BMA Affordable Assisted Living Community To Host Senior Scams Seminar

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Heritage Woods of DeKalb, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Senior Scams Seminar on March 20. The community in DeKalb, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

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"Come and learn steps older adults can take to avoid scams and fraud"

Heritage Woods of DeKalb, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Senior Scams Seminar at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

The community, which is located at 2626 N. Annie Glidden Rd. in DeKalb, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

"We invite you to come and learn steps that older adults can take to avoid scams and fraud," says Susan Vasquez, Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods of DeKalb.

The seminar is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend.

For more information about the Senior Scams Seminar or Heritage Woods of DeKalb, call 815-787-6500.

Heritage Woods of DeKalb recently was named a Caring Star of 2013 senior care service award winner by, a national on-line senior care search website.

The award recognizes service excellence based on consumer ratings and reviews posted on the The honor places Heritage Woods of DeKalb among the top 1.2% of assisted living and Alzheimer's care communities in the United States.

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

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments at Heritage Woods 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. All three 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 social and educational activities," says Vasquez.

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

"Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassions and dignity that they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need," says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA.

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

The communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Belvidere, Moline, Ottawa, Rockford and Sterling, Illinois.

BMA, in conjunction with the Stephenson County Nursing Center Foundation, is developing a Heritage Woods affordable assisted living community in Freeport, Illinois. Reservations for the community, which is scheduled to open for occupancy this summer, are being accepted.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit

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