November 21

Gardant Assisted Living Residents Express Gratitude

By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions

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November is National Gratitude Month. It is a time to reflect on what we are grateful for; a time to celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings.

Throughout the month, we are posting Blogs that feature the thoughts on gratitude from residents of the senior living, assisted living, supportive living, and memory care communities Gardant operates.

In today’s Blog, we feature expressions of gratitude from residents of The Montclare at Lawndale in Chicago and of Cedar Grove in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The Montclare at Lawndale

The Montclare is one of four affordable assisted living communities that Gardant manages in the inner city of Chicago.

The communities operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and are designed to serve adults 65 and older who need some assistance to maintain their independence, including individuals who are on or would qualify for Medicaid.

The Montclare features 120 private studio and one-bedroom apartment. Each apartment has a kitchenette; bathroom with shower and grab bars; individually controlled heating and air conditioning; and emergency alert system.

Staff is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Personal assistance, help with medications, three meals a day plus snacks, housekeeping, laundry, heating and air conditioning are included.

Residents also benefit from opportunities to socialize with family, friends, and neighbors and participate in social, recreational, educational, and wellness activities.

We share with you comments about gratitude from five residents of The Montclare:

Cecil T.

I’m grateful for the programs that are available to us; it brings so much joy to our community and makes us feel like a family.

Margie M.

I’m grateful to be a volunteer in the Community Store. I feel like I’m a big help to the residents when they come into the store.

Ramona M.

I’m grateful for shelter, food, and my relationship with Jesus Christ.

Debra W.

I’m grateful for living here next door to me sister.

Barbara G.

I’m grateful to be able to still get around.

Gardant has managed the community since it opened in June 2017.

For more information about The Montclare at Lawndale, click here.

Cedar Grove

The Cedar Grove assisted living community is located in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Gardant has managed the community since August 2018.

The community features private and semi-private residences and suites. Earlier this year, it was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best assisted living communities in the country.

Here are Expressions of Gratitude from residents of the community:


My friends here at Cedar Grove, and the good food we have here every day.


My family, my friends here, and my place to live here at Cedar Grove.


To be alive; my granddaughter, Heather, and family; my health; having  a place to live = Cedar Grove; my husband; our activities teacher.


Good food; my family; a new mattress.


Our activities teacher, who is wonderful.


My health; my family; activities and our activities teacher; having a great place to live.


My family and grand dog.


Still living; family; playing games in activities.


My family; my health; my country; and all my wonderful friends here at Cedar Grove.


My friends here; my life.


A place to live like Cedar Grove and my friends.


My three adult children; our activities teacher; my friends here at my home.

For more information about the Cedar Grove assisted Living community, click here.

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