Oakmont of Chino Hills will proudly host a “Paint for a Cause” event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. An art instructor will provide step-by-step instruction to guests, who will create their own painting while enjoying an array of delicious wines and decadent appetizers, prepared by Oakmont’s talented culinary team.All proceeds from this event will go to the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Guests will have the opportunity to tour Oakmont of Chino Hills, which offers luxurious assisted living and memory care services to seniors seeking high-end, resort-style living.Members of the general public who are searching for senior living and media partners are invited to attend this event, which will take place at Oakmont of Chino Hills on July 14, 2018 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20/person. Kindly RSVP to 909-606-3010.About Oakmont Senior LivingHeadquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Oakmont Senior Living is an award-winning developer of premier, resort-style senior communities, with communities throughout California and Nevada. Family owned and operated, Oakmont is recognized for quality of craftsmanship and excellence of amenities 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 www.oakmontseniorliving.com.
Originally from Oklahoma, Mary Ann King’s father was “a newspaperman” and she followed in his footsteps, taking a job as a reporter before becoming the host of the “Romper Room” children’s TV show in Los Angeles from 1966 to 1976. Photo by James Carbone[/caption] There’s still magic in Mary Ann King’s mirror. And its reflection has made its way all the way to the Inland Empire, where Sherry Fischer, executive director of the Oakmont of Chino Hills senior community, has a beloved new resident: King. You might remember King if you were a child in in the 1960s and 1970s, and were anywhere near a TV set. “Romper, bomper, stomper boo ...” Famous words from the then popular children’s show, “Romper Room,” on which “Miss Mary Ann” was a host. For Fischer, having the venerable teacher figure at Oakmont has her thinking about her childhood. “Watching the ‘Romper Room’ was like eating ice cream for dinner,” Fischer said. “It was the ‘Sesame Street’ of that era. I remember crowding around the TV and waiting to see if she said our name. She really was an icon.” Seated on the plush chairs in a cozy library, King, 81, reminisced about her life and what brought her to Southern California, where she hosted the program’s L.A. version. Originally from Oklahoma, King’s father was “a newspaperman” and she followed in his footsteps, taking a job as a reporter. But that wasn’t enough for her, and after she read a commercial for a few producers, they hired her on the spot. People finally saw her face in black and white for the first time. “She always wanted to be a star,” said King’s daughter, Kandace Del Rosario. One thing [...]