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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.

Oakmont Seniors Set Sail on the Detroit Princess

Ahoy Matey!

On July 12th, excited groups from Oakmont Parkway, Oakmont Sterling, Oakmont Rochester Independent, Oakmont Rochester Assisted, and Oakmont Sterling Assisted enjoyed the calming waves and relaxing breeze of the Detroit River aboard an afternoon lunch cruise upon the Detroit Princess River Boat. The weather was beautiful, the space was elegant, and our residents arrived ready to set sail and enjoy an afternoon of elegance and entertainment.

The two-hour cruise treated guests to an unparalleled view of the Detroit and Windsor waterfronts, including Belle Isle State Park and the Renaissance Center. Lunch was a buffet-style affair, with freshly made options that gave everyone something to enjoy. Dessert was served and the entertainment began: the sweet sounds of the Motown tribute act The Prolifics. Dressed to the nines in their matching sequenced blue jackets, the Prolifics ran through the greatest hits of Detroit Soul including selections from the Temptations and Four Tops. They truly had everyone singing along.

Many residents ventured to the top deck to take in the sights, while others stayed on the lunch deck and danced, quite literally, to the non-stop music.

Three Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Heat

High 80s, low 90s, no rain. This kind of weather forecast is becoming all-too-familiar throughout Michigan this summer. And while these temps make it easy to get outside and enjoy a ball game or a BBQ with family and friends, they can create a potentially dangerous situation when it comes to dehydration and overheating – especially for seniors.

Along with the physiological changes of aging, many common medications and other lifestyle factors can actually make seniors more prone to dehydration-related issues and complications than younger people. That’s why we wanted to share three great tips to help seniors stay cool doing the summer season.

1. Wear the right clothes for hot temps

Along with its own set of activities, summer also has its own recommended wardrobe – with an emphasis on light, cool, and comfortable. For days like today that make it into the 90s, the Center for Disease Control recommends sticking to lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Wearing the right clothing will help your body’s natural cooling mechanisms do their job, and will help keep you from overheating.

2. Enjoy the beautiful summer weather from inside

Summer makes us want to go outside and experience the sunshine – especially after a long and bitter-cold winter.

Oakmont’s 2018 Belle Isle Picnic is a Huge Success!

The annual picnic on Belle Isle has become one of the most popular Oakmont traditions, and this year’s event, held on Thursday, June 28th, surely counts as one of the best!

At around 11 am, Oakmont buses from each of our communities began to pull up to Shed 7 on the Isle’s southwest side, and excited residents, family members, and staff disembarked ready to enjoy a relaxing day of food, fun, and fellowship.

Each community supplied their own picnic dishes, with fresh sandwiches, salads, fruit, chips, lemonade, and other goodies on the menu at every table. Great conversations were had; wonderful stories were shared; and friendships, new and old, were celebrated.

While lunch was served by staff members, the soothing sounds of Wixie Harrington offered the perfect soundtrack to the day, playing hits from all modern eras of music and prompting many to sing along. Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack” was a particularly popular selection.

For Dessert, Screamer’s Ice Cream from Sterling Heights provided the cherry on top – allowing all attendees to indulge in many of their favorite ice cream snacks. It was the perfect treat for the warm June afternoon.

Congratulations Martha Teller!

Oakmont Senior Communities would like to congratulate our Director of Sales and Marketing, Martha Teller, on her retirement. After a long and successful career of more than four decades in the workforce, Martha has stepped down from her position with Oakmont to enjoy her time with her husband and family, and pursue creative passion projects at her leisure.  

Since joining the Oakmont Team, Martha used her unique skills, talents, and abilities to help build our brand, brighten our communities, and make Oakmont a special place to live and work. Beyond the duties of her position, Martha’s kind demeanor and caring heart also helped her to build many close relationships with our residents and their families from whom we have received countless well-wishes on her behalf.

Despite our sadness at losing Martha, we are so grateful and proud of what she accomplished for our organization, and truly wish her the best during her much-deserved retirement.

Congratulations Martha!

A Leader in the Clubhouse: Bruce’s Return to Orchard Lake Country Club

A Day to Remember for Bruce

If you don’t know Bruce personally, then there’s a good chance you know his work. A leader in water closet engineering, Bruce is responsible for developing the first pressure-assisted water closet flush technology, which is now found in 60% of all homes in the United States.

After a long and successful career, and raising their son Chris with his wife Sue, Bruce moved into Oakmont Rochester Assisted, where he quickly struck up a friendship with Janell, the building’s activity director, and Michele, Oakmont’s Regional Manager. Delighted by Bruce’s friendship and good nature, both Janell and Michele decided they wanted to do something special for him.

Without letting Bruce in on the secret, Janell began to plan a big surprise. She asked him to keep a certain date in June free on his calendar and told him she was going to take him out to lunch. “It all started months ago when Janell told me to reserve a date in June for a trip,” Bruce said. “I was convinced we were going to a hamburger joint.”

Though Janell may have promised a hamburger joint, where she really wanted to take Bruce was much,

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

Jo An K.

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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 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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A good day at Oakmont Northville; Friendship and Fun.

Max N.

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

Wilma

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An outing & concert with my very dearest friends.

Rosella

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It was a delightful tea party!

Doretta

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

Clara O.

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

Bernie U.

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

Helen

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

Jean M.

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

Louise

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

Rose

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

Kathy

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