Heritage Woods of Centralia Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Heritage Woods of Centralia, a Gardant Management Solutions senior living community, will host a 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 22.The community features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments, and homes for low-income adults 55 and older.

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With the opportunity for seniors to live with dignity in their own apartments and receive the assistance they need, we are proud to say we continue to set the standard for assisted living in the Centalia area.

Heritage Woods of Centralia is celebrating 10 years of service to area seniors and their families with an anniversary party from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 22.

“Since the beginning, Heritage Woods of Centralia has established itself as the premier affordable assisted living community,” said Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages the community. “With the opportunity for seniors to live with dignity in their own apartments and receive the assistance they need, we are proud to say we continue to set the standard for assisted living in the Centalia area.”

Over the past decade, Heritage Woods has spent more than 5 million minutes touching lives and providing love, compassion and care for residents. The community has served more than 500 families since it opened its doors.

Heritage Woods also has a significant impact on the local economy and employs nearly 50 people.

Much of the success can be attributed to the people who work at Heritage Woods of Centralia.

During the celebration, the community will honor employees who have been with the community for the past decade, including Business Office Manager Lisa Abernathy, Cook Beth Dreas, Resident Services Coordinator Misty Rollinson and Dietary Aide Helen Wallace.

Three residents – Joyce Draper, Betty Fenton and Marlene Schierschwitz – who have lived at Heritage Woods since the building opened will be honored as well.

Heritage Woods of Centralia combines residential apartment home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

“We provide a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” explained Heritage Woods Administrator Tom Broughton.

Residents live in private apartments that they furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the studio and one-bedroom floor plans includes a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and participate in activities and special programs,” said Broughton.

Heritage Woods of Centralia is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. Gardant Management Solutions is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 12th largest provider in the nation.

For more information about Heritage Woods of Centralia, visit the community’s website (http://www.hw-centralia-slf.com) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/heritagewoodscentralia).

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