April 1, 2013
John Lurz of Bel Air has been promoted continuing care administrator Oak Crest retirement community. Previously, Lurz served as the assisted living manager at the Erickson Living community in northeast Baltimore County. Lurz brings 15 years of health care administration to his new leadership position. With Oak Crest since 2010, he has been a licensed nursing home administrator for more than six years. The extended care neighborhood at Oak Crest provides assisted living, respite care, post-acute rehabilitation and nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services.
March 8, 2013
Mary E. Weaver, a former nursery school educator who later managed a Baltimore senior living apartment building, died Feb. 22 of complications from leukemia at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Jacksonville-area resident was 82. The daughter of farmers, Mary Elizabeth Hoover was born and raised in Ronks, Pa., in rural Lancaster County. She was a 1948 graduate of East Lamperter High School, and two years later married Kenneth N. Weaver, a geologist. The couple lived in the city's Pimlico neighborhood.
March 5, 2013
Presbyterian Senior Living plans to build a 36-unit rental senior living community on the grounds on Memorial Stadium, according to a statement released Tuesday by the organization. Heritage Run at Stadium Place should be completed by early spring of next year, the statement said. The apartments will be available to people 62 or older. A model apartment is open for appointment-only visits, the statement said. Presbyterian Senior Living has 29 communities for seniors people throughout the mid-Atlantic.
March 3, 2013
Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and the other Orioles get four months off between baseball seasons. Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the world champion Ravens have five months to go before training camp begins. Big-time athletes, after all, need a chance to rest their bodies and minds after the rigors of a long campaign. Then there are the white-clad competitors at Ginger Cove. "We don't want an off-season. We like to keep our skills sharp," says Bill Krause, the 91-year-old Imperial Wicket, or captain, of the croquet club at the retirement community in Annapolis.
March 1, 2013
Wedding date: Jan. 12, 2013 Her story: Kelli Raia, 26, grew up in Silver Spring. She is a social worker at a retirement community in Catonsville. Her mother, Jeanne, is a stained-glass artist and owns Glimmerglass Stained Glass. Her father, Joe, is a business consultant. His story: Adam Dickson, 27, grew up in Parkville. He works in finance for a retirement community in Silver Spring. His mother, Patricia, owns a vending business and his father, David, is a consultant.
February 8, 2013
Andree W. Williams, a former Roland Park Country School educator and a gardener, died Jan. 30 of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89. Andree Louise Wood was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she graduated from high school. She attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. In 1944, she married Samuel C. Williams Sr., an educator, who moved in 1957 to St. Paul's School. The couple lived on the school's Brooklandville campus until moving to Ruxton in the mid-1960s.