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Oakmont Cares: Oakmont Staff Volunteer for Friends of Troy Seniors

Our Oakmont Cares efforts aren’t just about raising money for worthy causes – they’re also about lending our time and energy to serving the community we call home. Our staff loves the opportunity to volunteer at many different events for causes throughout the year, and one of our favorites is the Friends of Troy Seniors. 

A fantastic advocate and resource for seniors in and around the Troy area, Friends of Troy Seniors positively impact many of our residents and their families at Oakmont Sterling, Oakmont Parkway, and Oakmont Manor. Audra Stoker, our Business Development Specialist, and former Sales and Marketing Director, Martha Teller, were thrilled to volunteer at last year’s Garage Sale at the Troy Community Center and were delighted to be featured in this month’s edition of the Fifty Forward Newsletter!

A Thank You Note from Jim and Jill – Oakmont Manor

At each of our Oakmont communities, we are lucky enough to receive frequent cards, letters, and notes of thanks from our residents and their families. These simple gestures mean the absolute world to us, and we are grateful to each and every author who takes the time to share their feedback.

We received the below letter from Jim and Jill whose mother lives at Oakmont Manor for eight years. We are so grateful that their family became part of our Oakmont family, moving their Mom to Oakmont Parkway when she needed additional services. We are proud to share their words with you below:

Note: We have altered the letter slightly to protect the privacy of the authors.


Dear Oakmont Manor Team, 

My family and I would like to personally thank you for the eight years our mother lived at Oakmont Manor. Every detail at Manor was attended to on a regular basis. The facility was always clean, fresh, and in excellent repair. When anything was brought to the maintenance department’s attention, it was taken care of quickly.  

The activities always had something for everyone. Our mom did not always attend the activities but when she did it was never disappointing. Her favorites were the monthly birthdays, special holiday parties and music entertainment. 

Any time there was a question, our family always got an answer, and, most importantly, a Director and Assistant Director who listened to our concerns with care and understanding. This was true if it was a big concern or a little concern.  

As Mom’s needs began to change, we made the decision to move her to Oakmont Parkway, where she could get the third-party medical care she needed. We hope that this is change for her safety and our piece of mind.  

Many friends and family struggle with where to “put” their parent; I always offer this advice: A facility can be the most beautiful building with the fanciest furniture, but the only thing that matters is the people who work to run the facility.  

Each of you has made a difference for our family and for that we are grateful. 

We would happily serve as a reference for Oakmont Manor and would never hesitate to recommend the community to anyone.  

With sincere thanks,  

Jill and Jim 

Oakmont Parkway Donates and Delivers Lunch to the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center

The State of Michigan is home to more than 100 senior centers, and with almost a quarter of the State’s population now over the age of 60, the essential services they provide to our communities cannot be overstated.

Today, our staff at Oakmont Parkway had an opportunity to support one of our community partners: the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center. Because of some mechanical issues in their kitchen, the Senior Center’s staff wasn’t able to prepare lunch for a planned group of visitors and reached out to their community partners for help. We couldn’t have been more thrilled to step in.

Our culinary staff prepared fantastic boxed lunches for the occasion that included individually wrapped sandwiches, homemade pasta salad, chips, dessert, and bottles of water, and members of our corporate staff delivered the lunches today just before lunchtime. The staff and visitors enjoyed the boxed lunches and couldn’t have been happier.

The St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center provides some of the area’s most innovative and popular senior programming and many of our residents from Oakmont Parkway frequently take part. We couldn’t have been more grateful for the opportunity to assist one of our best community partners and help in their time of need.

Thank you to the wonderful staff of the St. Clair Shores Senior Activity Center for serving our seniors and being such a great community partner to Oakmont Parkway.

PRESS RELEASE: Oakmont Senior Communities refocuses on independent and enhanced living with sale of licensed care communities to partner Pomeroy Living

In response to changing market and industry conditions surrounding licensed care, Oakmont Senior Communities has sold its interest in both Oakmont Rochester Assisted and Oakmont Sterling Assisted, the company’s only care-oriented facilities, to Pomeroy Living – a silent partner and joint-owner of the communities. Also included in the sale was Oakmont Rochester Independent.

Pomeroy Living, who also operates Boulevard Health Center on the campus of the Oakmont Rochester Communities and is a silent partner in all three properties involved in the transaction, was a natural fit for the sale.

 “When the opportunity was presented for Pomeroy to purchase these communities outright from Oakmont and take over the day-to-day management duties, everything fell into place,” said Armen Kalaydjian, Oakmont’s owner. “The care communities will continue to operate at the highest level thanks to Pomeroy’s track record of success in licensed buildings, and Oakmont Senior Communities can refocus on what we do best: serve Metro-Detroit seniors with exceptional independent and enhanced living communities.”

The transfer of ownership has taken effect as of January 1st, 2019.

As the sole owners and operators of Oakmont’s Northville, Livonia, Manor, Parkway, and Sterling communities, Oakmont Senior Communities will continue to be a large presence in the senior living market place and build on its reputation of industry leading innovation for Michigan’s seniors.

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Oakmont Senior Communities is a family-owned, Michigan-based company that has served the seniors of Metro Detroit for more than two decades with locations in Clinton Township, Northville, Livonia, and Sterling Heights. Their corporate headquarters are located in Southfield.

Oakmont Sterling Raises $1,700 for Two Area Families in Need

Inspired the wonderful generosity of the holiday spirit, the residents and staff of Oakmont Sterling Enhanced came together to raise money for two local families in need. With a total of $1,700 in money and other donations, the residents were able to purchase and wrap gifts for the two families which were given away in a small ceremony at the community.

The first family are members of Our Lady of Czestochowa and received gift cards to various stores including a $300 gift card to Kroger. The second family, members of the Freedom Christian Church in Sterling Heights, have two kids and received gifts wrapped in beautiful holiday wrapping paper. Both families were identified and selected by their places of worship.

Oakmont Sterling as well as the other Oakmont communities participate in fundraising and giving campaigns throughout as part of the company-wide Oakmont Cares effort. Check back on this blog for more information on upcoming charitable efforts and events.