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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!

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.


Official Announcement: Look Who’s Moving In!

We are proud to announce that after months of searching, Oakmont Sterling and Oakmont Parkway each have a new puppy neighbor! Thanks to the hard work and diligent efforts of our Activity Director at Oakmont Sterling, Jodi, we’ve been able to adopt these two fantastic pups and provide them with loving homes right in our communities! Read more about each pup below!


Oakmont Sterling Enhanced: Meet Your New Puppy Neighbor!

Energetic, loving, playful, and loyal, Oakmont Sterling’s new pup brings his charming personality and limitless love and affection to the community. He’s curious, outgoing, and active – just like his wonderful new neighbors. He’s sure to quickly capture the hearts of all who he encounters and will have many warms laps to sit on in the coming years. Welcome to Sterling!

Oakmont Parkway Enhanced: Meet Your New Puppy Neighbor!

Exceptionally cuddly and sweet-as-pie, Oakmont Parkway’s new furry friend brings all of the love and affection one could ask for to Parkway’s awesome community of residents. Calm, collected, and most comfortable in the arms or on the lap of people, he doesn’t shy away from a loving embrace of any kind – perfect for Parkway’s awesome community of residents. His soft fur, reassuring personality, and friendly disposition are sure to make him a big hit with our seniors.

Both of these pups come to Oakmont courtesy of the great work of Furget Us Not Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Hazel Park. This volunteer-based rescue operates from a series of area foster homes, ensuring all cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies in their care receive proper love and attention as they wait for the “furever” home. To find out more information and learn how you can support their work, visit their website.

Want to know what our puppy pals are up to? Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and cutest pictures!

Furry Friends Visit Residents and Staff at Sterling Enhanced!

Starting back in early November, Jodi, the Activity Director at Oakmont Sterling Enhanced, has been searching for just the right furry friends to join our Sterling and Parkway communities. It hasn’t been an easy road trying to find the right fit, but it appears that the search may be over.

Thanks to the awesome team at Furget Us Not Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Hazel Park, residents and staff at our Sterling community had the pleasure of welcoming these two spectacular pups for a ‘pet and greet.’ Based on the big smiles and non-stop wagging tails, everyone had a great time.

We’re hoping to have an official annoucement regarding these pups next week, so stay tuned!


Local Gazette newspaper previews Oakmont, American Legion event

The Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette recently ran a preview of our recent Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs event, held July 13 at Oakmont Rochester Independent.