Hotel Oakland Village receives “Golden Heroes” award at the Family Bridges “50 Years Annual Fundraising Gala”!

On Saturday, July 14th, the Hotel Oakland Village was honored with the “Golden Heroes” award at the Family Bridges “50 Years Annual Fundraising Gala.” Bill Langelier, Principal Partner of Hotel Oakland Associates, graciously accepted the award on behalf of all Hotel Oakland Village residents, including a table of Hotel Oakland Village leaders. The black-tie event had many distinguished guests, including Mayor Libby Schaaf, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen. District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen introduced Mr. Langelier with a glowing recommendation of the Village and its positive impact on the residents of his district. Hotel Oakland Village was proud to receive this award from village partner, Family Bridges, just after our 7th Anniversary of the Hotel Oakland Village. Thank you to Family Bridges for this honor and for your continued support of the Hotel Oakland Village. Please find the acceptance speech from Bill Langelier as well as additional photos on our Facebook page:

“Thank you so much! I would now like to recognize the true recipients of this award – the resident leaders of Hotel Oakland Village – would you please stand up. Thank you.

I would also like to thank the Hotel Oakland staff for their continued hard work and dedication to the wellness of the Hotel Oakland Village residents, and my wife, Carolyn and colleague Megan for their lasting support over the years. Also, thank you to Corinne Jan, and the Family Bridges staff for their partnership and guidance along the way.

The overarching goal of the Hotel Oakland Village is to encourage other senior communities to follow our mottos: “Participation = Good Health” and “Improving Lives by Rethinking Healthy Senior Living.”

Our story begins in July of 2011, when the Hotel Oakland Village was formed with a goal of reducing the negative health impact of senior isolation. Over the last 7 years, we have grown from 8 resident-managed Health Groups to 15 vibrant Health Groups with over 80% resident participation. In 2016, we also launched the Village Health & Wellness Connection, which provides seamless case management and healthcare services to our seniors as they age in place with a free, long-term “Wellness Plan” that is updated regularly along with 6 Interactive Wellness Discussions! This program has also been a tremendous success with almost 100% resident participation!

We are delighted to report that since forming the Village, our residents have become much happier and less isolated. Our motto, “PARTICIPATION = GOOD HEALTH!” is truly exemplified in the successful health culture at Hotel Oakland Village that fights isolation daily.

We sincerely hope that other senior communities can follow our model in some way because the enhanced health benefits can save millions in government-funded health care costs.”

Please see the full article and photos on our Facebook page!