October 2022
News and information regarding Gardant's national award-winning leadership and communities, community visits from a U.S. Congressional candidate, managing finances pre-retirement, ways to improve health and wellness, and more!
Gardant-managed communities win Silver and Bronze Quality Awards at 2022 AHCA/NCAL Conference
Congratulations to Heritage Woods of McHenry on winning the 2022 Silver Quality Award and to the 9 other Gardant-managed communities who won Bronze Quality Awards at this year's ACHA/NCAL Conference.

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Gardant COO Julie Simpkins elected to AHCA/NCAL Board
We are pleased to congratulate Julie Simpkins, Chief Operating Officer for Gardant Management Solutions, on her appointment to the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term.

U.S. Congressional candidate visits three Gardant-managed communities
Heritage Woods of Moline, GateWay at River City, and Heritage Woods of Sterling welcomed visits from U.S. Congressional candidate Esther Joy King.
Heritage Woods of Rockford celebrates 15th Anniversary
Heritage Woods of Rockford celebrated providing affordable housing for seniors by hosting a 15-year anniversary party. The Office of Illinois Senator Dave Syverson presented the community with a proclamation of recognition.
Heritage Woods of Gurnee celebrates 10th Anniversary
Heritage Woods of Gurnee residents and staff enjoyed live music and refreshments in celebration of 10 years since the community's grand opening.

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Living Longer and Healthier
In his session at the 2022 American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living Annual Convention, Dr. Dale Henry highlighted four keys to living longer and healthier lives.

Looking to Exercise to Extend Life
A study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, indicates that both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise is valuable no matter how old you are.

Medicare Open Enrollment
Rick Banas of Gardant highlights information about Medicare health and drug plans and why it is important to compare plans every year during the open enrollment period so you have the plan(s) that best meets your needs.

Increase in Social Security Benefits
The Social Security Administration has announced that benefits for Social Security recipients will increase by 8.7% in 2023. At the same time, Medicare premiums are going down.

Inflation Slamming Older Adults
CBS News reports that the increase in Social Security benefits lags well behind the highest inflation in 40 years.

Six Potential Unexpected Risk Factors for Dementia
Recent studies have uncovered six potential risk factors for dementia that you not expect.

OTC Hearing Aids
Over-the-Counter hearing aids are now available for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss. A prescription or exam is not needed.

Benefits of Pumpkin
Did you know that pumpkin is incredibly healthy. It is a low-calorie food that is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may help boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers, and promote heart and skin health.

Unprepared to Retire at 65
A new study shows that most pre-retirees are not prepared financially to fully retire at age 65.


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Gardant Management Solutions operates senior living, assisted living and memory care communities in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, and West Virginia. Our focus is on providing residents with the Love, Compassion and Dignity they deserve.

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