Music is one of the most powerful triggers of emotion and at Oakmont Senior Communities we use music in a variety of ways to promote our resident’s well-being, improve socialization, alleviate stress and anxiety, and increase cognition and communication. It can take many different forms, such as playing themed songs, using instruments to create music, or even just talking about music. At Oakmont, our talented musicians are currently incorporating our Grand Piano and visiting harpist to create a music program that is both interactive and fun for residents and their families.
Certain songs or pieces of music are deeply tied to memory and experience, and music therapy can act as a way to unlock that part of the mind. Think back to the most popular song in your teen years, the music that played for the first dance of your wedding, or what accompanied you as you graduated from high school‐all it takes is a couple seconds of mentally hearing it, and you’re instantly transported back in time much more powerfully than just talking about it.
Nestled in a quiet and beautifully landscape setting off South Boulevard, just east of Adams Road, this charming property offers the highest standards in senior independent living. Our attractively-priced one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom luxury apartments reflect the kind of quality retirement living you have come to expect from an Oakmont Senior Community. Oakmont is a Michigan-based company with over 20 years of experience in building, owning, and managing retirement communities in the Detroit Metropolitan area. Oakmont’s continued commitment to the seniors we serve now expands into Oakland County! Come and experience the Oakmont Difference for yourself.
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All of our Oakmont communities are partnering with Guardian Angels to raise funds to purchase a trained medical service dog for one deserving Michigan veteran by Veteran’s Day 2017. Our brave men & women are coming home. But, they are coming home facing unique and difficult challenges like PTSD, mobility issues, traumatic brain injury and much more. We can help our veterans heal by unleashing the power of a medical service dog into their lives.
There are few activities as rewarding as raising butterflies. The transformation of a tiny caterpillar through 5 instars, followed by the pupa and finally the beautiful adult butterfly may even seem miraculous.
Now thanks to our 104 year young resident Rose Klei’s and her son Bob, Oakmont Livonia is doing just that. One day Bob brought in a few cocoons in a net container so residents could watch the butterflies hatch and then we released them outside. Residents, staff and visitors enjoyed watching the butterfly cage at the front desk so much that Bob continued to bring in more cocoons from his garden throughout the summer and into the fall. In Spring, Bob is going to help us develop a butterfly garden by planting bushes and flowers that attract the butterflies in our atrium outside the main hallway and dining room windows.