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Oakmont E-Blast 5-29-2020

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Important Information

Town Hall – Council On Aging

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – 1 p.m.


Please send your questions and comments to:

Marianne McBride will provide an overview of what Council On Aging offers to Oakmont residents during the June 2 Townhall at 1 p.m. Her presentation will last about 45 minutes and followed by a Q&A portion. Please come join the discussion! For more information on the services Council On Aging provides, please visit

Oakmont Community Development Committee Emergency Egress Study

As we know, the only two ways out of Oakmont Village are  Oakmont Drive and Pythian Road, both of which exit on Highway  12.  Because Highway  12 was gridlocked when the Tubbs and Nuns fires struck in 2017, many of us were temporarily trapped in our cars and homes despite mandatory evacuation orders.  The OCDC has completed a study to identify a third route to be used to evacuate Oakmont Village in case of an emergency.  This study has identified alternative routes and recommends that the OVA Board attempt to develop one or more of those routes for future use.  The Board adopted the study at its May 19, meeting.

Authored by OCDC member Tony Lachowicz, the study is available for review on the OVA website at

Map Your Neighborhood

MYN teaches neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before first responders arrive. Oakmont’s rollout of  Map Your Neighborhood Oakmont has been designed so that you can read about it, learn how to successfully introduce it to your neighbors and do most of the pre-meeting preparation.  Some creativity may be needed!  It’s a perfect time to engage with neighbors via email, phone or Zoom. At the end of this pandemic crisis, if every neighborhood can be prepared to hold an in-person meeting, the Oakmont community will be that much better prepared for any future disaster.

Go to this web site to begin learning about Oakmont Map Your Neighborhood:

See the video presentation from the March 3 Town Hall Meeting:

Animal Carcass Removal

If you have an animal carcass on or near your property that needs removal (at your expense), please call Animal Abatement @ 707-228-2868

To remove a carcass located on City property, call City Of Santa Rosa @ 707-543-3881

If there is an animal carcass located in the commons area of your sub-association, please contact your HOA board or the management company for your sub-association.

Oliver’s Changes Senior Discount Days/Times

From the Oliver’s blog:

“To support our community during this Shelter In Place Health Order, we have offered extended discount days to our senior customers; but we will need to return to our traditional Wednesday schedule starting June 1. To increase flexibility, the hours for the Senior Discount on Wednesday will run for all store hours from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.”

Please note that the senior shopping hours from 6 – 7 a.m. will remain in place but starting June 1, our discount will only be available on Wednesdays.

Visit the Oliver’s website for more information:

Inside Oakmont

June 3 – 4 p.m. – How the Coronavirus is Changing the Impact of Artificial Intelligence 

Our next Futures Club meeting will be June 3.   The topic is the impact AThe next meeting will be June 3.   The topic is the impact that Artificial Intelligence will have based on what has happened with the coronavirus.  The club will  discuss those areas of impact and answer your questions about the state of AI today.  Members have received  some advance reading dealing with advances in AI and the privacy issue.

The Oakmont Futures Club is continuing with biweekly lecture and Q&A series every Wednesday at 4 p.m. If you are not on the email list and want an invitation, send an email to

Past lectures are posted on the website –

June 1 – 10 a.m. – International Debt After the COVID Crisis and Long Term Consequences

The Oakmont Great Decisions Discussion Groups are continuing to meet every Monday at 10 a.m.  If you are not on the email list and want an invitation, send an email to

OVA is excited to announce that OHI’s Free Fitness Class has returned with JoRene via Zoom. You may join in the fun at 9 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday next week with this information:
Meeting ID: 967 9942 2442

Monday- please have weights available

Wednesday- please have stretch bands available

Forrest Yoga with Carol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Cost: $60 for 6 classes.  Payments to 9327 Oak Trail Circle or pay online at @carol-king-95

Chair Stretch & Balance class returns to Oakmont on Zoom
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
It’s time to Feel Better in Your Body.  Move at the pace your body needs.  Find your breath and gently stretch, challenge and strengthen all of you. 

Equipment: 1) yoga strap   2) yoga block   3) free weights **
Props can be ordered from,,, Amazon, Target and many other places.
New Students – Please email Carol at prior to the day you want to join the class.

Forrest Yoga Classes on Zoom
When: Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
 Thursdays 10 – 11 a.m.
 Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m.

Equipment: yoga mat, yoga blanket (or use a rolled beach towel) -see above for other substitutions and ordering info.

New Students – Please email Carol at prior to the day you want to join the class 

Genealogy Club

June 5 – 11 a.m. –  Deborah Sampson

The Oakmont Genealogy Club is continuing with our weekly lecture series oThe Oakmont Genealogy Club is continuing with weekly lecture series on famous women of the 19th Century, with a particular focus on suffragettes.  The lectures are each Friday at 11 a.m.  They are recorded and posted onthe  website – – under “Recent Presentations.”

The lecture for June 5 will focus on Deborah Sampson who posed as a man in order to fight with the Continental Army in the American Revolution.  She eventually was awarded a pension and recognition.  If you are not on the email list and want an invitation, send an email to

May 31 – Transcendence
June 7 – Bears of Sonoma County
Pre-Recorded Lecture Sunday Morning and Q&A at 11 a.m.

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium will continue to have lectures each Sunday. 

On May 31, we will have a team from Transcendence – music in action high energy, vibrant and electrifying.  Broadway singers and actors create a performance of lively music and entertainment.  just like with a VIP pass, you will get to “go backstage.”On June 7, Megan Walla-Murphy, Sonoma County’s expert on bears, will talk to us about the re-emergence of bears. They are at Sugarloaf!

Lectures are pre-recorded and available on the website ( Sunday morning.  There will be a live Q&A with the speaker at 11 a.m. 

If you are interested in attending, sign into the Sunday Symposium website at and click on “Live.”  There will be instructions on how to watch the presentation and participate in the Q&A.

Online Gaming Club

Oakmont Online Games is a new club just formed to bring us together to mOakmont Online Games is a new club just formed to bring Oakmonters  together to meet, socialize and play games!

This last week we had online contract bridge, Scrabble, Cribbage, board games and Bingo.  Let the club chair  know what games you are interested in playing and you will be  hooked  up with   residents who want to play online with you.

If you want to be on the email list, send your email to

Community Garden Reopening

Oakmont’s community gardners returned to their plots this week and found lots of weed work to do. They also found lots of very nice vegetables ready for the table. Photos by Sue Aiken.

Baby Deer

Photo by Phil Herzog

Sidewalk Stain Glass Chalk Art for a Great Grandpa

Chalk art stain glass design appeared at Tony D’Agosta’s home. A gift from a great granddaughter’s visit with a heart to display her love for her grandfather. Photo by Julie Kiil.