Oakmont E-Blast 10-26-2021

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Covid-19 Boosters

Covid-19 Boosters Available Here

November 10 at Berger

November 11 at East Rec

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

By Appointment Only

The clinics will be administered by Safeway Pharmacies.  All insured and uninsured Oakmonters, including Kaiser members, are welcome.  Please bring your Medicare B card and supplemental cards, along with a photo identification and proof of vaccination (CDC card or digital).

A consent form, which is available with the online registration, should be filled out and turned in when you come from your appointment. 

To make an appointment for November 10 at the Berger, click this link:

https://www.mhealthsystem.com/Oakmont-BergerAuditorium

To make an appointment for November 11 at the East Rec, click this link:

https://www.mhealthsystem.com/Oakmont-EastRecreationCenter

Mask Mandate

Indoor Mask Mandate Lifted For Some Vaccinated Groups

Sonoma County health officials on Thursday lifted the indoor mask mandate for some vaccinated groups. In Oakmont, the new protocol means if a group meeting inside an Oakmont facility know each other to be vaccinated, members may agree to meet without masks. The county mandate applies to groups under 100 and only if the event is not open to the general public. 

Proof of a negative COVID-19 test cannot be used as a replacement for proof of vaccination, county officials said.

All other existing requirements for masking in OVA facilities will remain in effect.


Thanksgiving at Oak

November 25 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Waldorf Salad

Classic Caesar Salad


Roasted Turkey with Cranberry and Orange Relish

Carved Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream and Au Jus


Candied Yams

Stuffed Squash

Sauteed Green Beans and Wild Mushrooms


Cornbread Dressing

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Yeast Rolls

Cornbread Muffins

Apple Pie

Cream Puffs

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Assorted Cookies and Brownies


Make your reservation now.  Call 707-539-0415 x 7 or email hgaribaldi@playvom.com
Cost is $45; Kids under 10 – $18


What’s Happening in Oakmont?

Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Oct 31
Only on Zoom
Dr. David Claman
What’s Up with Your Sleep?

David Claman

Halloween can bring nightmares, but not being able to sleep on a regular basis can be a nightmare, too.  Dr. Claman is director of the UCSF Sleep Disorders Center and one of the world’s top specialists on sleep disorders.  Everyone – EVERYONE — does better and feels better when they’ve had a good full night’s sleep.  Having trouble sleeping?  No worries.  Dr. Claman will wake us up on how to sleep well.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83731779099?pwd=b1B6Q1VQdUx4MFJqcnBYNGxWd0FuQT09

Meeting ID: 837 3177 9099
Passcode: 234871


Movies at Oakmont

Sundays, 2 p.m.

October 31: Luca at East Rec Center

November 7: Here Today at Berger Center


Oakmont Democratic Club

Thursday, October 28: 6:30 Social; 7:00 Program

East Rec Center

Maya Khosla and Anne Jacopetti

Fires, Forests, Microbes, Hope

As we approach the end of fire season, the Oakmont Democratic Club meeting will feature two presentations about the challenges we face with the climate crisis and some opportunities to begin healing our planet.

Maya Khosla is a wildlife biologist and writer who has documented ways to be wise about wildfire as it relates to forests through the lenses of fire scientists and firefighters. She will focus on how we manage California’s forests, what we are doing well and how some policies might be making our region more dangerous. Maya’s work has taken her across coastal India, Kenya and the United States.

Anne Jaccopetti helped to found 350 Sonoma. Her area of special interest is regeneration of soil, our agricultural production and forest lands using microbial composts to sequester carbon, a key in the climate crisis fight.  Both presentations will look at how we heal our planet.

All are welcome.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86029354818?pwd=TGUzODlXQ1crOFQwTGR6Z1F0WVRYdz09

For more information visit the website at oakmontdemclub.com.  


Grants Available for Assistance with Bills

Oakmont Neighbors Together is offering one-time grants of up to $300 to help those who may have an urgent need to pay an outstanding bill (medical, dental, automotive, veterinarian, etc.).   If you or someone you know could use some help with a bill or to buy groceries, please submit an application.

Click Here For The Grant Form Application

All applications are processed by our partners at Council on Aging. All requests are confidential. This assistance is offered through the generosity of our neighbors here in Oakmont, and it is hoped that everyone will respect the objective of addressing the needs, rather than the wants, of our neighbors.  Please submit the grant form provided and return to Alex Kennett, Information and Resource Specialist, Council on Aging, 30 Kawana Springs Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. For more information, call (707) 525-0143 EXT. 102 or Email: akennett@councilonaging.com


Café Mortel

November 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

East Rec Center

Bay Area Funeral Consumers Alliance and Autumn Life Planning

Spare the Heirs

Make your final plans and share them with the people who need to know.    The time of loss is not the time to plan or make wise choices.


1. Brief overview of advance health care directives
    Power of attorney for health care vs. health care agent (not Finance POA)
    POLST (Physican Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and DNR (Do Not

        Resuscitate)
    California End-of-Life Option Act and MAID (Medical Aid in Dying)

2. Written instructions for agent and family regarding what happens upon death
    Body Disposition 
            Organ donation
            Whole body donation
            Burial
            Cremation 
            Water hydrolysis
            Composting, ReCompose, Mushroom suit  

3. Funeral Homes/Mortuary
    Picking the funeral home and/or mortuary 
    Prices
    Advance payment – pros and cons

4.  Ethical will – Adjunct to end-of-life plan


Oakmont Village Community Microgrid

Do You Want Lower Cost, Renewable, Reliable Electrical Energy?

November 8 at 10 a.m.

East Rec Center and on Zoom

Find out how the Oakmont Community Microgrid will create resilient, reliable, renewable and sustainable energy for all of Oakmont. Panelists will be Geof Syphers, CEO Sonoma Clean Power, and Woody Hastings, Energy Program Manager, The Climate Center.  Ken Smith, chair of Oakmont Energy Resiliency Committee, will moderate.

Sign up for the in-person meeting at info@oerp.oakmontvillage.com.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87504351255?pwd=UnVCRlpsRG1Oc3hud252YXFxS0ZOdz09


Oakmont Car Club

The Oakmont Car Club would like to find out if some of OVA’s newer residents have classic cars. If you have a classic, or exotic car, please let us know so OCC can update its files.
Please call Mike at (408) 221-1284, or Ron at (707) 529-8033.

Meetings include car talk as well as other subjects. Prior to Covid, the club visited a number of interesting public and private car collections throughout the Bay Area. Plans are in the works to visit more in the future…. Happy cruising.