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Sheep Are Back, Mowing Tall Grass

DA to Speak at Oakmont on Senior Fraud Protection

nStaff Report

nJackie Ryan

A herd of sheep has been munching dry tall grass in Oakmont, their gentle “baas” gracing the area around the Community Garden on Stone Bridge Road, and then near the East Rec. Center. It’s the second year that OVA has contracted with Living Systems Land Management LLC to provide environmentally-friendly fire prevention. The sheep’s first dining area was around the community garden. They were to move across the street to the par course hill, and then to two acres near the East Rec. Center. Their first assignment covers seven acres. Residents are asked not to approach the flock’s guard dogs, who are likely to bark for fear a stranger poses danger to the sheep. The sheep are Dorpers, a breed that eats more than goats and at a faster pace. Dorpers do not have good wool fleece and are not shorn. The sheep that appear to have been shorn have a natural shedding ability as they rub against rocks and trees.

Financial fraud against senior citizens is growing exponentially, covering a long list of scams and swindles ranging from embezzlement and investment schemes to consumer fraud and Jill Ravitch. identity theft – sometimes perpetrated by those in a position of trust. On July 13, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch will talk to Oakmonters about local cases and the initiatives in place to protect seniors from financial abuse. “There is a rise in financial abuse of seniors. It can be a financial advisor or even family members who cash checks, or someone in a position of trust,” Ravitch says in an interview. She said older adults are also attractive targets for contractor fraud, often paying money for shoddy work or projects that are never completed. Seniors are Sonoma County’s fastest growing population age group, one that is projected to grow to 161,000 by 2030. Some 26% of seniors over 75 currently live at or below the poverty level. Ravitch says fraud is a contributing factor and seniors who are victimized by scammers often lose their savings, falling into poverty. When the crimes happen, the victims often don’t know the steps to take to report it and find help. “I have a refrain,” said Ravitch. “If you suspect it, don’t turn a blind eye. Make two calls. One to adult protective services and then another to law enforcement.” The district attorney’s office has a dedicated elder protection team with two prosecutors, one investigator and two victim advocates. An Elder Justice Coalition is made up of six units that include the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST).

Photos by Maureen McGettigan and Jim Brewer.

nAl Haggerty

Car Show Sparks Memories for Visitors and Owners Alike nJackie Reinhardt

Bob Stinson has been a car buff since he was a boy visiting racetracks with his father, a chemical engineer whose company manufactured gasoline additives. His affection for classic autos is expressed in two ways: As the owner of a 1965 bright blue Cobra and as the five-time leader of the committee responsible for the Oakmont Car Show.

One of five Packard classics in the show, with the rumble seat up.

See fraud protection on page 9

Senior Social Club Idea Advancing, With Council on Aging As a Partner

The Oakmont Village Association is working with the Council on Aging to establish a Senior Social Club for 4 to 5 hours a day once or twice a week in the upper level of the West Recreation Center. The issue was discussed at an OVA Board workshop June 6. The plan is the result of the groundbreaking work by some residents who established a group known as Care and Resource Center (CARE). Their mission was to “bring interactive social programs and needed life-enhancing services to the insufficiently served

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Oakmont elders of Oakmont Village.” The proposed social club would fill the role of a care and resource center. Under a preliminary agreement, the Santa Rosebased Council on Aging, which has the necessary licenses and insurance, would operate the social club with OVA providing the facility. Oakmont residents could volunteer at the club under the auspices of the council, which would train them. See social club on page 9 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID SANTA ROSA, CA PERMIT NO. 323

This Ford boat-tail Speedster of mahogany was designed and built one strip at a time by Bill Ewertz. (Photos by Michael Reinhardt) More photos online at www.

The May 28 event at the Berger Center attracted an estimated 1,500 visitors to view 106 cars ranging in age from a 1913 Model T speedster to a 2015 Tesla Model S 85. Others on display included 29 Chevys, 34 Fords, six Jaguars and five Packards, including a limo owed by Oakmonter Wayne Parsons. One of the longest-running participants is Charles Badger, a retired auto shop teacher at Rancho Cotate School who has 420 acres near Oakmont off Highway 12. The black 1929 Packard Roadster he displayed is one of 14 classic cars he owns, along with an extensive collection of high-end machine tools. So when one of his cars breaks down, he just makes a new part. For many, the show brought back memories—good and bad. Standing near a 1949 green Buick Super convertible owned by Dave Chiotti, Herman Schultze of Santa Rosa still kicks himself for towing the one he owned in 1960 to the junkyard. Bill Greene recalled a See car show on page 9


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Vandals Strike OVA Irrigation, Lawn Bowling Green nMarty Thompson

Vandals damaged and reset sprinkler irrigation controls on Oakmont properties, causing some lawns to brown and requiring repairs, OVA Facilities Manager Rick Aubert said. The damage was at the signs on both corners of the Oakmont Drive—Highway 12 intersection, at the lawn bowling green at the Central Activities Center, at the bocce courts and near the Berger Center. In addition, something was sprayed on the lawn bowling surface. “We want anyone spotting vandalism or anyone who has any information about this vandalism to contact our office,” OVA Manager Cassie Turner said. Aubert said the first discovery was that someone had manually shut off an irrigation booster pump between the Berger Center and CAC. “The hinged cover is very heavy and takes some effort to open,” he said. A lock has now been installed. Later, the OVA’s landscape contractor found that someone had reset the lawn bowling green irrigation timer to water daily, which can cause damaging fungus to grow on the green. A substance sprayed on the center of the green caused it to brown. A green pigment was sprayed on the area to repair it for the Senior Games starting there June 10. The landscape contractor installed a new irrigation timer June 1 for one of the lawn areas at the Highway 12 intersection. Six days later it was discovered that the timer had been pulled off the wall and its power

turned off, Auburt said. In addition, three sprinkler heads were manually turned off, causing a dead area in the lawn. The landscapers discovered on June 7 that an underground irrigation valve at the bocce court had been manually turned off. Auburt suggested that the vandals involved could be “deliberately trying to sabotage our events or wants OVA to look bad.”

This box was pried open to shut down irrigation at the bocce ball court.

The Oakmont bowling green was turned brown when vandals sprayed a substance on it. (Photos by Rick Aubert)


League of Oakmont Maintained Area Associations nJohn Renwick

Notice of City of Santa Rosa SMOKING ORDINANCE

On July 7, 2015, the City of Santa Rosa adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in multifamily housing. Under the City Code Section 9-20.030, smoking includes lighting, burning, vaping, or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, electronic smoking device, tobacco product, marijuana, or any other combustible substance. Multifamily residence means any residential property containing two or more units with one or more shared walls, floors, or ceilings, including, but not limited to, condominiums, duplexes and any other attached housing (such as townhouses). City Code Section 9-20.070: effective October 6, 2015, smoking and vaping is prohibited in all common areas unless the association has designated and marked a smoking area meeting all of the criteria set forth in the ordinance.

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OVA Construction Oversight Committee Purpose: The purpose of this committee is to investigate and submit to the board recommendations for all experts/consultants and contractors necessary to develop/design/construct/ manage any facility asset repair/replacement project expected to exceed $30,000.00. This committee, on an annual basis, will evaluate the reserve study component costs and recommend price and useful life updates. The association manager if she/he chooses to may request assistance from this committee for any project estimated to cost less than $30,000. Product: The committee is responsible for assisting the Association Manager and Facilities Manager in interviewing vendors and subcontractors for repair/ replacement projects and also assist in the supervision of the repair project(s) which could include weekly or bi-monthly meetings with the experts/consultants and/or contractors involved in the project(s). Timeframe: This committee will be a standing committee for the purpose of developing and managing complex construction projects for OVA. The committee members will be approved by the board to two-year terms. The purpose of the two-year term is to create the continuity and stability necessary for development and implementation of any repair/ replacement project(s). This committee will develop standard construction procedures for the purpose of faster project development/completion time. Budget: Any project in excess of $30,000 must first be approved “in concept” by the OVA board before the committee begins developing a project. The committee may request funding for research and development from the board. Reporting: While a project is underway, the committee shall provide a written monthly report to the board. Member Qualifications: The number of members appointed to this committee will be no more than three. Prospective members will be interviewed by the Association Manager and Facilities Manager who will send their recommendations to the board for approval. All members must have extensive building/ construction experience. Members must have a proven ability to create or assist in creating RFP’s, understand construction documents, and be able to evaluate/ negotiate contracts and change orders.


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The Oakmont News / June 15, 2016


Golf News



nChuck Wood

We have completed our five-round Eclectic Tournament and the winners are, in order: Dan Sienes, John Munkacsy, Wayne Mickaelian and Phil Sapp. Niner handicaps are based on 50% of your NCGA handicap on the East Course. For those that are not an NCGA member, your handicap is determined by your nine-hole scores posted on the Niner Posting sheet. So, NCGA Members should post all rounds played anywhere. The NCGA computer will accept nine-hole scores and will combine that score with the next nine-hole score posted. In addition to posting with NCGA, post your score on the Niner posting sheet. Walt Brown heads up a volunteer divot sanding group of golfers that meet every other Thursday at 8 a.m. and sands divots on the tees and fairways on just nine holes each time on the East or West Course. We team up with another golfer and use one of the club’s carts (so we keep our own cart sand-free) and work our way down the fairways sanding divots. It’s fun and is a great way to know some of our fellow golfers and it only takes about one hour of your time. We East Course players need to be more represented in the group. Give Walt a call at 537-0572 and tell him you want to participate and join in on the fun. Happy Golfing!

Sweeps Results for May 16 Individual Low Net

First place: Dan Sienes with a net 26. Second place: Wayne Mickaelian with net 29. Third place: Phil Sapp with a net 31. Fourth place: Art Boot with a net 31.5. Fifth place tie: Joe Lash, John Munkacsy and Tom Massip, all with a net 32. Eighth place: Don Schulte with a net 32.5. Ninth place: Al Bentham with a net 33. Closest-to-the-pin: Phil Sapp, 11’8”; Tom Massip, 23’11”; Jim Norem, 35’0”.

Sweeps Results for May 23 Individual Low Net

First place: David Beach with a net 29.5. Second place: Don Morse with a net 30. Third place: Jack Robinson with a net 30.5. Fourth place tie: Bill Wellman, Noel Schween and Dan Sienes, all with a net 31. Seventh place: Charlie Perotti with a net 31.5. Eighth place tie: Wendell Freeman, Joe Lash, Keith Wise and Al Bentham, all with a net 33. Closest-to-the-pin: Neil Huber, 20’9”; Noel Schween, 28’4”.

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Wednesday Men’s Club

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nTony D’Agosta

photo by Robert Couse-Baker


In our last two OGC Board meetings there has been discussion about the difficulties some members experience when playing their respective “normal” tees; that is, the Yellow tees for the women and the White tees for men. And yet, we are not hostage to those tees. We can play different tees, including combinations of tees, and still be able to post scores and carry accurate, appropriate handicaps. And, have fun doing it! Here is what our club has done to enable such enjoyable flexibility. First of all, both women and men can play a full round from the tees forward of their “normal” tee boxes. That is, women can play and post scores from the Forward (“Red”, although they look dark orange to me) tees and men can play from the Yellow tees enabled by the facts that our Oakmont Golf Club scorecards show the respective ratings (Course Rating “par” and Slope) for such scenarios. When posting one’s round after playing, our computer set-ups in both Pro Shops allow selection of the specific set of tees that one used. So, for example, if I play from the Yellow tees one day on either course, I can post my score for the Yellow tees and the handicap calculating computer will handle that just fine in updating my running Index. But playing a full round from the Forward tees, or only the Yellow tees, may not be enough of a challenge for many women. To the rescue comes “Combo Tees”—hooray. Today, women can play either a “White/Yellow Combo Tee” or “Yellow/Red Combo Tee” round of golf and be able to post their scores appropriately (because both combinations are rated—but for the West Course only—and the allknowing computers can handle the Index updates without problem). The mystery, however, has been knowing which specific tee to use on which specific hole while playing “Combo Tees.” A mystery no more! On top of the cabinet in the West Pro Shop that houses the monitor and keyboard for posting scores one will find copies of the WGANC rating sheets for both sets of Combo Tees. Along the left side, those sheets provide hole by hole designation of which tee to use. Please take one of those sheets with you if you are going to play Combo Tees, as this information is not printed on our Oakmont Golf Club scorecards. When posting, select the appropriate Combo. Jack Nicklaus has long advocated golfers playing on appropriate tees—that is, tees that correlate to their abilities—so that golfers have fun, and want to come back and play some more. We do too.

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Championship Matches: first flight, Tom Parker and John Weston, 6 and 5; second flight, Mike Isola and Charlie Huff, 6 and 5; third flight, Phil Sapp and Bill Smith, 2 and 1; fourth flight, Jack Haggerty and Wally Juchert, 3 and 1; fifth flight, Bob Siela and Rodi Martinelli, 4 and 3. Consolation Matches: first flight, Shelly Brodsky; second flight, Mike Doyle; third flight, Frank Giannini; fourth flight, Tony D’Agosta; fifth flight, Joe Lash. Individual Low Net Matches: First flight (9–19): first, Bill Roberts, 71; second tie, Denny Mool and Gary Smith, 73; fourth, Mike Hull, 74. Second flight (21–up): first, Andy Frauenhofer, 68; second, Scott Ricci, 75; third, Charlie Perotti, 76; fourth tie, Lou Lari, Alan Stewart and Bill Wellman, 80. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): #8—Tom Parker, 10’6”; #13—Mike Hull, 22’2”; #16—Shelly Brodsky, 31’3”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Alan Stewart, 2’7”; #13—Bob Siela, 27’5”; #16—Bob Siela, 13’5”. Congratulations to Tom Parker, our 2016 President’s Cup Champion—well played. We styled the tournament as our recent Tournament Director, Dennis Cronin envisioned it, and with a few tweaks, we’ll make it better. Thanks, Dennis.


First place, Dick Scott/Frank Smith, 63.5; second place, David Beach/Dan Sienes, 64.5; third place, Dan Levin/John Munkacsy, 65. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–24): #8—Keith Wise, 50’1”; #16—Joe Lash, 43’9”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 24–up): #16—David Beach, 18’6”.

May 25, WEST COURSE 3-2-1 GAME

First flight (11.3–21.3): first, Andy Frauenhofer, Bob Ayers, Randy Kephart and (blind draw), 121; second, Phil Sapp, Bill Roberts, Charlie Huff and (blind draw), 122. Second Flight (22.3–up): first, Dennis DeSousa, Bob Flores, Frank James and Chuck Mendenhall, 118; second, Tom Wayne, Bud Simi, Scott Ricci and Bob Siela, 119. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 0–19): # 8—Bill Roberts, 8’2”; #13—Frank Zelko, 9’2”; #16—Charlie Huff, 3’11”. Closest-to-the-pins (HDCP 20–up): #8—Bud Simi, 6’0”; #13—Chuck Mendenhall, 11’4”; #16—Tom Wayne, 12’3”. Hole #5—Rick Yates, 19’4”.

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18 nKathy Faherty

18-Hole Tuesday & Thursday Women’s Club TUESDAY

May 17: Patty Buchholz was Low Gross player of the field of 38 players. First flight: first, Patty Buccholz; second, Marie Pierce; third, Kathy Mokricky; fourth tie, Kris Peters and Judy Early. Second flight: first, Mary Rossi; second, Michele Yturralde; third, Marie Delagnes; fourth, Cindy Carroll; fifth, Charlene Buchold. Third flight: first, Linda Yates; second, Ro Nicholson; third, Judy Duport; fourth tie, Mary Jobson and Lynn Davis. Fourth flight: first, Ellie Baciocco; second, Patti Schweizer; third, Elaine Foote; fourth, Betty VanVoorhis; fifth, Cynthia Tripaldi. May 24: Patty Buchholz was Low Gross of the field of 39 players. First flight: first, Kris Peters; second, Patty Buchholz; third, Mary Rossi; fourth tie, Kathy Mocricky, Joan Seliga and Ginny Manos. Second flight: first tie, Nancy Shaw and Michele Yturralde; third tie, Piilani Edwards and Charlene Buchold; fifth tie, Jean Reed and Ellean Huff. Third flight: first tie, Vanita Collins and Betty VanVoorhis; third tie, Lynn Davis and Laurie Vree; fifth, Judy Duport. Fourth flight: first, Elaine Foote; second, Tammy Siela; third tie, Ellie Baciocco, Eileen Mickaelian and Linda Frediani.


May 19: Laura Bellows was Low Gross of the field of 19 players on the East Course. First flight: first tie, Laura Bellows and Michele Yturralde; third, Yoshi Smith; fourth, Mary Rossi. Second flight: first, Judy Duport; second, Cindy Carroll; third, Linda Kilpatrick. Third flight: first, Jane O’Toole; second, Carol Locke; third, Ro Nicholson. May 26: Linda Paul was Low Gross of the field of 20 players. First flight: first, Penny Wright; second tie, Linda Paul and Becky Hulick; fourth, Leslie Clark. Second flight: first, Ginny Manos; second tie, Mary Rossi and Linda Kilpatrick. Third flight: first, Laurie Vree; second, Leslie Wiener; third, Jane O’Toole; fourth tie, Judy Duport and Nancy DeSousa.


nSue Rowlands

Thursday Evening Pinochle

Join us at the Activities Center in the card room on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month. Arrive by 6:15 .m. We draw for partners just before 6:30 p.m. and play starts promptly after that. We change partners after each game of four hands. Need to brush up? Come at 6 p.m. for practice play. Singles and couples are welcome. There are no membership dues. Cost for the evening is $1 and money is awarded to the top scores for the evening.

Looking for daytime pinochle?

We also meet every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in the Activities Center card room. This is a wonderful way to learn pinochle or brush up on your game, as well as for experienced players. Arrive shortly before 9 a.m. We draw for partners, so singles or couples are welcome. Cost is 25¢ per game, paid to the winners. For information or questions call Chuck or me at 537-7498.


Senior Men’s Club


nJohn Williston

9-Hole Thursday Women’s Club

nValerie Boot

On Wednesday, May 18, the Seniors traveled to The Links at Bodega Harbor, our sister KemperSports course. Unfortunately, scheduling problems led to a conflict with the WMC President’s Cup finals so the number of Oakmont Seniors players was significantly down from their usual showing. Those who could not travel missed out on an exceptional trip as the weather at Bodega was close to perfect, something that is sometimes not true this close to the ocean. Moreover, the course was in excellent shape. Add the spectacular views and challenging course layout and you have the ingredients for a very satisfying trip. The results below note the names of members of the threesomes, but the first names of the non-Oakmont players were not available. Wednesday, May 18: Santa Rosa Country Club and Oakmont at The Links at Bodega Harbor—Best Ball of Threesomes: first place, Newman, Luke, and Keith Wise, 53; second, Johnston, Art Hastings, and Siralo, 58 (card-off); third, Matteri, Franklin, and Larry Frediani, 58. Closest-to-the-pin: Art Hastings. Monday, June 13: Oakmont hosted Rio Vista, Bodega Harbor, and Napa Country Clubs. Results will be reported in the August 1 issue of the Oakmont News. Thursday, June 30: the Seniors will travel to the Napa Country Club, one the favorite venues of the year. The crystal ball says that the weather will be perfect, the food and golf superb, and the views exceptional. Don’t miss the one!

SWEEPS RESULTS May 19: 14 Players, West Back Nine

First flight: first, Betty Van Voorhis; second, Ellie Baciocco; third, Elaine Foote. Second flight: first, Ada Branstetter; second, Roberta Lommori; third tie, Barbara James, Henni Williston and Vanita Collins.

May 26: 26 Players, Front Nine

First flight: first tie, Linda Yates, Maria Mar and Ellie Baciocco; fourth, Betty Van Voorhis. Second flight: first, Marie Crimaldi; second, Roberta Lammori; third, Debbie Jaffee; fourth, Arlene Keenley; fifth tie, Elaine Foote and Tammy Siela. Third flight: first tie, Barbara James and Barbara Bowman; third, Henni Williston; fourth, Joan McDonnell; fifth, Joan Eiserloh.


Summer finally arrived. Thursday, June 21: 18-Hole Collaborative Red Tees Game, West course, Shotgun. Luncheon to follow. Check our bulletin board for details and sign-up sheets.

WRENS NEWS from Linda Yates

There are four WRENS President’s Cup Qualifying rounds to be held July 7, 14 and 28, and August 4. All Niners can join the WRENS prior to the first round. Please check the bulletin board for details. The President’s Cup will be held Wednesday, October 5 at Black Rock.


Thursday, June 30: at Napa Valley Country Club Monday, July 25: at Oakmont—Marin, Richmond Tuesday, August 2: at Windsor Monday, August 8: at Contra Costa Thursday, August 18: at Moraga Thursday, August 25: at Richmond Wednesday, September 21: at Marin

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Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon Luncheon nDorrelle Aasland

nLaurie Hartmann

Who we are

We are a Christian fellowship assisting and supporting mature adults living out their spiritual faith, being made whole by the Word of God in loving community. You are warmly invited to Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center, 6633 Oakmont Drive. We will be continuing a new speaking series, “Elder-Faith,” which seeks to explore how our faith can be a source of encouragement and hope as we enter the second half of life.

June 19

Dan Melligan’s topic will be “The Most Powerful Tool of Old Age.” “Elder-Faith has the power of Life and Death and there’s one tool above others useful to wield this awesome influence.” Debbie Knapp will be playing piano for worship.

June 26

Dick Meyer will be speaking on the topic of work as it relates to our elder years. “The topic of Work evokes in us a plethora of thoughts and emotions. We all have a unique part to play in God’s Kingdom.” Lucas Sherman will be playing piano and clavinova.

Midweek Bible Study

Join Allan Linton in our study of Genesis. No homework required. We’ll read through Scripture, ask questions and apply the truths we discover to our lives. All are welcome at any time. WHERE: Oakmont Gardens, Room 106 WHEN: Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Our annual Bridge Award Luncheon was held at the Quail Inn on May 11. The event was planned by Rita Kronen and we can thank her for such a wonderful day. It was a beautiful day and we are so fortunate to have a Quail Inn to host our lunch and afternoon of bridge. Congratulations and prizes were presented to the following winners for the 2015–16 season: Section 1, Advanced: first place, Dorrelle Aasland and Frankie Fagan; second place, Barbara James and Elaine Foote; third place, Judy Brodsky and Chris Pecknold. Section 2, Intermediate: first place, Jan Donnelly

and Betty Gustafson; second place, Rita Kronen and Ellen Mufson; third place, Bev Schilpp and Jean Bois. After distributing the prizes the remaining proceeds of our membership are used to benefit the Visual Aids Workshop, whose tactile aids help children all over the world. This year we were able to donate $490. It is sign-up time for next year’s marathon. Each couple alternates playing at a different opponent’s home. We all share hosting and play at an agreed upon date. Please send the form below to me by July 25. We welcome new members and if you don’t have a partner we will try to assign you one. Call me at 537-1518.


It is sign-up time for this season’s Oakmont Visual Aids Bridge Marathon. Please fill in the form below and return, along with your check for $15, made out to Oakmont Visual Aids. Mail both to Dorrelle Aasland, 7358 Oakmont Dr., 537-1518. Please note on your sign-up the name of your partner! New players, or those needing a partner, are welcome and should call Dorrelle as soon as possible. Deadline for your check is July 25. We will be starting in September through April. Advanced: Name______________________________________________ E-mail____________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ Phone______________________________ Partner____________________________________________________________ Intermediate: Name______________________________________________ E-mail____________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ Phone______________________________ Partner____________________________________________________________

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Neighborhood Watch News nShirley Hodgkins and Patricia Hewes

A Community Neighborhood Watch meeting was held on Monday, May 23 at the East Rec. The Santa Rosa Police Department sent Officer Aaron Gonzales­ Campos and volunteer John Guaraglia to present information, provide support for our program and answer questions from the group. Approximately 25 Oakmonters attended. Sue Hattendorf from COPE was present along with the members of the Neighborhood Watch Committee: Shirley and Norm Hodgkins; Chuck MacLaughlin and Patricia Hewes.


Santa Rosa Police ask that we report anything stolen, no matter how small. This can lead to patterns of crime in certain areas. Call police for any suspicious activity. The number to call for non­emergencies is: 528­-5222. A resident saw three young men on the golf course one evening at dusk. They had golf clubs in their hands but otherwise seemed out of place. She did not report it. The next day a bathroom on the golf course had been vandalized. Do not hesitate to call. Never put yourself in any situation that could create a problem. Suspicious behavior is anything out of the ordinary. Beware of utility or maintenance workers; do not let them in unless you have called them. See it. Recognize it. Report it. When you call, have detailed information available: for a person, gender and any other pertinent information; for a vehicle, color, vehicle type (two or four-door, truck or van), make and model and license number if possible.


Typical crimes for Oakmont are: 1. Burglary, 2. Fraud and scams, 3. Elder abuse—financial, emotional, physical. We are a trusting generation which makes us ripe for scams and fraudulent schemes. Scam artists really target our age groups, especially in the computer area. If you are planning to be away from home, let a neighbor know. You can call the Santa Rosa Police front desk to report that to the police as well. Call 543­ 3600. Cancel mail and deliveries. Have a neighbor put out your garbage cans. Your COPE representative has an Away from Home Notice to inform your neighbors as well. The 911 number is to report emergencies and crimes in progress.

Regular Art Association programming ended with the May 13 meeting and board election. Additional non-elected board positions have been filled, for the most part, but the nominating committee is particularly looking for an individual to fill the position of Trip Coordinator. Anyone interested should contact me at 529-4587. Meetings will resume in September.


Trips 4U, a local independent tour operator, is offering a tour of the new SFMOMA on Wednesday, July 20. This is not on Art Association-sponsored tour, but the board wanted to advise our members of this opportunity, since the new facility is quite amazing. Designed in partnership with architecture firm Snøhetta, the 235,000-square-foot building expansion will more than double the museum’s exhibition space, add art-filled free-to-the-public galleries, and open the building to the surrounding neighborhood. The expanded museum will showcase a growing SFMOMA collection along with the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the world’s greatest collections of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about SFMOMA’s transformation at future. Cost for transportation and admission is $85; $99 includes a docent-led architectural tour. For more information and registration, go to

nTina Lewis

Long-eared Owl by Robert Hastings.

Robert began painting on retiring from a career in civil engineering. He is basically self-taught, aside from a few art classes at local northern California colleges. Though he began with acrylics, he soon found he preferred oils as a more forgiving medium. He has shown and sold works throughout Sonoma County, Redding and Reno.

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Ravitch points to mandated reporting as a key element in combating financial abuse of elder adults. Reported cases went from 987 in 1999 to 4,300 in 2015, a “sign that we’re all working together and doing a better job of protecting seniors.” Ravitch’s July presentation will include information on the Coalition and FAST, including how to advocate for oneself to safeguard against fraud. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Berger Center.

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1932 Ford three-window coupe he finally acquired at age 74 that fulfilled his teenage dream. Bob Wilkinson, a retired doctor from Oakmont attending for the first time, said he drooled over the Cobra when he was in med school, but gas at 75 cents a gallon dissuaded him from purchasing one. Many years later he bought a 1975 Porsche Targa that he recently sold to his son for $1. Another crowd pleaser was a 1929 Ford Boat-Tail Speedster designed by a husband/wife team from scratch. Bill Ewertz, a furniture maker, built the mahogany body of the car one strip at a time. It took him a year and half. “There is certainly a lot of variety this year,” observed Oakmonters Joan and Milton Andrew. “We’ve seen a lot of classic cars in our lifetime since we’ve been around a long time.” The couple has been married 70 years. Attending the show this year was Bud Anderson who started the event 14 years ago with his neighbor, Bob Reinecker. “We decided it would be a good way to find out how many people had cars in their garages,” said Anderson who owned a 1965 Mustang he still misses. The first year there were 25 cars, which were augmented by friends and members of the local car club in the following years. While the show has grown to become Oakmont’s largest event, the $5 fee, unlike the cost of most things, remains the same thanks to the many volunteer hours.

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Playreaders nNorma Doyle

nGreg Goodwin

On June 27 Ginny Smith will present 2 (Two) Across written by playwright Jerry Mayer. Mayer has had an impressive career in television, writing and producing such prized shows as “M*A*S*H,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “All in the Family,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” His first love is writing for the theatre and his award-winning plays and musicals have appeared successfully in New York city four times (Off-Broadway) and in hundreds of theatres all over the US and Canada, as well as in Europe. Many of Mayer’s plays deal with the “ups, downs and sideways” of male/female relationships. The play 2 (Two) Across features two strangers, a psychologist and an unemployed ad man who find themselves alone on a San Francisco commuter train at 4 a.m., each doing their New York Times crossword puzzles. The humor comes from their extreme differences, with each trying to change the other for the better. Before their crosswords are solved, they find that they may have solved the puzzles of their own lives. Playreaders include Bernie Cheriff, Ginny Smith and Evelyn Zigmont. Playreaders gather every Monday from 2–3 p.m. in the Central Activity Center, Room B and welcome all visitors.

Several times I’ve written about the health benefits of exercise for seniors. I just read an interesting study published in the May 16th issue of JAMA. We all know that exercise is good for our hearts. Now, Stephen Moore’s study indicates that vigorous, moderate and even slight exercise may reduce the risk of developing 13 types of cancer. Exercise, in addition to a healthy diet, shows promise in cancer prevention. Which brings us to Lawn Bowling. Lawn Bowling is now played in the morning before intense sun and heat can cause health problems. It is important to remember to drink H20 and wear light clothing including hats in the good ole summertime. Get exercise, vitamin D from sunshine and don’t forget sun block. Lawn Bowling is fun and good for your health.


The board struggled during a lengthy discussion with the issue of providing insurance for tournaments and other Oakmont events. While the OVA’s insurance provides liability coverage for regular activities within or on the grounds of Oakmont facilities, OVA Manager Cassie Turner said a one-day rider costing about $350 is needed for such events as the recent annual car show. Turner said that there is confusion among Oakmont clubs about what OVA’s insurance covers. For example, the Oakmont Walkers Club was disbanded after its members learned that OVA insurance doesn’t cover the club’s trips outside Oakmont. Director Batchelor suggested that there is “not a simple answer” to the insurance questions and each event may have to be approached separately. The board has prepared a draft of a document outlining OVA’s insurance coverage and the issues involved. A final draft, which will include directors’ comments and clearance by OVA attorneys, will be circulated in the community. An additional issue arose when it was noted that at least one club, the Tennis Club, has been using the

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Allie’s grandmother had written letters to him every two weeks while he was in prison. He wanted to see her and got the first flight he could to SFO. The next day, he arrived at the Oakmont Gardens and knocked on her apartment door. Grams was overwhelmed to see him. She said, “Wait till you see your sister.” Meanwhile, Elbie was watching the Lawn Bowlers play. Allie also looked out the window. Grams said Allison has made some friends who lawn bowl and often sits on the bench learning how to... To be continued...


The competition was intense and the new format was well received. The gold, silver and bronze teams were awarded 2012 Reserve Zinfandel bottles of wine compliments of St. Anne’s Crossing Winery. The winners will be featured in the July 1 column.


Playreaders for The Vibrator Play were: (standing) Susan Baguette, Sandy White, Ginny Smith, Star Power, Ron White; (sitting) Norma Doyle and Pete Folkens.

We can announce the winners of this year’s Men’s Pairs Tournament. Ed McKee and Jim MacAlistaire won in the last end of a very exciting, spirited yet friendly match.


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The next step is for the council and the OVA to agree on a contract. Board member Frank Batchelor said it would be submitted to the OVA attorney for approval. Julie Jones, a founding member of CARE, told the Oakmont News that CARE would continue in its role in support of the new program.

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OVA’s tax identification number on its bank deposits. Elke Strunka, board treasurer, said that could be a tax problem for the OVA and should be stopped. The board discussed proposals for a new sign at the entrance to the East Rec. with prices ranging from $3,500 to $9,250. With strongest support for the $3,500 sign, Turner was directed to find out the additional cost of replacing the proposed wooden supports with a suitable metal to extend the sign’s life and to seek additional bids. It was also suggested to have white letters on a green background matching the color of the East Rec. building to increase readability. The existing sign suffers from dry rot. A request from residents to permit food at the pools received little support. The request cited dietary needs of those with diabetes or other conditions and the fun for kids to eat with their friends. Board member Ellen Leznik said the reasons cited to allow food were overridden by the mess that would be created, grease from snacks finding its way into the pool and attracting wasps. While no action can be taken at workshops, the issue apparently died for lack of support. The workshop audience was asked for a show of hands to support permitting food, and no hands were raised. Responding to a resident’s request to buy the large pottery kiln in the Central Activities Center arts room, directors favored Turner accepting the offer of $400. The kiln is one of two, which apparently are rarely, if ever, used. Watch a video of the workshop at www.oakmontvillage. com/videos.

Congratulations to this year’s Open Pairs Tournament winners. The team of Tom Ternullo and Marilyn Garland took top honors.


If you haven’t signed up for the Independence Day Holiday Tournament, check the bulletin board to see if you can play or call Jerry at 538-3119.


The sign- up sheet is on the bulletin board. The challenge has been made and “with the heart of champions” we’ll defend the trophy representing excellence in Lawn Bowling. Leisure Town will host the annual tournament on Wednesday, June 22. The games start at 9:30 a.m. We will play two 10-end games in the morning and two 10-end games in the It belongs here! afternoon. Victory awaits!


The next After Five event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12. The focus is on having fun as the sun goes down. Bring food to share with the other bowlers and bring beverages to drink to your heart’s content. Arrive at 4:45 p.m. Bowling starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the party.


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Single Boomers Social Club

Cal Alumni Club

nCarolita Carr

nJulie Kiil

June 23, 6 PM, East Rec. Center Patio Wine and Cheese, Please!

Spend the evening relaxing on the patio with your SBSC friends. Enjoy the views from under the umbrellas of the East Rec. Center. Escape to the pool room for a quick game, then come back for another glass of your favorite beverage. Bring some finger food to share. Board members Terry Teplitz and Carolita Carr manned a table at Join a Club night last month, and spoke to several perspective members. We were able to invite them to our May mixer, and Marilyn joined that evening. Marilyn’s comment was, “I wish I had joined sooner!” A couple of folks walked by the table and said, “Oh, I’m too old.” We know our name says Boomers, but we accept any age as long as you are single. If you love life and you want to have fun, we are the club for you. One thing members of our club enjoy is dancing, and recent events have provided us with plenty of opportunities. We were well represented at the Boomers Dance Vibrations and then again the next day at the Concert on the Green. A week later we opened Funky Friday on the lawn at the Hood Mansion. We have been there a couple of times since then. We had a great time getting to know each other better at our Fun and Games Mixer last month. We had dinner and good conversation. Then we took the time to hear about people at other tables. Thank you, Terry for the clever ways to get people talking! In addition to our June 23 mixer, we will share tables at the following events: June 17: Rico McDaniel Trio (he’s one of us!) at the Quail Inn, 7–9:30 p.m. June 18: OVA Swing Band Night at the Berger Center, 6–9 p.m. June 25: Boomers “At the Hop” party at the Berger

Center, 5–9 p.m. Members, remember to check your E-mail inboxes for special invitations and E-mail Shout Outs regarding new events. Other than this column, this is our only method of communication. If you are single, live in Oakmont, and would like to participate in fun activities, join us by filling out the attached application form, or pick up one in the Single Boomers Social Club folder at the OVA Office.

Party on the Green

Dancing at Funky Friday.


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Fifth Annual Pride Picnic June 18

ORW’s 10,000 Degrees Fundraiser Concert— Exciting News! We reported last issue that the raffle, auction and donations at May’s concert featuring Holly Near, Barbara Higbie and Jan Martinelli succeeded beyond our wildest dreams—totaling almost $15,000 for the ORW scholarship(s) that 10,000 Degrees will award. Since then we learned that, even more amazingly, our energy and enthusiasm that night moved an anonymous donor to match the concert fundraising proceeds! Yes—there will now be $30,000 in scholarship money from Oakmont Rainbow Women to support low income Sonoma County lesbian students who are first in their families to attend college. We celebrate the generosity of our community. “Gay pride or LGBT pride,” our celebration of ourselves and each other, as opposed to discrimination and social stigma, “is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.” This is no time to put our pride on the

New Intermediate Bridge nKate Hill, Instructor


Please complete this form and return it to the OVA SBSC folder, along with your check for $ 12 to: SBSC

nKathy Cirksena and Jeanne DeJoseph

Saddle Club Dinner—June 16

The Oakmont Cal Club’s monthly dinner at Wild Oak Saddle Club is on Thursday, June 16 beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. with Roast Sirloin of Beef, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and gravy, green salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The cost is $29.50 for Saddle Club members and $32 for non-members. The dinner includes cocktails before dinner, tax and gratuity. Reservations are due by Thursday, June 16. To make reservations, call Ed Low at 538-7785. The Wild Oak Saddle Club is located at 550 White Oak Drive. To keep current on the club’s activities check out the website For membership information call Bonnie at 537-9631.

A new intermediate bridge class begins Friday, June 24 at the Card Room in the Oakmont Central Activity Center. It’s a three-week course from 9:30–11:30 a.m. on June 24, July 8 and July 15 (please note: no class on July 1). I am a teacher and director certified by the American Contract Bridge League. I have also achieved the rank of Gold Life Master as a tournament player. However, my focus in lessons is on fun bridge, as an opportunity for fellowship and stimulation with friends and foes alike. This class is for those who have completed basic bridge, and would like to improve their chances for setting contracts and focus on an often overlooked activity that you perform about 50% of the time— defending! We will learn how to think of defense in three different categories, differentiated by what type of dummy you see, and when not to lead fourth from longest and strongest against No Trump! Students may enroll, individually or with a partner, at the first class meeting on June 24 at 9:15 a.m., or by contacting me at or 545-3664. Feel free to contact me with questions. Cost is $15 per class, or $35 for the series of three classes. Drop-ins welcome!

Oakmont Rainbow Women shelf—we all love to have fun and pass time with each other and our allies and to recognize the pride we have for the gains of the past few decades and the stance we maintain against efforts to get us to shut up and go away. In the U.S. in June we commemorate a demonstration on June 28, 1969 where LGBT people of all backgrounds rose up together to resist harassment from local police at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. Much has changed. Pride celebrations are now commonplace around the world and thanks to the efforts of LGBT activists and their allies, our human and civil rights have been confirmed by the US Supreme Court. But we are still fighting legalized discrimination in many states around the country, restricted from just living our lives in peace and harmony with our neighbors. More than 100 bills in 22 states are being proposed to align with the hateful laws recently enacted in Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. They restrict the rights of LGBT folks and allow others

to legally discriminate in every arena: work, housing and commerce among others. So-called “bathroom bills” targeting trans people, but affecting anyone who looks different, plus others such as laws allowing judges to refuse to marry same-sex couples, letting businesses deny services and enabling employers to fire LGBT workers— all have the same goal: legalizing discrimination. This is an ongoing struggle where we can point to our many achievements and legal victories but acknowledge that there is much that remains to be done. Won’t you join us? All Oakmonters, regardless of sexual orientation, are invited to the 5th annual (wow) Oakmont Rainbow Women Potluck Pride Picnic—we love to meet our allies! Look for the rainbow flags and signs on Saturday, June 18. We’ll be at the West Rec. picnic area from 1–4 p.m. Bring a chair, a hat, sunscreen and a dish to share. The Oakie Folkies will provide their usual great music and we can sing along. Celebrate diversity!


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It’s Fawn Season

Rambling with the Rovers RV Club nJulie Cade

The May trip to the beautiful Mendocino coast was a great success, with 18 people (more women than men!), four cats and two dogs enjoying spectacular sunny weather the entire week.

Back row: Jim Ritter, John and Skipper Taylor, Bruce Bon, Julie Cade. Front: Marilyn, Lorene Ritter, Nancy Hickman, Joanne Fuller, Linda Allen. Not shown: Carol Sunshine, Jeff Hickman.

We received a pleasant surprise the first night when new members Connie and Les Daniels showed up unannounced to “check us out.” As relatively new Oakmonters with lots of RV-ing experience and membership in another long-time Santa Rosa RV group, they were shy but interested in learning who we are and what we do. We were relieved and happy when they decided to join us nightly for our dinners and look forward to their participation in future events. Walking the Mendocino headlands to the beat of pounding surf, admiring the ongoing wildflower show, sharing potluck, eating out in some great restaurants, and hanging around camp together for

fun and games made for a fine trip, thanks to the prior planning and supervising of Wagonmasters Jim and Lorene Ritter. Linda Allen arranged a special docentled tour of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, where we feasted visually on the rhododendrons, fuchsias, roses, green space, and rugged shoreline of this magnificent jewel. In June we are doing a very local but fun excursion up the road to Sugarloaf State Park, where Ron and Bev Levy will host a Star Party. Details on all these fun outings and our social events can be found at our website, If you want to meet us and check out the club, we invite you to attend our upcoming August 13 picnic as our guest. For more information and how you can join us (membership is cheap—$10 a year—and the memories are priceless), go to our website, http:// or contact Jim Ritter at 537-8215.

This fawn photographed in a yard on Aspen Meadows Circle is among many new arrivals around Oakmont. They can be seen in yards, and sometimes on the streets—worth a note of caution by drivers. (Photo by Keither Sauer)

American Mah Jongg Club nMarie Haverson

Blues and Beyond nEd Kelleher

Musicians who are interested in joining a small band/combo that is forming at Oakmont are asked to contact me at 282-9191. Group members need to be able to play a band instrument and read music. The ability to play from a lead sheet will be a plus. A bass player would be especially welcome. This group will meet during the summer months, beginning in July. A possible extension of this time frame will depend on the interests of the group members.


If you want to meet some new friends and have a great time while doing so, then the American Mah Jongg Club is the club for you! We meet at the East Rec. Center every first and third Monday of the month. Our next Mah Jongg meeting will be on June 20. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m., games start at 1 p.m. until approx. 3:30 p.m. at the East Rec. Center. Dues are $1 per meeting. The money is used for club parties and expenses as needed. Sorry, we only have openings for experienced players or teams at this time! We will see you June 20.

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Music on the Greens The sun broke through to brighten and help warm up a crowd that gathered on the Oakmont Golf Club driving range for this year’s tropical themed Party on the Greens. Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys tribute band played that group’s music, coaxing some of the crowd of some 300 people onto the dance floor. Many in the audience joined in the spirit with tropical attire, a few even wearing leis. The event on Sunday, May 22, was sponsored jointly by the Oakmont Golf Club and the Oakmont Village Association. The program was free. Partygoers were able to buy food and drink on the greens.

Photos by Marty Thompson. More photos online at

Documentary Film Masterworks nErnie Rose

One thing that many of us will have to come to terms with, as we and our loved ones age and become ill, is how to address the issue of end of life decisions. Less than six months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that made California the latest of only five states in the U.S. (the others being Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and New Mexico) that make it lawful for physicians to write prescriptions for fatal medications that may be taken, under certain conditions, when a person is terminally ill and wants to be in control of when their life should end. The subject of euthanasia has had a long and troubled history. During the Nazi era, it was used to justify the mass murder of six million Jews, Gypsies and homosexuals. The “science” of eugenics sought to breed out those with inferior DNAs and thus improve the quality of the human race. Religious values have also played a major part in the debate of where a line is crossed between help for those suffering pain and the moral and ethical questions of human dignity and social justice. Laws dealing with this topic differ in each country. In Britain, it is limited to the relief of intractable

suffering. In the Netherlands it applies simply to “termination of life by a doctor at the request of a patient.” Non-voluntary euthanasia is illegal in all countries and is usually considered murder. The Catholic Church has been an outspoken opponent of taking one’s own life in any manner, yet euthanasia remains legal in Canada, the Netherlands, Colombia and Belgium—all with a heavily Catholic influence. Peter Richardson’s award-winning documentary How to Die in Oregon (107 min., 2011) provides us with moving insight into some of the dilemmas involved in weighing the pros and cons of this most personal of family decisions. It all began in 1994 when Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act” was approved, but what each of these case studies has to tell us about its implementation may prove very helpful should any of us one day be faced with that agonizing reality. Note: This June program will be the last one before our traditional break in July and August. We will resume again during the third Thursday evening of the month in September, marking the start of the 20th consecutive year of this community service presentation for fellow residents and their guests. WHEN: Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. WHERE: East Recreation Center HOST: Ernie Rose

Join a Club Night Residents new to Oakmont in the past six months explored community clubs and activities with representatives greeting them at the Berger Center the evening of Tuesday, May 24. (Photos by Marty Thompson) Heather and Alan McLintock talk with members of the Bocce Club.

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We are excited to host the Wine Country Games on Saturday, June 18. Senior tennis competition will take place at Oakmont’s west tennis courts. Call Terri Somers, (925) 876-8074 to sign up for men’s or women’s singles, mixed doubles and/or men’s or women’s doubles. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each age group. Info: http://


On Saturday, July 9, 8–11 a.m., break out the traditional white tennis attire. Cinda (OTC Social Director) and Michael Gough are bringing back Woods and Whites in the best tradition of Wimbledon! This is a tennis and social event for members and their guests, as well as former members. Whether you still play or

Tennis Club not, don’t miss this unusual sartorial happening. Breakfast begins on the West Court patio at 8 a.m. and will include, among other items, strawberries and cream, scones with marmalade and jam, croissants, cream cheese, fruit, coffee, lemonade, iced tea and Cinda’s utterly smashing cucumber sandwiches. Mixed Doubles Social Tennis (dues-paying members first) will commence at 8:15 a.m. Michael will contact tennis participants with approximate start times. Show up in your tennis whites (yes, whites!) and bring your racquet. And, no, you do not have to play with wood racquets—but some will be on display. To sign up, submit your payment and coupon no later than July 5 (no drop-ins). The cost is $7 for OTC members/$10 for non-members and includes breakfast and/or tennis. Wristbands will be issued at the event check-in table. Proceeds will support the grand year-end OTC dinner-dance. Questions? Contact Cinda (breakfast) or Michael (tennis), 5379763, See you there, mate—it will be blindingly brilliant!

Round Robin Winners Terri Somers, Vince Taylor and Janet Nogara (not shown: Mark Guillory).


Great tennis, good friends and goodies to accompany our coffee (and mimosas, thanks to Denise McCambridge). We raise our racquets to salute event organizers, Sumner Johnson, George Hasa and Doug Smith, as well as the club members who brought refreshments. Winners of the event were presented bottles of wine. Congratulations to Mark Guillory (B-Men), Janet Nogara (B-Women), Terri Somers (A-Women) and Vince Taylor (A-Men). For more pictures of the event, see the OTC website, hppts://

Food Trucks Coming to the Berger Parking Lot nHeidi Klyn, Boomers Club

WHEN: Saturday, June 25 TIME: 5–8 p.m. WHERE: Berger Parking Lot—Tables and Chairs in the Plaza WHO: Chicago Hot Dogs, Bun Slinger from Palooza’s of Kenwood, and El Coyote Mexican Food from Sonoma (bring cash)

OTC Round Robin Tennis: Terry Brown gets set for a forehand drive.


To (re)join the Oakmont Tennis Club (a low $20/ year), complete the sign-up form in the Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office. Have fun, improve health and make friends! Questions? Contact Membership Chair, Paula Lewis, or 332-0433.


Submit your payment and coupon to the Tennis Club folder in the OVA Office by July 5, $7 per member and $10 per non-member. Member Name(s): ________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________ Guest Name(s): ___________________________________________________________Total enclosed: $_______ # of breakfast only:_______ # of breakfast and tennis:_______ # of tennis only:_______


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Grandparents’ Club Summer Activities

The Dead Ringer Horseshoe Club

nKathy Sowers

Yes, making their own pasta noodles from scratch is fun for our grandchildren! The Grandparents’ Club is preparing for the annual week of activities for you and your grandchildren to share. The summer program is for the week Sunday, July 24 through Friday, July 29.

We begin our fun with a Welcome Party on Sunday, July 24, 3-–5 p.m. at Oakmont Gardens. New classes include Introduction to Pickleball, Zentangle Art, and Aerobics. Registration forms will be published in the July 1 and 15 Oakmont News. They will also be available in the OVA Office and at other locations in Oakmont. A grandparent must accompany children to each event. The last day to register is July 19. The schedule of confirmed events, as I write this, is presented briefly below: July 24: Welcome Party at 3 p.m.; Family Movie Night at 7 p.m. July 25: Music and Movement at 10 a.m.; Intro to

The fee is $10.

Pickleball at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.; Coin Toss in Pool at 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.; Family Bingo at 3:15 p.m. July 25–27: Three-Day Tennis Clinic at 3:30 p.m. July 26: Intro to Tennis at 10 a.m.; Wii Bowling at 1:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m.; Aerobics at 3:30 p.m. July 27: Zentangle Art at 10 a.m.; Table Tennis at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.; Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. July 28: Robotics at 10 a.m.; Puppet Play at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.; Social Time at Pool—just show up! July 29: Bocce Ball at 10 a.m.; Making Pasta Noodles at 12:30 p.m.; Paper Crafts from 10–11:30 a.m. Residents may help us in several ways: Foreign and domestic coins for the coin toss can be donated in an envelope placed in the Grandparents’ Club folder in the OVA Office marked to the attention of George McKinney. Gently used children’s books are given to children at our Welcome Party. Donated books may be left in a donation box placed in our Library. If you have questions about the Grandparents’ Club or activities this week, please contact Leslie Brockman at or call her at 755-3168. We try to keep the costs low to participate in our summer activities. We do this by charging nominal fees for the classes and through the yearly dues of $10 per family for membership in our club. If you have not joined, we encourage you to do it now. A check payable to the Grandparents’ Club or cash may be deposited with the membership form below in the Grandparents’ folder in the OVA, or mailed to Leslie Brockman at 6587 Pine Valley Drive, Santa Rosa, 95409. Please join us at our next meeting June 28 at 4 p.m. in Room 6 at the OVA Office to meet others and hear more about the variety of volunteer tasks available.

nRay Haverson

Attention All Horseshoe Pitchers

If you like to pitch horseshoes, meet some great people, have some fun and get some exercise then this may be the club for you! No experience needed, just a good attitude and a willingness to have a great time and meet some new people. The horseshoe pits are located behind the Central Swimming Pool. Our next meet will be on Thursday, June 16; start times are 9–10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please let me know what times you would like to play and let’s get outside and have some fun in the sun. If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 539-6666 or E-mail me at

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Dance Club

Zentangle™ Art Classes

nDonna Kaiser

nBetsy Smith

Explore you creative side with the Zentangle™. If you can draw a dot, line, squiggly, circle or square, etc., you can do the Zentangle™ Art Method. You do not have to have attended any other Zentangle™ class to come. Everyone is welcome! Classes are on second and fourth Mondays each month. Check the schedule below for specific dates. Materials are provided. Be sure to call or E-mail me to reserve your space in class. Hope to see you in the next class!

Coming up

Monday, June 27: No class Monday, July 11: Black and white Bijou tiles (2” tiles) TIME: 4:30–6 p.m. WHERE: Central Activity Center Art Room COST: $10 per class INFO: All supplies provided. Be sure to register before class starts to have a space. Call me at 321-2105 (cell), or E-mail


Mark your calendars now for the Social and Dance Club’s Hawaiian Evening in Paradise, which will be held on Saturday, August 6. Start practicing your hula now so you’ll be ready for this fun evening of food and music.


Oakmont Macintosh Users Group

nRay Haverson


WHAT: Fourth of July Party WHEN: Monday, 4th of July WHERE: Berger Center TIME: Doors open 4:30 p.m.; dinner at 5:30 p.m.; music 6:30 p.m. COST: $35 per member, $40 member’s guest, $50 nonmembers (best deal $47 per person which includes a Sha-Boom Membership until January 1, 2017 and the 4th of July Party. MENU: BBQ Chicken and Tri Tip, Ray’s Famous Chili, salad, onions and bell peppers, garlic bread and potato salad. Dessert: chocolate and vanilla cake with mixed fruit filling, covered with whipped cream. Drinks: coffee, lemon water and ice. You will not want to miss this party so get your checks in early to reserve your table of eight or seats as this one will sell out very fast. Remember this party is on the Fourth of July. Note: all table reservations must have all checks in one envelope at one time. We assign tables and seating by the date the payments are received. You may pay for a table of eight and give us the names later, however keep in mind that we do have a no

refund policy. We will try to find you a buyer but no guarantee.


In the near future we will be featuring the real Mickey Gilley Show direct from Branson, Missouri. Yes it is the real Mickey with his complete show. He will be doing the same show as he does in Branson with his band and female back-up singers also. So keep an eye out for our announcement on the date and time of the show. Tickets will be $55–$60 due to the cost of having him and his complete show come to Oakmont. Regular cost for his show at other venues are from $125 and up, so it is a great savings. Start saving your money as you will want to see this once in a lifetime appearance here in Oakmont. It will be theater seating for this show.

nBette Shutt


WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 1:30 p.m. Social; 2 p.m. meeting WHERE: West Recreation Center! This is what is turning out to be our annual meeting about asking questions and getting answers! It’s informative and fun. We look forward to seeing you! Website:


Dues are $10 per household. Three ways to join: at any meeting; a check made payable to OakMUG and sent to Justine Haugen, Treasurer, 8926 Acorn Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95409; or you may put your check into our file in the OVA Office. Members receive a discount on the entire catalog of O’Reilly and Peachpit books.


If you need technical assistance with your Mac or accessories, call Ronnie Roche, 573-9649, Certified Apple Consultant. A free service to our membership: send your Mac questions by E-mail to the following E-mail address: An OakMUG Mac expert will either get you an answer or will recommend someone who can.


There will be no June meeting.

Lifelong Learning nDavid Dearden

Celebration of our 10th Anniversary Monday, August 22, 4–6 pm Quail Inn

There will be St. Francis wine and hors d’oeuvres. Price per person is $28. The keynote speaker is Gaye Le Baron, esteemed local historian, Press Democrat columnist, author

and recipient of numerous awards. Gaye was named 2015 Woman of the Year in celebration of Women’s History Month. Seating is limited so we suggest that you file your reservation soon.

10th anniversary reservation form Name(s): __________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:________________________ E-mail:__________________________________ Amount paid:______

Make checks payable to OLL. Please leave this form with your check or cash in an envelope at the OVA Office or mail to Wendy James at 462 Starry Knoll Court (538-5426). Deadline for reservations is Friday, August 12.

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Closure of Oakmont PC Users Group nBarbara G. Dudley

Due to the lack of volunteers to manage the group, OPCUG has met the fate of many PC user groups and closed its doors. The final OPCUG General and Board Meetings took place on Monday, June 13 (the group’s secretary hopes to have the final Board Meeting Minutes online by Monday, June 27). Despite this change, the individuals listed below will continue to assist Oakmont residents without support from the group, and the OPCUG online presence, as listed below, will remain active through February, 2017.

Free PC Help: Dan Gaffney, (916) 878-9538; Al Medeiros, 843-4447; and Phil Kenny, 538-2075. As a separate group, independent of any other Oakmont group, these individuals will publish their own article beginning with the July 1 issue of the Oakmont News.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2016

Pickleball Corner nReenie Lucker

SUMMER PICKLE PARTY “Bluegrass and Trailer Trash”

Save the Date: Wednesday, July 13, 5–8 p.m. at East Rec. Our first potluck with live entertainment, live music, dancing and surprises by the Trash Team! (You must know by now who that is). Bring your favorite main course or hardy salad of eight servings. As usual, it’s BYOB. The cost is $10/ person which pays for light table snacks, the dessert, cups, ice, table décor and entertainment. Make your reservations by signing up court side

Bocce Club nBarbara Bowman


The Wine Country Senior Bocce games were held at Julliard Park on June 3 and 4. The five teams representing Oakmont bowled competitively and had a good time, enjoying the games as well as the accompanying activities. Meeting other bocce players from all over was an added treat. Who won the Battle of the Sexes Tournament and the prized candy bars on June 11, the women or the men? Winners will be revealed in the July 1 issue of the Oakmont News. Evening Bocce, held yesterday evening, June 14, once again proved to be a winner. A large group dug into the huge array of delicious food before competing in some unusual bocce. Thanks to Chris and Phil Duda for managing the event—you did a great job— and to everyone who contributed the tasty dishes.


The Independence Day Tournament is Saturday, July 2, 9:30 a.m. (be there by 9:15). Put on your patriotic gear and compete for your favorite American candy. We’ll all gather 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the bocce courts and picnic area for the annual Bocce Picnic. Mark your calendar. Chris and Phil Duda are planning a festive event.


President Sherry is looking for six to nine volunteers for July 29, 10 a.m., when the Bocce Club will host Oakmont grandchildren wanting to learn to play bocce. This is a fun activity because, like us, kids love bocce. Call Sherry at 537-3084. No Bocce Club play that morning.

Tony D’Agosta, undeterred by a little rain, showed-up at the Mother’s Day Tourney asking, “Where is everyone?”

Ellie Baciocco, practicing for her first Senior Games, was complimented on her throw by Jule Lifschiz.

on the provided clip board or by calling Joan Kielhofer at 486-0842; leave a message of attendees’ names. The $10 will be collected at the door party night.

Places to play are up 62% since 2010. USAPA membership is up 64% since 2010. Played in Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, India, England, Australia, China, Spain, France, Singapore, Aruba, Czech Republic and United Kingdom. Source: http://usopenpickleball CBS Sports

Sonoma Wine Country Games

The sport of pickleball saw increasing entrants in the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Games, attracting both local and nationally ranked players. The pickleball venue at Finley Center hosted three days of play, June 10–12. Oakmont players entering the competition included Joan Seliga and Steve Hom in Mixed Doubles, Linda Doyal and Diane Hom in Women’s Doubles, Melissa Bowers and Rein Lemberg (Lincoln Hills) in Mixed Doubles, and Audrey Sherfey in both Women’s Doubles (partner Darlene Walker of Sebastopol) and Mixed Doubles (partner Pat Crabtree of Petaluma).

Sonoma Game competitors Joan Seliga and Steve Hom.

Pickleball Play Information

WHO: All Oakmont residents welcome. WHERE: East Rec. Tennis Court #4 WHEN: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily; quiet ball play 8–9 a.m. Tues.–Th.; dropin play 9 a.m.–noon, daily; new player orientation Tues. 9 a.m.; coached beginner play Tues. 10–11 a.m. WHY: Come join the fun, exercise, and meet nice people. ATTIRE: Please wear approved court shoes with non-marking soles. Sonoma Game competitors Linda Doyal PickleBall Fun Facts EQUIPMENT: Balls are provided. and Diane Hom. The sport of pickleball has been Loaner paddles are available. around since 1965. It remained a well kept secret until COURT ETIQUETTE: If tennis play is in progress on 2008 when the game hit the senior market. Today it the adjoining tennis court, wait for the point to finish is estimated that over two million people play the before opening the entrance gate. Close the gate after game. entering. Come join the fun, exercise and meet nice It is estimated by 2018 there will be over 8 million people. WEBSITE: players. 68% of all players are over 60 years old. NEW PLAYER CONTACT: PJ Savage, 843-7266, Younger people are being introduced to the game in E-mail: record numbers. 53% are male and 47% female.

Oakmont HEARS

Hearing, Education, Advocacy, Research and Support nJohn Taylor, HEARS President

Next meeting: Tues., July 19, 1:30 pm, East Rec. Hearing aids and more by Bill Diles/Dr. Dan Auble of Kenwood Hearing

Hearing Aid Facts: (facts and stats are from the free Hearing Health Magazine, Spring 2016) • Hearing aids have been shown to provide a significant benefit to individuals with hearing loss. • About 80% of hearing losses can be treated with hearing aids but only one in four individuals who could benefit from using hearing aids, including those with mild hearing loss, currently owns them. • The risk of dementia may be up to five times greater and the risk of falling three times greater among people with untreated hearing loss. • Hearing aids have been shown to reverse negative changes (psychological and emotional) and may offset cognitive decline from untreated hearing loss. • Older adults who use hearing aids show reduced depression symptoms and improved quality of life. Hearing Loss Stats: • One in five Americans age 12 and over has a hearing loss in one ear while one in eight has hearing loss in both ears. • Nearly half of people older than age 75 and approximately one-third of those ages 65 to 74 have a hearing loss. It is the third most prevalent chronic health condition facing seniors. • More than 90% of children who are born with hearing loss are born to normal hearing parents. My testing of a free federal (NIH) captioning phone continues. It displays, in text, the caller’s words

on a 5” x 6” screen built into the telephone. This is how it works: when activated for an incoming call, the caller’s words are repeated by a live captioner into voice recognition software and displayed with a very slight delay. (Voice recognition software isn’t yet clever enough to decipher all the different voices, accents, etc that a live person can). Results to date indicate that it works very well. If you have a problem deciphering what that high pitched, fast talking person on the line is saying, consider one of these. If you want one, contact Susan at It’s free! California also has a program for free access to assisted hearing devices, CTAP (CA telephone Access Program). I responded to the FDA (Federal Drug Admin.) request for comments on their proposed new hearing aid regulations. If you are curious, you can see the comments at and then put the following in the search box: http://;D=FDA2013-D-1295-0089. Among other things I recommended that T coils should be made mandatory in all new hearing aids. Note that the OVA Office has a small hearing loop in operation to aid hearing at the counter. The HEARS group exists to improve hearing for Oakmont residents. Please make known your suggestions for meeting subjects, information of interest and help manage HEARS. (jctmkt@gmail. com). Attend the HEARS meetings and get on the HEARS E-mail list. Thanks to you who tell me you find this column and the HEARS meetings useful.


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Garden Club nPeggy Dombeck


We are so excited about the garden, we wet our plants.


Open to all Oakmonters and their guests. We will tour another six lovely Oakmont gardens. Reservations are required. Contact Jean Whitridge at to reserve your spot. WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 21, Berger Center TIME: Meet at 9:45 a.m. to form carpools, tour is from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Please be on time—we start promptly. There are no Garden Club meetings in July and August. Happy gardening all summer!


• Fertilize camellias, azaleas, and citrus. • Pinch back dahlias and mums to encourage new growth for bushier plants with more blooms. • Continue to fertilize roses and other heavy feeders. • Dead-head roses as the first round of blooms finishes. • Cut Flower Tips: Cut blossoms for bouquets early in the morning and get them into deep, warmish water quickly. The stems will take up the water and remain fresh longer in the vase. Trim away any foliage which would be below the water line. The wet leaves encourage microbial growth that can rot your flowers. Remove any unnecessary leaves because they will accelerate


nSusan Lynn

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”—George Eliot

At the Hop

Now that we’ve danced to Choppin’ Broccoli’s music of the ‘80s, it’s time to get back to our roots. Dig out your poodle skirt, your bobby sox, and your blue suede shoes and be ready to twist the night away to the music of the Hot Rods. They’re bringing all the music we love; classic oldies of the pioneers of rock ‘n roll from the 50s and 60s, including Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, the Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Motown, and more!

all Oakmont residents. Bring your friends. Don’t miss out on the fun: make your reservation now at, or complete the coupon below and deposit it, along with your check, in the Boomers’ folder at the OVA Office. WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 5–9:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.) WHERE: Berger Center COST: $15 per member/non-member guest (limit one guest per member) BRING: BYOB and cash for the food trucks

Save the date

For our July event we’re partnering with the Oakmont Health Initiative for an All Request DJ Summer Party. Burgers and BBQ will be available for purchase, so just BYOB and enjoy the “beach” party while supporting free fitness classes for all Oakmont residents. Check the “community happenings” section of our website or visit Oakmont Health Initiative’s site at /summer-party. WHEN: July 25, 6 p.m. WHERE: Berger Center COST: $15 BRING: BYOB (and cash to purchase food)

Coming soon

Come early to enjoy the classic cars on display as you dine on food truck favorites from El Coyote, Bunslinge, and Chicago Hot Dogs. We encourage you to patronize the food trucks so that they will be eager to return to Oakmont for future events. Even if you’re not attending the hop, the food trucks are available to

Another not to be missed event is coming on August 20. You’ll want to be there for Johnny Vegas and the High Rollers.

Boomer Trivia

This band made their American TV debut on the Hollywood Palace variety show in June, 1964. Name the band. Visit for the answer.


Cost is $15 per member and non-member guest. Limit of one non-member guest per member. The two options you have to register for seating for this event are:

1. Reserved table for eight. Reservation must be accompanied by full payment of $120. The names of all the people sitting at the table must be listed. Individual names:_______________________________________________________________________________ Party name:_________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed:___________ 2. Unreserved seating. There will be several unreserved tables available. Full payment must accompany registration.

Name(s):_______________________________________________________________________________________ Amount enclosed___________

The deadline for reservations is no later than 3 p.m., Monday, June 20.

dehydration of the flowers. Flowers with milky latexcontaining sap require special treatment. Examples of these flowers include poinsettia, heliotrope, hollyhock, euphorbia, and poppy. The sap is meant to prevent water loss by the stem, but in a cut flower it keeps the plant from absorbing water. You can prevent this problem by dipping the bottom tips (1/2”) of the stems in boiling water for about 30 seconds or by flashing the tips of the stems with a lighter or other flame. Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #1: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach, 1 quart warm water. Cut Flower Preservative Recipe #2: 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon household chlorine bleach, 1 quart warm water.

Genealogy Club nMelinda Price

Important: There will be no club meeting in June or July, so everyone can enjoy a summer break. The next meeting will be on August 22 at 1 a.m. at the West Rec. The May 23 club meeting was very pleased to have Erin Lacey from the Marin County Genealogical Society talk about “Social Media and Genealogy.” She explained how Facebook, Pinterest, blogs and other social media sites work and how there is so much genealogical information to be gleaned from these sites if you just know where to look. She had also prepared an eight-page handout for us. On May 18 we had an organizational meeting of club members interested in improving the direction of the club and making the meetings more relevant to newbies. As a result we will have periodic breakaway groups at the end of some meetings to concentrate on the basics of genealogy for those just trying to get their data organized. A coordinator will head a table discussion on how to get started, using Family Group Sheets (FGS) and Pedigree charts, etc. The August 22 meeting will be the annual “What’s New on the Internet” session wherein George McKinney will update us on the changes and new websites for genealogy research. This meeting is a must for those who want to use this resource. We have some interesting speakers lined up for the fall so keep posted. Also watch the Oakmont News for info on upcoming genealogy classes at the Oakmont Computer Learning Center. The Oakmont Genealogical Club meets in the West Rec. Center on the fourth Monday of each month (except June, July and December) at 1 p.m. This is a permanent change of time. There are no club dues, and everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, both newbies and experienced researchers. For further information about genealogy or club activities please visit our website at: www. If you have research questions or would like to receive our E-newsletter, then E-mail:


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2016

Tai Chi for Beginners

Fitness Club nTom Pugliese

Bicycling for Any Age and Fitness Level

No matter your fitness level, clothing size, age, or list of aches and pains, you can enjoy the health benefits that cycling can bring. “Cycling puts very little impact on your joints, so it’s kind to your body,” says bike fit specialist Andrew Pruitt, EdD, Director of Boulder Center for Sports Medicine in Colorado. “Even if you have pain walking, you can still ride a bike, because it isn’t weight bearing.” In fact, most people find that they are able to cycle comfortably well into their 70s and 80s. Cycling is a great way to increase your activity when you’re out of shape, because initially you can go farther cycling than you would walking or running.

Lap Swim Club nMelissa Bowers

Good to the Last Lap!

Another terrestrial in the pool! This time a mouse, a small one but a mouse! In case you’re a new resident or simply forgot, remember no food, nor drinks allowed with the exception of bottled water. Dropped crumbs and spills bring those night varmints with the long thin tails. Help keep our pools clean and healthy by refreshing your knowledge of the posted pool rules. Thanks, everyone, it takes a village… (Oh, BTW the little mouse hanging on the rope was saved.)


If you are a year-round swimmer, we have a website creating a voice for us independent swimmers. No dues, nor parties. Send you name and E-mail to Happy lapping!

r Fitness e t a W nCathy Rapp

Summer is officially here when Julie’s Friday 9:45 a.m. class is free—ponsored by Santa Rosa Junior College. Julie’s first free Friday class of the summer will be on June 24. Don your swimsuit and join in the sun, fun and exercise! To add your name to the water aerobics E-mail list and receive news about classes, cancellations in case of rain or pool closures, contact me at 537-9281 or

spring water aerobics schedule west pool

Equipment: Noodles and buoys are not provided, however, a limited selection of donated equipment is available to use and return. **Free Classes through SRJC: Monday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Tuesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Wednesday: 10 a.m.—Instructor Mary Thursday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary Friday: 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie (beginning June 24) **Note: the free SRJC classes run on the college calendar with breaks between sessions. Classes with a fee or free using a CD/boom box: Monday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($6) Wednesday: 9 a.m.—Instructor Mary ($6) Friday: 8:30 a.m.—Boom box (no fee) Friday: 9:45 a.m.—Instructor Julie ($5) (last fee class June 17)

“If you can walk half a mile, you can ride a bike five miles,” Dr. Pruitt says. “This boosts your confidence and makes you more likely to stick with the activity.” Thanks to technology updates, many of today’s bikes are made from high strength, low weight materials like carbon fiber and have easy-to-operate shifters and brakes. They also have gearing that can enhance your ability to climb steep grades. Bike shops will also properly fit the bike to your body to ensure your ride is comfortable. The largest muscles in your body are the power drivers for any bicycle, which makes cycling a great lower-body toner, as well as a major calorie burner. Moderate cycling—riding 12 to 14 mph—burns more than 500 calories in only 60 minutes. Safety first. Cycling is as risky as you make it. Begin by practicing the basics (starting, stopping, shifting gears, and turning) where there’s plenty of space and little traffic, like an empty parking lot. Make sure you’re comfortable and able to control your speed before going out for a true spin. Wear clothing that makes you more visible to drivers. Adding front and rear lights to your bike will also help. Remember that cyclists are expected to obey all of the same traffic rules as drivers. Cycling is a great way to remain active as you get older. But it’s not just about the exercise. Consider joining a local club (e.g. Santa Rosa Cycling Club), which has a wealth of information on how to ride and improve your skills. Plus, you’ll meet other cyclists in your age group and skill level to ride with. Cycling will let you see the world differently. There’s nothing like cycling on rolling hills surrounded by vineyards, pedaling along the coast or enjoying the scenery from a hilltop. Do it for charity. There are plenty of cycling events sponsored by local non-profits (e.g. Rotary Clubs, Churches, Council on Aging) to raise money for local causes. Many North Bay communities have cycling events almost every weekend offering rides of different distances. Most events are rides, not races, so you’re not competing with anyone. Adapted from “Time To Take Up Bike Riding” in Prevention, June 17, 2013—by Selene Yeager.

Buddhist Meeting June 25 nPennijean Savage

Benefit in Buddhism

“In Nichiren Buddhism, it is said that no prayer goes unanswered. But this is very different from having every wish instantly gratified, as if by magic. When we look back later we will be able to say with absolute conviction that everything turned out the way it did for the very best. When you chant NamMyoho-Renge-Kyo, you will definitely gain the best result for yourself, regardless of whether that benefit is conspicuous or inconspicuous.“—Excerpt from Discussions on Youth (SGI-USA, l998) You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 25 and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy. WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m. WHERE: 20 Glengreen. Look for SGI sign at entrance of Glengreen Street. Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 548-0225 or Pj at 843-7266 for directions or more information. The meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for holidays. See for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.

nDr. Kate Ha, Faculty Sonoma State University

“Slow and relaxing” are the words that best describe this ancient Chinese exercise. Your balance will be greatly enhanced as well as bones can be strengthened, muscles stretched and stress relieved according to Harvard Medical School Newsletter. Class is small and informal and perfect for the firsttime student of Tai Chi. We meet on Thursdays at 9–10 a.m. in the Upper West Rec. Center. Tuition is $75 for a five-class workshop (Thursdays do not have to be consecutive in case you have another appointment to tend to). Pre-registration is required so call me at 318-5284 to sign up. I would love to answer your questions and encourage you to try this fascinating program. I have been teaching at Oakmont for 29 years and studying Tai Chi in California and China for the last 45 years. I would love to talk to you and share my enthusiasm.

Afternoon Exercise Class nBetsy Smith

WHEN: Tuesdays—Aerobics, Thursdays—Balance and Strength. No classes June 23, 30, July 5 and 7 TIME: 4:30–5:30 p.m. WHERE: Class is held at West Rec. Center downstairs COST: $7 per class, four classes for $24 or eight classes for $48 INFO: Please bring water, mat, weights and balls if you have them. We have equipment to share, so come on by! INSTRUCTOR: Betsy Smith, 321-2105 (cell), bsmith@ Summer is here! Keep fit with aerobics, strength and balance classes. You can join at any time! Catchy music and meeting new friends are some of the features of both classes. Any fitness level is welcome. You work from your base of aerobic and fitness strength. Bring yourself, water, mat, weights, and a ball if you have them. We do have equipment to share if you do not have any of your own, so, please come and exercise with us! The Aerobic Class format uses moderate aerobic moves designed to get your heart rate up and work your body! Using equipment such as weights, bands, small and large balls and simple moves is what the Balance and Strength class offers.

Saturday Morning Meditation Please join us for Saturday morning meditation. We are a group of 20–25 meditators and have been meeting at 10:30 a.m. every Saturday since 2005. After a brief talk, there is a 40-minute period of silent meditation. We sit in a circle in comfortable chairs, although anyone wishing to sit on a floor cushion is welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Kanowick at or 539-2733. WHEN: Every Saturday morning promptly at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Central Activities Center, Room B.


There is a smaller meditation group consisting of 8-10 people that is held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. In this group, we simply sit together for 30 minutes. The Tuesday group is held in the Art Room of the Central Activities Center.


The Oakmont News / June 15, 2016

Forrest Yoga

Qigong nJanet Seaforth, Instructor

nCarol King, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

WHEN: Tuesdays, 12:30–1:30 p.m.; Thursdays 9–10 a.m. WHERE: West Rec. Center—Lower Level COST: $50 for six classes, first class is free with the purchase of a class series NEXT MONTHLY WORKSHOP: Saturday, July 2, 1–2:30 p.m., West Rec. Center—Lower Level

Slow down so you can breathe, feel, strengthen and heal

Challenge yourself and explore yoga poses safely in a supportive and compassionate environment. I guide students with hands-on adjustments and modify poses as needed. My classes integrate breath and core strengthening with a focus on alignment. Let your stress level decrease while you increase your energy level, strength, flexibility and focus. Perfect for new students, senior students and

advanced students who need a more restful practice. People with injuries or conditions are encouraged to attend. Classes cover breath work (pranayama), postures (asana) and strengthening core work. Ease your back and relax your neck! Feel stronger on and off the mat. My classes are appropriate for all levels. Equipment: Bring your mat, water and any props you need—like blocks, straps and yoga blankets. A beach towel can be used in place of a yoga blanket so please bring one. I supply a limited amount of props to share. I am a certified Forrest yoga instructor. I am passionate about helping others feel better in their bodies. I also teach Chair classes and Stretch and Balance classes. Feel free to contact me at carolking1234@yahoo. com, 696-5464. Please see for more information about me, Forrest Yoga, local classes near Oakmont and Saturday workshops.

nTeresa Woodrum

ymca healthy living Mondays, wednesdays and fridays free classes by JoRene 9–10 AM, Berger Center

Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. This Y class is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself, fostering connections with friends, and inviting loved ones closer. In this class, it’s not about your fitness level as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. Equipment: Non-skid yoga mats, resistance bands (available in class), a towel that can be folded to serve as a knee cushion and cervical support, athletic shoes that are supportive but not too grippy, and water bottle— hydration revitalizes. Class cancelled on June 10. Thank you for your generous contributions to Oakmont Community foundation, supporting the health of our community through physical education. The fine print: Welcome to Free Fitness. For your safety, good balance and lateral movement are needed in these quick aerobic classes. A fall may cause serious injury. Please check with your doctor prior to beginning this or any exercise regimen. All free fitness classes are too large to accommodate those who need special supervision. If you have shoulder, back, knee problems, anything that is painful, it is advisable to join a smaller, wellsupervised class first, and consult a personal trainer or medical professional to learn modifications that are suitable to your condition. Participants need to use their judgment and body awareness, altering each exercise to prevent injury. Be careful dear ones. Many thanks to everyone who turned out for our Barbra Streisand Tribute show, My Favorite Barbra.

We are so grateful for the sponsorship of the Oakmont Community Foundation, Summerfield Cinemas, and Suncé Winery (pronounced Soon-Say).

Coming up

We hope you will join us for our All Request DJ Summer Party on July 25. We’ll have burgers and BBQ hot off the grill for you to purchase. All you have to bring is your favorite beverage and a smile. Dress is beach casual. You can reserve your ticket at https:// summer-party, or fill out the coupon below and leave your check in the OHI folder at the OVA Office. WHEN: July 25, 6 PM WHERE: Berger Center COST: $15

Summer Party Sign-up form

If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to “Oakmont Health Initiative.” You may leave checks in the OHI Folder in the OVA Office, or mail them to Oakmont Health Initiative, c/o Tom Woodrum, 12 Valley Green, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Name:________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail address: ________________________________________________________________________________

Qigong, the ancient 5,000-year-old exercise, is practiced for three basic reasons. It is excellent for general good health and healing the body. By massaging circular motion, the toxins are pushed out and new life force energy circulated. It helps the heart circulate blood. It helps the lungs bring in more oxygen. It helps the digestive system use more nutrients from the food and medicine we take in and helps eliminate the waste products. Secondly, Qigong is a meditation. We bring the minds loving attention to the body and to the breath to heal and restore. We concentrate on relaxation, mindfulness and harmony. And finally Qigong is a self-defense. Mostly because it fights off disease and helps increase balance to help prevent falls. Qigong moves from your center and helps you maintain calm in chaos. It also teaches us the body mechanics of how to protect ourselves from physical attack. Come join us on Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the lower West Rec. Center. Cost is $40 per month or $10– $15 drop-in. Wear comfortable clothes, no equipment necessary. All movements are done from a standing position, seating is available. Always move within your own range of motion to prevent injury. The fourth Friday we practice seated qigong in a chair. Everyone is welcome. I have over 30 years of experience. or DVD is available for home use for $20.

New Oakmont Travel and Adventure Club nSeptember Holstad

I am starting an Oakmont Travel and Adventure Club. This club would meet to discuss destinations in the US and around the world, share travel tips, and share ideas for future travel destinations with other Oakmont residents. On occasion we may have guest speakers who will give insights to specific destinations or travel styles. I don’t foresee charging dues to be a member, but in order to apply for recognition by the OVA Board, I will need a list of interested residents. If you would be interested in joining such a club, please E-mail me at with your name, E-mail address and telephone number, or call me at (404) 272-2902. I would like to meet about six times a year, generally in the evening. This would be a fun and informational club for all Oakmont residents.


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Valley of the Moon Rotary Club

nJohn Brodey

Play Ball

“Start your engines,” and “They’re off,” etc., are all familiar adrenaline-charged rallying cries to announce the beginning of athletic endeavor. It seems, however, that golf isn’t the kind of sport to require such pronouncements. A subdued, “Tee it up” is about as energetic as things get. But that’s exactly what 100 members, friends and neighbors did at our recent Valley of the Moon Rotary Charity Golf Tournament in honor of Ron Nicholson. It was a glorious day of camaraderie and fun on the West Course. Quite a few members of the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) came out to play and enjoyed the various putting and Individual Hole contests. Even better was the post-game show which included lots of prizes, silent auction packages, raffle items, awards and a terrific dinner at the Quail Inn for 140 guests. It was a wonderful remembrance of Ron as well, and it honored his decade-long stewardship of the VOM Rotary International Service effort. His hard work and commitment have made a difference in countless lives through a number of inspiring grass

nBarbara Bowman

roots programs in various rural villages throughout the developing world. A heartfelt thanks to OGC General Manager Mike Ash, John Theilade and his staff for doing such a spectacular job on the event and to all of you who participated in the event. Your generosity will, in turn, support those projects we have found to be so effective at improving the quality of life for those in need both here at home and abroad. We are rapidly approaching the end of our Rotary year, which happens to signal a changing of the guard. Current President Bob Jackson will be debunked shortly and join the ranks of Past Presidents. He has done a wonderful job in not only sustaining the club’s energy and growth but also in sharpening our focus on additional worthwhile programs. Appropriately, he will be shown no mercy at the outgoing ceremony which will include some ego deflating slings and arrows to insure he understands that power is fleeting. We will then have the distinct pleasure of welcoming our new President for 2016–17, Fred Polkinghorn.

Movies At Oakmont

WHERE: Berger Center SCREENING DAY AND TIME: Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. HOSTS: Holly Blue, Barbara Bowman, Chris Decker, Ernie Erler, Al Haggerty, Carol Haggerty, Priscilla Naworski and Alexis Paradisoff-Melteff NOTE: All films are shown with English subtitles when possible

Sunday, June 19: NO FILMS SHOWN, FATHER’S DAY Sunday, June 26, 2 pm: philomena

Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) form an unlikely bond—and raise plenty of smiles—when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago. Based on a powerful true story, the film pleases in every way. A film festival audience favorite, the movie was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Actress, Screenplay and Score. (2013), PG-13, 95 minutes.

Sunday, June 26, 7 pm: COMING HOME

In the waning days of China’s Cultural Revolution, dissident Lu Yanshi returns home after he’s released from a labor camp, only to find his wife suffering from amnesia. But Lu is determined to resurrect their life together and bring back her lost memory. A tender, touching and bittersweet story starring two of China’s most respected actors, Gong Li and Chen Daoming, who offer great performances in a film about love, loss and perseverance. (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes. (In Mandarin.)

Sunday, July 3: NO FILMS SHOWN, july 4th WEEKEND Sunday July 10, 2 pm: BROOKLYN

After emigrating from Ireland, Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) readily adapts to the vastly different New York City, where she falls for a young Italian. But when tragedy pulls her back to her hometown, she finds her loyalties divided between two nations—and two men. A rich period drama—moving, vibrant and funny—about family, independence and the pain of separation. The film won Academy Award and Gold Globe nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress. (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes.

Sunday, July 10, 7: CAROL

Living in a 1950s society that considers lesbian romance taboo, two women from disparate background—young store clerk Therese Belevet (Rooney Mara) and wealthy socialite Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett)— develop an attachment to each other that ultimately turns passionate. Beautifully filmed, with elegant costuming and sets, and superbly acted by Blanchett and Mara, both nominated for Oscars. The film also received Oscar nominations for its Score and Screenplay. (2015), R, 118 minutes.

For Your Refrigerator/Wallet

Sunday, June 19: No films shown, Father’s Day Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m.: Philomena, (2013), PG-13, 95 minutes. Sunday, June 26, 7 p.m.: Coming Home, (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes. (In Mandarin.) Sunday, July 3: No films shown, Independence Day Weekend Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.: Brooklyn, (2015), PG-13, 111 minutes. Sunday, July 10, 7 p.m.: Carol, (2015), R, 118 minutes.

Again we look forward to a great year of “service above self” and of course, to your continuing and vital support of our efforts. Happy New Year!

Don, Peggy and Frank Giannini participated and won several prizes, in the tournament with Gary Smith shown on the far right. Rotary Club President Bob Jackson and Ro Nicholson distributed prizes at the dinner following the tournament. Ro’s husband Ron served several years as the club’s Director of International Services, enabling the club to provide financial assistance to many third world country organizations.

Oakmont Lanes nTerry Leuthner, President, and Carolyn Mack, Vice President

Oakmont Lanes Bowling Club is a Bowling League consisting of four-person teams that utilize Nintendo Wii to simulate the experience of bowling without the weight of a bowling ball. Any resident who has the ability of holding a small remote control in their hand while swinging their arm as if they were throwing a bowling ball will be able to join. Anyone interested in joining our club, either as a team bowler or substitute, please call Terry at 5389177 or Carolyn at 537-7347 or stop by the West Recreation Center on Tuesdays from 1:30–4:30 p.m. to see us in action. No bowling fourth Tuesdays. See for club information and Summer 2016 League Schedule. Remaining bowling date for June: June 21. No bowling June 28, fourth Tuesday.

RESULTS AS OF May 31 (Fifth week of Summer League)

1:30 PM League: first place, Wii Four; second place, Pocket Hits; third place, Alley Oops; fourth place, Wild Turkeys; fifth place, 4 Tops, sixth place, Strikers. Men’s High Games: Gordon Freedman, 245; Terry Leuthner, 236; Christian van den Berghe, 204; Juan Fuentes, 201. Women’s High Games: Sandy Osheroff, 268; Kathryn Miller, 261; Robin Schudel, 245; Peggy Ensley, 217; Sandy Wald, 216; Vicki Robinson, 202. 3:15 PM League: first place, Pin Heads; second place, Strikes & Spares; third place, Wii Power; fourth place, High Rollers; fifth place tie, King Pins and Strike Outs. Men’s High Games: Mark Attebery, 235; Juan Fuentes, 208. Women’s High Games: Jan Blackburn, 299; Vicki Jackanich, 279; Debbie Miller, 232; Pat Stokes, 222; Irene Lucia, 217; Mollie Atkinson, 215; Marie Haverson, 208; Valerie Hulsey, 204; Nicole Reed, 203. Our website has team schedules to remind team captains when it’s their week to bring cookies and either help setup or tear down equipment. A total of 48 cookies per team seems to be the magic number.


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George’s furniture repair and refinishing, antiques and caning. Oakmont references. 30 years Best prices on Gutter Guard experience. Free estimates. Call George installation! Careful, professional, quality work. Call Alex, 707-291-0429. at 987-3059.

Specializing in residential re-roofing. Top quality workmanship. Honest and reliable. Oakmont references. Free estimates. Lic. #673839. 539-4498.


Great customer service. 12 years experience, free estimates, Oakmont references. I’ll work with your budget. Lic. #954364. Call Angel, 707-239-1241.


Professional, experienced locksmith for all your security needs. Senior discount. Dependable, experts serving you and Call today! 539-6268. Wayne Carrington, your neighbors with excellence and integrity for over 20 years. Licensed, LCO #2411. bonded and insured. Senior discounts available. CA Lic. #854537. Find us HANDYPERSON on the web at www.onewayplumb. All trades, little fix-its and prickly net or call us at 537-1308 for all your puzzles. Plumbing, electrical, plumbing needs. assemblies, gardening and pruning too! $40/hr. Helping Oakmont since THE COMPUTER 1988. Lic. #560098. Jay Williamson, TROUBLESHOOTER 539-5217. Speedy Service, Friendly Tutoring, complete support for PC’s, Apples COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR and Mac’s, 300+ Oakmont customers HOME GREETING SERVICE served. John Bradford. 578-6305. Welcoming new residents since $40/hour. 1975. Have valuable local community information given on every visit. If you are new to Oakmont and have not had PAINTING, WALLPAPERING, FAUX FINISHES a home visit, please call Charlotte at Reasonable rates, free estimates, 538-9050. Oakmont references. Lic. #573530. Gary Luurs, 528-8489.


Plumbing, electrical, appliance, heating and air conditioning, general handyman (I can fix just about anything). 30 yrs. experience. Honest and reliable. Lic. #B32925. Call 536-9529, emergency—328-6635.


A to Z home maintenance and repair. Kitchen and bath remodel. Carpentry, tile, plumbing, electric and painting. No job too small. All phase construction. Lic. #966203. Call Lee Moen, 318-5591.


Remodels, additions, efficiency and accessibility updates. Helping clients live comfortably in their homes since 1979. Call Craig Lawson, Oakmont Resident, 579-9088. Lic. #377330. Free estimates.


Excellent local references. Call Norma at 707-318-5503.


Remodeling, kitchens and baths. Reasonable rates. Small jobs OK. Free estimates. Lic. #428073. Call 996-1454.


Complete home renovations, kitchen and bathroom design, remodeling and repair. Door and window upgrades, decks, fences and concrete. 30 years local experience, timely and detail oriented. Lic. #669482. Call (707) 328-3555.




Warming Trends has been cleaning, servicing and installing fireplaces, stoves and inserts for 30 years. Call 578-9276 for any fireplace needs.


Emergency services, regular service, water heaters, clogs, remodels, repair. Local business, owner-operated. Call (707) 933-7801 or (707) 800-2043.

New Tv’s DVD’s, Stereos and Streamers are complicated. I will help you. 35 years experience. $40/hr. Jason Baldwin, 479-1364.


An emphasis upon a natural look and no leaf blower used. Small jobs OK. Richard, 833-1806, Oakmont.


Quality cleaning with reasonable rates. Houses, apartments, condos, offices. Move-outs. Free estimates. References. Call (707) 484-9194.


Good references. Caregiving built around your needs. Days and evenings. Call Pam at (707) 292-0661 or Corlina at 548-4482.


Huge selection of value-priced, new, used and re-conditioned golf carts for sale. Professional repairs, service. Many years servicing our friends in Oakmont. 584-5488.



Residential re-roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutters and downspouts. Quality for less. Bonded and insured, free estimates. Lic. #934256. Call 8375030 (office) or 569-4912 (cell).

General landscape, yard maintenance (with free fertilizer), high weed clearance, clean-up, hauling, trimming, pruning and gutters. Free estimates, references available. Tony Sandoval, 321-2958.



St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Kenwood seeks part-time Director of Music Ministry to provide choral, vocal, and instrumental music for parish worship and events. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent and at least five years’ experience leading congregational music, expertise in organ, piano, and choral conducting. Go to www. for job description, or call Andy, 843-4160. Submit résumés to

Free estimates, consultation. Oakmont references. License #527924. Call 539-3196.


Commercially licensed, transportation for Oakmont residents. P.U.C. 32055 owner-operated with several years experience. Oakmont homeowner too. Call Chris, (707) 206-5018.


When quality and reliability count, call on us! The Valley’s Premier Painting Contractor, 38 yrs. experience. Interior and exterior painting specialist, drywall repairs and textures. Licensed and insured. Call us for your free estimate today! 833-2890.

Retired health care worker seeking job as a caregiver. Flexible hours. Call Evelyne at 546-1365.



Very loving. My mom died and I can’t keep her. She isn’t used to being alone. 9 years old, in good health per her vet. She needs someone to love. Call Linda, 707-299-8800.


Experienced, loving, professional. English speaking. Résumé package available with copies of excellent refs. Home, business, move-outs. Windows, Midge, 707-236-5866. bed linen changing and more. Over 18 yrs. of experience. References upon PROFESSIONAL NAIL request., SERVICE IN HOME 548-9482 or 542-8720. 15 yr. experience, licensed tech. Mani $20, Pedi $40, Combo $50. Call Linn, IN-HOME PROFESSIONAL 225-2656.



This service is designed for the homebound/disabled and includes dental cleanings, teeth, gum and oral cancer assessments and fluoride treatments to help prevent future decay. Save the inconvenience of traveling and let me come to you! Please call Jill, 707-7033703 or E-mail for an appointment.


Dignity, compassion and exceptional medical and personal care by experienced Fijian couple. “We couldn’t have done it without them!”—Carol McConkie, 829-5461 or Liz Brock, 829-7755.

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Home repairman in Sonoma Co. for 30 years. Focus on small jobs, projects and “honey-do” lists. Free estimates, very reasonable rates. Excellent Oakmont references. Please contact me at 533-7741. Thank you.


Gavin Anderson, local Sonoma resident. 14 years experience. Senior pricing. Free estimates. Call 935-6334.

For all your plumbing and heating needs. Local plumbers in business since the late 20th century, licensed, bonded and insured. Same day service is often available. Money-saving coupons! CA Lic. #659920. Please call (707) 996-8683 or go to

A personal transportation service for airports, cruises and vacations. Call for reservations. Plus Babe is on the road again for local doctor visits, shopping, etc. Call Jacque at 545-2850.

Oakmont Onsite Personal Computer NOSE TO NOSE PET SITTING Services. Call Chuck for all things IN YOUR HOME computer. VOM Rotary member, Caring for your pets as you would. Over computer instructor. References 25 yrs. experience. Dog and cat care. available, many satisfied Oakmont Daily schedules and routines. Day OR customers. $45/hr. 293-8011. overnight companionship. Insured and bonded. Call Alix, 637-6267, Sonoma.



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Oakmont Village Association oakmont village association

Hours: M–F 9 AM–5 PM / Tel 707-539-1611 / 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7 OVA E-mail: Website: Go to the members only page to view the monthly calendar, Board Meeting Minutes, criminal activity information and more.

maintenance Office

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Hours: Daily 6 AM–10 PM Tel 539-6720 Maintenance Building (next to Central Auditorium)

Tel 575-7200 E-mail:

Condominium Financial management (cfM)

Hours: M– Th 9 AM–Noon, 1–5 PM Tel 539-0701 / Fax 539-6537 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 9 E-mail:

architectural office

OVA Accounting Tel 800-585-4297

Available in OVA Office Gas Shut-off Wrench.....................................$7 Tennis COurt Key.............................................$2 Vials for Life...............................................FREE resident access card..............................$25 EA replacements......................................$25 ea Guest access card..................................$25 ea Emergency Contacts for Residents This form is confidential and used only in case of an emergency to notify your named contacts.

Bulletin Boards

There are three OVA bulletin boards, one at each recreation center, where OVA events can be posted. Please bring in notices to the Events Coordinator at the OVA Office. Size is limited to 8.5"x5.5". Items “For Sale”, “For Rent” or “Want to Buy” can be put on a 3"x5" card and left at the OVA Office.

Need a ride? give a ride! oakmont volunteer helpers We provide the following services to Oakmont Residents: n Transportation to medical/ dental appointments in Santa Rosa only n Grocery shopping to Safeway (at Calistoga Center only) n

COORDINATOR June 16–30 Ann VerPlanck 527-3411 July 1–15 Barbara Lowell 538-0333

Meals on Wheels, 525-0383

If you would like to be a volunteer, please call 539-8996. Donations to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers are appreciated and tax deductible. Mail your check payable to Oakmont Volunteer Helpers, 6575 Oakmont Dr., Ste. 7, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Thank you.

Please call the Volunteer Coordinator listed here, 9 AM–5 PM, Mon.–Fri. Rides before 9 AM or after 4 PM are subject to limited volunteer driver availability. No service on weekends or holidays. Please call at least three full working days prior to appointment. We regret that we are unable to provide either wheelchair or emergency service.


Quarterly pickups. First Saturday in April, July and October. 9 AM–1 PM.


The following are OVA Guest Pass types and duration: 1) Guest from outside Sonoma County— up to 90 days; 2) House sitters—up to 90 days (OVA host must present written request to OVA Office for approval prior to visit); 3) Guests living in Sonoma County—2 days per card, and no more than 3 cards per month. Guest cards are available during regular hours in the OVA Office for a $25 refundable deposit. Guests accompanied by their Oakmont host are not required to have a Guest Pass.

Blood Pressure clinic

Wed 10:30 AM–12 PM, Berger Center, Room D. Contact: Del Baker 539-1657.


SUMMER SCHEDULE Access to OVA pools is by magnetic card. Call OVA Office, 539-1611 if you need a permanent new member pool access card or to register for a temporary guest pool access card. West: 7 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Wednesdays for cleaning) East: 6:30 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Mondays for cleaning) Central: 5:45 AM–9 PM (Closes 7 PM Tuesdays for cleaning) JACUZZI HOURS: Same as facility. No one under 18 years in West and East pools and Jacuzzis. Central Pool Children’s Hours: 11 AM–2 PM (Exception: 12 Noon –4 PM Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day.) Children must be accompanied by an OVA member or adult with a valid pool access card. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT ANY OVA POOL. ALL FACILITIES CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY.


Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Da ily 5 AM–9 PM. Closed at 7 PM on Tues. for cleaning. Closed Christmas day.


Call Oak Creek RV & Storage, P.O. Box 2246, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 707-538-3230

oakmont community garden on stonebridge

For more info on signing up contact OVA at 539-1611 or email Oakmontcommunitygarden@

Hours: M–F 9 AM–Noon, and 1–4 PM Tel 539-5810 6572 Oakmont Dr., Ste. A (for Association Maintained Homes)

2016-2017 OVA board of Directors E-mail: Andie Altman, President John Felton, Vice President Frank Batchelor, Secretary Elke Strunka, Treasurer Herm Hermann, Director Gloria Young, Director Ellen Leznik, Director

locker rentals

Annual Locker Fee $60 (January 1–December 31). If you wish to rent a locker, come to the OVA office and give us a check, your information and the number of the locker you want to rent. You provide the lock. We can prorate the annual fee. Daily use lockers are free. NOTICE: Weekly locker inspections are done by OVA Maintenance. Locks could be sawed off with no prior notice and locker contents removed on all unpaid lockers. Items will be held in OVA Maintenance office for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact the OVA Office M-F 539-1611

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Central Activity Center, 310 White Oak Dr. Hours: Daily 6 AM–9 PM. Closed Christmas Day. It is run by volunteers. All donations are gladly accepted. Materials we cannot use will be passed on to others.


Please contact OVA resident Bev Schilpp by phone 538-4293 or by E-mail wallyschilpp1@ if you would like to have published in the Oakmont News the name and date of death of your loved one.

Letters to the Editor Writer Guidelines

Author must be an Oakmont resident or owner. Letter must include topic title, author’s signature and Oakmont address, email address and/ or phone number (not published). Maximum length 250 words. Letters not previously printed elsewhere may be given publishing priority. Writers will be limited to one letter per 90 days. Letters may be subject to editing for length or clarity. Personal attacks and inflammatory comments will not be printed. Communications Committee retains its right of refusal to publish. Send letter to OVA Office at 6575 Oakmont Drive, Ste 7 or by email to

Public Transportation Available in Oakmont CityBus #16 bus takes residents to n Sonoma County Transit #30 bus goes to 5 different shopping centers weekday Memorial and Kaiser Hospitals and downtown mornings and around Oakmont afternoons. Santa Rosa. Returns via Oakmont to Sonoma. n


Schedules available at OVA office.

Association Manager Cassie Turner

OVA Board Meeting 3rd Tuesday of the month—1 pm* in the Berger Center *All residents of Oakmont are welcome.

The Board of Directors of Oakmont Village Association reserves the right to select those articles submitted for publication that seem appropriate to the purpose of this association.

E-mail List Do you want to stay updated on what is going on in Oakmont? Join the OVA E-mail list. You will receive Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Oakmont Notices, Meeting Announcements and the weekly Manager's Newsletter. To join, go to the OVA office and fill out a sign-up form, or visit www. and click the “join our E-Blast email list” link.


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We’ll hike the 8.5 miles 750’ elevation gain Sky, Woodward and Coast Trails. Have to car ferry on Limantour Road between the Sky Trail parking lot near Pt. Reyes Hostel. Bring poles water and lunch. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are Zlatica Hasa, 843-4527 and Holly Kelley, 843-3155.


Land’s End, Legion of Honor, San Francisco. (Photo by Zlatica Hasa)

This 7.3 mile 1,600’ of elevation gain hike starts at the Dipsea trail, traverses wind-swept sand dunes. We’ll climb through a steep ravine, including an ascending ladder and conclude at the Pantoll Ranger Station in the Mt. Tamalpais State Park for lunch. Return downhill on Matt Davis Trail in Stinson Beach. Bring poles lunch and water. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Steve Spanier, 779-9718. (http://


This 5.6 miles 660’ elevation gain hike is a steep rough path to Lake Ilsanjo. Start from Park Trail Drive on to Rough Go Trail. Continue on Lake Trail around the lake. Lunch at a picnic area. Return via Spring Creek Trail. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leaders are George and Zlatica Hasa, 843-4527.


Devil’s Well. (Photo by Maurice Fliess)

This is a 7.5-mile hike along the sea bluffs at Sonoma Coast State Park, past Shell Beach to Blind Beach. We will start and end at Wright’s Beach. Some elevation

gain but mostly level. Bring water and lunch. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Holly Kelley, 843-3155.


We will start this 11 miles minimal elevation gain hike on Schultz Canyon Trail, connect with the Ridge Trail, and Marsh Trail, ending by following the Lawndale Trail to its start. It requires leaving cars at the beginning and end of the hike. We can shorten the hike by a mile taking a short downhill trail between Ridge and Marsh where they almost meet. Hike leader is Jason Wilkenfeld, 978-2385. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m.


This is a two-mile hike with gentle up/down hill. Start from Visitors Center/museum to the Wolf House, his grave site and return. State park passes needed for parking. Leave Berger Center at 9 a.m. Hike leader is Donna McCulloch, 539-5730.


Enjoy our nine miles with 900’ elevation gain coastal hike starting at Wright’s Beach, head north past Shell beach, down to Blind Beach and up to Goat Rock for lunch. We will return on same trail. Bring water, hiking poles, lunch. Be prepared for coastal fog and breezes. Leave Berger at 8:30 a.m. Hike Leader is Mary Lou Hicks, 303-7113.


A suggested amount is $5/person to help drivers with gas costs on hikes more than 30 miles roundtrip, away from the local area.

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Serving Oakmont residents for over 12 years! 6572 Oakmont Drive, Suite E, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Owners, Gabriella Ambrosi, CEO and Stanton Lawson, CFO

Providing specialized care in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Arthritis and Hospice | | Call us today for a free assessment at (707) 539-0500


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Daily Money Management Services Taking care of your personal bills, budget & record-keeping needs. Call me today for a free in-home consultation!

Tammy Vonder Haar, Owner 707-235-9205



senior discoun t!

My “meow” may be tiny, but I’m big on sharing freckle-nosed kisses... and my gentle and peaceful energy with a kindred spirit. Do you have a quiet home to share with a sweet, senior ginger gent like me?

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1931 2016

Santa Rosa 5345 Hwy 12 West 707-542-0882 Healdsburg 14242 Bacchus Landing Way 707- 431 -3386

The revolutionary way to attach your dentures — using dental implants — that requires no messy pastes or adhesives. Dentures snap out, they snap in, they stay put. Dr. Paul Yeager has been placing dental implants and attaching them to dentures for over 15 yrs. Same Day Smile

Please call to schedule a consultation


Dr. Paul Yeager

Ask about our senior discount.

Simplify Your Lifestyle And Let Us Take Care Of The Rest...

4225 Wayvern Drive Santa Rosa, CA

(707) 200-7520 *Monthly rate is guaranteed for a period of 12 months after move in date. Offer valid for a limited time only. License 496800996

Assisted Living Options As Low As $3,095/Month*

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