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!
Our Oakmont Family wishes a very happy birthday to our Regional Manager: Michele Walny.
Michele has been a tireless advocate for seniors and families in our five Oakmont Communities and Carrington Place, and works each and every day to make life better for those whom we serve.
As proof of her dedication, today, on her birthday, Michele is volunteering her time to assist more than 200 residents, staff members, and caregivers as they receive their second dose of their COVID-19 vaccination at Oakmont Manor.
Michele’s friends, family, and colleagues wish her a very happy birthday and a year full of health and happiness!
As people around the world gather to celebrate International Women’s Day, Oakmont Senior Communities is proud to recognize the many incredible women who have called our communities home over the past several decades.
Within the walls of our communities, we’ve welcomed women who’ve achieved incredible feats in their lifetime – pursuing passions, raising families, and working their way up to the highest levels of vocations and industries all over the world. Our friends and neighbors at Oakmont have been teachers and professors, executives, lineworkers, saleswomen, Rosie the Riveters, Marines, writers, mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, aunts, union leaders, politicians, and so much more. They’ve also been artistic, creative, sensitive, brave, loving, caring, and have refused to settle for less than they wanted or deserved. They are a constant inspiration to us all.
Incredible women also make up our staff. Oakmont is proud to have strong, bold woman leaders at every level of our company. From our ownership and management to our activities departments and directors, it is the incredible women in our company who help make our five Oakmont Communities a comfortable, elegant, and wonderful place to call home for our seniors.
On Monday, February 1st, The Macomb County Health Department hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Oakmont Parkway with the goal of inoculating residents and staff with the newly released COVID-19 vaccine. As part of Vaccination Prioritization Group 1A, residents and staff of Oakmont Parkway were eligible to take part in one of the first on-site clinics administered by the county.
Once the vaccine initiative was announced at the state level, Oakmont began working with the county, volunteers, residents, employees, and families to ensure everyone who was eligible for the vaccine had the proper information, forms, and expectations going into the clinic. Once the day arrived, the clinic was conducted with a focus on efficiency and safety – ensuring all who were due to be vaccinated were comfortable, safely socially distanced, and ready to receive the vaccination when it was their turn. Residents and staff were arranged in small groups based on their apartment location in the building and brought to our largest common area, the dining room, in staggered time slots. This allowed residents to remain seated and comfortable while waiting in line for their names to be called.
Once called to the front of the line by volunteers from Balanced Home Care,