Heritage Woods of Aledo To Offer Healthy Living Program

Heritage Woods of Aledo, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is offering a special Healthy Living program for older adults with chronic medical conditions. The “Live Well, Be Well” program was developed by Stanford University and Kaiser Permanente. Heritage Woods of Aledo is the only affordable assisted living community in Mercer County, Illinois.

Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

The Heritage Woods of Aledo affordable assisted living community is offering a special Healthy Living program for older adults with chronic medical conditions, starting on Thursday, Nov. 1.
The “Take Charge of Your Life: Live Well, Be Well” program was developed by the Patient Education Research Center at Stanford University as a research project between Stanford and the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program.
Two trained leaders will be conducting the six-week program, with participants meeting on Thursday afternoons at Heritage Woods of Aledo, 405 SE 13th Ave. in Aledo, Illinois.
Space is limited so call Danise Lenz at 309-582-1132 to reserve a spot or for more information.
“During the sessions, participants will learn about building a more effective relationship with their doctor; dealing with pain, isolation and frustration; and communicating with family and friends,” says Lenz, who is Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods of Aledo.  “Tips on eating, exercise and medication management also are covered, and a companion book entitled “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” is used.
The program is designed for those with chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, asthma, lung disease, diabetes, emphysema and Parkinson’s disease, says Lenz.
Heritage Woods of Aledo is the only affordable assisted living community in Mercer County, Illinois.  The community is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program, which enables Heritage Woods to serve seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.
Heritage Woods is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., of Bradley, Illinois.  BMA is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.  The company manages 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.
Among the senior living communities managed by BMA are Heritage Woods of Moline and Grand Prairie of Macomb.
For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com