Inside Oakmont 2-1-2022

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Town Hall Meeting on Zoom 

Today, February 1, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. 

Balance, Nutrition, and Healthy Aging  

Presented by Brooke Brand, MM, MSN Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services, Santa Rosa Memorial Regional Trauma Center 

Balance and falls prevention will be on the list of topics for this special town hall meeting. The panel will also be giving life-saving information on using hands-on CPR and how to use the defibrillators (AEDs) that are located in each of OVA’s recreation centers. Joining Brooke Brand will be C.B. Wohl, Council on Aging; Elece Hemple, Falls Prevention Team of Petaluma People’s Service Center; and John Jonson and Dana Jacoby of Memorial’s Falls Prevention Team.  

This will be on Zoom and Q & A will be after the program.  

If you cannot join via Zoom but would like your open forum comment read, please send it to   

If you would like to speak during the open forum, or watch the live-stream on, please join the meeting with this link:   

Click Here for the Agenda, Zoom-link, and Live-stream 

Peanuts Crew Grows in Oakmont

Three new Peanuts characters came to Oakmont Village this week, taking their places at the East, West and Central recreation centers. They join Woodstock, who was installed at the Berger a few months ago. OVA Director Heidi Klyn negotiated the purchase from Brad Benson, owner of Oak Creek RV Self Storage at the west end of Oakmont. The statues had been on display at various Exchange Bank branches in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg.  The Oakmont Art Club has agreed to help spruce up the collection’s newcomers.  

West Rec – Tennis Court #1 Closure

Court #1 at the West Rec Center is closed due to tripping hazard in the court’s surface. We are working to remediate the issue as quickly as possible. The other courts at West Rec Center remain open.

Candidates Night

Wednesday, Feb. 23 – 6:00 p.m.
Location to be announced depending on Sonoma County Covid restrictions, zoom log-on will be published on the OVA website and Inside Oakmont as the event approaches.

Get your questions ready, they can be submitted in advance to The deadline for question submissions is Feb. 18.

Candidates to fill the four open board positions will be announced at the Feb. 15 Board meeting. Ballots will be in the mail to reach members by March 2, and will be opened and counted the day of OVA’s annual meeting, Monday, April 4.  

Friendly Reminder Regarding Holiday Decorations 

Holiday lighting, decorations, and displays (that are exterior or visible from the exterior) may not be permanent but may be set up from November 1 to January 15 each year. 

~ OVA Architectural Guidelines, Standards & Use Restrictions, Page 15, Section 31. Holiday Lighting, Decorations, Displays

AARP Tax-Aide Off to a Good Start 

More than 160 Oakmont residents picked up a tax packet last Thursday in preparation for the free tax service that starts Feb. 16 at the Berger Center. 

Tax-Aide is a free service to help seniors and other lower income households prepare and file their taxes. If you are interested, call 707-595-0082. When you call, state your name, phone number and a date or time that works for your schedule. Appointments are available between Feb. 16 and April 18. Someone will call you back with an appointment confirmation. 

Additional tax packets will be available at the Berger Center during tax hours if you missed the distribution last Thursday. 

Club Leaders: Notice To Update Contact Information 

Is your club listed in OVA’s Activity Contact Sheet? This document is posted on our website and handed out to every new resident upon registering  at the OVA Administration Office. You can check the Activity Contact Sheet here to make sure your club’s information is up to date: 
Activity Contact Sheet – Club/Group Emails & Numbers – Oakmont Village 

If  your club’s information needs updating, please fill out the form linked below to send your request to OVA’s Event Coordinator: 
Club and Activity Contact Collection Form – Oakmont Village 

NOTE: Submissions should only be completed by the person who is the club’s official events contact and who is the individual responsible for requesting event space with OVA’s Events Coordinator. 

Oak Activities 

Oak is serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All Oakmont residents get 10% off at Oak. 

March 5 – Meditation Sound Bath at 11 a.m. 

March 6 – Taylor Made Club Fitting Demo Day 
Space is limited. Call Chapman Dundas to reserve a fitting. 

March 10 – Dinner and Comedy Night- Bernadette Pauley and Al Ducharme 
Tickets can be purchased only on Eventbrite: 

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Special 

March 22 – Trivia Night at 6 p.m. 
Create a 6-person team and have a drink or dinner while your team answers five rounds of trivia with our Trivia Master Robert Neidel. 
Trivia is $2 per person cash and drinks and dinner may be ordered at the table.

Happening in Oakmont

Music at Oakmont

We regret that the Feb. 10 Curtis Comes to Oakmont concert has been postponed due to the Sonoma County Covid Health Order. Every effort is being made to reschedule this event later in the year. Thank you for your understanding. 

Oakmont Music Lovers 

Unfortunately, due to Sonoma County COVID restrictions, our February 2022 session is cancelled. We hope to reconvene on March 1. Thanks for your understanding. 

Sunday Symposium

Duane Roller, PhD – Cleopatra: Seductress or Cunning Politician?

Cleopatra has been called one of the great seductresses of human history — but she was no bimbo. She had only two relationships in 18 years – and each was critical for her kingdom. She was a naval commander who took her own fleet into battle and was skilled in the art of warfare. Highly educated, she knew a dozen languages, and was a published scholar. Duane Roller, a highly respected and renown classical scholar will elucidate us.

Zoom Info below and on our website
Meeting ID: 864 7004 2105
Passcode: 981201
One tap mobile +16699006833,,86470042105# US (San Jose)

Art Association

Color Into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present
Feb. 11 – 10 a.m. – Zoom
Meeting ID: 850 5726 9959 – Passcode: 555961

A presentation featuring a powerful selection of masterpiece drawings done with pastel, one of the most versatile and adaptable media in art history, spanning from the Renaissance to most recent artistic experimentations. The narrative highlights technical aspects with an emphasis on the design process behind the works. The speaker is a docent from the SF museums and many of the works are from the collections of the Legion Of Honor and Bay Area collectors.

Jazz Club

Valentine’s Day Cabaret 
Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. – $32 – Berger Center  
Charity Goodin-Sanen, Jamie Davis, Larry Dunlap, Dan Feiszli, David Rokeach  

In response to many requests, the Oakmont Jazz Club will once again present the Valentine’s Day Cabaret.  

Come listen to the lovely voice of Charity Goodin-Sanen, and one of the strongest male jazz baritones in the world today, the Count Basie alumnus, Jamie Davis.  

The accompanying trio are some of the most outstanding musicians in the Bay Area today. Larry Dunlap’s has been praised by the San Francisco Examiner as “one of the best pianists around – anywhere.” Dan Feiszli has played on concert stages, festivals, and clubs nationwide and internationally with a diverse range of artists. David Rokeach toured with Ray Charles both nationally and internationally. You will not want to miss this concert.  

All Sonoma County health orders will be in effect. Proof of vaccination and face masks are required. 

Silver Guys of Oakmont Host Potluck

If permitted by health orders from Sonoma County and the OVA, the Silver Guys of Oakmont plan to convene with a potluck on Sunday, Feb. 20 in the East Recreation Center. The event will be from 2 – 5 p.m. and all attendees are encouraged to bring a food preparation and beverage to share.

People planning to attend are also encouraged to be fully vaccinated and may be asked to show proof of vaccination upon entering the East Recreation Center. Silver Guys of Oakmont provides an opportunity for gay men and their friends at Oakmont to enjoy non-political social, educational, and community service activities together. Although the group is primarily gay men, all men living in Oakmont are welcome to join us.

Invest Oak

InvestOAK’s February meeting will include topics listed below. Open discussion is encouraged. 

  • Summary review of one of the greatest years in US stock market history – 2021 
  • How is the economy doing in early 2022? 
  • Has inflation caused you to change your buying habits? 
  • What about Cryptocurrency? Is it better than Gold? 
  • Projections for 2022 stock market: 
  • Will the Fed’s actions affect the market? 
  • Will enhanced regulations hamper the markets? 
  • Will Russia or China upset the markets? 
  • Will $100 oil and $6/gal gasoline interest you in buying an Electric Vehicle? 

Oakmont residents are invited to attend on Friday, Feb. 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room B of the Central Activity Center, unless conditions prohibit the in-person group meetings. 

For the rest of the year, InvestOAK meetings will be held on the third Friday of the month. Members can expect an email notice in the days preceding the meeting. For further information or to join the distribution list for meeting notices, email 

Let’s Dance Together Rescheduled 

Let’s Dance – Together!

Wednesday nights March 2, 9 and 16 from 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. 
Beginning Nightclub 2-Step partner dance classes 
$10 per person for a single class 
$8 per person for two or more classes, if purchased at the beginning of the first class. 
East Rec Center 

Please contact Terry Whitten if you are interested in joining the class 

Nightclub 2-Step (NC2S) is one of the easier partner dances to learn and can be danced to a large variety of slower ballads such as 
Adele’s Easy on Me, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me, and many more. 

No partners or experience are required. Rotation of partners will be optional. At this time, full vaccination plus booster shot and face masks will be required. 

Please watch for future announcements in the weekly Inside Oakmont digital newsletter.