiving full of fun and information.

Starting on Thanksgiving day at 10:00 AM, you’ll get to learn about the Thanksgiving memories of some of the residents and staff. Ruth Pundt sits down with some residents to discuss their favorite foods, traditions, and stories of years past. Then Lauren Costello checks in with staff members with their memories and some Thanksgiving trivia questions. The show reairs later that day at 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 12:00 AM.

Later that day, the trivia continues as the Mind Over Memory Championship game airs at 11:30 AM. The Retired & Wired take on the Scorpions in the show’s season finale. It’s an exciting game with plenty of tough questions written and asked by producer David Cuneo. The show will re-air at 3:30 PM and 10:30 PM that day, and 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, and 10:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Then on Friday, take the opportunity to learn about the RAC Candidates with host Jim Wetzel. Click here to learn more about that show.

Remember all these shows will be available the next day at www.oakcresttv.com. Plus you can always look at the TV Guide at tvguide.oakcresttv.com.

RAC the Vote

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by Christopher Taydus
ctaydus@erickson.com

With the national election out of the way, Oak Crest looks toward voting in another one as the community prepares for the Resident Advisory Council election. This nine-member board of residents acts as liaisons between the residents of Oak Crest and the Administration team.

The RAC Elections are held every year with member’s terms being two years long. The election alternates between four and five open positions each year. This year, eight candidates are running to represent the residents. The candidates include Cathy Brodersen, David Cuneo, Harold Forst, Bill Hodges, Charles Jednorski, Bernice Lehr, Bill Litsinger, and Dee Real.

Posters in the community lobbies have the pictures and short biographies for each of the candidates, but sometimes it’s good to hear the words from the candidate’s mouths themselves, and Oak Crest TV is giving you that chance. On Thursday, November 17; Saturday, November 19; Friday, November 25; and Saturday, November 26, Oak Crest TV will air interview done with each of the candidates by resident Jim Wetzel.

Wetzel discusses their past, their hobbies & interests, their qualifications, and what department they’d like to work with if elected to the RAC. Be sure to tune in on each day at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 12:00 AM to see the show and meet the candidates. The show will also be available on Saturday, November 19 at www.oakcresttv.com.

Born to Run

Some residents and staff are getting ready to compete in the various races of the 2016 Baltimore Running Festival.
Some residents and staff are getting ready to compete in the various races of the 2016 Baltimore Running Festival.
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

October 15th marks the 2016 Baltimore Running Festival, and yet another year where Oak Crest residents and staff will be participating! Last year, many staff members ran as part of the Kennedy Krieger team and raised over $30,000! This year, they are hoping to surpass that amount and raise even more…but that’s not the only goal for this year’s race… Continue reading

The Old Ball Game

The Oak Crest Good Guys softball team earns 5th title in 6 years at tourney featuring Erickson Living seniors from the mid-Atlantic communities.
The Oak Crest Good Guys softball team earns 5th title in 6 years at tourney featuring Erickson Living seniors from the mid-Atlantic communities.
by Alison Schindler
with contribution by Christopher Taydus
studio@oakcresttv.com

Behind timely hitting, solid defense and clutch pitching, the Good Guys, the resident softball team at Oak Crest, earned a pair of victories to capture the Annual Erickson Living Softball Tournament.

It was their third consecutive championship.  The Good Guys also won the tournament in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

The event, held in Catonsville at Charlestown on June 8, matched residents from Oak Crest, Charlestown, Riderwood (Silver Spring) and Greenspring (northern Virginia) in a two-round format.

In the opening game, the Good Guys jumped to an early lead to defeat Charlestown 15-1.

In a highly competitive championship game, Oak Crest defeated Riderwood 7-5.

The Good Guys received vocal, enthusiastic support from residents of Oak Crest who made the trip to Charlestown.

If you weren’t able to make it to the game, Oak Crest TV will feature highlights as part of a show with updates from our Special Trips department. The show will air on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 AM with rebroadcasts at 2 PM, 7 PM, 9 PM, and 12 AM. The show will also be available at www.oakcresttv.com.

A Different Point of View

Goucher College students work with Oak Crest residents to learn about living with disabilities.
Goucher College students work with Oak Crest residents to learn about living with disabilities.
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

Here at Oak Crest we are always trying to make people more aware of diversity and disability/ The past few months I had the honor of working closely with The Office of Community Based Learning at Goucher College to further this idea. For students who are looking to become teachers for children with special needs, they are required to take a basic 100 level special education class. But this isn’t just like any 100 level college class…. Continue reading

Answering the Right Questions

Learn this week about resident David Cuneo's past appearance on Jeopardy and what you don't see on the show.
Learn this week about resident David Cuneo’s past appearance on Jeopardy and what you don’t see on the show.

by Christopher Taydus
ctaydus@erickson.com

Did you know that when Jeopardy! began in 1964, clue values in the first round ranged from $10 to $50 as opposed to the $200 to $1000 that they are now? That would have definitely made Brad Rutter’s $4,355,102 record breaking cumulative total a little more difficult to achieve, and it probably wouldn’t have allowed resident David Cuneo to win as much as he had either.  Continue reading

Mission of Hope

Resident David Flumbaum discusses his mission trips to Romania and Myanmar this week on Oak Crest Now!
Resident David Flumbaum discusses his mission trips to Romania and Myanmar this week on Oak Crest Now!
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

We know that Oak Crest is made up of extraordinary residents. From athletes, to musicians, to writers, this community has it all, however, this week, we would like to feature a different “talent.”

Resident David Flumbaum went on a mission trip late January/early February to Romania and Myanmar to help spread the word of God in hopes of uplifting these countries. He set out with two other men and a team of people looking to make a huge impact…and after watching this interview, I think you’ll see they did. Continue reading

The Wheel Deal

Oak Crest now chats with resident Harvey Jacob about his newest classic car and what this model of car means to him.
Oak Crest now chats with resident Harvey Jacob about his newest classic car and what this model of car means to him.
by Lauren Costello
lmcostello@erickson.com

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a Comet? Here at Oak Crest we have a large number of Oak Crest residents who have great stories to share, and lucky for us, we were able to find one with a “classic” story.

Resident, Harvey Jacob, is a proud owner of a Classic 1961 Mercury Comet as of a month ago. Ever since Harvey can remember he has always had a passion for cars. He is no stranger to what it takes to own a classic car. In fact, he’s owned several Classics throughout his life; he’s even owned a few Harley Davidson motorcycles over the years. And it doesn’t stop with Harvey. He was able to share his passion with his sons who have owned their fair share of Classic cars as well. In fact, Harvey says they might even have more knowledge when it comes to cars than he does!

He bought his Mercury Comet in Newark, Delaware from a man who completely restored the car with his daughter. During the interview, you will be able to see some of the certain features the daughter picked out for the car. Harvey said it’s funny to see the difference between the father’s style compared to what the daughter had planned.

Thanks to Harvey, we were able to drive the car around Loop Road, listening to all the stories of how the car came to be. When I got in the car, the first thing I noticed were the red leather seats with an entire red painted interior. It was really interesting to see all the features of the car from the roll down windows, to the radio knobs, to the huge steering wheel.

When Harvey drove back around to Town Center, we got out of the car and he showed me the engine and the speakers in the car. The engine was spotless- it was the cleanest engine inside any car I have ever seen; he wasn’t kidding when he said you could eat your dinner off of it! The trunk opened to expose two huge red and white speakers in the back. Again, Harvey noted how this was the daughters idea.

To learn more about the car, The Classic 1961 Mercury Comet will air on Oak Crest Now on Thursday, February 11th at 10AM, 2PM, 7PM, 9PM, and 12 midnight. You can also visit oakcresttv.com the following day to view the program online.

UPDATE – Friday, February 19th, 2016

The show featuring Harvey Jacob and his 1961 Mercury Comet is now available at www.oakcresttv.com