Furnishings for the community are arriving daily, and Oakmont staff members are currently in the midst of completing their training, according to Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont of Santa Clarita.

“It is just like Christmas at Oakmont right now,” she said. “The community just continues to look more and more beautiful every day as we get ready for our opening in January. Our staff is just super excited.”

There is still time for seniors interested in either independent or assisted living to come by and tour the community and its model apartment homes, Dembkowski added.

“There are still openings, and we would love to show you our community,” she said.

With high ceilings, crown moldings, arched doorways and a variety of floorplans, many independent seniors are choosing to live at Oakmont simply as an alternative to the upkeep of traditional housing.

“Even if you are still independent, the beauty of Oakmont is you can have the best of both worlds,” Dembkowski said. “You can still maintain your independence while not having to worry about maintaining a home and cooking meals, and really enjoy your life with all the activities that go on.”

If the need for care does come up in the future, Oakmont residents don’t need to move again.

“Those needs can just be brought right in– it’s built right in,” Dembkowski said, noting that the community has nurses on duty 16 hours a day, seven days a week in addition to a concierge physician.

“(The physician) comes to the community to see residents that may choose to use that service, or they can keep their own doctors and we can transport them,” she explained.

Executive Director Margie Veis has likened the luxury senior living community to that of a “cruise ship experience,” where 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.

Dembowski added that the families of seniors living at Oakmont can enjoy the “peace of mind knowing that when they get up in the morning and go to work that mom and dad are in a safe place where they’re being taken care of.”