Heritage Woods Affordable Assisted Living in Chicago to Host Welcome to the World of Zumba Class

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Heritage Woods of Chicago, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Welcome to the World of Zumba class for seniors on June 21. The community, which is located on Chicago's west side, serves low-income seniors, including those on Medicaid.

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Our program will have you movin', rockin' and shakin'.

Heritage Woods of Chicago, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Welcome to the World of Zumba class for seniors at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21.

The community, which is located at 2800 W. Fulton St. in Chicago, Illinois, serves low-income older adults, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

"Zumba is a dance exercise that is designed to burn calories by combining Latin and international music with some easy-to-learn dance steps," says Cindy Gladney, Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods of Chicago. "Our Welcome to the World of Zumba program will be led by a dance instructor who will have you movin', rockin' and skakin'."

Heritage Woods also hosts a Senior Fitness class at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The class is designed to be fun and help you to increase your fitness, says Gladney. The exercises can be done while sitting in a chair.

Both the Zumba program and the Senior Fitness class is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

For more information, call 773-722-2900.

The Heritage Woods of Chicago affordable assisted living 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.

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

"We are designed to serve low-income seniors, offering them a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Gladney.

Residents live in private apartments that include a private bathroom 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. 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 activities and special programs such as our exercise classes," says Gladney.

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

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

Communities managed by BMA include the Churchview affordable assisted living community on Chicago's southwest side and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Batavia, Bolingbrook, Gurnee, Manteno, McHenry, Plainfield and Yorkville, Illinois.

BMA also operates the Heritage Woods assisted living community in Huntley and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living and memory care community in South Elgin.

BMA will be managing the St. Anthony affordable assisted living community for older adults that is under development in Lansing, Illinois and the Deer Path affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 years of age that is under development in Huntley.

Both communities are scheduled to open this summer and accepting reservations.

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

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