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Word at the Woods – April 2024

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods, the Co-Presidents of Gardant share the company’s view on their commitment to not only providing quality and affordable housing for seniors, but also as employers that view the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the hiring process. In the News section, Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of April. In the Wellness section, our corporate nurses share the health benefits of gardening, along with an easy air fryer pizza bagel recipe. And in Lifestyle, enjoy our last month in pictures!

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Word at the Woods – March 2024

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods you will find a very interesting article on how Gardant Management Solutions Co-Presidents, Julie Simpkins and Greg Echols were invited to testify at the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on the company’s model of developing affordable Assisted Living Communities and Long Term Care Options for the older adult. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of March. In our Wellness section, our Corporate Nurses discuss the importance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness and screening. A recipe for easy Air Fryer Irish Nachos, an Event You Won’t Want to Miss, and Last Month in Pictures.

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Word at the Woods – February 2024

In this month’s edition of Word of the Woods, the Co-Presidents of Gardant Management Solutions announce that three of its communities have received the honor from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living and were granted the Silver Quality Award. Rick Banas shares fun facts about the month of February. Our Corporate Nurses give terrific tips on winter safety, an easy recipe for red velvet cheesecakes, an event you will not want to miss and last month of pictures!

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Word at the Woods – January 2024

In this month’s edition of Word in the Woods, enjoy an inspirational message from the Gardant Management Co-Presidents’ office. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of January. The corporate nurses give valuable information on Glaucoma Awareness Month. An easy recipe for “baked” berry oatmeal cobbler and enjoy last month in pictures.

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Word at the Woods – November 2023

In this month’s Word at the Woods, our Co-Presidents, Julie Simpkins, and Greg Echols atended the KCC Foundation Scholarship Breakfast. As Gardant Management Solutions is a donor to this Scholarship Fund, they were able to meet and listen to the stories of some of the participants and how these fine students are planning for their futures and pursuing their passions. In the News section you will find interesting facts about the month of November. In the Wellness section, our Corporate Nurses remind us that November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. They give good information on the symptoms of disease and some healthy tips on how to stay healthy. Lastly, enjoy Last Month in Pictures and a fun puzzle.

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Word at the Woods – October 2023

In this Month’s edition of Word at the Woods you will find encouraging words from our Co-Presidents, Julie Simpkins, and Greg Echols about how change in someone’s life, big or small can have positive effects on someone, and can encourage new beginnings. Rick Banas shares fun facts about the month of October you just might not know. Our corporate nurses remind us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and gives useful information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Find an easy microwave recipe for Mug Pumpkin Pie, details on an Event You Won’t Want to Miss, and Last Month in Pictures.

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Word at the Woods – September 2023

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods, our Corporate leaders share a heartwarming story about a woman’s journey as she returns to school later in life to pursue her dreams for a degree. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of September. In our Wellness section, our Corporate Nurses give great tips on how to prevent falls and how to stay active. In the Lifestyle section you will find a fun Ginger-Lime Melon Salad recipe, monthly horoscopes and last month in pictures.

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Word at the Woods – August 2023

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods, our Co-Presidents, Julie Simpkins and Greg Echols, share interesting facts about the benefits of working in the Senior Health Care Industry and how a career in this field can be so rewarding, and is always expanding with many great opportunities. Our In The News section, Rick Banas shares fun and interesting facts about the month of August. Our Corporate Nurse’s discuss the benefits of playing games and how challenging our minds can be beneficial to our memory and overall health. In the Lifestyle section view Last Month in Pictures, an easy recipe for Watermelon Pizza and fun adult coloring pages.

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Word at the Woods – July 2023

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods our Executive Director, Dawn Elqunni, shares some good information on being safe this summer and the
success of our first Family and Friends Picnic. Everyone at the event had a great time and is looking forward to the 15 Years of Family Anniversary Party coming
in August. Our section, In The News, Rick Banas shares fun information about the month of July. In the Wellness section our Corporate Nurses give some good information on Healthy Vision Month, and how to best protect our vision. A recipe for an easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake and of course Last Month in Pictures.

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Word at the Woods – June 2023

In this month’s issue of Word At The Woods, our Co-Presidents, Julie Simpkins, and Greg Echols, remind us that June is Mental Health Awareness month. In the article they share good links that can be used for information on mental health. In the News, Rick Banas shares fun facts about the month of June. In our Wellness section, our corporate nurse shares information and stats on the end of the Covid-19 pandemic and what that means to us. A recipe for Key Lime Cream Pie and Last Month in Pictures.

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Word at the Woods – May 2023

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods, Gardant Management Solutions announces an exciting shift to their leadership team, by announcing a new Co-Presidency. Julie Simpkins, the Chief Operating Officer, and Greg Echols, Chief Financial Officer, are to share the Presidential responsibilities. In the section, In The News, Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of May. In the Wellness section, our Corporate Nurse discuses Parkinson’s Awareness and offers an easy recipe for microwave Banana Pudding. In the Lifestyle section you will find an Event You Won’t Want to miss and Last Month in Pictures.

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Word in the Woods – April 2023

In this month’s edition of The Word at the Woods, our CEO, Rod Burkett, shares his thoughts and feelings about his journey and goals for the company that he Co-Founded, Gardant Management Solutions. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of April. In the Wellness section, our corporate nurse discusses the importance of self-care and how it plays a major role in your overall health. A recipe for Microwave Ham and Tomato Omelets, and a fun picture review of the events from last month.

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Word in the Woods – March 2023

In this month’s Edition of Word at the Woods, or CEO, Rod Burkett announces that our community, Heritage Woods of McHenry, was voted on by our own employees as a certified “Great Place to Work”, and all that goes into receiving this honor. Rick Banas shares interesting information about the month of March. In the Wellness section, learn how you can become a part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. A recipe for Microwave Cinnamon Rolls, and of course Last Month in Pictures.

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Word in the Woods – February 2023

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods, our CEO, Rob Burkett shares his thoughts on President’s Day and gives us examples of some of his favorite quotes from our 16th President, Abe Lincoln. In our Lifestyle section, Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of February. In our Wellness section, our corporate nurse discusses American Heart Month and gives good tips on a heart healthy lifestyle, followed by a fun Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe and the month in pictures.

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Word in the Woods – January 2023

In this month’s edition of Word At the Woods our Company’s CEO, Rod Burkett, gives us an interesting insight to the traditional meaning of the phrase “Happy New Year,” and how it’s meaning can be taken differently by different people. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of January and the different things that had happened in our country. Our corporate nurses discuss the topic of loneliness at the holidays and offer strategies to reduce lonely feelings. An easy recipe for microwave Mac and Cheese, and the month in pictures.

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Word in the Woods – December 2022

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods you will hear from, Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, and his insight on how to cope during this stressful time of the holiday season. Rick Banas shares interesting facts about the month of December. In the Wellness section our corporate nurse gives us handy tips on hand washing and how to combat flu and other viruses. Try our recipe for microwave candy cane fudge, read about an event you don’t want to miss and the month in pictures.

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Word at the Woods – November 2022

In this month’s edition of Word at the Woods our CEO, Rod Burkett, shares his thoughts on the upcoming holiday season, his feelings regarding the chaos the pandemic had caused, and wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Rick Banas shares fun facts about the month of November and our Corporate Nurse, shares her views on the pandemic and the upcoming Flu season. In the Lifestyle section is a recipe for Air Fryer Apple Crisp, a Veteran’s Day event you do not want to miss and the month in pictures.

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