Love is making someone’s dreams a reality. When Polly told us she wanted to find the best view of the solar eclipse, we planned a trip to make her wish come true. Polly traveled to Carbondale for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with her friends from Heritage Woods.


When Zed lost his wife, our community rallied around him, providing the love and compassion that he needed. The kindness he was shown has stayed with him, and he says Heritage Woods is much more than a home. We are family.


After moving into Heritage Woods, Rita met Shirley. They discovered they had a lot in common, becoming fast friends. Their friendship was a reminder that even with all of life’s changes, they could still have a life full of new possibilities.


Heritage Woods of Centralia features an affordable assisted lifestyle community, senior living apartments and homes for low-income older adults.


The community, which is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, is conveniently located on the south side of Hwy. 161, east of Airport Rd., in Centralia, Illinois.

The home of Kaskaskia College, Centralia is located in the far southwestern portion of Marion County, 10 miles north of I-64 and 10 miles west of I-57, with portions of the City located in Clinton County.

The emphasis at our community is on helping each resident maintain their health, wellness, dignity and independence.

Heritage Woods of Centralia was presented with the 2017 Making a Difference Award by Gardant after receiving excellent satisfaction scores on the annual resident satisfaction survey. Residents at Heritage Woods overwhelmingly said they would recommend our community to family and friends.

Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community

Heritage Woods combines residential apartment home living with the availability of personal assistance, support services and opportunities for residents to enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and to participate in social events and programs.

Included in the surprisingly affordable monthly fee are three restaurant-style meals daily, plus snacks, housekeeping and laundry services, health monitoring, nursing assessments, help with medications and assistance with activities of daily living. Certified nursing assistants, who work under the direction of our licensed nursing staff, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For those who do not have the financial resources to afford the monthly fee, a financial assistance program is available. Older adults who are on Medicaid or who only receive Social Security benefits can qualify for residency.

The Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Apartments at Heritage Woods of Centralia are designed for adults 65 and older of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence. They offer a wonderful alternative to struggling alone at home or to skilled nursing care, especially for those who cannot afford private pay assisted living.

Private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans are available.

Heritage Woods of Centralia is fully certified by the State of Illinois and is part of the Illinois Supportive Living Program.

Senior Living Apartments

The Senior Living Apartments at Heritage Woods of Centralia combine the comforts of apartment-home living with a variety of features and amenities designed for the convenience of older adults.

Each of the spacious private studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans feature a full kitchen.

The apartments are available through a rental program. No entrance or community fee is required. The main meal each day, utilities, housekeeping and flat linen laundry services are included in the reasonable monthly fee.

A variety of community areas are available for the enjoyment of residents and their families.

Villas at Heritage Woods

The Villas at Heritage Woods of Centralia is a neighborhood of duplex homes designed for low income older adults who are at least 55 years of age.

Each of the one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans offers single-level living, so there are no stairs. The homes include 36” doorways and levered door handles instead of door knobs. The full kitchen includes an electric range with easy-to-read front-mounted controls.

Maintenance, landscaping and snow removal services are included. A community center and gardening areas are available for residents to enjoy.

In addition, residents of the Villas have priority access to the Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community located on the campus, should the need arise.

Villas residents are welcome to participate in the social, recreational, and educational activities available for residents of the senior living and assisted lifestyle apartments. For an additional charge, they can take advantage of meal and beauty/barber services.

Focus on Love, Compassion and Dignity

Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages Heritage Woods of Centralia 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 10th largest provider of assisted living in the nation.

For more information on the affordable assisted lifestyle community, senior living apartments and duplex homes offered on the Heritage Woods of Centralia campus, call 618-532-4590.