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Oakmont Northville Wins Beautification Award for Outstanding Landscaping

For over 15 years, the residents and staff members of Oakmont Northville have been recognized by the Charter Township of Northville’s Beautification Commission for their outstanding landscaping and beautiful outdoor spaces.

Again this year, Oakmont Northville is the recipient of a beautification award for their incredible flower display and well-manicured grounds and common areas.

Congratulations to Madeline and her entire staff for helping make the City of Northville beautiful! 

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Oakmont Brings SHIPT Grocery Delivery to Our Residents and Their Families

As one of the most popular on-demand grocery delivery services in the United States, SHIPT brings millions of Americans grocery and living essentials from their favorite stores each week. Empowering their customers to use computers and handheld smart devices to shop stores like Meijer and Target 24 hours a day/365 days a year, SHIPT and programs like it are perfect for those who might lack the time, transportation, or opportunity to make it to the store but still want to be able to pick out exactly the items they want to stock in the kitchen or pantry.

It is this ease of use and convenient around-the-clock availability that inspired Oakmont to introduce the SHIPT program at our communities. We knew that regardless of how familiar a resident may be with today’s technology, our dedicated activities staff and available computers and Wi-Fi could get them up and running in no time – bringing every interested resident a wealth of shopping options right to their fingertips.

Helen, a resident of Oakmont Livonia, says SHIPT makes life easier for her and her daughters.

Integrating feedback and ideas from our communities, Oakmont’s corporate Operations and Communications team rolled out The SHIPT Shopping Experience with interactive meetings at each Oakmont community – giving residents and their families the chance to ask questions, understand the program’s benefits, and watch a customized video that walked through the steps of signing up and placing their first SHIPT order. Each meeting was attended by dozens of interested residents and family members who brought with them great questions and curious minds. These meetings were followed by community-wide sign-up sessions, facilitated by our activities staff, to help residents get online and get started shopping!

Now, thanks to its popularity within our communities, SHIPT is on the weekly activity calendar at each Oakmont. Activity Directors make themselves available each week to answer questions, explain the program for any newcomers, and even guide residents and their families through the sign-up and ordering process. And our residents couldn’t be more excited.

Sue from Parkway loves SHIPT

For Joan at Oakmont Manor who was unfamiliar with SHIPT before the community meeting, the delivery service has been a delightful way to avoid the headaches of bad weather and crowded grocery stores. “Not having to go to the store, especially in bad weather. Not having to worry about fighting crowds in the store – I absolutely love it!” she said of SHIPT.

When asked what she liked best about SHIPT, Parkway resident Sue pointed to the promptness and affordability of the program. “I love how I get my groceries the same day I order them,” she said. “They are very prompt.” When asked whether other seniors might benefit from the grocery delivery service, she was quick to answer affirmatively. “I would say that SHIPT is a great investment [for seniors],” she said. “It gives you freedom and time to do other things.”

Joan from Oakmont Manor uses SHIPT on her tablet.

For Helen, a longtime resident of Oakmont Livonia, the benefits of SHIPT mean making things easier on her children and giving her the independence to order what she wants, when she wants it. “I’m able to order things I need rather than requesting this type of thing from my daughters,” she said. “Coincidentally, my daughters are happy I am using the SHIPT Program!”

“It is a very good program,” Mary Ann of Oakmont Northville said. “People are nice to work with. Staff members are always bright and cheerful.” The best part, she said, is not having to lift all of the heavy bags and packages that come with weekly grocery shopping. “You don’t realize that you don’t like carrying heavy stuff until you don’t have to.”

Now, as the number of residents at each of Oakmont’s five communities actively using the SHIPT program continues to grow, the Oakmont team will continue looking for innovative activities, events, and initiatives that add to our residents’ quality of life, bolster their use of technology, and maximize the enjoyment of their time in our communities. That’s what the Oakmont difference is all about.

Stay tuned to our Oakmont Blog and social media channels to see all the exciting things we do next!

Shout It From the ‘Ruff’tops: Our Puppy Has Been Born!

We are so excited to announce that at long last, a new litter of beautiful puppies has been born to our friends at Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs!

2019 marks the second time in three years that Oakmont Cares will partner with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs to facilitate the training and adoption of a specially trained medical service dog for a Michigan veteran. Residents of all five Oakmont communities are leading the charge to again raise $22,000+ to adopt a service dog for a servicemember in need and will spearhead a variety of events, fundraisers, and campaigns throughout the year to reach this goal. 

Since starting to fundraise in early spring, more than a quarter of the funds for this adoption have already been raised. Stay tuned to the Oakmont Facebook page as well as this blog to find exciting updates on naming, training, and more!

To learn more about the 2017 adoption of Guardian Angel Medical Service Dog Whiskey, click here.

Each year, all Oakmont Communities participate in a charitable Oakmont Cares effort. In 2018, $12,000 was raised to support the recovery of Oakland Country Sheriff’s Deputy David Hack. In 2017, $22,000 was raised to train and adopt a medical service dog for a Michigan veteran. For more information on Oakmont Cares, click here.

Oakmont Seeks Energetic and Motivated Assistant Director

Oakmont Senior Communities seeks an Assistant Director to join our vibrant west-side (Plymouth, Livonia, Westland) communities!

Our ideal candidate is an outgoing team-player with a positive attitude and a drive to be successful in all they do. Marketing and sales experience (especially within the multi-family housing industry) is preferred, and candidates must possess the basic skills of an office environment (computer skills, communication, organization, etc.). Must also love seniors and enjoy interacting with them daily!

Assistant Directors at Oakmont Communities are primarily responsible for working with prospects and families, encouraging new move-ins, marketing out in the community at events, building relationships with referral sources, and assisting the Executive Director in the day to day operations of the building.

Oakmont Senior Communities is a locally owned family business that strives to create comfortable and fun environments for our residents and employees alike. This full-time Assistant Director position includes a competitive salary with bonuses for meeting move-in goals, generous paid time off, a 401k retirement match, employer-paid health care, and more.

Candidates who believe they’d be a great fit should apply here.

Oakmont Senior Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Michigan Opera Theatre Brings Opera Classics and Broadway Favorites to Oakmont Northville

At Oakmont Senior Communities, we believe that art and expression are essential parts of daily living. That’s why you’ll not only find custom-curated artwork in all of our buildings but also activity calendars that feature plenty of entertainers, interactive art projects, and trips to galleries and community performances.









This is why when we received a generous offer of a performance from the Michigan Opera Theater, we knew it was a perfect fit for our community.

On Thursday, June 6th, two members of the Michigan Opera Theatre, Clodagh Earls, soprano, and David Moan, baritone, brought their exceptional singing talents to Oakmont Northville for a truly incredible performance. For the better part of an hour, the engaging duo performed a repertoire of selections from both grand opera and some classic Broadway favorites that our residents absolutely loved.

This amazing program of bringing the Michigan Opera Theatre to Oakmont Northville was made possible by through a generous grant from the Mary Thompson Foundation. Created in 1979, the Mary Thompson Foundation provides aid, assistance, and services to seniors through the funding of various programs and initiatives. 

A special thank you goes out to the Michigan Opera Theater, the Mary Thompson Foundation, Clodagh, David, and everyone else who helped make this incredible afternoon of performance and fun truly unforgettable. Though this was the Michigan Opera Theatre’s first visit to Oakmont Northville, we look forward to seeing them again soon.