Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

 Believe it or not, the holidays are here again and we are all faced with the challenge of finding the “perfect gift” for our parents and grandparents. As we wander the malls, we all stop and wonder what are our options besides ties, slippers and gift certificates. Be...

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

 At Oakmont of Santa Clarita, we love this time of year. Our resident and chef gardens thrive in the warmer days and higher temperatures at night make dining alfresco on the patio a lovely way to enjoy dinner with neighbors and friends. However, with the heat of...

Spring into Action – Get Gardening!

 Gardening is one of America’s favorite hobbies; you get outdoors, exercise a little, and reap the rewards of caring for plants. But there can also be lots of bending over, and extended periods of time where you’re kneeling and possibly over-exerting oneself. However,...

Seniors Benefit from Giving Back

 Ask someone who volunteers their time and skills to help others why they do it and you will get a variety of answers: some put themselves in the shoes of those in need, while others do it because giving makes them feel useful and needed. Some just say that it feels...

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

Cleaning and organizing a home that has been lived in for decades can be especially daunting and, too often, this leads seniors to wait longer than they should to make the move to a more manageable home or a senior living community. With spring just around the corner,...

Seniors and the Great Outdoors

 That sweet time where late summer and early fall meet is upon us: Sunny days are beginning to be touched by cooler breezes and it is becoming a bit more comfortable to be outside for longer periods of time. This is a wonderful time to enjoy nature and spend time...

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

At Oakmont of Santa Clarita, we love this time of year. Our resident and chef gardens thrive in the warmer days and higher temperatures at night make dining alfresco on the patio a lovely way to enjoy dinner with neighbors and friends. However, with the heat of spring...

Is It Time For A Change?

 Making the decision to move our parent or loved one into an assisted living community doesn’t need to be difficult if we approach the challenge in a positive way. For our parents, they are accustomed to being independent and maintaining their own homes.  The thought...

A Gardening Checklist for Seniors

 It’s springtime – and for many seniors, that means it is time to start enjoying some rewarding, seasonal work in the garden or yard. To make sure this kind of activity is done as safely as possible, seniors should use the following checklist when working outside....

Oakmont of Santa Clarita is Now Open

 Word is out… Oakmont of Santa Clarita is now open and seniors who are interested in a luxury retirement community in the Santa Clarita Valley are making reservations and moving in! Located on 7.5 scenic acres, Oakmont of Santa Clarita caters to active seniors in...

Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

Believe it or not, the holidays are here again and we are all faced with the challenge of finding the “perfect gift” for our parents and grandparents.  As we wander the malls, we all stop and wonder what are our options besides ties, slippers and gift certificates. ...

Phone Apps for the Savvy Senior

We all know a savvy senior who loves to play games on their iPhone and iPad.  There is more to it than checking email and “liking” on Facebook. Here are some apps that include memory games for brain exercise, because keeping memory sharp is one of the biggest goals...