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,
At each of our Oakmont communities, we are lucky enough to receive frequent cards, letters, and notes of thanks from our residents and their families. These simple gestures mean the absolute world to us, and we are grateful to each and every author who takes the time to share their feedback.
We received the below letter from Cheryl – the niece of a resident who called Oakmont Sterling home for more than seven years. The dedication, patience, and love Cheryl showed her aunt during their near-daily visits constantly inspired us. We are so touched that Cheryl chose to share her words with us, and we wanted to share them with you below:
Note: We have altered the letter slightly to protect the privacy of Cheryl and her family.
To the Directors & Staff at Oakmont Sterling Enhanced:
As you know, my aunt has been a resident at Oakmont Sterling for over seven years until her recent passing. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for taking such wonderful care of her throughout that time. You were truly a second family to her and you made her life safe,
A big thank you goes out to all who attended, donated, planned, and helped make our Bowl for Deputy Hack event such a huge success! With your help, we were able to raise more than $2,500 dollars towards our year-long Oakmont Cares effort to support Deputy Hack’s recovery.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
- Burg’s Custom Cleaning
- Great Lakes Geriatrics
- The Professional Group
- Michele Walny & Husband
- Cherrywood & Boulevard
- Great Lakes Medicine
- The Weston Group
SOUTHFIELD, MI – On Sunday, May 20th, Oakmont Senior Communities will proudly host a family-friendly bowling fundraiser with proceeds going to support the ongoing recovery of Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy David Hack. Deputy Hack was injured in the line of duty on January 4th when he was struck by a passing motorist, and has since been undergoing treatment for severe injuries.
Hosted at Classic Lanes in Rochester Hills, attendees of the May 20th event will enjoy an afternoon of fun, with three games of bowling, shoes, live music, a pizza lunch, and soft drinks all included with the price of admission. Raffle baskets, giveaways, and additional items will also be available during the event for purchase. All monies raised from the event will go to benefit Deputy Hack and his family.
Tickets for the bowling fundraiser are still available and cost $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. They can be purchased on the day of the event at the door or by contacting Janell Allison, Activity Director for Oakmont’s Rochester Assisted, Rochester Memory Care, Sterling Assisted, and Sterling Memory Care Communities, at 586-554-7200. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the 10 Oakmont Communities located throughout Metro Detroit.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office shared the following update on Deputy Hack on April 19th:
Deputy Hack has been making great strides while recovering at a rehab facility in Colorado. Physically, he is doing excellent and is able to walk short distances on his own. He is able to speak and is having great conversations and is even making phone calls. He remains in great spirits and as a result of his wonderful progress, he will be coming back to Michigan at the beginning of May.
Below is an update shared by the wife of Deputy David Hack on the progress of his rehabilitation in March:
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,