Oakmont E-Blast 3-27-2020

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Important Info

Food and Activity Resources

We will continue to add items to this list:
Click Here ~> Food & Activity Resources

If you’re needing help getting started with Zoom, please check out this page:

Resources available within Oakmont:
Oakmont Village Market:
$25 minimum delivery – 707-539-2434
Dave, Laura, and staff would like to thank everyone for their continued support & remember we are here for everyone!

The Noble Spoon:
Home Delivered Meals
To order meals for delivery, please contact (707) 525-0143.

Umpqua Bank:
Offering “essentials” delivery appointments! They are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Must call ahead for an appointment.  How does it work? See the full list for more details.

Oakmont’s Sign Policy

Recently we have held some discussions regarding Oakmont’s Sign Policy, and for that reason wanted to share it here:

Oakmont’s Sign Policy – Revised October 15, 2019

Additionally, you may review all of our policies on this page:
Forms and Governing Documents

Oakmont News – Club Articles: Increased Word and Photo Allowance

Event cancellations due to coronavirus have led to a decrease of articles in the Oakmont Newspaper. For this reason, we are asking club-article authors to submit up to 5 club photos and to add up to an extra 100 words per club-article. That brings the word limit up to 600 words with potentially 5 photos being included. We may not be able to include all photos, depending on how much submissions increase.

E-Blast Submission Deadline

Please remember that submissions for the e-blast must be received by the office no later than Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

Etiquette While Walking

We are currently seeking clarification from Sonoma County on whether walking on golf course paths is included in the order to close recreational parks and public/private places. In the meantime, wherever you do walk in Oakmont, please observe social distancing of a minimum of six feet. If you are on the course paths, please do not gather near homes, and observe all the courtesies of picking up after dogs, which must be on leashes no longer than six feet, under city ordinances.

Inside Oakmont Your Computer

Sunday Symposium

On Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m., Mark Randol will speak on Perspectives on Pandemics. This will be available live on the Sunday Symposium website: oakmontsundaysymposium.org/live. No password is required to view this live stream.

Great Decisions

The topic for the Great Decisions group at the meeting on Monday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. is China’s Belt and Road Initiative. If you’re interested, please email oakmontgd@gmail.com and we’ll send you the information about the call.

Futures Club Presents Twitter Basics

The Futures Club will meet Wednesday, April 1, at 4:00 p.m. The topic is What’s the Deal with Twitter. What is Twitter and Why is it Important in an Emergency? If you’re interested, please email futureoakmont@gmail.com and we’ll send you the information about the call. Last Wednesday’s presentation on Staying Current on COVID 19 has been moved to the Future Oakmont website – oakmontfuture.com, along with the handout.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will meet Friday, April 3, at 11:00 a.m.  The topic is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This is a continuation of research on the women who were influential in the suffrage movement. If you’re interested, please email oakmontancestry@aol.com and we’ll send you the information about the call. The Oakmont genealogy course offered by Denise Beeson is continuing this coming week using remote learning. If you are signed up for that course you should have received information from Denise. If you haven’t heard from Denise, please email us at oakmontgenealogy@aol.com. At this point, she is not taking new students.

AARP Tax Service

The Tax-Aide program operated by AARP in partnership with the IRS that has been operating here at the Berger Center has been closed down pursuant to a nation-wide order by AARP to reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure to the volunteers and taxpayers. The team of volunteers that has been hard at work providing free income tax service for seniors and low-income families for several years is now on stand-by awaiting an end to the shut-down order and the opening of the Berger Center. 

Taxpayers with appointments were contacted and informed that the closure will be ‘until further notice’ from AARP. When the service is restarted, volunteers will call and get new appointments set up. 

The April 15 tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15 by the IRS, so taxpayers just need to be patient while the coronavirus pandemic runs its course and the AARP tax service is able to get up and running again. 

Taxpayers can then drop by the Berger Center to make an appointment and get the IRS-required interview form in preparation for their appointment with a tax counselor. If you have any questions about the AARP tax service, please call the team leader, Frank Tindal, at 707-537-6927.