For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!

Kelly B. wrote in to tell us about her best friend and grandfather, John J., who lives at Oakmont Sterling.

I’ve always considered my Grandad, John J., to be one of my best friends. He walked me down the aisle on my wedding day and that meant the world to me. I love going to breakfast with him at Jimmy’s Coney Island and having our morning chats.

I now live in Traverse City with my son and husband and due to COVID-19, I have not been able to take my grandad out to breakfast. As soon as I come down to visit, that’s the first thing him and I will do! My son’s middle name is John which is after his great-grandad.

I love you so much, grandad!! Happy Father’s Day!! I will see you soon!! Xo