Residents from two Gardant communities were recognized in the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition‘s 2016 Best of Our Abilities and Centenarian contests.

PJ Brosmith, who lives at Deer Path of Huntley, was the winner of the Best of Our Abilities Contest, which recognizes individuals with disabilities who go out of their way to make their communities a better place to live.

Deer Path Administrator Sarah Skradski shared this about PJ in her nomination letter:

PJ is a brilliant man with an impressive work resume. He enjoys research, especially trivia, which he shares with our community. PJ has researched why brain fitness activities are important for adults and hosts community-wide trivia challenges twice a month.

He is an outstanding resident who is always positive and encourages other residents and our staff at Deer Path. An active member of our community, PJ co-leads our Alcoholics Anonymous group and is part of the Deer Path News Team, our acting group and resident newsletter staff.

PJ takes the time to get to know people’s stories by listening and engaging with them. He is always smiling and has encouraging words for everyone at the Deer Path community.

Best of Our Abilities Winner - Deer Path of Huntley - PJ Brosmith

Beryl Janssen, a resident at Heritage Woods of Freeport, won the AALC’s Centenarian Contest. She is a friendly face at the community and has lived there since the building opened in 2013. Beryl is very social and enjoys visiting with her friends and playing bingo.

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