Oakmont E-Blast 3-30-2021

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Vaccines Available Now 50+ Here at Oakmont 

Appointments are still available for the vaccination clinic at the East Rec Center on April 2 for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine by appointment only.  Follow-up vaccinations will be April 23. 

Sonoma County has opened up the cohort to 50+ starting April 1 (the Albertson’s website may not be updated when you sign in to make an appointment) and 16+ for those with serious medical conditions. 

The clinic will be operated by Safeway Pharmacies (Albertson) for Sonoma County and is open for those 50 and above or 16 to 64 with serious health conditions meeting the county/state guidelines. 

You can make an appointment for the first dose with this link: 
https://mhealthsystem.com/oakmontclinic 

The eligibility guidelines can be accessed with this link: 
https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/vaccine-information/vaccine-distribution/ 

All participants insured and uninsured are welcomed. 

Please bring your driver’s license (or official identification) and copy of your insurance card (e.g. Medicare B card and supplemental cards) to the clinic. 

The signup link will also have consent forms you can download and fill out. Please bring those with you. 

Here is a summary of what you will need to do: 

  • Participants are seen by appointment only. 
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Immunization Consent Form prior to your appointment (English and Spanish) 
  • Bring your Driver’s License/ID, medical and prescription insurance card to the appointment 
  • Bring proof of eligibility (if applicable) 
  • Wear short-sleeved shirt if possible 
  • Do NOT attend clinic if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID symptoms. 

PARKING FOR THE CLINIC AT EAST REC 

If you have an appointment for a vaccine at the East Rec, please arrive about 15 minutes prior to your appointment and have consent forms filled out. There is no need to arrive earlier than 15 minutes as volunteers will make sure you are seen at your appointed time.  

If you are able, please use street parking. Parking in the East Rec lot is limited.  


Important News

Please Properly Dispose Of Used Masks

Oakmont Village Association facilities are seeing an increase in littered masks, especially at our 3 swimming pools. Masks that are littered on pool decks and in the pool must be disposed of by our Maintenance Team and can be a health hazard to staff. Masks not caught in time may make their way into our local wildlife habitat. We understand masks can be easy to accidentally drop, but please do your best to make sure masks are disposed of in the proper waste receptacles, or carried on your person out of OVA facilities. Thank you for doing your best to keep our community clean and safe.
Note: Cutting ear straps before disposing of waste masks can help prevent wildlife from getting entangled in them. Thank you Jodi Darby in the Oakmont community for sharing this information.


Sugarloaf and valley of the Moon Aerification schedule

Sugarloaf Greens are being aerified March 28-30th. Valley of the Moon greens will be aerified April 11-13th- depending on good weather.


Radio Giveaway April 7

A NOAA Weather Radio is a low-cost home-alerting tool that is remotely activated by the National Weather Service to broadcast life-saving warnings issued by first responders. When the power is out or cell phones don’t work, a NOAA weather radio can still get emergency messages to those who need the information. 

This week, Emergency Preparedness Guides will be mailed from the City of Santa Rosa. Complete the registration form in this mailed guide and bring it with you to the drive-thru event on April 7 to redeem your free NOAA Weather Radio. By completing the form, you are also opting-in to receive emergency notifications from Sonoma County first responders via SoCoAlert. 

On April 7, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., please enter the Berger Center parking lot. Be sure to stay in your vehicle at all times, wear a facial covering when interacting with others and follow the directional signage at the distribution site.  A City of Santa Rosa staff member will approach your driver-side window and exchange your completed registration card for the NOAA Weather Radio. Once you have received your radio, please exit promptly to limit traffic congestion. 

Once home, insert the batteries and plug your radio into the wall. Turn the ON/OFF switch to ON and leave it there. The radio will silently monitor for alerts. More information about emergency preparedness is available online at srcity.org/ReadySR


2021 Board Elections 

You should have received your OVA ballot along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  

Statements are in the mailed packets. If you have a question for a candidate(S), send an email to askova@oakmontvillage.com with the candidate’s name in the subject line.  It will be forwarded appropriately.  

You can watch the Candidate Forum video here 

Vote for up to five candidates (only one vote per candidate) and get your ballot in the mail before April 5.  (Mail by March 31 recommended.) Ballots must be received, not postmarked, by April 5.  They may also be dropped off before the Annual meeting, as indicated in the voting packet. Ballots will be counted at the East Rec Center starting at 10 a.m. 


OVA Town Hall

April 6 at 1 p.m. on Zoom 
Focus on Decks 

A virtual town hall meeting on April 6 will feature scientist Stephen Quarles, Ph.D, who will discuss how homes generally ignite and focus in more detail on decks followed by a Q&A portion.  

Dr. Stephen Quarles is a Director on the Firesafe Marin Board of Directors as Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability (retired) 
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) (2023) 

Steve served 26 years with the University of California, and 8 years as Chief Scientist for Wildfire and Durability with the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). His research and outreach focuses on wildfire protection for residential and light commercial buildings and improving the moisture-related durability and resilience of buildings following hurricane/high-wind events.  Steve earned a bachelor’s in wood science from Virginia Tech, and a master’s and a doctorate in wood science from the University of Minnesota. Steve is a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) where he is secretary for and task group chair in the Subcommittee on Exterior Fire; the Forest Products Society, where he is Editor in Chief of the Forest Products Journal; the Society of Wood Science and Technology; the National Fire Protection Association, where he is a member of the Technical Committee on Forest and Rural Fire Protection; the International Association of Wildland Fire and the American Wood Protection Association.  Steve joined the FIRESafe MARIN Board of Directors in 2019 and lives in Mill Valley. 

https://www.firesafemarin.org/home-hardening/decks
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84092761360?pwd=RnIwZ0RGVHhLNmNvSkZWaloveTJIQT09.
Webinar ID: 840 9276 1360    Webinar Passcode:  859347 


Fitness Center Is Back 

The Fitness Center is relying on volunteers  to check people in at the door and to be sure that everyone is wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing and cleaning the equipment after use.  The following are the new guidelines for the fitness center use.  

• Six members are allowed to exercise for 50-minute time slots Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed from 11-noon for lunch and on weekends.
• Sign ups will be limited to twice per week
• Equipment will be taped off to comply with required social distancing regulations
• Members are required to wear masks at all times and use provided sanitary wipes to clean equipment after use.
• Locker rooms will be closed; restrooms off the patio will be accessible.
• Two side doors will be used for entering and exiting the center.
• Free weights and exercise matt area will be closed.
• Time limit on cardio equipment is limited to 20 minutes while members are waiting.
• No personal items will be allowed, i.e. books or electronic readers. Only items that can be kept on your person.
• Cubbies will not be available for storage of personal items.

You may reserve times or sign up to be a volunteer on the Fitness Center Reservations page. That page will require you to login to view: https://oakmontvillage.com/fitness-center/ 


Library Reopening

The Library Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Phase 1: Open for takeout only, NO returns. Bring an empty bag, take out an armful. 
Only 5 in the library at a time, maintain social distancing outside the CAC until let in by the library volunteer. Masks required. You are encouraged to wait until it has been 2 weeks after you have been fully vaccinated to visit the library. 

The community’s cooperation will be key to a successful reopening and moving to the next phases when materials can be returned. Stay tuned for further details as they become available. 
In the meantime, please continue to keep books you borrowed safe at your home. 

Consider volunteering – the library can always use the community’s help. Email: oakmontvillagelibrary@gmail.com 


Club News & Online Events

Oakmont Ready Tips: Pet Go Bags

Starting this week, Map Your Neighborhood is expanding the program and launching a new “Oakmont Ready Tips” awareness campaign. These Tips will provide important information on topics related to disaster preparedness including shelter-in-place, evacuations and PSPS events. They are designed as short pdfs that can be printed and stored in a binder.
Our first two “Oakmont Ready Tips” are about making sure our furry friends are protected and safe before and during an emergency.  Stay tuned for the next exciting Tip coming soon! Click here to see all Oakmont Ready Tips  <https://oakmontvillage.com/myn/>


OCC: East Sunday Service

Oakmont Community Church 
April 4 at 10:30 a.m. 
CAC Courtyard

Come for Easter service. Bring your own chair and mask and dress in layers. 
It is also communion Sunday, so please call the church so that plans can be made accordingly: Pastor Brinda (707) 595-0166. 


Aging into the Future

April 11, 10:30 a.m. on Zoom 
John Newman, MD 
Buck  Institute 

We are all getting older – this presentation could help us do it better.   Dr. Newman studies the causes of aging down to the cellular and molecular level.  Among the things his lab studies are ketones, the current diet technique of eating to encourage ketosis so you burn fat for energy.  Dr. Newman will tell us about that process as well as other important facts on how to add years without adding pain.   

Dr. Newman is an assistant professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and in the Division of Geriatrics at UCSF. His research focuses on how metabolic molecules regulate aging mechanisms that contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease and delirium. His clinical work focuses on preventing delirium and disability in hospitalized older adults.  

Zoom Info: 
If you Zoom using a browser: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86575636126?pwd=UGhFdWMwMFlqUWNSL3R1dzBBbDNOQT09
If you downloaded the Zoom App: 
Meeting ID: 865 7563 6126            Passcode: 076336