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Executive Order 2020-21 – Oakmont Communities Will Remain Staffed and Operational

March 23rd, 2020

To Our Residents and Families:

Earlier this morning, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 “Stay Home, Stay Safe” to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. This order has closed all non-essential businesses and forced much of the state’s workforce to stay home.

Because Oakmont employees have the unique privilege of serving seniors each and every day, we are considered exempt from this order. We want to assure you that business will continue as usual and our communities will remain in full operation while locked down.

Should any additional questions arise in the coming days, please reach out to your Executive Director for clarification.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time. The safety and security of our seniors remain our top priority.

Thank you,

Oakmont Senior Communities

Oakmont Sterling – Video Chat With Your Loved One!

To Our Residents and Families of Oakmont Sterling:

Though we know that this is a trying time for all of us, our activities department is working hard to find unique ways to connect families, enrich lives, and keep our community engaged. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we will begin scheduling weekly Skype video chats until the temporary preventative lockdown has been lifted.

Beginning this week, families and friends can sign up for private video chats with loved ones inside of our community Monday through Friday via the Skype platform. To sign up for a chat, simply send me an email and be sure to include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Skype Username
  • Resident Name
  • Timeslot and date you desire to Skype

I will be sending out a schedule each week to confirm appointments.

If you’re not a current Skype user, signing up for an account is both easy and free. Simply go to Skype.com or your app store; download the app on your computer, smartphone, or tablet; and create a free account. If you have any additional questions about how to sign-up for Skype or would like to set up a chat using Facetime on your Apple device, please don’t hesitate to email me directly.

As we band together to keep our loved ones safe, our activities department looks forward to helping families stay connected and sharing smiles and stories.

 

Sincerely,

Jodi Cavalier

Activities Director

JCavalier@oakmontcommunities.com

Oakmont Parkway – Video Chat with Your Loved One!

To Our Residents and Families of Oakmont Parkway:

Though we know that this is a trying time for all of us, our activities department is working hard to find unique ways to connect families, enrich lives, and keep our community engaged. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we will begin scheduling weekly video chats until the temporary preventative lockdown has been lifted.

Beginning this week, families and friends can sign up for private video chats with loved ones inside of our community Monday through Friday via the Google Duo platform. To sign up for a chat, simply send me an email and be sure to include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Google Address
  • Resident Name
  • Timeslot and date you desire to chat

I will be sending out a schedule each week to confirm appointments.

If you’re not a current Google user, signing up for an account is both easy and free. Simply go to duo.google.com or your app store; download the app on your computer, smartphone, or tablet; and create a free account. If you have any additional questions about how to sign-up, please don’t hesitate to email me directly.

As we band together to keep our loved ones safe, our activities department looks forward to helping families stay connected and sharing smiles and stories.

 

Sincerely,

Barb Blash

Activities Director

BBlash@oakmontcommunities.com

Oakmont Livonia – Video Chat with Your Loved One!

To Our Residents and Families of Oakmont Livonia: 

Though we know that this is a trying time for all of us, our activities department is working hard to find unique ways to connect families, enrich lives, and keep our community engaged. That’s why we’re excited to announce that we will begin scheduling weekly Skype video chats until the temporary preventative lockdown has been lifted. 

Beginning this week, families and friends can sign up for private video chats with loved ones inside of our community Monday through Friday via the Skype platform. To sign up for a chat, simply send me an email and be sure to include the following information:  

  • Your Name 
  • Your Skype Username 
  • Resident Name 
  • Timeslot and date you desire to Skype 

I will be sending out a schedule each week to confirm appointments. 

If you’re not a current Skype user, signing up for an account is both easy and free. Simply go to Skype.com or your app store; download the app on your computer, smartphone, or tablet; and create a free account. If you have any additional questions about how to sign-up for or use Skype, please don’t hesitate to email me directly. 

As we band together to keep our loved ones safe, our activities department looks forward to helping families stay connected and sharing smiles and stories. 

 

Sincerely,  

Jessica Stilwell 

Activities Director 

jstilwell@oakmontcommunities.com 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Expanded Community Lockdown

March 16th, 2020

Dear Friends, Family, and Neighbors:

With the rapidly increasing rate of COVID-19 infection throughout the metro area, Oakmont Senior Communities is committed to making every effort possible to reduce the risk of communicable illness in our communities.

Acting on the continued guidance from health officials, we are immediately expanding the nature of our community lockdown by closing our doors to everyone except for emergency personnel. If any residents choose to leave our buildings for any reason except cleared medical necessity, they will be considered ineligible to return for 21 asymptomatic days along with clearance from their doctor. Elective or routine trips out of the building will need to be rescheduled for a later date.

Oakmont Senior Communities is also committed to making every effort possible to facilitate the connection between families, residents, and essential services during this difficult time. If you have any concerns or questions about contacting your loved one, please reach out to your Executive Director.

We appreciate the support and diligence of our extended Oakmont family in helping us keep our communities free of communicable diseases. We will continue to provide updates as they become available via our new emergency text system; please contact your Executive Director to enroll.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding,

 

Oakmont Senior Communities