BMA Assisted Living Community to Host Informational Program on Elder Abuse

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Heritage Woods of Benton, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting an informational program on Elder Abuse on March 21. The community in Franklin County, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"Our community provides older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home"

Heritage Woods of Benton, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting an informational program on Elder Abuse at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.

The community, which is located at 1305 Bailey Lane in Benton, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

Judy Ellet of the Shawnee Alliance for Seniors will be speaking on The Facts about Elder Abuse.

The program is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

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

Heritage Woods of Benton is the only senior living community in Franklin County, Illinois, that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. The community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"Our community 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 apartments at Heritage Woods of Benton feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, 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 and recreational activities," says DeRossett.

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

"Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve in addition to the care and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA. "Our emphasis in 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, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois; and the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois.

BMA also manages the Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the St. Louis Metro East area and the Heritage Woods of Centralia senior living community in Centralia, Illinois. Heritage Woods of Centralia features senior living apartments, affordable assisted living apartments, and rental homes for low-income adults 55+.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com

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