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Oak Crest exemplifies the very best in customer service. We believe in providing options and encouraging personal choice.

The caring programs that are offered represent the utmost in dignity, creativity and integrity.

Our philosophy is simple: treat each person as you would your own parent or grandparent: caring for the individuals needs and respecting their preferences.

With this goal in mind we acknowledge that choosing a new home can be a very complicated and difficult decision.


Founded 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, Oak 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 organization 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 Oak Crest’s legacy by gaining support from other local philanthropists and providing their own home site as the starting point for Oak Crest Residence.

The Lords leveled their home at 204 S. State St. and construction began on the 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.

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