Oakmont E-Blast 7-5-2019

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Important Info

July 2 Town Hall Videos Now Available:

First meeting:

Second Meeting:

Wanted: A Few Good Drivers

Actually, more than a few are needed. Due to the loss of a few drivers and increased demand for our services, Oakmont Volunteer Helpers is in urgent need of more drivers. We transport our non-driving Oakmont residents to scheduled medical appointments within Santa Rosa city limits or to events within Oakmont.

Join our organization and meet neighbors, most of whom have wonderful stories to share during your drive.

There are no oral or written exams, nor is driving school required. All that is required is an interest in supporting a wonderful service for members of our community and a few hours a month.

You may contact Matt Zwerling (539-8996) for more information.

Free Workshop for Older Adults

This type of notice would normally appear in the “Outside Oakmont” section, but we thought it was so important that we wanted to share it earlier in the e-blast.

Affordable Housing Application Tools

Be empowered, informed and supported by a panel of experts.
This workshop will provide:
~ Housing Application Strategies
~ Quick Housing Guide for Sonoma County
~ Rental Resume & Property Manager Letter of Introduction Templates
~ Affordable Rental Property Listings
~ Best Practices

Friday, July 19, 1 PM – 3:30 PM
County of Sonoma – Empowerment Training
Santa Rosa Room: 2227 Capricorn Way, Santa Rosa 95407

Register Online:
Email: aaa@schsd.org or call (707) 565-5930

Library Donations: Please Consider Quality

We welcome books of all differing genres, but we kindly ask that books brought to the OVA Library as donations are in good condition, and not destined for the trash. We have in recent months received many book donations with excessive stains, and often falling apart.

Books in poor condition cannot be inducted into the library’s inventory. These types of donations just end up forcing our library volunteers with the tasks of responsibly disposing of these unusable materials.

On that note: Oakmont’s Library is a wonderful feature of the community, offering books and movies for borrowing, entirely on an honor system. Avoid strict return dates and late fees by enjoying your local Oakmont Library.

Modernizing Oakmont’s East Recreation Center for an Active Senior Community

Established in 1963, the Oakmont Village is a well-known option for retirees looking to be surrounded by a serene mountain landscape and have access to a range of activities and amenities. In recent years, the senior community has taken steps to update its facilities. The latest effort is the modernization of the community’s East Recreation Center.  Led by the community’s committee for Building Construction chairwoman, Iris Harrell, the project required a balance of managing by committee and making timely progress on design and construction activities. This Nordby Effect post covers the Modernization of East Recreation Center, a gradual step toward ensuring Oakmont Village’s continued success in being a destination for active retirees.

Click Here To View The Full Blog (going to: blog.nordby.net)

Audio Visual Equipment Training

Only 16 classes (57 participants) remaining over the next 8 days. There are 139 declared AV Tech Team members. 82 have been through the training, not counting those who signed up for classes under the same email address, 21 are signed up for upcoming classes.

Please Contact JaneGyorgy@gmail.com For More Information

E-Waste Collection

Saturday, August 10, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM

E-Waste Collection will be two-day event!  They will be parked in the Berger parking lot, 310 White Oak Drive, parallel to the street.  There is no appointment needed for this event. We have a new sponsor, Conservation Corps North Bay!

Accepted at the event will be computer equipment (computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives) consumer electronics such as DVD players, VCRs, gaming devices, stereo components, radios, PDAs, cell phones, cables, etc.) televisions (CRTs and LCDs) office equipment such as telephones, fax machines, copiers, etc.) and kitchen appliances such as blenders, toaster ovens, coffee makers, microwaves; household appliances such as hair dryers, irons, curling irons, vacuum cleaners.

Inside Oakmont

Lap Swimmers Back In Action!

Robin Jurs, Pi’ilani Edwards and Melissa Bowers (right to left) give 3 thumbs up on the new saline pool….

Welcome back Lap Swimmers! The new saline pool feels fantastic and the deck’s new look is beautiful! So wonderful bring back in our ‘home’ pool. Again, we thank the other two pools’ regulars for sharing their ‘home’ pool. Couple of reminders since it’s been 10 months…

1. The backstroke flags had to be moved closer to the wall a bit due to underground pipes so be aware of your stroke count before hitting the end walls. It’s different. (No ouches!)

2. The two 10 ft wide swim lanes on both pool edges are for a minimum of two swimmers. In other words, you share when pool becomes crowded.

3. And finally, the critter catching net is back and is hung where it always was…on the flag wire near the steps. ( Remember: The frogs like a kiss before you set them free?!) Happy lapping and welcome home.
~ Melissa Bowers

Thanks for an enthusiastic response from Oakmont Grandparents, the week of activities for July 21-26 is almost full, with many classes already closed. Best to email or call Leslie Brockman, GP Club chair, before filling out a register form. lesliebrockman45@gmail.com or 949-683-7725.
We are still in need of coins of all types for the coin tosses (which can be put in our folder in OVA office) and gently-used children’s books (which can be deposited in the box in the Oakmont library).

For More Information On Grandparents’ Week Please Click Here

There will be no movie shown on July 7, we look forward to returning the following weekend on July 14.

“Exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting!” best describes the jazz duo of Holland & Coots. With a delightful mix of jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime, Holland on the piano and Coots on drums have created something for every taste. Come listen and enjoy these internationally renowned artists’ on their first visit to Oakmont!…Register


Saturday July 27, 2019 / Berger Center / Doors open 5 PM, Show starts 6 PM
Cost: $18 per person (no membership required)

William puts on a great show. You will be tapping your feet and singing along, so come enjoy a great night of song. We will have cookies, coffee, and lemon water available. You may also bring your own food, snacks, and beverage of your choice. You and your group will be seated at preassigned round tables based on payment dates. All who want to sit together must have all payments in one envelope as we will not add people to your table later; No exceptions.

Come and get to know us… Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont invites you to join us for a Wine & Appetizers Reception featuring Sebastiani Wines.
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019 | Time: 5 – 7 PM
Location: Berger Center | Cost: $15/person

Click Here For A Printable Registration Form

Our Club includes both UC Alumni and “Friends of Cal”. Besides sponsoring many social and informative events, we support four scholarships for SRJC students transferring to UC Berkeley and two California Alumni Association scholarships.

Senior Social Club

WE ARE LONESOME It is so much fun every Tuesday and Thursday at the Senior Social Club. Jill and Nancy create so many good activities, games and entertainment for us. Sadly we have lost some of our members this Spring. A couple moved away, one got sick and one moved to the Senior Social Club in Santa Rosa. We miss them. But it does mean there is space to welcome new friends. Our meetings are always open for prospective members, their families or caregivers. Anyone in Oakmont can attend the musical entertainment which we enjoy a couple of times a month. So, come on over to the West Recreation Center on Tuesday or Thursday (except 6/11 SORRY) 10 a.m to 1p.m. Might even be refreshments !! For more information or to apply, call Jamie Escoubas at (707) 525-0143 ext. 103 or email her at jescoubas@councilonaging.com or Renee Tolliver at (707) 525-0143 ext. 124 or email her at rtolliver@councilonaging.com

Outside Oakmont

iPad Digital Video Workshop for Seniors

Create good video composition. Use iMovie to edit videos. Learn how to use production equipment. Present a short movie.

July 10, 17, & 24 (3-part series) 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Register in-person at Central starting June 10. This workshop is limited to 6 students.

Forum Room Central Library
211 E Street


Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 14, Depot Park, Sonoma CA

Everyone Welcome! This fabulous lunch always sells out. Reservations will close on Monday, July 8 at 4 PM, OR as soon as 100 reservations are received.

Lunch is $22 per person. Reservations required.
Reserve Online: VOMPC.org
OR Call: 707-934-4844
Reservations will be limited to the first 100!

Melee Petanque Tournament
$10 per player, registration closes 9:30 AM

Chef Marco’s Menu
Confit of duck with port wine and bing cherry sauce. Salmon roasted with Cajun seasonings served chillded with Remoulade sauce. Cannellini beans with Applewood smoked bacon and carmelized onions. Seasonal greens with vinaigrette soft ripening cheese with sourdough bread. Lemon Genoise cake with berry sauce. Glass of wine. Served buffet style.

Santa Rosa Symphony League

New Orleans at Dry Creek Vineyard

Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM
$45, $40 members
Dry Creek Vineyard
3770 Lambert Ridge Road, Healdsburg
Please Click Here For Google Maps Directions

Join the Russian River Ramblers as they wake up the Secret Garden at Dry Creek Vineyard.  The Ramblers have been entertaining jazz aficionados at local venues for the past 25 years. Dave Stare, the founder of Dry Creek Vineyard, is our host and the banjo player. Enjoy Dry Creek’s award-winning wine paired with jazzy refreshments.
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