Urbana Assisted Living Community To Host African Dance Performance

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Prairie Winds of Urbana, a BMA affordable assisted living community in Champaign County, Illinois, is hosting an African Dance performance by Ballet Alatantou on Feb. 10. The African Dance performance will include a special guest appearance by Djbril from Guinea West Africa.

As part of its celebration of Black History Month 2013, Prairie Winds of Urbana is hosting an African Dance performance by Ballet Alatantou at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10.

The BMA affordable assisted living community is located at 1905 S. Prairie Winds Dr. in Urbana, Illinois, and serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

"We also expect that Djbril Camara from Guinea West Africa will be making a special guest appearance," says Margaret Seggebruch, Director of Marketing for Prairie Winds.

The African Dance performance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

For more information, call 217-344-6400.

The Prairie Winds of Urbana community operates through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

"The community provides older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home," says Seggebruch. "Residents benefit from the opportunity to live in a residential apartment-home environment with the availability of personal assistance and help with medications."

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments 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. 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, participate in activities, and enjoy special events such as the African Dance performance," says Seggebruch.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management 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 to maintain their independence," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA. "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 Bowman Estates affordable assisted living community in Danville, Illinois; the Eagle Ridge affordable assisted living community in Decatur, Illinois; and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Charleston and Watseka, Illinois.

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

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