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Wesley Enhanced Living Appoints Jerry Dykyj as Corporate Director of Quality Assurance

Hatboro, Pa., December 1, 2016 – Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), an owner and operator of continuing care retirement communities throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, has appointed Jerry Dykyj as Corporate Director of Quality Assurance. Dykyj is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 16 years’ experience as a strategic leader and quality professional in the healthcare industry, and comes to us from GlaxoSmithKline where he spent the past several years improving their core business services and processes by driving customer satisfaction, reducing cost, and improving quality. “After an extensive search for the right candidate, we are pleased that Jerry is joining our team,” said Jeff Petty, President and Chief Executive Officer at Wesley Enhanced Living.  “His expertise affords us the opportunity to redefine quality beyond the traditional CCRC standards and propel us to new levels of excellence.” Dykyj holds dual B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, and an M.B.A. in Technology Managements.  Jerry lives with his wife and nonagenarian parents, and is the proud father of two grown daughters. About Wesley Enhanced Living  Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care retirement communities are non-profit with a mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving approximately 1,140 residents with almost 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Doylestown, Upper Moreland, Pennypack Park, Burholme, Stapeley, and Main Line provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, dementia care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages subsidized senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.WEL.org

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Wesley Enhanced Living Appoints Catherine Heckman as Corporate Controller

Hatboro, Pa., December 1, 2016 – Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), an owner and operator of continuing care retirement communities throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, has appointed Catherine Heckman as Corporate Controller. Heckman is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, and comes to Wesley Enhanced Living with six years of long-term care experience, including finance and accounting roles at ACTS Retirement-Life Communities and Pennswood Village.  She also served as a Controller at International Ministries (American Baptist Churches) and The College of New Jersey. “We are pleased to have Catherine join our Finance team,” said Ken Franiak, Chief Financial Officer at Wesley Enhanced Living.  “Her previous long term care experience and her enthusiasm for translating numbers make her a sound choice for the role.” Heckman holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and Business Management, and an M.B.A. in Business from Rosemont College.  She is a member of PICPA (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.) About Wesley Enhanced Living  Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care retirement communities are non-profit with a mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving approximately 1,140 residents with almost 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Doylestown, Upper Moreland, Pennypack Park, Burholme, Stapeley, and Main Line provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, dementia care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages subsidized senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.WEL.org

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Bill G., Team Bike Ride

Name: Bill G. Age:  96 WEL Wish:  Bill G., Team Bike Ride Bill has enjoyed riding bikes since he was old enough to sit on one!  All through his adult years he sought out opportunities to take long rides with one of his daughters.  He biked throughout the U.S. and Europe.  With his birthday coming up, Bill mentioned to us how much he missed being part of a bike team. 

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Oscar B., Art Exhibit

Name: Oscar B. Age: 91 WEL Wish: Oscar B., Art Exhibit Oscar Barker, resident of Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown, still enjoys sitting down with his brushes to creative beautiful pictures on canvas!    He studied under Libit Jones, a commercial artist who had just recently decided to go into the fine arts.  Oscar was one of her early students and both have stuck with the medium ever since.  Libit went on to become president of the Florida Watercolor Society. In the past, Oscar painted landscapes that came directly from his travels.  Today, he enjoys selecting photographs to provide inspiration for his paintings. We fulfilled a WEL Wish of Oscar's by hosting a black-bow tie art opening featuring only Oscar's watercolors.  Residents, friends and family were invited to the special event.  Oscar was thrilled to see how many came to see his art and hear his inspiration. [widgetkit id="194" name="WEL Wishes: Oscar B., Art Exhibit"] Click Photo to Enlarge Photo Gallery

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Rich W., Terror Behind the Walls Visit

Name: Rich W. Age: 78 WEL Wish: Rich W., Terror Behind the Walls Visit Resident Rich W. had the dream of attending the local Halloween “Terror Behind the Walls” exhibit at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. He is very outgoing and fearless, and is always willing to try something at least once! For a few years he had wanted to make the trip, but health restrictions kept him away.

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