The senior residents of Oakmont of Santa Clarita are getting the chance to connect with nonprofits from the SCV every month in the year 2017.
By Melissa Lampert, KHTS Staff Writer
Though regular outings and excursions are continuing at Oakmont, the activity program has been re-vamped in an effort to engage residents with the community and give them a sense of purpose in theirs lives, according to Executive Director Margie Veis.
“One of the areas that we’re focusing on is connecting, not only to each other but to the community,” she said. “So every month we’re going to pick a nonprofit in Santa Clarita and our residents are going to volunteer and be able to give back.”
During February, Oakmont residents have banded together to create blankets for children in need with the intention of donating them to Family Promise of SCV.
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“So our residents have taken the time, they’ve socialized while they’ve made them and then they’re going to be able to present to a nonprofit something that will benefit them,” Veis said.
Other ideas for future months include volunteering with nonprofits that help animals, children and other seniors, Veis continued.
“This is a great way for residents to have purpose, for residents to be connected to each other and to be giving back,” Veis said. “We’re not just writing people off that you’re old and you need to be taken care of — that’s not true. Residents need to be taking care of somebody else as well.”
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