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!
Three Easy Ways Seniors Can Work to Stay Safe on the Roads
With several more months of winter weather ahead of us, there’s no telling what kind of driving conditions await Michigan drivers this year. And with more than 40 million licensed drivers in the United States over the age of 65, seniors make up one of the largest contingents of drivers on the roads today.
As with drivers of any age, seniors who hit the road should always put safety at the forefront of every decision they make behind the wheel. But knowing how to prepare for the unique challenges presented by winter weather isn’t always easy. Here’s a list of three great tips to help you stay safe on the roads during this snowy season!
1. Take It Slow
When the roads are icy or visibility is limited, keeping your speed low is a great way to ensure you can operate your vehicle as safely as possible. Even when roads look clear and driving conditions seem normal, black ice and slippery spots can come out of nowhere – virtually invisible to the naked eye. A slower speed in these conditions can not only help protect you by giving you much more time to stop,
A Desert Storm Army veteran is paired with his service dog, Whiskey, thanks to the generosity of area Oakmont Senior Living residents, their families, and the local American Legion veteran’s group.
On Nov. 9, Steve, a Bay City veteran whose physical condition and last name are being withheld at his request, was honored at a Veteran’s Day celebration at Oakmont Rochester Independent. There, Steve thanked the many seniors who donated to the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc., a Florida-based nonprofit that pairs canines with veterans and a limited number of first responders.
It cost $22,000 to train Whiskey, a German Shepard mix who will live with and assist Steve for the rest of his life. Guardian Angels Service Dogs typically assist those suffering from mobility issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, brain injuries, balance challenges, and more.
“For a veteran who has PTSD, the dog is taught to mitigate the system. If they’re in a crowded room, our dog will shield or block depending on where the veteran is. If the recipient has mobility issues, the dog will pick up things that are dropped.
There’s nothing quite like visiting an Oakmont Community during the holiday season. Whether it’s spending time with Santa, enjoying engaging family parties, or an evening of yuletide entertainment, each Community finds their own special way of making the holidays truly the most wonderful time of the year.
But before the festivities can officially begin, each Oakmont Community is transformed from its normal comfortable elegance to a wonderland full of holiday cheer and stunning decorations. And though it may look like the work of Christmas magic, it all starts with a talented designer, Susanne Lawrence, who works year-round to create a one-of-a-kind holiday atmosphere at every Oakmont.
From X-Rays to Art Shows
Born and raised in the City of Detroit, Susanne always had a creative side. After graduating from high school, she envisioned a career in the medical field and started 24 months of training to become a registered radiographic technologist. Those 24 months of training turned into 24 years of working for the same radiologist at St. John’s Hospital and the Grosse Pointe Physicians X-Ray Center. But, despite her love for her newfound career, Susanne never gave up on her interest in the arts; continuing to develop her skills in the evening while developing X-rays during the day.