Category Archives: Oakmont Manor

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Jack J. – Oakmont Manor

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Rosemarie W. wrote in to tell us about her biggest supporter and father, Jack J., who lives at Oakmont Manor.

My dad is a true inspiration to me. He has always been my biggest supporter and the one person I could always count on in my life to help me with any problem big or small. He is my hero and my role model and I’m so grateful to have such an amazing, kind hearted, loving and caring dad.

My parents moved back to Michigan from Florida 8 years ago and for 7 of those years I’ve been able to take Dad to see his favorite baseball team play: the Detroit Tigers. We have some wonderful memories – unfortunately this year won’t work out but I plan to take dad in 2021 when he will be 100 years old!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: Joe S. – Oakmont Manor

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Mary wrote in to wish her father Joe, a resident of Oakmont Manor, a very happy Father’s Day:

Happy Father’s Day Dad! You are a super father, grandpa and great grandpa!

Joe loves to play cards, play wii bowling, play the harmonica, go to the casino, watch Detroit sports teams and spend time with his family! He always seems to have good luck! But I think we are the lucky ones for having him in our lives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers: William R. – Oakmont Manor

For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!


Kristyn K. wrote in to tell us about her awesome Grandpa William who lives at Oakmont Manor.

I am proud to say that William R is my Grandpa. He has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. So many of my favorite memories include him- trips to hockey rinks, endless hours of playing cribbage, visits to my college campus, and him playing with my own children. He’s spunky, quirky, ornery, open-minded, and has a great sense of humor!

Tapping spoons is amongst his favorite hobbies, along with offering his cat up for adoption and providing commentary on my cousin’s latest haircut. I love listening to his stories about life before me and his time in the service. He has been married to my grandmother for 74 years and will be celebrating his 96th birthday soon! I am so grateful to have this kind of man in my life and wish him the best Father’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oakmont Cravings: Busha’s Kielbasa & Kraut

Many of us are enjoying most of our meals at home these days, and with that change comes the challenge of figuring out what we want to cook and eat with our families. This new series we’re calling “Oakmont Cravings” will share with you some of our resident’s recommendations for delicious easy-to-prepare homecooked meals that will bring your family comfort during these uncertain times. 

Today’s Oakmont Cravings recipe is brought to us by Marianna – a resident of Oakmont Manor. Marianna was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States when she was sixteen. This recipe for Kielbasa & Kraut is a recipe that she brought with her and is a family favorite they make for all holidays. 

Busha’s Kielbasa & Kraut

Ingredients

  • 4lbs. Fresh or smoked kielbasa or sausage
  • 2 jars saurkraut (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 bag of dried mushrooms (dried Borowik caps)
  • Beef broth ( approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 pkg Mrs. Grass dry French onion soup

 

Instructions 

  1. Begin by boiling your kielbasa or sausage until cooked through and then transfer to a skillet to brown – then set aside.
  2. Chop the dried mushrooms and rehydrate in a bowl of water for a half-hour. 
  3. Rinse and drain the sauerkraut.
  4. Mix all ingredients together in a crockpot and cook on the “high” setting for four hours.
  5. Enjoy with your family! Delicious! Pyszne!

Special thanks to Marianna and her family for sharing their wonderful recipe with us! Stay tuned for more Oakmont Cravings on our website.

The Staff and Residents of Oakmont Manor Make a Holiday Miracle for TCCHS Students

In honor of the holiday season, we’d like to take just a moment to celebrate and honor the staff and residents of Oakmont Manor for their generosity, giving spirit, and caring hearts.

A few weeks ago, when it became known that two brothers from Troy College and Career High School were in urgent need of some everyday living essentials for their new apartment, the staff and residents of Oakmont Manor didn’t hesitate.

Instantly mobilizing with a mix of lightly used donations, new purchases, and more, our Executive Director Luisa, Assistant Director Mary, Activity Director Janet, and others coordinated a massive effort of giving that resulted in essentials like tables and chairs, lamps, microwaves, cleaning supplies, dishes, a tv, a couch, blankets, towels, dishware, and more all helping turn the brothers’ new apartment into a warm and comfortable home. Our staff went even further above and beyond to help facilitate the brothers’ move into their new place.

This incredible story is yet another chapter in the ongoing and fruitful relationship between the students at Troy College and Career High School and the residents and staff of Oakmont Manor. We couldn’t be prouder of how our staff and residents exemplify the mission of Oakmont Senior Communities and Oakmont Cares, and we wish all involved a very Merry Christmas, the happiest of holidays, and a joyous new year! Great work, all!