The Oakwood Model

Better Care & Engagement for Seniors

A care model that sparks JOY for older adults

The care model for seniors in our clubs offers a new paradigm of thinking for home and community-based services. We’re committed to creating a fun, supportive, and engaging space which inspires moments of JOY. Our senior care model honors personhood, aim to enhance self-esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, and ignite purpose.

When visiting OCC clubs, you won’t find “locked facilities”. We believe that when people are locked up and restrained, it increases agitation and aggression.  Further, you won’t find our instructors and team members wearing scrubs. Members won’t be playing bingo, or sitting around watching tv — and stuffed babies or coloring sheets will be nowhere in sight!

A big part of what makes our clubs so unique is the innovative engagement “curriculum” we’ve created. This curriculum includes classes and programs designed to reflect your loved one’s strengths and interests, while encouraging independence and self-esteem; improving communication and creativity; reducing anxiety/depression; improving quality of life; and fostering lifelong learning.

Thanks to the resources we provide, you and others within your family will find many benefits, as well. You’ll be able to remain at work, reduce risk of hospitalization and falls, increase your own quality of life, and decrease family stress and caregiver burnout.

Some of our classes include:

  • Intellectual Classes
    (Storytelling, Culture, History, Brain Fitness Exercises, etc.)
  • Creative Classes
    (Art workshops such as Watercolor, Mixed Media, Wood Working, etc.)
  • Wellness Classes
    (Zumba, Tai Chi, Strength Training, etc.)
  • Expressive Classes
    (Music, dance, poetry)

Learn how you can take the Oakwood care model to your facility, through EngAGE EnCOURAGE.

Our Mission, Vision, & Values


To enhance the quality of life and spark joy for adults with cognitive and physical challenges.


Eliminate isolation, boredom, and care partner burnout.


  • We believe in people, and their value.
  • We practice real communication and do the right thing.
  • We constantly improve through creativity & innovation.

Outcome Measurements


Of members maintained or improved cognitive abilities within the first 6 months


Of members increased cognitive abilities within the first 6 months


Of members maintained or improved cognitive abilities after 6/mo. of membership & annually thereafter


Of members maintained or decreased depression within first 6 months


Of members decreased depression within first 6 months