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FEBRUARY 22, 2017.

The Nominating Committee is asking members to submit written questions for the Candidates Forum on February 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Berger.   Questions may be submitted in advance to a box in the OVA office or emailed to  Questions must include name and address, that will not be shared.  Members may submit multiple questions in separate emails or on paper.  There will also be opportunities to submit questions during the forum.  Eight candidates running for four seats.  Each will give an opening and closing statement at the Forum.  Additional information on the candidates appears online at, in the Oakmont News February 15 and March 1 editions, and in the ballot packages mailed to homes. 
Drivers are needed to deliver meals.  If you are interested, please contact Olivia Kinzler at  Training will be provided.  To receive meals, contact Council on Aging, 525-0383.  For more information regarding the Meals on Wheels program, visit its website at
The Oakmont Village is hosting some great events this year.
Click here to check our latest on the OVA Events Page! 
Four- and eight-hour classroom courses for drivers 50 years of age and older. Complete cost for the course is $15 for AARP members/$20 non-members. Open to Oakmont residents only.

2017 Two-day Full Course and One-day Refresher Course Schedule Room B, CAC

Friday, March 3 - 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Refresher class
Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21 -1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 2 - 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Refresher class
Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Sign-up by calling the OVA office at 539-1611 or come by in person.
East Rec Center new entrance sign

The Trail to Annadel
February 25 is the official workday, but look what was already accomplished on an “unofficial” day. The plan was to construct the trail where it crosses the drainage swale for the community garden, so water can flow over it yet it will be indestructible.  Under the expert guidance of Ken Wells and the staff of the Sonoma County Trails Council, that was accomplished in fine fashion.  Enough people showed up to be able to gather enough rocks to line both sides of the entire trail.  The rocks will not only be decorative, but they will also hold down the filter cloth that will go under the gravel. 

Photos thanks to Julie Kiil
Jill Ravitch: Elder Abuse and How to Protect Yourself
Sunday, February 19 – 10:30 a.m. – East Rec Center – Sunday Symposium

Elder abuse is more often financial fraud rather than physical abuse.  Most commonly preyed on are those 65 and over.  Hundreds of thousands of people are losing millions of dollars every year to those saying your computer is infected, your grandchild is in jail, you owe money to the IRS.
Jill Ravitch, District Attorney of Sonoma County, will enlighten us on things to watch out for and how to handle scammers when they call.
Sunday, February 19 – 2:00 p.m. – Berger Center
In concert with Lifelong Learning’s class Reconstruction and Recovery: The Post-Civil War South, Movies At Oakmont screens this acclaimed PBS documentary that looks at one of the least understood periods in American history: Reconstruction, the tumultuous period from 1863 to 1877.  The film tracks the extraordinary stories of ordinary Americans—
Southerners, Northerners, white and black—as they struggle to shape new lives in a United States turned upside down. (2004), NR. This is a three-hour film; the instructor plans on showing approximately half of the film.
A Night at the Opera – Don Giovanni
Tuesday, February 21 - 6:30 p.m. – East Recreation Center
The Oakmont Community Foundation is pleased to present
Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
This production, presented in high-definition video and stereo sound, is from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, with Simon Keenlyside, Kyle Ketelsen, Joyce DiDonato, Miah Persson and conductor Charles Mackerras.  Admission is free but donations to the Community Foundation will be most welcome.  At intermission, as is our tradition, cake will be served.
The Evolving Crisis in Venezuela
Thursday, March 2 – 3:45 p.m. – Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue
The World Affairs Council will present Professor Margarita Lopez Maya of the Central University of Venezuela.  Venezuela is in crisis, enduring 800 percent or higher inflation and a GDP that has fallen nineteen percent.  Lopez Maya will explain the origins, extent and possible solutions to her native country’s severe economic catastrophe.  The public is cordially invited to attend.  For information click here  or call 573-6014.
Feb. 10 to Feb. 26 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays;
and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Peony: Your search for the perfect roommate is over
Why is finding a quality roomie so hard? At a minimum, you want someone quiet, gentle, sweet and respectful. At least, at 12 years old, I do! You go through a rigorous search and vetting process only to find that you’re now sharing your home with a wild partier. (Whatever happened to civilized conversation between naps?) Or equally unpleasant, a slob you can barely stand to look at. (With my soulful amber eyes, intriguingly minimalist calico patches and mysterious tattered ears, you won’t be able to take your eyes off me!) And as far as the vetting goes, the amazing veterinary team here at Sonoma Humane Society has done a wonderful job. They discovered that I have a hyperthyroid condition that is easily managed with a daily medication - and they’ll even offer it to my future roommate at cost. Am I the delightful friend you’ve been searching for? Stop searching and call the SHS Adoption Desk at (707) 542-0882 and arrange to meet me!
This is how I heard YOUR day was going.

First, you had trouble getting out of bed.

You had a stiff neck.

Your new diet doesn't seem to be working out.

 You pulled a muscle when you tried to exercise.

 You keep losing things.

You got caught in the rain at lunchtime.

Then, the lunch you had didn't seem to agree with you.

You feel trapped.

Uninvited guests showed up at dinnertime.

On top of that, you think you're coming down with the flu.

And, finally, you're alone in the house at night when you think you hear a noise in the basement.


Thought for the Day…

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away.

Have a fabulous

Thanks to Mike Noble for sending this in

Thank you to all of those who brighten our day.
You are so appreciated! 

Cassie Turner
OVA Manager
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