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Get To Know Oakwood’s Most Wanted Fugitives!

Get To Know Oakwood’s Most Wanted Fugitives!

Arizona’s most notorious nonprofit mobsters are facing hard time in the Oakwood slammer! Each of these mafia madmen and women has been charged for crimes related to supporting seniors with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other age-related challenges through their work...

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The Power of Real Connection

The Power of Real Connection

Sammy joined Oakwood Creative Care’s Town Center Day Club as a teaching artist in 2020. Over the last 2 years,  Sammy has been dedicated to sparking moments of joy for seniors living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other age-related challenges. Her empathy and...

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Tara’s Oakwood Journey

Tara’s Oakwood Journey

As a leader in innovation and transformational leadership, Tara Krantzman has tremendous passion for and expertise in human services, with big dreams for the future of senior care.

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Raising The Bar For Alzheimer’s Support

Raising The Bar For Alzheimer’s Support

Oakwood Creative Care’s CEO and President, Sherri Friend, sounded a call to action in her article written for AZCentral, where she focused on the vital importance of offering more innovative and holistic approaches to treating those living with Alzheimer’s. Read our latest blog to learn more about how Oakwood Creative Care is raising the bar for Alzheimer’s support!

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Meet Our New Board Members!

Meet Our New Board Members!

Meet Our New Board Members! Originally founded in 1975 as Sirrine Adult Day Health Services, our nonprofit organization began as a group of women whose vision of providing an alternative to costly in-home and institutional care grew into a system of fundraising...

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Interview w/ Oakwood CEO, Sherri Friend

Interview w/ Oakwood CEO, Sherri Friend

Tune in to hear our CEO, Sherri Friend, discuss what she learned about Alzheimer’s care abroad, how OCC has adapted to COVID-19, why dementia care matters so deeply to her, and a bit about our upcoming “Jail N’ Bail” event in her interview featured on the EZ Sports...

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Get to Know Adam

Get to Know Adam

Adam is quite popular with the members at Oakwood, and he's made several friends during his time working at "the club"! Around here, Adam isn't hard to find. You'll spot him in several videos on YouTube, teaching how to paint or giving advice to caregivers of those...

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Get to Know Nikki!

Get to Know Nikki!

Nikki is one of our fabulous, friendly instructors at our Red Mountain location. When she's not helping members in person, you'll often find her leading an incredible online class. See her in action in this helpful "chair exercises" video, here!Name: Nikki Turner How...

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Get to Know Rosemary

Get to Know Rosemary

Rosemary is quite popular around Oakwood. In fact, her straightforward, quick witted, and informative advice is so loved that she now has her own video series: Real Talk With Rosemary! (check it out, here) If you follow our blog often, you'll find enlightening...

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Welcome

We're a nonprofit organization based in Mesa, Arizona with three senior day club locations (and a fourth on the way) which serve older adults with Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's, and various other physical or cognitive challenges. Life does not end with a diagnosis. Our members continue to learn new skills, enjoy new discoveries, make friends, laugh, and live a joy-filled life. Our team of dementia experts lead support groups, events, classes, and private sessions with caregivers and families, guiding them on the best methods to care for their loved ones while also caring for themselves.


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