Staff and residents at Oakmont of Santa Clarita are inviting the Santa Clarita Valley community to come out for a “BBQ, Beer, & Boogie” fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Set for May 24, the event will kick off Oakmont of Santa Clarita’s participation in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in October with food, music and fun.

“Our culinary chef will be putting on a BBQ, we’re having a country western band and a raffle,” said Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont of Santa Clarita. “All the proceeds will go to support the Alzheimer’s Association.”

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is planned for October 7 at Bridgeport Park in Santa Clarita.

Once again, Oakmont of Santa Clarita staff and residents have formed a team to participate in the walk, “Team Oakmont.” – This link opens in a new browser tab.

The team has set a goal of raising $5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association this year, according to the walk’s website.

“We are excited about supporting the Alzheimer’s Association (at) the upcoming Alzheimer’s Walk,” Dembkowski said. “Come out and see us in May for the May 24 fundraiser.”

Oakmont of Santa Clarita also strives to support caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease by offering a monthly support group to the community on the third Thursday of every month.

“For those out there that are caring for a loved one (with Alzheimer’s), we know those challenges and we have a support group ongoing at Oakmont,” Dembkowski said.

In addition to offering both independent and assisted living care, Oakmont of Santa Clarita also has an entire wing of the community dedicated to residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

“(For) those residents that need that higher level of care, the memory care, we do have our ‘Traditions’ Alzheimer’s community, which caters to those needs,” Dembkowski said. “So we basically offer all at Oakmont.”

Ed. Note: This article is a KHTS Community Spotlight based on a recent radio interview with Oakmont of Santa Clarita.

Oakmont – This link opens in a new browser tab. is a luxury senior living community – This link opens in a new browser tab. 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.