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About Us

Oakwood Common is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located on a beautifully maintained and spacious 29-acre campus along the historic Rouge River Gateway in Dearborn.  This intimate, friendly community includes 200 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living apartments and 32 memory care apartments.

Our mission is to provide high quality compassionate care in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages residents’ health and well-being—emotionally, socially and physically.

Originally known as Oakbrook Common, the community’s first residents moved into independent and assisted living apartments in 1991.  Our name officially changed to Oakwood Common in January 1995 to reflect our affiliation with Oakwood Healthcare System.

As a CCRC, we offer a continuum of care—serving residents’ needs as they change over time while ensuring their privacy and independence.  Our campus includes spacious apartments with modern amenities for Independent LivingAssisted Living, and Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care along with Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing.

Copy of OkCm.039Over the years, we’ve invested in ongoing upgrades to our campus including, more recently–a Bistro café, Connolly’s lounge, movie theater, computer room, fitness center, relaxing spas, free basic cable and campus-wide Internet access, and more.  Unlike some communities, our residents are not assessed for these upgrades and additions.

Residents enjoy daily enrichment activities that keep pace with the younger lifestyle of today’s seniors. We are constantly adding new features, including a sensory stimulating Namaste Room in the fall of 2014.  We’ll also be introducing some exciting new amenities and services to our assisted living area that further demonstrate why “Oakwood Common is Senior Living at Its Best!”