New research published just this week shows that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine protects those who have received it against some of the most severe outcomes of several of the new virus variants currently circling the globe. Specifically, for seniors age 85 and older, the vaccine was more than 94 percent effective at preventing infection, hospitalization, and death.
As most of the residents and staff in our communities received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, we are excited to read this wonderful and uplifting news! Thank you to the teams at Pfizer-BioNTech, as well as the Wayne County and Macomb County health departments for helping us scheduling 10 successful vaccine clinics at our communities earlier this year!
For those who celebrate, Easter is usually a time we spend with family and friends, communities and congregations. Though things may look a little different this year, each of our Oakmont Communities has worked hard to keep the spirit of the season alive with crafts, special treats, and celebrations that keep our residents safe and engaged.
Though we may not be able to all celebrate together as we wish, tomorrow continues to look brighter than ever. It is our sincere hope that all of our family members, friends, neighbors, and loved ones enjoy a wonderful and healthy holiday – and that we are all together soon.
Happy Easter from your Oakmont Family!
Oakmont Sterling would like to wish hearty congratulations to Grant S. – grandson of our resident Rose – and his entire Troy Ducks hockey team for their championship win in the District 3 championship game!
Grant was so proud of his victory, he wanted to share it with his Grandma Rose. So he dropped off his medal and she proudly wore it around our community and showed it off to all of her friends.
Congratulations to Grant, the Troy Ducks, and Grandma Rose!
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Jessica, our Assistant Director at Oakmont Livonia, hosted a safe and socially distant drive-through meal pickup at the Livonia Senior Center. On the menu was Chef Lynn’s famous Cottage Pie – her version of the delicious Irish classic dish. Along with the pre-packed homemade meal, seniors also received a copy of the recipe so they could make it on their own whenever they’d like.
We know you may be GREEN with envy, but we want to thank all of the seniors who came out to enjoy a to-go meal from our kitchen as well as the staff from the Livonia Senior Center for their help and support!
Enjoy the photo gallery below for some pictures from the event:
If you’re looking for the perfect Irish treat for your St. Patrick’s day celebration, look no further than this recipe.
Chef Lynn from Oakmont Livonia shared her delicious, simple, and stick-to-your-ribs recipe for savory Cottage Pie. Made from delicious ground beef, cooked veggies, and mashed potatoes, Cottage Pie is the perfect way to celebrate the coming of Spring.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 1 carrot diced
- 4tbs butter
- 5tbs flour
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 15oz can of beef broth
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 16 oz of mashed potatoes (fresh or dried – your choice)
- 1 cup of milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Brown the ground beef with onions and carrots
- Add 2tbs of butter and wait until melted
- Add 5tbs of flour, mix together and let cook for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly
- Add beef brother, salt, and pepper and allow to reduce
- Once carrots are softened add peas
- Transfer to an 8×8 pan
- Mix mashed potatoes with butter and milk and top beef filling in pan
- Bake in oven @ 350 for 24 minutes until potatoes are golden brown
- Serve and enjoy!