Illinois Attorney General's Office to Present Silver Beat Program at Heritage Woods of Benton Assisted Living

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Heritage Woods of Benton, a BMA assisted living community in Franklin County, Illinois, is hosting a presentation of the Silver Beat program by the Illinois Attorney General's Office on Feb. 6. The program is designed to help seniors protect themselves from fraud and scams.

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"Learn how seniors can protect themselves from scams and fraud"

The Illinois Attorney General's Office will be making a presentation about its Silver Beat program at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Heritage Woods of Benton, a BMA affordable assisted living community in Franklin County, Illinois.

The Silver Beat program is designed to inform seniors about financial scams and healthcare fraud and provide tips for how older adults can protect themselves and others.

Located at 1305 Baily Lane in Benton, Illinois, the Heritage Woods community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

For more information about the presentation on the Silver Beat program or Heritage Woods of Benton, call 618-439-9431.

The community is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"Heritage Woods provides older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Leanne DeRossett, Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods. "Residents benefit from the opportunity to live in a residential apartment-home environment and receive personal assistance and help with medications."

Each of the private apartments at Heritage Woods of Benton features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants 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 to participate in social activities and special events," says DeRossett.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.

"Our focus is on providing older adults with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve in addition to care and assistance," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA. "Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible."

Communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Flora, Mt. Vernon, and McLeansboro, Illinois, and the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois.

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

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit

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