“There’s always activities going on,” said Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont of Santa Clarita, noting that when she left the senior living community, there was a movie playing in the movie theater and a yoga class going on in another room.
The movie of the day was Disney’s more recent nature documentary “Chimpanzees,” but Dembkowski noted the selections include all different kinds of movies and genres.
“Despite the rain we still have our outings,” Dembkowski said. “It’s a great Mexican restaurant, so they actually ventured out to Fillmore … and had lunch, even though the food at Oakmont is … great. But we do like to incorporate that element in our activity program of experiencing different things, whether it’s in Santa Clarita or out of Santa Clarita. They do some great outings.”
Then for St. Patrick’s Day, residents celebrated during their regular Wednesday “Happy Hour” with Irish entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and green beer, and were served corn beef and cabbage by the community’s executive chef for dinner that weekend.
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.