Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight: Meet Michael

Early Days in Detroit Few people can say they’ve spent their whole life in service to their city, their community, and their country. Michael, a veteran of the United States Army and former member of the Dearborn and Taylor Police Departments, can. Born in the City of Detroit in the mid-1920s, Michael grew up with his family near the intersection of 24th and Myrtle. Though initially a comfortable family of four, one day, when Michael was just seven years old, his …Read more  »...

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A Thank You Note from Cheryl and Jim – Oakmont Sterling

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 …Read more  »...

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Meet Anthony and Vera

Though they may be new to the community, Oakmont Sterling Enhanced residents Anthony and Vera have quickly become familiar faces. You’ll often find them enthusiastically enjoying activities, boarding the bus for trips about town, and interacting with their favorite staff members who they now consider new friends. But the road to Oakmont wasn’t always an easy one for the couple, who were both born in Michigan during the Great Depression. Paths Cross in the Motor City Anthony, born and raised …Read more  »...

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Meet Maxine

If you visit Oakmont Sterling, there’s a good chance that you’ll run into Maxine. An active 86-year-old who loves to stay involved in everything going on in her community, Maxine can usually be found playing cards, calling out “bingo” with a full card, folding newsletters, minding the resident store – even leading exercise classes on Saturday mornings. If there’s an interesting activity about to start or a need for someone to volunteer their time, Maxine is usually the first in …Read more  »...

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Meet Robert

Robert was born in 1934 with a twin brother, Ralph. And, yes, the boys did share a few things in common. They both learned to play the piano at age 5. Both joined the Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout (the first twins to earn that honor in the Huron Valley Council). “I’ve never seen my dad so proud,” Robert said. Both were also in the Army, with their paths miraculously crossing during a stateside visit during …Read more  »...

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