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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.

Official Announcement: Look Who’s Moving In!

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 –

Furry Friends Visit Residents and Staff at Sterling Enhanced!

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 Winter Driving Tips for Seniors

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, 

Daily Tribune: Area seniors rally to provide service dog for veteran

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.

Oakmont Spotlight: Susanne and Her Holiday Magic

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.

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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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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 lovely to acknowledge the veterans on this very special night.

Jean M.

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

Rose

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

Kathy

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

Helen

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A good day at Oakmont Northville; Friendship and Fun.

Max N.

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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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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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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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The tea party was very nice! There are a lot of my friends that live here at Oakmont.

Pearl

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

Louise

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

Jo An K.

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

Clara O.

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

Wilma

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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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