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Oakmont Assisted Living holds Open House

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: June 24, 2019
 

HUNTINGTON BEACH....The long awaited grand opening of the Oakmont's Assisted Living and Memory Care for seniors complex 18922 Delaware Street was held on Saturday, June 22nd.

The three-story complex on Delaware featured colorful balloons outside the entrance with several docents to personally guide the many visitors throughout the facilities.

Henry Magana and Vivian Migliorini welcome you to the grand opening

 

Here is where you are met with Henry Magana and Vivian Migliorini and several care providers who explain a little about Oakmont of Huntington Beach prior to the beginning of your guided tour. You learn that there is 27 Oakmont Assistant Living in California and two in Nevada.

Relax with friends and relatives

 

The reading room

 

The tour began with a red carpet walk up the entrance stairs in into the spacious lobby. Throughout the building there are stationed visitor information guides, each station named after a country.

Before heading to your first stop, listen to the soothing music on the grand piano

 

Cameron Hills at the outdoor Mexico station

 

From there our guide Debbie introduces you meet Executive Director Rosa Ayala and some of the employees as you now head outdoors where you first meet Cameron Hills, from A Senior Sensitive Service, a senior Huntington Beach relocation service to help seniors make the move from their former home into the complex.

Pepper Plants (front) with Tomato plants (back) in several garden boxes

 

In the courtyard your guide explains the planting boxes were Oakmont seniors can plant a tiny garden of vegetables and is also where you are greeted by Susan Campbell and Adelma Hageman and learn about Oakmont's Traditions memory Care Program.

Susan Campbell and Adelma Hageman

 

A program that helps residents who are experiencing early stages of memory loss to be able to train the brain to better cope with the daily activities of its residents. Activities include mind sharpening activities such as joining in group scrabble, working out the daily crossword puzzle, art and poetry classes, computer classes and card games.

Traditions Dining area

The Traditions program provides a soothing environment that is based on music, sensory and tactile stimulation. Residents receive a monthly copy of the Oakmont Owl, a newsletter of the month's special events, excursions, movies, and the to do daily core events.

Terrie Moore and Sue Alvarez at the Thailand station

 

United Kingdom station and Lynne Babelona

Our guide now heads upstairs where we meet Terrie Moore and Sue Alvarez at the Thailand station and onto the United Kingdom station and Lynne Babelona. These stations are needed as it is easy to get lost in the corridors on the second and third floors.

Our docent Debbie next shows the kitchen area in one of the two bedroom suites as she checks the next place to bring her tour.

We next meet Oakmont's Activity Director Susan Van Tuyl at the Japan station

 

Our docent Debbie now takes up to the Bistro where residents can have a glass or wine or beer. or the restaurant and free food for the tour. There is also a pizza oven were resident can have a fresh baked pizza.



Having a bite to eat in the family restaurant

 

After a short meal we head for the built in theater with the comfortable seats, sorry but the seats don't recline, bags of fresh popped popcorn and wide screen television to watch the latest movie.

Wide Screen Television

 

The complex has a regular nurse on duty for medical needs including Diabetic insulin shots and glucose level managements. Care services are additional and assessed on a fee for service basis. Assisted Living suites range from $4,995 to $8,445 per month and Traditions Memory Care rooms range from $4,195 to$9,095 per month.

After seen studio suite, one bedroom suites, companion suites and the different sizes of each, our docent Debbie guides us to one of the many elevators to go back to the first floor and where we entered the building to end our tour.


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