SERVING THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE
As a locally owned business serving Metro Detroit for the past two decades, Oakmont Senior Communities believes in giving back to the community that gives so much to us. Along with multiple small donations throughout the year to various causes, each year Oakmont residents and staff select a large-scale fundraising goal for our five communities to join together and meet.
2019 again reunites Oakmont Senior Communities with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs thanks to the overwhelming excitement by the residents of Oakmont Communities. With a special place in their hearts for both animals and the men and women who serve in the United States’ armed forces and public safety, the Residents of all five Oakmont communities are leading the charge to again raise $22,000+ to adopt a service dog for a servicemember in need.
When the news broke in early 2018 of Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy David Hack’s injury in the line of duty, Oakmont seniors and staff immediately wanted to get involved. Throughout the year, more than $12,000 was raised to support Deputy Hack in his recovery, with each community contribution funds raised through raffles, donation drives, and events. On December 12th, Michael Baran, a former police officer and current resident of Oakmont Sterling, joined with Oakmont corporate staff and the officers of Deputy Hack’s former substation in presenting the Hack family with check in a small ceremony.
For Oakmont Cares’ inaugural fundraising effort, Oakmont Senior Communities partnered with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that specializes in training and pairing service dogs, to facilitate the adoption and donation of Whiskey – a highly trained German Shepherd. Whiskey was paired with Steve – a veteran of the United States Army during the Gulf War. After a year of fundraising, Oakmont Cares raised the $22,000 needed to adopt Whiskey and present him to Steve at a ceremony in Rochester. Since then, Steve and Whiskey have thrived, and continue to build their bond to this day.
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