The community is getting an update on the progress of construction at the brand new luxury senior living community Oakmont of Valencia, expected to open this summer.
“Every day there’s a change at Oakmont of Valencia,” said Margie Veis. “In the last two weeks our focus really has been on getting those models set up, because our next really big event is going to be our model grand opening.”
The model grand opening date hasn’t been determined yet, but Veis said that the models are being painted, while non-skid carpet, granite countertops and light fixtures are being installed.
“Rooms are taking shape,” she said, noting that pictures have been taken throughout the process for staff to look back on later.
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“That’s one thing that really makes the team proudest is you look back and it was a piece of dirt, and then you move forward six months and you have a full community that’s really turning into a family,” Veis said. “That’s what’s so exciting.”
Located in the West Hills and West Creek community on Copper Hill Drive, Oakmont of Valencia’s location is unique from Oakmont of Santa Clarita, which is situated atop a hill overlooking Six Flags Magic Mountain on Newhall Ranch Road.
“We’re in a neighborhood, we’re close to the paseos, so that’s a different feel,” Veis said, noting that the community’s residents will be within walking distance of a coffee house, grocery store and possibly a drugstore.
Because Oakmont of Santa Clarita is primarily assisted living with some memory care, Oakmont of Valencia is anticipated to focus mostly on memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to Veis.“We really felt that was a need that was going to be important,” Veis said, “so we did dedicate almost our first floor to two ‘neighborhoods’ that are going to focus on memory care, where we can provide that state-of-the-art care in a beautiful setting.”
Oakmont of Valencia is currently accepting reservations, and the community is slated to officially open in July 2019.