Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living to Host Back-to-School Celebration

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Residents and staff invite community to enjoy celebration and donate school supplies for Carbondale and Murphysboro students. Prairie Living at Chautauqua is a BMA Management community in Carbondale, Illinois that serves seniors of all income, including those on Medicaid.

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Join us for an evening of fun as we help collect supplies for students.

Prairie Living at Chautauqua – a BMA affordable assisted living community – is hosting a back-to-school celebration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

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 help to maintain their independence.

Outdoor games are planned for the event, and our staff will cook on the grill and serve ice cream.

Guests are asked to bring one school supply item. Prairie Living is collecting supplies for students from the Carbondale and Murphysboro school districts.

“Join us for an evening of fun as we help collect supplies for students,” said Andrea Arview, Prairie Living’s Director of Marketing.

Residents and staff are collecting school supplies for Carbondale and Murphysboro students.

For more information about this event or Prairie Living at Chautauqua, call 618-351-7955.

'Prairie Living provides older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Arview. "Residents benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications."

Each of the private apartments at Prairie Living features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, who work 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 participate in activities and special events," says Arview.

Prairie Living is the only senior living community in Jackson County that 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.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management is the largest assisted living provider in Illinois, operating 36 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,400 apartments.

"Our focus is on providing Prairie Living residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management.

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

BMA also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois, 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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