$4.8 Million Expansion at Grand Prairie of Macomb Assisted Living Opens for Occupancy

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The $4.8 million expansion project at Grand Prairie of Macomb, a BMA affordable assisted living community, has opened for occupancy. The expansion nearly doubled the size of the community, which is located in McDonough County, Illinois.

Grand Prairie Exterior
We welcomed the first residents into our new apartments yesterday.

The $4.8 million expansion project at Grand Prairie of Macomb, a BMA affordable assisted living community in McDonough County, Illinois, has opened for occupancy

The community is designed to serve older adults of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence, providing them with the opportunity to live in a residential apartment-home environment and receive personal assistance and help with medications.

“With the expansion, Grand Prairie nearly doubled in size, going from 48 to 86 apartments,” said Andrea Keene, Administrator of Grand Prairie. “We welcomed the first residents into our new apartments yesterday.”

Keene added that an Expansion Grand Opening Open House is being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Grand Prairie, which is located on the southeast side of Macomb, Illinois, at 1307 Meadowlark Lane.

“We invite you to come and see our new apartments and learn about the affordable assisted living lifestyle that is available at Grand Prairie,” says Keene. Tours, refreshments and opportunities to win gift cards and door prizes will be available.

For more information about the Open House and Grand Prairie of Macomb, call 309-833-5000.

Grand Prairie enjoys the distinction of being the only senior living community in McDonough County that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. The certification enables Grand Prairie to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

Grand Prairie also enjoys of the distinction of being named one of the Top 20 assisted living communities in Illinois by Assisted Living Today, a provider of news and information about senior living and elder care.

The community is owned by a group of local investors and managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

Three local banks provided the financing for the expansion project. They are First Bankers Trust, Mid-America National Bank, and First State Bank.

Renaissance Architects of Springfield, Illinois, served as the architect for the expansion, and Laverdiere Construction, Inc., of Macomb, was the General Contractor.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony that was held last week to mark the completion of the expansion project, Macomb Mayor Mike Inman congratulated Keene and thanked BMA for being involved with Grand Prairie.

“Andrea, all the kudos go to you,” said the Mayor.

Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management, noted that “our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need to maintain their independence.”

At Grand Prairie, certified nursing assistants are on-duty at Grand Prairie 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 social and recreational activities and special programs,” says Keene.

BMA has managed Grand Prairie since March 2012.

The company, which is based in Bradley, Illinois, operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.

The senior living communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Aledo and Moline, Illinois, and John Evans Supportive Living in Pekin, Illinois.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com.

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