In response to the Tubbs Fire and in partnership with emergency officials, residents and residents’ family members, Oakmont Senior Living employees successfully evacuated over 400 of its senior residents and safely relocated them while repairs and restoration took place.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. August 18, 2018
On October 8 2017, Sonoma County suffered the worst wildfire in California history. The Tubbs Fire was an unprecedented natural disaster that created an unusual and extremely difficult circumstance for residents across the San Francisco North Bay. In the middle of the night, the Tubbs Fire overtook the Santa Rosa community. Over 5,000 structures were completely destroyed, including most of the residential and commercial properties in the Fountaingrove neighborhood, where four Oakmont Senior Living communities are located.
In response to the Tubbs Fire and in partnership with emergency officials, residents and residents’ family members, Oakmont Senior Living employees successfully evacuated over 400 of its senior residents residing at Santa Rosa communities in the Fountaingrove neighborhood and safely relocated them to suitable temporary accommodations while repairs and restoration took place. Four Oakmont Senior Living communities, Varenna, Villa Capri, Fountaingrove Lodge and The Terraces, were directly impacted by the Tubbs Fire, and Villa Capri was unfortunately destroyed.
Mr. Douglas H. Bosco is the son of a resident who resided at Villa Capri, an Oakmont Senior Living community that was unfortunately destroyed in the Tubbs Fire. He conducted interviews with Oakmont Senior Living employees who assisted in the evacuation to shed light on this harrowing experience and provide perspective on the complexities of transporting seniors to safety during an active emergency situation. Rep. Bosco served in the state legislature (1978-82) and the United States Congress (1982-90). For the past ten years, he has served as Chairman of the California Coastal Conservancy. Rep. Bosco is part Owner of Sonoma Media Investments LLC, d.b.a. The Press Democrat, and is a Co-Owner and Founder of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co.
Read Mr. Bosco’s article here: https://www.oakmontseniorlivingstory.com/family-member-testimonial/
About Oakmont Senior Living
Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Oakmont Senior Living is an award-winning developer of premier, resort-style senior communities throughout California and Nevada. Family owned and operated, Oakmont is recognized for quality of craftsmanship and excellence of care and services. Oakmont is dedicated to creating high-quality communities that enhance the world of retirement living and offer peace of mind for families. For more information about Oakmont, visit http://www.oakmontseniorliving.com.
Director of Corporate Communications
Oakmont Management Group
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