September 2021
News and information regarding senior mental health, statewide contests won by Gardant-managed communities, Gardant's article featured in BusinessView Magazine, breast cancer awareness, and more.
Leading the Way in Senior Living
A story about Gardant’s focus on Leading the Way in Senior Living is featured in the October 2021 issue of Business View magazine.
 
Business View Publishing was named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.

Click here to read Gardant's mention in the editor's notes on page 2.

Click here to view Gardant's photo on page 6.

Click here to read the full article.
Mental health in later life
Mental health problems are not inevitable as we age. But if they do occur, help is available.

Several factors can affect your mental health later in life, especially physical illness, loneliness, and the death of a loved one, to name a few.

Why Strokes Can Affect Women, Men Differently
"Women have more strokes, and are more likely to have symptoms such as fatigue and mental confusion rather than classic indications such as paralysis. Women also tend to have more severe strokes, according to the authors of a new study."
According to HealthDay, “it is often said that stroke affects men and women differently. Now, scientists say the location of the stroke’s damage in the brain may help explain why.”

The 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain
“You already know that a bad diet and a permanent indentation on the couch aren't good for your brain. But there are some lesser-known daily routines that could be undermining your cognition.”

The ‘C’ Word—Breast Cancer Awareness Month
During the month of October, around the world, people pause to show their love and support for the millions of lives that have been affected by breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States, approximately 255,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 42,000 women pass away from this devastating disease. According to the American Cancer Society, with exception to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer noted in American women.

Gardant Communities to be Recognized for National Quality Initiatives
Fifteen Gardant-managed assisted living and memory care communities will be receiving 2021 Bronze National Quality Awards at the 2021 American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living annual conference being held from Oct. 9 through 13 in Washington, D.C.
 
The communities are . . . 
 
Cambridge House of Maryville         
Cambridge House of O’Fallon
Cedar Grove            
Deer Path of Huntley                          
Eagle Ridge of Decatur                       
Grand Prairie of Macomb                  
Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook       
Heritage Woods of McHenry            
Heritage Woods of Ottawa               
Heritage Woods of Watseka             
Lacey Creek
Oasis at 56th        
Prairie Winds of Urbana                     
White Oaks of McHenry                     
 
The Bronze Award is designed to recognize senior living, assisted living and memory care providers that have developed a foundation and started a continuous journey of quality improvement.
 
Over the past three years, 40 Gardant communities have received Bronze Quality awards.

Employees of Gardant and friends participated in 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Kankakee & Iroquois County, IL
This year participants of the Walk to End Alzheimer's and all other dementia had the option of attending a local event or Walk From Home in his/her neighborhood. The dollars raised through Walk help individuals living with the disease and their caregivers access support wherever and whenever they need it from a 24/7 Helpline. The Helpline connects families facing the disease through support groups and online networks. The Alzheimer’s Association® continues to advance global research toward treatments, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
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