Heritage Woods of Benton Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Aloha Luau Luncheon

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Heritage Woods of Benton, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, will host a luau on Aug. 15. The community in Franklin County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes including those on Medicaid.

Heritage Woods of Benton, a Gardant affordable assisted living community is hosting an Aloha Luau Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 15.

The community, which is located at 1305 Bailey Lane in Benton, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

The lunch menu will include Hawaiian chicken, meatballs and coleslaw. Tropical fruit platters and island-themed carved watermelons will also be on display.

Guests will have a chance to win a Hawaiian-themed door prize.

Tours will be available.

For more information, call 618-439-9431.

The Heritage Woods of Benton 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.

“We provide a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Heritage Woods Administrator Diane Simpson.

Residents live in private apartments that they furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the studio and one-bedroom floor plans includes a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and an 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 participate in activities and special programs,” says SImpson.

Heritage Woods of Benton is the only community in Franklin County that is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. The affordable assisted living community is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, of Bradley, Illinois.

Gardant is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 12th largest provider in the country.

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

Communities managed by Gardant Management Solutions include the Prairie Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale and the Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the St. Louis Metro East area.

Gardant also manages the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Centralia, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions, the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities Gardant manages, and the company’s management, development and consulting services, visit http://www.gardant.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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