By Melissa Lampert, KHTS Staff Writer
Oakmont, a luxury senior living community in Santa Clarita, is kicking off a variety of fun activities for its brand new residents following its grand opening in January.
A unique excursion is scheduled every week, giving residents the chance to accompany their neighbors on regular outings. One recent trip took residents to Santa Paula for the day to visit a museum.
“We look to do those excursions that maybe are a little bit out of the box, that you wouldn’t normally go to,” said Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont, “and of course taking into consideration what our residents want to do.”
At the end of last month, residents had the opportunity to participate in an on-site cooking demonstration hosted by Oakmont’s own executive chef.
“He loves to cook and he loves to share his passion for cooking,” Dembkowski said. “So that was a great activity and they really enjoyed that.”
Oakmont staff not only provide a variety of planned activities and on-site five-star amenities– such as a salon & day spa, movie theater, pet park, restaurant-style fine dining and more –residents can also invite their family and friends for hosted gatherings and celebrations of their own.
One family recently threw an Oakmont resident a surprise party for his 90th birthday in the community’s “grand living room” area.
The resident and his family enjoyed a cocktail hour in the lobby before they moved to a private dining room big enough for the whole group. The party wrapped up on the outdoor patio with dessert for the whole family.
“It was really like a big family reunion,” Dembkowski said. “Everyone just had a lovely time, so we love being able to offer our gorgeous spaces to our families to come in and just enjoy spending time with their loved ones.”
Oakmont is a luxury senior living community in Santa Clarita located on seven acres of land on Newhall Ranch Road. Recently opened in January 2016, Oakmont of Santa Clarita is comprised of 80 pet-friendly apartment units, with both independent and assisted living options available. Residents can enjoy five star amenities like a salon & day spa, movie theater, fitness center, restaurant-style dining, gardens and walking paths, pet park, wellness center and more. A separate wing of the community, called Traditions Memory Care, is dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
28650 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355