Dearborn’s Oakwood Common recently invited several residents to share their experiences on camera about the benefits of independent living in the retirement community located at 16351 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn. The video testimonials are currently available on Oakwood Common’s new Web site at

“While we welcome and encourage prospective residents and family members to take personalized tours of our apartments, dining room, bistro café, social areas and other amenities, they develop a great appreciation of what Oakwood Common offers when they talk with residents and staff,” said Mary Granata, manager of sales. “Our residents are truly our best ambassadors.”

Granata said that resident opinions of what they think are special amenities vary widely depending on personal interests, tastes and active lifestyles.  These include the underground parking garage, private balconies and outdoor patios, walk-in showers, a washer and dryer in each apartment, fitness classes, billiard room, wood shop and more.

“It’s when you hear them tell their own reasons for selecting Oakwood Common that you appreciate the differences,” added Granata.  “And they are not a bit shy on camera.”

The video testimonials were also created to help Oakwood Common website visitors, including family members and friends who live across the country, receive a glimpse of how residents feel about their community.

Oakwood Common recently celebrated the completion of a major renovation which includes the new bistro café, an inviting lounge with cherry wood wine cabinets for residents’ social hours, a newly decorated entry way, parlor and salon along with an expanded fitness area, billiard room and new outdoor patio.

Oakwood Common offers one and two bedroom apartments located at 16351 Rotunda Drive, within a beautiful 29-acre retirement community that includes exquisite landscaping, nature trails and scenic views along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn. Oakwood Common apartments, available with flexible payment options, offer exceptional amenities for independent living and can be readily customized.  Assisted living and a comprehensive rehabilitation and skilled nursing center are also available for those with additional needs.  For more information and to arrange tours, call (800) 642-4663 or visit

To see the videos, visit


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