The Santa Clarita Valley community is invited to support the Alzheimer’s Association by attending the “BBQ, Beer, & Boogie” fundraiser at Oakmont of Santa Clarita.
By Melissa Lampert, KHTS Staff Writer
The event, planned for May 24, kicks off Oakmont of Santa Clarita’s involvement in October’s 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event with music, food and fun.
“Our culinary chef will be putting on a BBQ, we’re having a country western band and a raffle,” said Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont of Santa Clarita. “All the proceeds will go to support the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Planned for October 7 this year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will once again take place at Bridgeport Park in Santa Clarita.
“Team Oakmont” has already been formed by Oakmont’s staff and residents to participate in the walk.
This year’s team goal is to raise $5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association, according to the walk’s website.
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“We are excited about supporting the Alzheimer’s Association (at) the upcoming Alzheimer’s Walk,” Dembkowski said. “Come out and see us in May for the May 24 fundraiser.”
In an effort to support caregivers of seniors with Alzheimer’s, Oakmont of Santa Clarita also offers monthly support groups to the Santa Clarita Valley community, which take place the third Thursday of the month.
“For those out there that are caring for a loved one (with Alzheimer’s), we know those challenges and we have a support group ongoing at Oakmont,” Dembkowski said.
Not only does Oakmont of Santa Clarita offer independent and assisted living services, an entire wing of the senior living community is dedicated to residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
“(For) those residents that need that higher level of care, the memory care, we do have our ‘Traditions’ Alzheimer’s community, which caters to those needs,” Dembkowski said. “So we basically offer all at Oakmont.”
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