Heritage Woods of Charleston Affordable Assisted Living Community is Site of Mammogram Screenings

Heritage Woods of Charleston, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, is partnering with the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System to offer mammograms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 26.

The community, which is located at 480 W. Polk in Charleston, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

The hospital’s mobile van will come to Heritage Woods for the screenings, which are available to women over the age of 35, regardless of income or insurance coverage.

To schedule an appointment, call 217-258-2588.

Those without insurance can call Prairie State Women’s Health at 217-532-2001 for help with covering the cost of the mammogram.

For more information about the event, call 217-345-4900.

Heritage Woods is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Heritage Woods Director of Marketing Miriam Anderson. “Residents benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving personal assistance and help with medications.”

Each of the private studio and one-bedroom apartments features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency call system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in social…

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