U.S. Rep. John Shimkus To Visit BMA Affordable Assisted Living Community

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U.S. Congressman John Shimkus is scheduled to visit Heritage Woods of McLeansboro to participate in a Round Table Discussion on Supportive Living on March 26. The BMA affordable assisted living community in Franklin County, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"The Supportive Living program provides older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home"

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-15) will be participating in a Round Table Discussion at Heritage Woods of McLeansboro, a BMA affordable assisted living community, a 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26.

The community, which is located at 605 S. Marshall in McLeansboro, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

The Round Table Discussion is being sponsored by the Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Ambassadors Club.

The focus of the discussion will be on the Illinois Supportive Living program and what it means to residents, their families and seniors.

Heritage Woods of McLeansboro is the only senior living community in Hamilton County that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program.

“The program provides older adults and adults with physical disabilities with a wonderful and more cost-effective alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Kendra Millenbine, Administrator of Heritage Woods of McLeansboro. “The emphasis is on personal choice, dignity, privacy and individuality.”

The Round Table Discussion is open to the public. For more information, call 618-643-2908.

“Residents of Supportive Living communities such as Heritage Woods benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications,” says Millenbine.

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments at Heritage Woods of McLeansboro features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support services such as all three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are included.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and participate in social activities and special programs,” says Millenbine.

Heritage Woods of McLeansboro is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 homes and apartments.

“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,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA.

Communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora and Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale.

BMA also manages the Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the St. Louis Metro East area and Heritage Woods of Centralia, which features senior living apartments, affordable assisted living apartments, and rental homes for low-income adults 55+.

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

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