Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Spinr Cleaning Treasure Swap

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Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Spring Cleaning Treasure Swap on April 26. The community is Carbondale, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"Gather up what you don't want and go home with what you do"

Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Spring Cleaning Treasure Swap from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

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 assistance to maintain their independence.

"As the old saying goes, 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' so we invite you to gather up what you don't want and go home with what you do," says Andrea Arview-Frey, Director of Marketing for Prairie Living.

The treasure swap is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

For more information about the treasure swap or the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community, call 618-351-7955.

"You can also obtain more information about Prairie Living at the special Open House that we are conducting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25," says Frey.

Prairie Living at Chautauqua is hosting the Open House as part of its celebration of Supportive Living Week 2013, which runs from April 22 through 26 and is sponsored by the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition.

Prairie Living is the only senior living community in Jackson County to be certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living.

Supportive Living Week is designed to call attention to the success that the Illinois Supportive Living program has had in providing older adults and adults with physical disabilities with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home, says Frey. The program emphasizes personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality.

Residents of Supportive Living communities such as Prairie Living benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications, says Frey.

Each of the private apartments at Prairie Living features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating 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 participate in social activities and special events," says Frey.

The community is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

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

"Our emphasis is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and the help and assistance that they need to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA.

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

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

For more information about BMA Management or the assisted living, senior living or memory care communities that the company operates, visit or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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