Gardant Employee Receives Woman Manager of the Year Award

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Yvonne Peterson, the marketing director at Gardant-managed Heritage Woods of Rockford, received the 2017 Woman Manager of the Year Award from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

Yvonne Peterson, the marketing director at Heritage Woods of Rockford and recipient of the 2017 Woman Manager of the Year Award

Yvonne Peterson, the marketing director at Heritage Woods of Rockford, received the 2017 Woman Manager of the Year Award.

The award was presented by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce during the organization’s Women in Business Expo and Luncheon.

Peterson, who has worked at Heritage Woods since the community opened in 2007, was selected for her personal achievements, community involvement and future goals.

For more information about Heritage Woods, call 815-332-3700.

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

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments at Heritage Woods includes 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, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, 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 events," says Peterson.

Heritage Woods is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"Our focus," says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant, "is to provide residents at Heritage Woods of Rockford with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and the help and assistance that they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible."

Gardant is based in Bradley, Illinois. The company manages the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Belvidere, DeKalb, Freeport McHenry, Moline, Ottawa and Sterling, Illinois.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions, the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that the company operates, or the company's management, development and consulting services, visit or call 1-877-882-1495.

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