Second Annual Wii Bowling Challenge to Pit Assisted Living Residents Against Firefighters and Paramedics

Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Residents of Heritage Woods of Manteno, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, will be taking on the Manteno Fire Protection District in the Second Annual Wii Bowling Challenge at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8.

The community, which is located at 355 Diversatech Dr. in Manteno, Illinois, serves adults 65 and older of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

Last year, Heritage Woods residents smoked the firefighters and paramedics in the competition. The average score per resident per game was more than 37 pins higher than the firefighters and paramedics.

We invite you to come out and cheer on our Wii bowlers, says Yvonne Lee, Administrator of Heritage Woods of Manteno.

For more information about the Wii Bowling Challenge or Heritage Woods of Manteno, call 815-465-3553.

The Heritage Woods of Manteno Wii bowling team also is competing in the 2013 Illinois Supportive Living Wii Bowling Tournament. Nearly 80 teams of residents from Supportive Living communities located throughout Illinois are competing in the tournament, which will culminate in a Final Four competition on May 14 and 15 at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel in Decatur, Illinois.

In 2012, the Wii bowling team from Heritage Woods of Manteno qualified for the Elite Eight in the Supportive Living tournament.

The members of the 2013 Acorns are Heritage Woods of Manteno residents Doris Ervin, Lillian Pallanti, Wilma Schafroth, Joe Stalzer and Helen Wotring.

The Heritage Woods of Manteno affordable assisted living community is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and is managed by BMA Management, Ltd., the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

Our community provides older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home, says Lee. Residents benefit from living in a residential apartment-home environment and receiving the personal assistance and help with medications they need.

Each of the private apartments at Heritage Woods of Manteno features a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, and an emergency alert system.

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

In addition, Lee says, residents benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities such as Wii bowling no matter what the weather is.

Based in Bradley, Illinois, BMA Management operates 36 senior living communities, housing more than 3,300 home and apartments.

Our focus is on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve in addition to the help and assistance that they need to maintain their independence, says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of BMA Management.

The communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Bolingbrook, Dwight, Plainfield, Watseka and Yorkville, Illinois.

For more information on BMA Management, Ltd. and the managed senior communities, please visit

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