St. Anthony of Lansing to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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St. Anthony of Lansing, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host a VIP party and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 20. The community, which is located in southern Cook County, Illinois, will serve low-income seniors who need some help to maintain their independence.

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Our focus is to provide St. Anthony of Lansing residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance they need.

St. Anthony of Lansing, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host a VIP party and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Anthony.

The community, which is located at 3025 Spring Lake Drive in Lansing, Illinois, serves low-income seniors who need some help to maintain their independence.

The St. Anthony of Lansing assisted living community was developed on more than four acres of property on the east side of Chicago Ave., north of 178th St., in Lansing, Illinois. The community - a $27.9 million development that will open later this month - houses 125 one-bedroom apartments. Reservations are being accepted.

"We will be providing older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says St. Anthony Administrator Laurena Carter.

The community will combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services, such as meals, housekeeping and laundry.

Residents will live in private apartments that they will furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the apartments will feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, will be on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Residents also will benefit from all of the opportunities that will be available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special programs," says Carter.

St. Anthony's will be certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program, which emphasizes personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality.

The affordable assisted living community will be managed by BMA Management, Ltd., of Bradley, Illinois.

BMA Management is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

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

Communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Batavia, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Gurnee, Manteno, McHenry, Plainfield and Yorkville, Illinois.

BMA also manages the Heritage Woods assisted living community in Huntley, the Churchview affordable assisted living community in Chicago, and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living and memory care community in South Elgin.

For more information on BMA Management; the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that the company operates; or the company's management, development and consulting services, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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