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Touching Lives

Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind

At Heritage Woods, your affordable assisted lifestyle community in Charleston, Illinois, your new home awaits you

Heritage Woods is proud to provide a choice of apartment floor plans, each designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind. Our spacious apartments are designed with a living room area, kitchenette, full private bathroom and individually controlled air temperature.

All measurements are approximate, and dimensions may vary.

Linda's Story:

“The first time I toured Heritage Woods, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was! I walked down the hallway, and a woman greeted me and wanted to know how I was doing. I thought to myself, “How wonderful! This is such a friendly place!” I love my CNAs. 
They are great help and take really good care of me. They make you feel welcomed, and I look forward to them coming into my apartment every day. I also enjoy my apartment. It’s spacious and nice. Before I moved here, I had recently lost two of my lifelong best friends named Judy and Sandy. Once I moved here, I developed close friendships with two of the residents also named Judy and Sandy!
I like the fact that people take good care of you and are always willing to help us. Theresa, the activity director, is outstanding! Overall, I just love it at Heritage Woods. It’s such a friendly place and the staff make you feel welcome! It’s home!”

Resident Testimonial: Ollene

“The people that I met on my first day, it’s like we’ve known each other all my life! I fit right in here. Everybody’s been nice, caring, and helpful. I’ve made a lot of friends already in the two weeks that I’ve been at Heritage Woods. I like to attend bingo and the food has been excellent so far.”


Dave and Judy’s Story: Finding Love at Heritage Woods of Charleston

Judy and Dave’s love story began at Heritage Woods of Charleston.

One day, Dave asked Judy if he could sit with her – and the rest is history.

“We just sat together, and everything started working out,” Judy recalled fondly.

Since then, the two have grown close, helping out around Heritage Woods our events in the area.

“I just fell in love with her,” Dave said.

He wanted to make things official, so on Valentine’s Day, he proposed.

“I was shocked,” Judy said. “I didn’t expect a ring.”

The two have not set a date to be married, but others have already seen their story through social media posts about the proposal.

Their story was featured on our Facebook page and XYZ.

“I’m just following my dreams,” Dave said. “I never thought I’d fall in love again.”

Often as people age, they think that certain parts of their lives have ended.

Dave and Judy are a living testimony to love. They have shown us that it is never too late to find love, and you just never know where love will find you.

They are forever grateful because Heritage Woods of Charleston brought them together.

We are looking forward to seeing them create more memories in their next chapter at our community.

Diana’s Story: Turning Her Life Around to Help Our Community

When Diana moved into Heritage Woods of Charleston six years ago, she secluded herself, avoiding activities and socializing with others at the community. She’d come down to the dining room to pick up her meals and go back to her room to eat.

After about six months of this, our nursing staff and her physician realized that her medication needed to be adjusted.

That change meant a complete turnaround for Diana.

Now, she not only participates in activities, but is the chairperson for the Heritage Woods Resident Council. On Wednesdays, her voice carries through our community when she joins our sing-alongs and bell choir. A regular at our weekly exercise classes, she volunteers to lead the sessions when our instructor is unavailable.

Diana is like the mother hen at Heritage Woods. She loves to clean and cook. She sews for residents who are unable to do that for themselves. She is an outspoken advocate for herself and her neighbors. She is very compassionate toward others. She is always looking for ways to improve the lives of those around her. You can find Diana giving the kitchen staff pointers on how to prepare entrees or catch her in other residents’ rooms, offering to help them tidy up.

Her smile is contagious, and her laughter makes everyone else smile.

Diana is an inspiration to our community, and we love watching her spread her happiness throughout our building.

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Raymond’s Story: Regaining His Independence, Sharing His Talent

Before Raymond moved to Heritage Woods, he lived alone in his apartment.

He enjoyed his place in nearby Marshall, but his family worried about him. Raymond ended up in the hospital, and later a nursing home, after a few health scares.

While he wanted to move back home, Raymond’s family knew he needed more assistance to help him maintain his independence.

They were right.

At Heritage Woods, Raymond can still do the things he liked to do while getting the assistance he needs. As a skilled craftsman, Raymond loves to do arts and crafts. His apartment is filled with his handiwork.

Most days, you can find Raymond walking around our community, socializing, helping others and greeting visitors as they walk through our door.

Raymond enjoys helping lighten the loads of others. He sees a need and is always eager to pitch in and help others at our community. Whether it is a neighbor or a staff member, Raymond loves to share his handiwork and brighten the days of others.