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As a Michigan-based, family-owned company, Oakmont takes an active role in our communities as well as supporting local causes and various charitable organizations.

Thank You to the Strek and Madeleine Families!

Oakmont Senior Communities would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Strek and Madeleine families for their generous donation to our 2019-2020 Oakmont Cares fundraising campaign. With the addition of these funds, we are one step closer to raising the $25,000 required to facilitate the training of a Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog and its adoption to a Michigan veteran in need.

The donation was made in honor of Doris Strek – a former resident of Oakmont Parkway and a wonderful neighbor. Doris and her husband were active supporters of non-profit and community causes including the Harper Woods Lions Club, their local church, and many others. Their generous spirit of giving was passed down to their children who have continued the family legacy of helping others.

We, as a company, could not be prouder of the positive impact Doris’ time at Oakmont Parkway had on the life of both herself and her family, and we are so thankful they have honored her memory with this donation.

Thank you to the Strek and Madeleine families!

Four Halloween Safety Tips for Seniors

Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays. Kids across the country love dressing up, heading out, and filling up their pillowcases and bags with sweet treats from their neighbors. For seniors, Halloween can be just as magical. No other holiday allows you to wear silly outfits and welcome kids from across the neighborhood to come to your door dressed up as their favorite superhero or fairy princess,

While Halloween is surely all about fun, it doesn’t hurt to take a few extra precautions to keep things safe if you’re a senior this October 31st. With that in mind, here are three excellent tips to help seniors stay safe this Halloween:

1. Invite Over Family and Friends to Celebrate

Halloween is one of the most social holidays of the year, with groups of kids and their families enjoying going door to door collecting sweet treats. If you’re planning on handing out candy this October 31st, you can make it social too!

Inviting over a friend or family member to help you pass out candy or to watch a scary movie is a great way to enjoy the holiday. Plus, it’s always good to have an extra set of eyes,

Oakmont Northville Partners With Plymouth Community Council on Aging to Sponsor Lunches for For Fireman

In September, Oakmont Northville worked with the Plymouth Community Council on Aging to participate in their wonderful Senior Fest Picnic – an annual event that area seniors look forward to every year.

This year the event happened to fall on the date of September 11th, and Northville Firemen were invited to attend the event to represent the heroes who saved many lives on that tragic day in 2001. As a thank you for all they do for our communities and their selfless sacrifices every day, Oakmont Northville was thrilled to be able to sponsor lunches for all of the firemen in attendance.

Public safety workers and volunteers are such an important part of Oakmont Northville and all of our Oakmont communities, and it was truly an honor to provide them with this special lunch.

Thank you to the Plymouth Community Council on Aging and all who made the wonderful Senior Fest event possible!

 

Meet Oakie: Our Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog

Introducing Oakie – the beautiful puppy who is well on his way to becoming a highly-trained Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog!

For our 2019-2020 Oakmont Cares charitable effort, Oakmont Senior Communities is again sponsoring the training and adoption of a Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog for a Michigan veteran in need. Specially trained to assist with the impacts and effects associated with military service, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs help those they serve with a variety of tasks and situations that arise during the activities of daily living.

Our beautiful dog this year is named Oakie – a name that won an Oakmont-wide naming contest held by residents and staff. It is sure to be instantly familiar to the pup who has affectionately been nicknamed Oakmont since birth and is now several months into his training.

Now more than six months into the fundraiser, things are going great. More than $7,000 of the $25,000 needed for Oakie’s adoption has already been raised by Oakmont residents, with other events, fundraisers, and programs planned throughout the rest of the year.

Oakie is the second Guardian Angels Medical Service Dog sponsored by Oakmont residents and staff via the Oakmont Cares program.

Oakmont Sterling Summons the Halloween Spirit with Scarecrow Row Sponsorship

Each year, the Troy Historical Society at the Village makes the Halloween season truly special with their presentation of Scarecrow Row – a one-of-a-kind attraction at the Troy Historic Village.

For this spooky tradition, businesses, colleges, and local organizations design custom scarecrows for display at The Village and donate sponsorship funds with the goal of supporting the educational programs and visitor services provided by the Troy Historical Society at the Village. 

This year, Oakmont Sterling has joined with 50+ other local businesses and organizations in submitting for display a custom-made scarecrow designed and created by our residents and Jodi C.- Oakmont Sterling’s activity director.

 

The theme of this colorful character is Our Residents are Our World, which goes to the heart of everything we do at Oakmont Sterling.

Scarecrow Row is open to visitors at the Troy Historic Village now through the end of October. For more information be sure to visit the Troy Historic Village Website and tag Oakmont Sterling (@OakmontSterling) on Facebook if you take any fun selfies.

 

As an engaged and community-focused company,

Words from Our Residents

It was lovely to acknowledge the veterans on this very special night.

Jean M.

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I always enjoy Oakmont functions. I enjoyed my night out and loved the food.

Bernie U.

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It was nice to see Scott Fountain again at Belle Isle. We had our wedding pictures taken there. It was such a beautiful day, we really enjoyed it.

Gerry and Richard D.

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Oakmont Independent Living provides everything I need to make the most of my retirement years!

Rose

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Thank you for the trip to Belle Isle. You order a sunny day. When we arrived, the picnic area was all set up. Fresh hot dogs and hamburgers were cooking on the grill. We also had live music and even dancing! Thank you for a fun day!

Wanda P.

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A good day at Oakmont Northville; Friendship and Fun.

Max N.

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Everything was planned real nice. I got see my former friends from the previous Oakmont I lived in! “Wonderful Day”

Jean S.

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Oakmont is the greatest place to live. I have been here 4 years and I am still loving it!

Marion

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I like it at Oakmont Livonia, it is so friendly and everyone makes me feel at home!

Fran

 
I like the path around the building. It is beautiful and great for walking!

Forest

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An outing & concert with my very dearest friends.

Rosella

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I am always happy to share the events with my daughter Sandy and granddaughter Erin.

Wilma

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It was a great day! I especially enjoyed dancing and the music!

Jo An K.

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It was a delightful tea party!

Doretta

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I was so very pleased to be at this party with my granddaughter and 2 great granddaughters. Oakmont is always having beautiful parties and décor.

Hazel

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I had a fantastic time at Belle Isle with the Oakmont communities!

Clara O.

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I’m very thankful and grateful that they had a tea party for us! Living at Oakmont is very comfortable.

Helen

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I enjoy living here and the tea party was great fun.

Helen

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Guess what? I live at Oakmont and this smile on my face says it all!

Kathy

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I like the people and the staff. They are outgoing and great!

Dave

 
I like the people here, they are so nice. The food is great and my room is very cozy and pleasant!

Dottie

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I loved our day at Belle Isle. It’s a beautiful place to visit have a picnic and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Just one of the many activities we are fortunate to have available to use an Oakmont Manor.

Jan H.

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The tea party was very nice! There are a lot of my friends that live here at Oakmont.

Pearl

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I LOVE that I can bring my best friend Mingo with me!

Louise

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From the beautiful entrance, to the great meals and activities, Oakmont is always alive! There is also friendship everywhere!

Philip

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