When Estelle moved to Heritage Woods, she had a chance to start over and experience new things. At 84, she hopped on a motorcycle for the first time, then rode to the top of a Ferris wheel. She has shown us that life is full of surprises at any age.


Our community has been a blessing for Anita. A few years after moving in, she still says it’s like heaven. Anita never thought she’d be able to live in a place as nice as ours, and she appreciates every day she is here. An active resident, Anita joins all of our actitivies and outings, and she is the first to tell everyone how much she loves Heritage Woods of Belvidere.


Darlene has always been an independent person, and it was important for her to maintain that independence at Heritage Woods. She has made our community her home and stays busy by writing articles for our newsletter, participating in the activities we offer and spending time with her friends here.



The community, which is designed to serve adults 65 and older of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence, is located on the north side of Squaw Prairie Road, east of Illinois Hwy. 76, in Belvidere.

The community opened in April 2011 and is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of affordable assisted living in Illinois.

A Wonderful Alternative

Heritage Woods of Belvidere provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home.

Residents have the opportunity to:

  • Live in a private apartment. Each of the apartments features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and emergency alert system.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

The emphasis at our community is on providing residents with the dignity they deserve and on helping each resident maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity

Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages Heritage Woods, is a mission-driven company based in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

The company is dedicated to Touching Lives by providing Dignified Lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of Love, Compassion & Dignity. The emphasis is on placing residents and their families first and helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.

Gardant is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois and the 11th largest provider of assisted living in the nation.

To arrange a visit or to obtain more information about Heritage Woods of Belvidere, call 815-544-9495.