Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Red Cross Blood Drive

Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois, hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on May 30. The community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30.

The community, which is located at 955 Villa Ct. in Carbondale, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence..

"Come and give the Gift of Life," says Andrea Arview Frey, Director of Marketing for Prairie Living.

For more information about the Blood Drive or Prairie Living at Chautauqua, call Frey at 618-351-7955.

'Prairie Living provides older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Frey. "Residents benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications."

Each of the private apartments at Prairie Living features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, who work under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, houskeeping 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 events," says Frey.

Prairie Living is the only senior living community in Jackson County that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management operates 36 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,400 homes and apartments.

"Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and the help and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management.

Communities operated by BMA include the Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the St. Louis Metro East area and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

BMA also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois, features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments, and rental homes for low income adults 55 and older.

For more information about BMA Management and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that the company operates, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.