BMA Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Stories, Fables and Anecdotes

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Heritage Woods of Sterling, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting Stories, Fables and Anecdotes on June 4. The community in Sterling Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"Mona of the Sauk Valley Story Spinners will be sharing stories, fables and anecdotes for the child in all of us."

Heritage Woods of Sterling, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting Stories, Fables and Anecdotes at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

The community, which is located at 2205 Oak Grove Ave. in Sterling, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

"Mona of the Sauk Valley Story Spinners will be sharing her storytelling talents and stories, fables and anecdotes for the child in all of us, " says Dawn Powell, Administrator of Heritage Woods of Sterling.

The program is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

For more information about the event or Heritage Woods of Sterling, call 815-625-7045.

Heritage Woods of Sterling is recognized by Assisted Living Today as one of the Top 20 assisted living communities in Illinois for providing trustworthy and competent care and for fostering the individuality and independence of each resident.

"Our community provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Powell. "Residents benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications."

Private studio and one-bedroom apartments are available, with each of the apartments featuring 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. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

"In addition, residents benefit from all of the oppportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in social activities and special programs," says Powell.

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

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management operates 36 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,400 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 Moline, Belvidere, Rockford, DeKalb and Ottawa, Illinois.

In partnership with the Stephenson County Nursing Center Foundation, BMA Management is developing a Heritage Woods affordable assisted living community in Freeport, Illinois. Heritage Woods of Freeport is scheduled to open for occupancy in June. Reservations are being accepted.

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

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