Heritage Woods of Benton Affordable Assisted Living to Host Depression Presentation

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Heritage Woods of Benton, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting an Aug. 8 presentation on depression in older adults. The community in Franklin County, Illinois serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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We want you to be able to recognize depression in older adults and learn how to cope with it.

Heritage Woods of Benton is partnering with Franklin Hospital to offer a presentation on depression in older adults. The presentation will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at Heritage Woods.

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.

“We want you to be able to recognize depression in older adults and learn how to cope with it,” said Benton Administrator Nicole Garrett.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Heritage Woods is the only affordable assisted living community in Franklin County. The community 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.

"We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Garrett.

The community combines residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services.

Residents live in private apartments that include a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an 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 to participate in activities and special programs," says Garrett.

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

"Our focus," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management, "is to provide residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance that they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident at Heritage Woods of Benton achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible."

Communities managed by BMA include the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois; the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon; and the Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the Metro East area of St. Louis.

BMA also operates Heritage Woods in Centralia, Illinois. The community 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.

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