Below is an update shared by the wife of Deputy David Hack on the progress of his rehabilitation:
Dave continues with Traumatic Brain Injury rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. His bodily injuries have all healed. He walked about 40 feet with assistance last week. He had the sutures removed from the cranioplasty (skull reconstruction) this week and the incision is healing nicely. He will likely have his knee brace removed also after he sees the orthopedist.
The focus of his rehabilitation is now 100% on recovering from TBI and managing the effects of long term hospitalization. Recovery from TBI is different from other medical conditions in that the doctors really can’t predict exactly what Dave’s long term outcome will be, so we hear “we don’t know, we’ll have to wait and see” a lot.
Dave works hard on his rehabilitation every single day, he has the best staff in the country assisting him and he has his family by his side supporting him. We continue to see positive progress each and every day! We love you all and appreciate all of your support. We are so grateful for the love and kindness our friends,
Throughout 2017, Oakmont Senior Communities worked to raise more than $20,000 to adopt Whiskey – a medical service dog trained to worked with veterans impacted by the emotional and physical toll of their service. In November, at a ceremony at Oakmont Rochester Independent, Whiskey, now a fully trained medical service dog, was officially matched with Steve, a Michigan veteran of the United States Army during Desert Storm. Over the past five months, Steve and Whiskey have developed a unique and lasting bond, which has brought joy and happiness to both of their lives.
Here is an update on Whiskey and Steve’s adventures together:
Whiskey at Work:
As they’ve settled into their routine together, Whiskey loves accompanying Steve to work. Steve is a Certified Nursing Assistant and spends his professional life taking care of people in need. When Whiskey knows they are approaching the office, he will sit up and excitedly whine – ready to go to work and make a difference in people’s lives. Whiskey enjoys his days at work with the staff and residents, and the residents he helps serve love him too.
Whiskey at Play:
Whiskey has made the most of the elongated Michigan winter,
Join Oakmont Senior Communities and our friends, families, neighbors, and staff as we bowl to help raise money for Deputy Hack! Ticketing-holding guests will enjoy three hours of bowling, pizza, live music, raffles, and more! Open to the public and families welcome!
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Deputy David Hack and his family.
Downloadable Versions of this flyer:
The Bowl for Deputy Hack fundraiser is part of the larger Oakmont Cares year-long charitable effort to support the family of Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy David Hack, who was injured in the line of duty early in 2018. Though the year, each Oakmont Senior Community will be hosting fundraisers, planning special events, and participating in unique ways to help raise money to support the family and recovery of Deputy Hack. Check back here periodically for information about upcoming events.
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 –
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!