By Melissa Lampert, KHTS Staff Writer
Oakmont of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita senior living community set to open in early 2016, will be the first Oakmont with amenities like a putting green and multiple elevators, according to Executive Director Margie Veis.
“Each community just grows,” she said. “We learn from the last one, how can we improve on this one?”
Oakmont staff noticed numerous future residents were asking if there would be an on-site golf course, so Veis went to Oakmont Senior Living owners WIlliam and Cindy Gallaher to see if a putting green was a possibility.
“It’s an interesting story,” Veis recalled. “They said, ‘Well, let’s see what we can do,’ and we found a perfect spot in the center courtyard– and they made it… It’s because that’s what the need is of our residents in Santa Clarita.”
Additionally, the sheer size of the 80-unit, seven-acre community also prompted the need for Oakmont of Santa Clarita to be the first Oakmont with more than one elevator.
“We’re on so much land,” Veis said, “so we added that second elevator so that it’s easier for the residents.”
Tours of model apartment homes are currently available to seniors interested in both assisted and independent living. Oakmont of Santa Clarita staff are also accepting reservations for specific apartments and adding people to waitlists for specific floorplans.
“We’re having residents that are moving in that don’t require care now, but they’ve got that peace of mind to know when and if their needs change, they don’t have to move again,” Veis said. “That the care will come to them with really kind, patient caregivers.”
Oakmont is a luxury senior living community in Santa Clarita located on seven acres of land on Newhall Ranch Road. Set to open in January 2016, Oakmont of Santa Clarita is comprised of 80 pet-friendly apartment units, with both independent and assisted living options available. A separate wing of the community, called Traditions Memory Care, will be dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Oakmont of Santa Clarita
28650 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355