We go inside the world of the Oakmont of Fresno. From comfortable living facilities, to a movie theater, 24/7 care, and world-class dining. The Executive Chef of Oakmont of Fresno visits our kitchen to give us a taste of the exquisite dishes he makes everyday for the elderly residents. Click here to view the story on yourcentralvalley.com.
When it comes to Thanksgiving there are some traditions you just don't mess with. From the turkey, to the pumpkin pie it can be hard to give up those meal items that we've come to know and love, but what about making those traditions taste the same, with a little healthier twist? After winning three massively competitive cooking competitions on the Food Network, Chef Rina Younan wants to help everyone cook a healthier and more delicious Thanksgiving than ever before. She stopped by our Sac&Co. kitchen to share some of her top Thanksgiving Day tips, including a twist on the traditional stuffing recipe. Chef Rina showed Mellisa how to get away from a heavy-carb meal, and create a flavorful dressing with produce like carrots, mushrooms and whole grains. Check out the video to see how she made it! Read The Full Article & View The Video Here...
With a waiting list for its first senior living center in Roseville, Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living plans to build centers in Carmichael and Folsom as well. The 60,000-square-foot Folsom site, at 1574 Creekside Drive, will have 47 assisted living and 19 memory care apartments. Oakmont of Carmichael, at 4717 Engle Road, will have 73,000 square feet with 50 assisted living and 21 memory care apartments. Oakmont Senior Living senior executive director Courtney Siegel said while the two new centers were always in the plan, the company was buoyed by the response to the Roseville center that opened in September. “We’re full with a waiting list there now,” she said. She added she’s heard of families making plans to move to Folsom or Carmichael because a member plans to live at one of Oakmont’s sites there. Siegel said both centers, set to open this fall, offer what she called “boutique” senior living, with an emphasis on customizing experiences to what residents need. Several senior living centers operated by different companies have announced plans to build in the area recently. Siegel said offering something unique is why she expects the initial interest for the Folsom and Carmichael sites to be equal to, if not better, than what Roseville experienced. The owner of the company is in constant communication with site managers about the response, she said, so it’s possible Folsom and Carmichael won’t be Oakmont's last foothold in the region either. Ben van der Meer covers real estate, development, local and regional planning, construction, transportation, agriculture and [...]
Retirement housing is now one of the most promising fronts in the multi-housing sector. With nearly 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, investors and developers continue to see a lot of potential in the growing need for senior housing. Since 2010, gains in senior housing con- struction have been steady. According to the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry, there were more than 31,000 units/beds under construction during March 2013—a 24 percent increase from the year before. There are now dozens of properties under construction or recently completed and ready for tenants. Just last year, veteran senior-housing developer Oakmont Senior Living opened three resort- style retirement communities in Brea, Ros- eville and Santa Rosa, Calif. This year the company has set another aggressive con- struction schedule to complete three more communities in the cities of Upland, Folsom and Carmichael, Calif. Asthemarkettransitionsintoanewera, so does the landscape of the products being offered. Trends toward catering to interests, rather than just the care needs, of today’s seniors are now shaping the industry. Rebranding with lifestyle options The “retirement community” concept still has a major image problem and struggles with the misperception that all retirement communities are the institutional hospice- type nursing homes of the past. But as quality and lifestyle offerings take more precedence, builders are shattering that stigma and collectively rebranding the “re- tirement community” as a vibrant, carefree oasis people want to live in. From affordable housing to luxury proper- ties, successful retirement communities are [...]
If you’re trying to prepare for a tsunami, emergency assistance groups will advise you to make ready in three ways: Know your evacuation routes, put together an emergency kit, develop a family communication plan. But if you’re trying to prepare for the silver tsunami, the wave of retirement-age workers eyeing the office exit, well, that’s a huge difference. Retirement communities are facing the challenges that come with catering to seniors in the 21st century. These consumers — and there are a lot of them — are demanding greater access to technology, life-long learning programs and attention to overall wellness. Fewer bingo cards and early-bird buffets; more iPads, ebooks and yoga pants. Five key trends in particular have emerged at the forefront of this senior-living shift, according to Accent on Seniors, a California-based housing consultant. These trends point to an aging population that wants to be more active and interactive, and senior communities are making adjustments to keep up. But is the River City ready for the boomer boom? There are many senior housing options available in the Capital Region, but no new major construction taking place for skilled nursing facilities, according to Deborah Pacyna, director of public affairs for the California Association of Health Facilities. According to Chris Miller, president of senior housing developer FCM Capital Partners, “Even if there were one [senior housing facility] built every day in California, we probably still couldn’t meet the need.” But that’s not stopping his Roseville-based company from taking a swing. In November, [...]
Community sets the Standard for the Ultimate in Five Star Senior Retirement Living. SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- When it opened its doors to seniors in 2008, Aegis Living's Santa Rosa community, Varenna was immediately recognized as a hallmark in the best of senior living. Now that acknowledgment is expanding. The National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council has awarded Varenna the prestigious 2009 Best of 50+ Housing Gold Award in the category of Best CCRC, defined as those having up to 200 units. The National Association of Home Builders' 50+ Housing Council's Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry's most prestigious national awards program honoring excellence in building, design, and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond. The planning, development, and design of Varenna was developed by Oakmont Senior Living, a real estate development and construction company headquartered in Santa Rosa, California. One judge who voted on Varenna said, "This is an incredible CCRC providing stylish luxury living to all residents and all levels of care. With careful placement of the units and building utilizing the natural topography of the site, this project maximizes its natural benefits and views. The traditional design of the exterior is seamlessly translated into the interior detailing and furnishings. Beautiful!" Varenna represents a world-class Continuing Care Retirement Community with timeless European beauty and charm. The concept was based on Mediterranean architecture, incorporating archways, balconies, warm colors and high interior ceilings. Terraced walls add to the Mediterranean ambiance, along with twisting, colorful grape vines and olive trees. [...]
Mr. Gallaher is the Chairman of the Board of First Community Bank. He is a principal in Oakmont Senior Living LLC (OSL), which has developed senior assisted living and Alzheimer’s communities in three western states since 1995. Many of these facilities are still owned and operated by OSL. For many years, Mr. Gallaher was a successful homebuilder in Sonoma County, having built more than 500 homes in Oakmont and throughout the Santa Rosa and Windsor, California areas. Read More...
The Southern California 55+Housing Council honored Oakmont Senior Living with a 2013 SAGE Award for Project of the Year in the continuing care retirement community category during a ceremony in Costa Mesa on November 20. Oakmont’s Executive Director Ken Garnett accepted the SAGE Award recognizing Capriana, the company’s world-class retirement campus in Brea, for its innovative approach to retired living and continuing care services. Since 1995, SoCal 55+Housing Council has recognized individuals, projects and programs with SAGE Awards for their efforts and outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of life for Southern California residents aged 55 and older. This year, Capriana was one of only four community projects to be honored at the 19th Annual SAGE Awards. Completed earlier this year, Capriana is Orange County’s newest and most luxurious retirement campus. Covering 5.5 acres, the community is currently home to 80 residents and offers independent and assisted-living options for its 79 spacious apartment homes and casitas. As a full-service retirement campus, Capriana provides a wide range of resort amenities and services that are redefining the world of retired living. From gourmet meals and concierge services, to enjoying a screening in the movie theater and working in the resident gardens, Oakmont Senior Living has taken great care to create not just a community, but a rewarding lifestyle. Other onsite amenities and common areas include a fully equipped fitness center with daily fitness instruction, hiking trails, outdoor pool, library, salon and day spa, cocktail lounge, activity rooms and a pet park. As [...]
Santa Rosa, CA – March 28, 2011: Fountaingrove Lodge, the nation’s first retirement community with the option of continuing care for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community, has begun construction of its lush 10-acre property in beautiful Sonoma County. With activities and amenities to enhance wellness and contemporary living, Fountaingrove Lodge will provide an inviting, supportive, and active lifestyle in a setting of exceptional natural beauty, where a diverse group of LGBT seniors can live, relax, and enjoy a community of friends. “Fountaingrove Lodge is a dream that has been several years in the making, and reflects our desire to provide fine retirement living opportunities for a broad range of seniors,” says Bill Gallaher, founder and principal of Oakmont Senior Living (OSL), who developed the concept with his wife, Cindy. “We are excited because where other LGBT retirement projects have stalled or failed, Fountaingrove is a reality. Of the more than 30 retirement communities we’ve developed, this latest project will fill a void that has existed for far too long, and we are proud to lead the way on this front.” Residences at Fountaingrove Lodge will be comprised of 6 beautiful bungalows and 64 gorgeously-appointed apartment homes in nine different floor plans – ranging from 830 to 2,001 square feet – designed in the Craftsman style of architecture, with the use of fine woodwork and stone inside and out that echo the native rocks and trees on the site. Each bungalow will have its own patio or deck, [...]
Santa Rosa, CA – March 31, 2011: Oakmont Senior Living, a recognized leader in the retirement industry, is enhancing one of its key properties, Montecito, with the addition of “Traditions” Memory Care. At a grand opening celebration on April 6, Montecito will unveil a newly-created section called Traditions, which will offer 24 apartments to meet the growing need for care and support for memory-impaired individuals and their families. A springtime celebration of this enhanced level of care will take place from 4 to 7 PM with refreshments and entertainment. Tours of the community and the new Traditions component will be available. As guests tour the property, each area will feature special refreshments such as hors d’oeuvres in the activity room, a fresh seafood bar in the courtyard, and a decadent dessert buffet in the Great Hall. Space is limited, so the courtesy of an RSVP is requested. Those wishing to attend should call 925-692-5838. At Traditions – a separate, secure neighborhood within the larger community – caring support is provided to residents experiencing cognitive impairment related to Alzheimer's Disease or dementia. Montecito is located in Concord, California, and currently offers independent and assisted living with the highest level of service. “Oakmont Senior Living is dedicated to exemplary service in our communities and the highest quality of life for our residents,” says Bill Gallaher, founder and principal of Oakmont Senior Living. “Our goal is to ensure that those residents with increasing memory impairment are able to stay in familiar surroundings here [...]