August 2023

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News and information regarding Gardant Management Solutions adding 25 communities to its portfolio, Congressman visits Gardant-managed community, tips for physical, mental, and financial health for seniors, and more!

Gardant Growth

Gardant recently was appointed to be the management company for 25 senior living, assisted living, and memory care communities. Twenty-two of the communities are located in Illinois and three are in Ohio.


Gardant now operates more than 80 communities in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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Congressman Visits Heritage Woods of Batavia

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster recently visited Heritage Woods of Batavia, a Gardant-managed affordable assisted living community in Kane County, Illinois.


During the visit, several workforce issues, including staffing challenges, concerns with proposed CMS staffing mandates, and targeted immigration reform to bring in foreign nurses from other countries were discussed. Also discussed were the difficulties hospitals are having discharging patients because of the challenges of finding an available nursing home bed and the Illinois Supportive Living program as a model for affordable assisted living, benefiting residents and their families and saving the federal and state governments money.

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Pickleball and Your Health

A report posted on the Cignahealthcare website highlights the positive physical and mental health benefits of playing pickleball.

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Rotary Club Honors

Congratulations to LaToya Johnson, Director of Marketing for Heritage Woods of Newburgh, on being named to the Rotary Club of Evansville’s 2023 Class of 20 under 40.

Loneliness and Sleepless Nights

A research study by Duke University School of Medicine links loneliness to insomnia in middle-aged and older adults.

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Celebrating 15 Years Serving Older Adults of All Incomes

Heritage Woods of McHenry held a 15th Anniversary Party. Since opening in 2008, the Gardant-managed affordable assisted living community has served nearly 700 older adults of all incomes.


Especially honored during the celebration were employees Fernando Cueto, Housekeeping, and Tracy McCafferty, Nursing, for 15 years of service. Also honored were residents Doris Aggarwal, who has called Heritage Woods of McHenry home since 2009, and David Stout, who moved to the community in 2010.


Heritage Woods of McHenry was the first Gardant-managed community to be recognized with a Silver Quality Award by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living and has been named one of the best assisted living communities in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

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Older Adults and Impact of Inflation

Barron’s reports that a recent survey shows that the proposed 2024 boost in Social Security benefits will not be enough to help older adults cover the cost of essentials such as food, housing, and medications.

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Wii Love It

Seven of the eight teams from Supportive Living communities in Illinois that qualified for the regionals in the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition’s 2023 Wii Bowling Tournament are from Gardant-managed communities.


Congratulations to the teams of residents from Cambridge House of O’Fallon, GateWay at River City in Peoria, Grand Prairie of Macomb, Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook, Heritage Woods of Centralia, Heritage Woods of Freeport, and Heritage Woods of McHenry.

Playing Games and Your Brain

A study published in JAMA Network Open indicates that playing games and doing puzzles can reduce the risk of dementia. Of particular importance are games that require critical thinking, problem-solving, and memory recall.

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Congratulations Julie

Congratulations to Julie Simpkins, Gardant Co-President, on being elected to the Indiana Health Care Association’s (IHCA) Board of Directors.

Health Care for Rural Americans

A recent study shows that more than one-third of rural Americans are skipping needed medical care because of the cost.

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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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