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  • Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon

    Discover the best community
    that fits your needs

    The choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in southern Illinois

  • Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community.

  • Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2020 Bronze Quality Awards. Bronze award status recognizers providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement. 

  • Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon

    A Great
    Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2023! 

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Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. The emphasis is on lifestyle and fun while maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon. When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you. Contact us to learn about current move-in specials!

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Focus on Love, Compassion & Dignity

Heritage Wooods of Mt. Vernon serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence

A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon lifestyle affordable to all. If you or a loved one would benefit from our assisted lifestyle community, but are concerned about financial arrangements, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about this financial assistance program.

The Supportive Living Program is available in Illinois for seniors 65 or older who need help maintaining their independence regardless of their financial resources. Seniors on Medicaid who only receive minimum Social Security income can qualify.

An Affordable Community

Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon is an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Jefferson County

Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon is located on south 42nd Street, east of I-57 and south of Highway 15 in the south central Illinois community of Mt. Vernon. Situated on property immediately south of the King City Professional Plaza, the two-story building houses 66 private studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower, and emergency response system. Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon opened in June 2007 and is especially designed to serve the older adult. The community is owned by Hunt and Bill Bonan of Peoples National Bank and Market Street Bancshares. Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon is the most sought-after supportive living community in the area, and apartments are renting quickly. Call 618-241-9518 today to make Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon your new home.

A wonderful alternative

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

At Heritage Woods, residents:

  • Live in the privacy of his/her own apartment, which has been conveniently designed for senior living.
  • 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.

A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.

Touching Lives

A Face Mask
Inspired by Lifelong Love
Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is common to hear or read about the sickness, heartbreak and loss.

However, here at Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon, we believe there are hundreds of untold stories of hope and inspiration out there too. We are excited to share a very special story about one of our residents. Norma Pierce is a 90-year-old widow and has lived at Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon since 2018. Her story of inspiration is found in something as little as a homemade face mask. With the increasing need for face masks right now, Norma decided to make one of her own after watching a video tutorial. She made it from an old handkerchief belonging to her late husband, Stanley. Norma and Stanley never had children but were happily married for 32 years. At the age of 57 however, Stanley passed away – almost 45 years ago now. She never remarried.
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Harold's Story:
Whittling at the Woods
Harold really enjoys whittling and painting, and he creates different pieces for each season.

We noticed he was adding some fall figures to his "front porch," and we were blown away by his talent! Incredible!
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Neighbors are
Sometimes life is bittersweet.

The gentleman on the right moved out last week to move closer to his family in Northern IL. Miss Virginia has been his "neighbor," having had an apartment right next to him for several years. She was very sad to see him leave but excited for his new adventure. The two have become good friends during their time here. What a special moment as they shared laughs and a few tears and bid each other farewell!
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