Moorpark’s first senior assisted-living community opened earlier this month.
Oakmont of Moorpark at 13960 Peach Hill Road has 82 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and various amenities.
“We are thrilled to be the first senior living community in Moorpark and are excited to welcome our residents to their new home,” said Oakmont’s Executive Director Stephanie Funderburg.
The community, which opened July 5, will assist seniors with a variety of needs, including eating, showering and getting dressed, as well as those with memory issues, Oakmont officials say.
The facility also features a wellness and fitness center, movie theater, library and indoor-outdoor spaces to accommodate a variety of activities.
Residents have access to chauffeur service, a concierge medicine program and an activities calendar that includes on-site educational, social and recreational programs, as well as off-property group excursions.
Its grounds include courtyards, gardens and a pet park.
A separate section of the community houses seniors with severe memory problems and offers virtual reality technology that can help them recall their fading pasts and enhance brain function, according to Oakmont.
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The City Council approved the facility in August 2018, Moorpark spokesman Brian Chong said.
“Seniors represent one of the most vulnerable populations in Ventura County and adding more senior housing options addresses this very important community need,” Chong said in a statement Tuesday.
He said the city has two senior apartment complexes with rent-restricted units for low-income seniors, but they are not assisted-living facilities. They are Tafoya Terrace, 344 Charles Street, and the Vintage Crest Apartments, 4700 Park Lane.
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For more information on Oakmont of Moorpark or its parent company Oakmont Senior Living, go to oakmontseniorliving.com.
Mike Harris covers the East County cities of Moorpark, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, as well as transportation countywide. You can contact him at [email protected] or 805-437-0323.
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