The Sun Shines in Cobb Landing

It’s a cold day but as you walk the halls of the OMM Health Center all you feel is the warmth of love inside – especially in Cobb Landing. Cobb Landing is a special place, where very special people have been called to serve. It is a unique home for up to 14 elders and is dedicated to providing care for people facing the challenges of memory-related issues such as Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

“Sometimes it can seem intimidating to interact with individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia,” said Julie Akers, Cobb Landing Household Manager. “Discovering the key that unlocks an

elder from these diseases, even if it’s just for a moment, is an unexplainable joy for all of us who work here.”

Julie and her team the “Cobbies,” as they call themselves, are dedicated to serving the elders of Cobb Landing. They have cookouts and bake together, and always remember to have fun. Recently they created life stations, where the elders sort household items, organize and complete tasks. These types of activities were parts of their lives and still allow them to relate

in an adult and purposeful way.

Providing care for individuals with memory related issues can be stressful. These diseases involve relentless cognitive deterioration. Our caregivers manage the ever-changing

demands and unexpected behaviors. “What works today may not work tomorrow but their smile is there, and we just have to find it,” said Akers.

“Our purpose in Cobb is to find their joy and encourage everyone (elder and family) that there is still life to live. This disease doesn’t define us,” a goal Julie and her team strive to achieve every day.

Oklahoma Methodist Manor Breaking Ground Final Phase of Campus Redevelopment

New project expands OMM’s midtown services and amenities

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma Methodist Manor (OMM) will break ground on two new Memory Care Assisted Living Households and a new Community Life Center during a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 20th, in the Fleming Center on campus. The ceremony will include an address from Paula Marshall, CEO of The Bama Companies, in addition to the official groundbreaking and a reception.

OMM is committed to providing quality care for the growing number of people living with dementia, as well as serving their families. We are pleased to announce the groundbreaking on The Marshall-Gaddy House, made possible by Paula Marshall in honor of her mother and godmother. As well as The Barnes House, made possible by Jim and Mary Barnes. Each one-story, free-standing household will feature 12 private rooms, common spaces, and attractively landscaped outdoor spaces.

The construction will also include a new 14,000 square foot Community Life Center for all OMM residents. This new social venue will feature a theater, stage, event seating for over 250 people, and flexible space for smaller meetings.

“After opening 40 new assisted living residences in December, we are excited to begin the next phase of growth and change at OMM,” said Steve Dickie, CEO. “Our programs and services will be greatly enhanced by the new households and Community Life Center.” These projects complete the multi-year redevelopment of OMM’s 40-acre midtown campus located at 4134 E. 31st St.

For more than 60 years OMM has served Tulsa seniors “in the spirit of Christ.” The Generation to Generation Campaign raised $13.4 million to help enable these improvements. More than 250 donors contributed to the success of the campaign. OMM would like to acknowledge the generosity of everyone who made these dreams a reality.

The project is designed by Eppstein Uhen Architects, a Wisconsin-based firm specializing in senior living developments. Stava Building Corporation is serving as the construction manager and Prosperity Bank provided additional financing. To learn more about Oklahoma Methodist Manor visit

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About Oklahoma Methodist Manor

Since 1956, Oklahoma Methodist Manor (OMM) has been serving Tulsa in the spirit of Christ. Situated on a 40-acre campus in midtown Tulsa, OMM offers residential living, assisted living and nursing care. Oklahoma Methodist Manor is affiliated with the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church.

About Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc.

Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. is a full-service, 103-year-old design firm that specializes in several distinct markets: corporate, education, senior living, healthcare, residential, retail, public, industrial, mixed use, master planning and interior design. For additional information, visit

About Stava

Over the past 30 years Stava Building Corporation has grown into a well-known reputable construction company throughout the region.  As a locally owned and operated business, Stava’s team members deliver creatively diverse, quality focused, efficient driven projects, that are customized to fit the unique needs of each client.

Meet the 2020 OMM Member Council

The OMM Member Council’s purpose is to aid in communication between the Members and OMM Administration. Their role is to promote, organize and/or conduct events and activities of interest to the Members. The Council serves an advisory role for the organization and may also represent the Member body in forums when necessary. This group is excited to serve the campus as the 2020 OMM Member Council.

January STARS Employees of the Month

The new year brings new OMM STARS of the Month. We are excited to highlight Sha Bramlett, in the Health Center and Stacy Pine, in Dining, for the extraordinary service they provide to the OMM Members.

Sha Bramlett is not just a January STAR of the Month but she is an OMM legend. Sha started her career at OMM in November of 1990. She is one of the longest serving employees with 29 years. She was born and raised in Tulsa and has grown children and grandchildren. She collects angels and loves having them all around her. She says they provide her peace. She enjoys working with the elders, they give her a joyful fulfillment in her heart. “I make a difference in their lives,” said Sha. An interesting fact about Sha is that she has lived among five generations of family all at one time. This is one of the reasons she loves the elders so much. Some of her favorite memories involved sitting around with family and listening to their stories. “It’s exciting what all you can learn from your elders.”

Her supervisors say “Sha is always a ray of sunshine. When you say, “good morning or how are you” she always replies back, “I’m doing great and I’m blessed to be here,” said Cheryl Hrdlicka, Director of Nursing.

Stacy Pine, Supervisor of Charter Oak, is a true treasure for our members and staff. Stacy has worked at OMM for four years. “I love getting to know the members and hearing their stories,” said Stacy. “You can gain so such wisdom from them and it is great to see them smile.” Stacy was born in Florida and moved to Tulsa when she was 13 years old and is a graduate from Glenpool High School. Something exciting about Stacy is that she is over half Native American and part of the Ojibway Tribe, which is a northern tribe. Her grandfather was even the chief and mayor. Stacy enjoys spending time with family and friends. She has a five year old son named Liam, who attends Rejoice Christian Academy.

Her supervisor says “Stacy is an experienced restaurant professional that does a good job taking care of our member’s dining needs in Charter Oaks Restaurant,” said Chuck Lucia, Director of Food Services.

Her supervisor says “Stacy is an experienced restaurant professional that does a good job taking
care of our member’s dining needs in Charter Oaks Restaurant,” said Chuck Lucia, Director of
Food Services.

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