Dwight Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community Celebrates a Decade of Serving Area Seniors and Their Families

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Heritage Woods of Dwight, a Gardant-affordable assisted living community, is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration on Nov. 7. The community in Dwight, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid.

“With the opportunity for seniors to live with dignity in their own apartments and receive the assistance they need, we are proud to say we continue to set the standard for assisted living in the Dwight area.”

Heritage Woods of Dwight is celebrating 10 years of service to area seniors and their families with an anniversary party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 7.

“Since the beginning, Heritage Woods of Dwight has established itself as the premier affordable assisted lifestyle community,” said Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages the community. “With the opportunity for seniors to live with dignity in their own apartments and receive the assistance they need, we are proud to say we continue to set the standard for assisted living in the Dwight area.”

Over the past decade, Heritage Woods has spent more than 5 million minutes touching lives and providing love, compassion and care for residents.

Heritage Woods also has a significant impact on the local economy and employs 40 people.

Special guests for the anniversary celebration will include Dwight Mayor Jared Anderson and representatives from the Dwight Economic Alliance and the offices of Sen. Jason Barickman and Rep. Thomas Bennett.

Beth McCleary will entertain guests as she plays the piano during the celebration.

Heritage Woods 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,” explained Heritage Woods Administrator Brandy Scheer.

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 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,” said Scheer.

Heritage Woods of Dwight is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living Program. Gardant Management Solutions is the largest provider of affordable assisted living in Illinois and the 10th largest provider in the nation.

Gardant also manages the Heritage Woods communities in Manteno and Watseka.

For more information about Heritage Woods of Dwight, call 815-584-9280.

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