Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Thanksgiving Celebration

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Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois, is hosting a free Thanksgiving lunch on Nov. 27. The community serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

Prairie Living at Chautauqua, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host a Thanksgiving Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 27.

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.

The feast will include turkey, ham, green bean casserole, candied yams, turnips, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Dessert will include a choice of pumpkin or pecan pies.

The lunch celebration is open to the public; there is no charge to attend.

For more information, 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 Karen Orlandini, Director of Marketing at Prairie Living. "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. All three meals each day, houskeeping 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 Orlandini.

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 operates 37 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,700 homes and apartments.

"Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that 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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