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Happy Birthday Michele Walny!

Our Oakmont Family wishes a very happy birthday to our Regional Manager: Michele Walny. 

Michele has been a tireless advocate for seniors and families in our five Oakmont Communities and Carrington Place, and works each and every day to make life better for those whom we serve.

As proof of her dedication, today, on her birthday, Michele is volunteering her time to assist more than 200 residents, staff members, and caregivers as they receive their second dose of their COVID-19 vaccination at Oakmont Manor. 

Michele’s friends, family, and colleagues wish her a very happy birthday and a year full of health and happiness! 

Happy International Woman’s Day from Oakmont Senior Communities

As people around the world gather to celebrate International Women’s Day, Oakmont Senior Communities is proud to recognize the many incredible women who have called our communities home over the past several decades.

Within the walls of our communities, we’ve welcomed women who’ve achieved incredible feats in their lifetime – pursuing passions, raising families, and working their way up to the highest levels of vocations and industries all over the world. Our friends and neighbors at Oakmont have been teachers and professors, executives, lineworkers, saleswomen, Rosie the Riveters, Marines, writers, mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts, union leaders, politicians, and so much more. They’ve also been artistic, creative, sensitive, brave, loving, caring, and have refused to settle for less than they wanted or deserved. They are a constant inspiration to us all.

Incredible women also make up our staff. Oakmont is proud to have strong, bold woman leaders at every level of our company. From our ownership and management to our activities departments and directors, it is the incredible women in our company who help make our five Oakmont Communities a comfortable, elegant, and wonderful place to call home for our seniors. 

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate all of the women who have come before us and all who will come next. We celebrate their achievements, toast their accomplishments, and work to support their goals as we strive toward a more equitable future for all. 

Happy International Women’s Day from Oakmont Senior Communities! 

Oakmont Parkway Hosts Macomb County Health Department Vaccine Clinic

On Monday, February 1st, The Macomb County Health Department hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Oakmont Parkway with the goal of inoculating residents and staff with the newly released COVID-19 vaccine. As part of Vaccination Prioritization Group 1A, residents and staff of Oakmont Parkway were eligible to take part in one of the first on-site clinics administered by the county.

Daughter supporting her mom as she gets vaccinated!

 

Once the vaccine initiative was announced at the state level, Oakmont began working with the county, volunteers, residents, employees, and families to ensure everyone who was eligible for the vaccine had the proper information, forms, and expectations going into the clinic. Once the day arrived, the clinic was conducted with a focus on efficiency and safety – ensuring all who were due to be vaccinated were comfortable, safely socially distanced, and ready to receive the vaccination when it was their turn. Residents and staff were arranged in small groups based on their apartment location in the building and brought to our largest common area, the dining room, in staggered time slots. This allowed residents to remain seated and comfortable while waiting in line for their names to be called.

Once called to the front of the line by volunteers from Balanced Home Care, The Weston Group, and Oakmont, residents and staff were taken to a private nursing station where nurses from the Macomb County Health Department consulted each vaccine candidate on a few questions about past experiences and allergies. Once it was confirmed that it was safe for the vaccine to be administered, the nursing team did so with compassion and skill – ensuring all vaccinations were quick and relatively painless.

Showing off her new great-granddaughter while waiting for her vaccine!

After being inoculated, all residents and staff were monitored for a period of 15 minutes to confirm that no side or ill effects from the vaccine would come to light. Tables were arranged in a socially distanced manner with individual timers, refreshments, and volunteers on hand to see to any need that may have arisen. Monitoring locations were also sanitized between every use. Once it was confirmed that there were no adverse reactions, residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

The vaccine clinic at Oakmont Parkway was smooth and successful, with more than 100 residents and staff members receiving their first dose. A second dose will be administered in a similar fashion in three weeks.

A heartfelt thank you to our nurses, volunteers, and all who participated in this great event!

Oakmont Manor Hosts Macomb County Health Department Vaccine Clinic for 200+

On Wednesday, February 3rd, the Macomb County Health Department hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Oakmont Manor to inoculate residents and staff with the new COVID-19 vaccine. Oakmont Manor was one of the first area independent senior living communities to take part in on-site clinics administered by the county.

A resident of Oakmont for 20 years getting her vaccine!

 

Once the vaccine initiative was announced at the state level, Oakmont began working with the county, volunteers, residents, employees, and families to ensure everyone who was eligible for the vaccine had the proper information, forms, and expectations going into the clinic. Once the day arrived, the clinic was conducted with a focus on efficiency and safety – ensuring all who were due to be vaccinated were comfortable, safely socially distanced, and ready to receive the vaccination when it was their turn. Residents and staff were arranged in small groups based on their apartment location in the building and brought to our largest common area, the dining room, in staggered time slots. This allowed residents to remain seated and comfortable while waiting in line for their names to be called.

Once called to the front of the line by volunteers, residents and staff were taken to a private nursing station where nurses from the Macomb County Health Department consulted each vaccine candidate on a few questions about past experiences and allergies. Once it was confirmed that it was safe for the vaccine to be administered, the nursing team did so with compassion and skill – ensuring all vaccinations were quick and relatively painless.

100 years old and newly vaccinated!

After being inoculated, all residents and staff were monitored for a period of 15 minutes to confirm that no side or ill effects from the vaccine would come to light. Tables were arranged in a socially distanced manner with individual timers, refreshments, and volunteers on hand to see to any need that may have arisen. Monitoring locations were also sanitized between every use. Once it was confirmed that there were no adverse reactions, residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

A heartfelt thank you to our nurses, volunteers, and all who participated in this great event that allowed more than 200 residents and staff members to be vaccinated! 

Oakmont Sterling Hosts Macomb County Health Department Vaccine Clinic for Residents and Staff

On Friday, February  12th, Oakmont Sterling was proud to welcome the Macomb County Health Department to our community for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for our residents and staff. Oakmont Sterling is the third Oakmont Community in Macomb County to receive doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine through the excellent work of the Macomb County Health Department.

Oakmont Sterling resident and her caregiver daughter both being vaccinated!

 

Once the vaccine initiative was announced at the state level, Oakmont began working with the county, volunteers, residents, employees, and families to ensure everyone who was eligible for the vaccine had the proper information, forms, and expectations going into the clinic. Once the day arrived, the clinic was conducted with a focus on efficiency and safety – ensuring all who were due to be vaccinated were comfortable, safely socially distanced, and ready to receive the vaccination when it was their turn. Residents and staff were arranged in small groups based on their apartment location in the building and brought to our largest common area, the dining room, in staggered time slots. This allowed residents to remain seated and comfortable while waiting in line for their names to be called.

Once called to the front of the line by volunteers, residents and staff were taken to a private nursing station where nurses from the Macomb County Health Department consulted each vaccine candidate on a few questions about past experiences and allergies. Once it was confirmed that it was safe for the vaccine to be administered, the nursing team did so with compassion and skill – ensuring all vaccinations were quick and relatively painless.

A resident being escorted to her vaccine by a volunteer from Balanced Home Care.

 

After being inoculated, all residents and staff were monitored for a period of 15 minutes to confirm that no side or ill effects from the vaccine would come to light. Tables were arranged in a socially distanced manner with individual timers, refreshments, and volunteers on hand to see to any need that may have arisen. Monitoring locations were also sanitized between every use. Once it was confirmed that there were no adverse reactions, residents were allowed to return to their apartments.

Oakmont Sterling would like to thank the many volunteers, nurses, and members of the Macomb County Health Department for helping to make this clinic a huge success!