Heritage Woods of Huntley celebrated 10 years of service to area seniors and their families with an anniversary party last month.

The community, which is located at 12450 Regency Parkway, opened in the summer of 2009 and recently expanded to offer memory care at White Oaks at Huntley.

“Since the beginning, Heritage Woods of Huntley has established itself as the premier assisted living community in the northwest Chicago suburbs,” said Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages the community. “With the opportunity for seniors to live with dignity in their own apartments and receive the assistance they need, we are proud to say we continue to set the standard for assisted living in the Huntley area.”

Over the past decade, Heritage Woods has spent more than 5 million minutes touching lives and providing love, compassion and care for residents. The community has served more than 425 families since opening its doors.

Heritage Woods also has a significant impact on the local economy and employs more than 70 people.

Much of the success can be attributed to the people who work at Heritage Woods of Huntley.

During the celebration, the community recognized employees who have been with the community since it opened: Joe DeGuzman, CNA, and Diana Tiesman, beautician.

Susan Cook – a resident who has lived at Heritage Woods since 2010 – was honored as well.

Guest speakers included representatives from the mayor’s office and the chamber of commerce. Matt Stedman & The Ring of Music performed during the celebration.

Heritage Woods combines residential apartment home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

“We provide a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” explained Heritage Woods Administrator Joanne Arnolde.

Residents live in private apartments that they furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the studio and one-bedroom floor plans includes a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and participate in activities and special programs,” said Arnolde.

Heritage Woods of Huntley is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Department of Public Health. Gardant Management Solutions is the10th largest provider in the nation.

Gardant also manages the Heritage Woods communities in Batavia. Belvidere, Rockford, DeKalb, McHenry, South Elgin and Sterling. The company also manages the Deer Path of Huntley community for adults 22 to 64 with physical disabilities and the White Oaks memory care communities in McHenry and South Elgin.

For more information about Heritage Woods of Huntley, call 847-669-5185.

Click here to view all of the pictures from our anniversary celebration on Facebook.