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June 5

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Retiring in the U.S.A.

Over the past couple of weeks, I have come across several social media postings that really reinforced the benefits of the assisted living waiver programs in Illinois and Indiana. The programs are designed to benefit older adults of all incomes, especially low-income older adults, who need some assistance to maintain their independence. They provide a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home. At the same time, the states and the federal government save money. It’s smarter Medicaid. The social media postings highlighted recent research studies that focused on older adults in the United States and their ability to survive and thrive in retirement.

May 2

With Stroke, Think FAST

May is National Stroke Month. The purpose is to increase awareness of what you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke and what you should do if you suspect someone is having a stroke.

April 27

Celebrating 15 Years of Serving Older Adults of All Incomes

Heritage Woods of Moline celebrated their 15 year anniversary this past Friday. Over the past 15 years, Heritage Woods of Moline has had the opportunity to serve more than 750 residents.

April 19

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 22, you have a chance to safely and anonymously dispose of any expired, unneeded or unwanted medications that you have. It is a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Department of Drug Enforcement (DEA). Twice each year, the DEA in partnership with local law enforcement hosts a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

April 13

Veteran Finds Supportive Living a Perfect Fit

James had been looking for a place to live for a very long time, but could not find housing that was that was suitable and...

March 23

Serving Individuals with Disabilities

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation designating March as National Disability Awareness Month. The proclamation created a special opportunity to raise awareness about the support needed by persons with disabilities as well as their right to enjoy life and to feel productive and secure.

February 6

Shattering Assumptions about Growing Older

In her book “Breaking the Age Code,” author Becca Levy, Ph.D., highlights through data and stories the reasons why we need to combat ageism and details strategies that all of us can use to bolster positive beliefs about aging.

January 9

Gardant Says Thank You for Illinois Supportive Living Program

Each year in January, we celebrate National Thank You Month. It is a time to show gratitude, express appreciation, and thank others for the little and the big things they have done to make life better.

December 13

Two Communities Honored as Gardant 2022 Communities of the Year

Evergreen Village of Bloomington and Heritage Woods of Flora were honored as Gardant’s 2022 Communities of the Year!

December 1

Winter Holidays Perfect Time to Consider Assisted Living

The period of time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day can be hectic. On top of everything else you have to do, there is the decorating, shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, get-togethers with family and friends, and holiday parties. At the same time, the holiday season can be the perfect time of year to consider assisted living.