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  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    Discover the best community
    that fits your needs

    The choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in northern Illinois

  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in northern Illinois

  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Rockford was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2022 Bronze Quality Awards. Bronze award status recognizers providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement. 

  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    Best of
    the best

    The designation of 2022-23 Best in Assisted Living was awarded only to the communities that earn the highest possible rating on consumer satisfaction surveys of residents and family member of residents.

  • Heritage Woods of Rockford

    A Great
    Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Rockford was awarded with the A Great Place to Work in 2023! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Rockford


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods of Rockford, 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 Rockford. 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 Woods of Rockford 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 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 rockford is an affordable assisted lifestyle community in winnebago County

Rockford is located in the heart of Winnebago County in north central Illinois. Our community is on Show Place Drive, east of I-39/I-90 and north of East State Street. Heritage Woods of Rockford is the most sought-after supportive living community in the area, and apartments are renting quickly. Call 815-332-3700 today to make Heritage Woods of Rockford your new home.

A wonderful alternative

Heritage Woods of Rockford 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.

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Touching Lives

Able Mabel:
Mabel’s Story
Meet Mabel, the 95 years old wife and mother of 2 from Tomahawk, WI.

After high school, Mabel started working as an accountant for Ben Franklin Crafts when she met her husband, who was born and raised in the Rockford, IL area. Through some mutual friends. Mabel took some time from her accounting work when she had her two daughters but went back part-time as an accountant for a local furniture factory when they were in grade school. When they were in high school, she went to full-time.
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PEACH of a Gal
Helen Celebrates Birthday with Drive-By Parade
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, approximately 140 cars paraded by Heritage Woods of Rockford, an affordable assisted lifestyle community managed by Gardant Management Solutions, to pay tribute to one of the original Rockford Peaches.

Helen “Sis” Waddell had a key role for the women’s baseball team and later in the movie A League of Their Own. Helen played for the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1950 and 1951. She is a local celebrity who has called Rockford, IL her home since her professional baseball career ended. Helen turned 90 years old on Friday, April 24. In tribute, her family spearheaded a campaign to honor this local icon with a Birthday Drive-By Parade. The parade, hosted at Heritage Woods of Rockford, received attention from local news stations as well.
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Ruth’s Story:
Discovering a New Life at Heritage Woods of Rockford
Ruth Mahay was born into a loving home, but from the beginning, she had some health issues, and life would always be a bit of a struggle for her.

Due to those issues, Ruth couldn’t live on her own. She was able to work and got a job in a toy factory for 19 years. When her mother suffered from a stroke and had to move into a nursing home, Ruth would need a new home. She moved in with Pat, her younger sister. Always one to stay busy, Ruth started volunteering and working with children at the Harlem Community Center. She enjoyed the job, and her new home was so close that she was able to walk there. Ruth also worked as a school lunch aide. Not being one to let anything define her, she got involved in the Special Olympics, too, earning many ribbons and medals over the years.
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