in 1904 by a group of people who came together for the purpose
of making a place for older adults to live in comfort and dignity,
Crest has met the needs of senior citizens for over a century.
We are unique in the senior service industry with no outside sponsor
or affiliations: Oak Crest operates as a not for profit 501c3
without any outside funding. As such we rely on the fees paid by
our members to operate.
George P. Lord and his wife Mary Carpenter Lord began
legacy by gaining support from other local philanthropists and providing
their own home site as the starting point for Oak Crest Residence.
Lords leveled their home at 204 S. State St. and construction began
building that is now Oak Crest. The Atrium Apartments were added in 2000 and the Cellar Pub in 2007. The philosophy of the organization has
been to remain current while not losing sight of the mission “ to
provide dignity and caring for older adults”. The adaptation
of the organization to remain current continues today as plans
to grow and meet future needs are considered.