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Oakmont Senior Living Communities to Host Nationally-recognized Dementia Care Advocate

SANTA ROSA, CA–Oakmont Senior Living communities in Sonoma County will host nationally-recognized dementia care advocate Teepa Snow for ‘A Day with Teepa Snow’ starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 at Oakmont of Varenna, 1401 Fountaingrove Parkway in Santa Rosa.

Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and changes that accompany various types of dementia and memory loss. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions.

Join team members from these Oakmont communities—Varenna, Villa Capri, Fountaingrove Lodge and The Terraces—as they host an informative presentation with Snow, one of America’s leading educators on dementia.

To RSVP or for more information, please call 707-755-7085 by February 11. Valet parking is available.

Oakmont Senior Living communities offer a unique Traditions memory care program for seniors suffering from memory related illnesses. Traditions provides a soothing environment and activities based on music, sensory and tactile stimulation for people with advanced memory loss. Highly-trained team members engage with residents with the extra care and patience they may need.

Eric Portnoff, vice president of memory care and resident programs for Oakmont Senior Living, is responsible for ensuring that Oakmont’s memory care and resident programs are progressive, innovative and industry leading.

“I often say that the cruelest enemies for a person living with dementia are isolation and inactivity. When a person with dementia is isolated, they turn inward on themselves more and more, become less active, and it often becomes a rapid, downward spiral of decline. The main purpose of our Traditions program is to provide relationships and activity. Our goal is to connect residents living in Traditions with us and with each other,” said Portnoff.

Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry. Residents receive customized care services delivered by compassionate team members in luxurious, resort-style settings with an impressive array of five-star amenities.