Common Common


Common Common
Menopause: March 4, 2008
Join Oakwood Common as we host a complimentary evening of
food and health information. You can take advantage of free and
low cost health screenings, including a free screening for varicose
veins. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m., and guests with be
treated to a free dinner at 6 p.m. Highlighting the evening’s
events, Oakwood OB/GYN Dr. Charles Cash, MD, will discuss
menopausal and postmenopausal health issues. This presentation
will be immediately followed by an audience Q & A session.
Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 300.642.4663 or visit
…for the Around the Town Lecture
Series You are invited to join Oakwood
Common residents in a unique learning
experience. The Around the Town Lecture
Series enters its seventh year of stimulating
lectures held every fall and winter. The
programs are held Saturdays from 2 to 3
p.m. in the Rotunda Room at Oakwood
Common. Check out our upcoming
lectures below:
Mother’s Day at Oakwood Common: May 8, 2008
“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose
as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that
imprinted with her footsteps.”
Archibald Thompson
Oakwood Common invites you to
come and enjoy a wonderful
afternoon of pampering and
relaxation. To complete a
perfect day, enjoy a special
complimentary lunch. For
more information or to
reserve your space, please
call 1.800.642.4663.
Oakwood Common – One of
a Kind. Like You.
©Oakwood Healthcare System, 2008. All rights reserved.
March 1
¨The History of Candy
By Rollin Titsworth
Come and enjoy the different quality of
chocolates. Learn many things, including
how it is made and where it comes from.
March 8
Arab Culture Weddings
By Harry Geissenger
Come and learn about the Arab culture of
the wedding ceremony and differences in
the marital vows.
To register to attend one of our Around the
Town Lectures, please call 800.642.HOME
(4663). We’d love to have you and a friend
join us as our guests.
Produced by Strategic Communications, Susan Silka – Creative
Oakwood Common
16351 Rotunda Drive
Dearborn, Michigan 48120
Menopause Presentation
5 - 8:00 p.m.
March 4th
Options in Retirement Seminar
10 - 11:30 a.m.
March 21st
Real estate presentation
10 - 11:30 a.m.
April 10th
Options in Retirement Seminar
10 - 11:30 a.m.
April 16th
Mother’s Day Luncheon
12 - 2:00 p.m.
May 8th
Options in Retirement Seminar
10 - 11:30 a.m.
May 22nd
Bingo Night
Every Monday at 7:00 pm
(limited Space)
To RSVP for the above events,
please call
800.642.HOME (4663)
Oakwood Common.
One of a kind, like you.
By: Elizabeth Goch, president
Are you one of those who enjoy the winter cold and shoveling snow? Maybe you enjoy
digging out the driveway again after the snowplow came through? Did a power outage
leave you in the dark and cold? Are you feeling run down after a bout of the flu because
you didn’t get a chance to get your flu shot? The residents at Oakwood Common were
offered the flu shot in the comfort of our community and the heated underground parking
eliminated digging out their car after snowstorms. Transportation to church, area
shopping, or special events (without the need to hunt for a parking space) made winter
outings very accessible and generators make sure common areas are lit, warm, and our
kitchen functional.
Wouldn’t you rather leave winter behind and take advantage of the spring gardening
catalogues arriving in the mail since it is time to plan your garden? Do you enjoy a cut
flower garden? The lovely flowers in the resident gardens offered a colorful display this
past summer. Last year, tomatoes and corn seemed to dominate the vegetable growers
with one gardener focused on pumpkins and sunflowers. The display looked beautiful in
the autumn as leaves changed color. Even balconies and patios had planters and
hanging baskets overflowing with flowers or cooking herbs.
Since the resident gardens are located adjacent to a gazebo overlooking the wetlands,
other residents can enjoy the colorful display without necessarily digging in. The wetlands
are seeded with natural wildflowers, so beauty surrounds those who wish to enjoy a
moment of serenity or watch the blue heron at his nightly fishing foray. The Japanese garden gazebo with fountains and ponds also offers a quiet spot to relax or sit with friends.
Do you have time for a cup of coffee and a chat? Please take a moment to visit Oakwood
Common and see for yourself. I think you will find that we are one of a kind, like you.
800.642.HOME (4663)
Oakwood Common • 16351 Rotunda Drive • Dearborn, Michigan 48120 • 800.642.HOME (4663)
For more information on Oakwood Common, call 800.642.HOME (4663).
800.642.HOME (4663)
Tips for selling your home
Residents take advantage
of parking garage!
Many times Oakwood Common residents are asked why they
chose Oakwood Common as their new home. Besides hearing
the usual answers such as the beautiful grounds, excellent
reputation, size of apartments, friendly home like environment,
activities and amenities offered, many choose Oakwood
Common because of the underground parking available. Many
residents tell us “having a garage to park your car in is truly an
asset if you live in Michigan. I was shocked to learn this amenity
was available. I take advantage of the garage during the winter
months when the weather is unpredictable. I protect my car and myself
from the elements. In the summer I park in a lot that is close to my apartment.” The
marketing office hears continually that having underground parking is “the best kept secret
out there!”
Are you interested in Oakwood Common, but worried about selling your
home? Maybe you are anxious about who you can trust to sell your home
at the best price or perhaps you are overwhelmed with the whole process.
Well, you are not alone and we have great news for you! With spring right
around the corner, Oakwood Common will be hosting a complimentary
brunch, free tour and an informational session with a leading area realtor
who can provide the advice you need to help you sell your home.
Join us from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on April 10 in the dining room of Oakwood
Common for a complimentary brunch and get free advice and help from
area realtor, Allison Fishwick
Recognized nationally by National Real Estate and Relocation Magazine in
1999 and 2000 and by REALTOR Magazine in 2001 and 2002 for her
outstanding accomplishments in real estate, Allison is considered a
source of expertise both locally and nationally. Fittingly describe by
National Real Estate and Relocation Magazine in 2000 “as recognizable
as the mayor” in her market.
Allison will be on hand to share her “Selling Tips” to get your home sold
faster! Our speaker will offer her expertise and then open the floor to
answer any questions you may have.
Compare the Values
The following worksheet is a comprehensive list of expenses one might possibly incur in order to
maintain their present residence. We believe the following exercise will help define the value
associated with the decision to move to Oakwood Common. We hope you find this helpful.
Private Living Accommodation (mortgage/rent)
Utilities: Electric
Trash pickup
Property taxes
Ground maintenance
24-hour security service
Snow removal
Exterior building maintenance
Interior building maintenance
Scheduled transportation (cost of car maintenance)
Thirty restaurant meals/groceries
Housekeeping (cleaning lady)
Fitness center
Peace of mind
Your Cost
Oakwood Common
$ Priceless
Oakwood Common offers all the amenities of gracious living at prices you can afford. We also offer
customized payment structures to meet your financial plans, including month-to-month rentals. And
entrance fees are 100% refundable within 90 days’ notice, independent of having to re-lease the
apartment. When you add it all up, there’s just no comparison.
We want to make the transition to your new home as smooth as possible.
That’s why Oakwood Common connects new residents with a trustworthy
realtor; assists in downsize your belongings. Oakwood Common is now
offering $10,000 off your entrance fee. So come in for
our presentation and let us help you make your
life easier.
If you are unable to visit us for the scheduled brunch
but would like to meet us now, we specialize in your
needs and we are focused on making Oakwood
Common the perfect place for you to live. For more
information about incentives, please call 1.800.642.4663.
nside Perspective
by George Stevens
I moved here in June of 2007. I made my
decision when I realized I no longer wanted to
go up and down the stairs, shovel snow or
maintain a home.
I shopped around at other communities before I
came here. I liked it here the best. The others
were too large; Oakwood Common was cozy
and made me feel more at home.
I used to be a Ham Amateur Radio Operator
and have communicated with over 300
countries. I also worked for 40 years for
Michigan Bell Telephone Co. I am currently a
volunteer at Oakwood Hospital and Medical
Center in Dearborn where I work about 20
hours a week. I drive myself and the commute
is very easy, especially with the underground
parking garage. It is wonderful here and I
would recommend it to everyone.
The food here is one of my other favorites. I
usually eat in the English Café for breakfast
and lunch. On the weekends I eat in the dining
room with my daughter Sally. She also loves
the food here at Oakwood Common.
My favorite pass time is reading and working
on the computer. I play Euchre on the Internet
with a friend in Australia. The library here is
full of lots of mystery books and it is a
challenge trying to get through them all.
I also love sitting on my balcony and feeding
the squirrels. I have a wonderful view of the
wetlands and really look forward to spending
time there in the summer.
I love living at Oakwood Common, sometimes
I ask myself why I didn’t move here sooner, this
is where I belong.