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Manor College Lecture Series at Wesley Enhanced Living Increases Topics and Access to Free Educational Programs for Seniors

Hatboro, Pa., March 13, 2014 – Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), a non-profit, faith-based organization that owns and manages multiple continuing care retirement communities in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, announces the expansion of its highly-popular Manor College Lecture Series at Wesley Enhanced Living.  The free, lifelong learning series now features lectures on the arts, culture, and history.  Residents of Wesley Enhanced Living’s continuing care retirement communities, as well as local seniors, are invited to attend.           

The Manor College Lecture Series at Wesley Enhanced Living kicked off this month with a series of history lectures at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park.  Featured topics include a discussion about the integral role music played in the Civil War, a journey into the history of Gettysburg, and an exploration of the top secret world of espionage and spying during America’s early days.    Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown will launch its senior education series in mid-March with a series of lectures focused on the arts and culture, followed by history lectures in April and May.  The lectures will explore the golden age of illustration and Norman Rockwell, French Impressionism of the nineteenth century, the music of the civil war, and the roles of women in the civil war.    Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley , located in the northwest section of Philadelphia, will offer history-focused lectures in April, and arts and culture lectures in May.   For the exact dates, times and locations of the lectures, or to register, please consult the events calendar on the Wesley Enhanced Living website located at https://www.wel.org/Events-Calendar.aspx or call 1-877-U-AGE-WEL.   “Manor College is proud and honored to once again partner with Wesley Enhanced Living to offer their residents and local seniors our popular and highly-insightful Civil War, arts, culture and history lectures,” says Mitru Costea IV, Continuing Education Counselor at Manor College.  “Last year was marked by the success of our arts, music and culture programs at two Wesley Enhanced Living communities.  This year, we are looking forward to engaging, informing and inspiring even more seniors by offering more topics and greater access to the Manor College Lecture Series at Wesley Enhanced Living.” “We are excited to announce the expansion of the lifelong learning opportunities we are offering to our communities’ residents and local seniors,” says Shelley Ballet, Vice President, Marketing and Sales.  “The Manor College Lecture Series at Wesley Enhanced Living gives us an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our residents and local seniors by offering free educational programs focused on the arts, culture, and history.” About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), a non-profit, faith-based organization, owns and manages multiple continuing care retirement communities in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.  WEL’s mission is to deliver a purpose-filled life to its approximately 1,200 residents by providing 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 https://www.wel.org

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WESLEY ENHANCED LIVING AT STAPELEY WINS 2013 EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM SENIORADVISOR.COM

Hatboro, PA., March 4, 2014 – Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley was presented with a SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2013. SeniorAdvisor.com is a consumer reviews web site established by A Place for Mom (APFM), the nation’s largest senior living referral service, as a way for seniors and their families to share feedback on senior living communities and services. The inaugural SeniorAdvisor Excellence Award identifies the top senior living communities who have received an overall average rating of at least 4.5 stars on the site. The award winners were recognized for having the best customer ratings and reviews out of more than 100,000 senior care providers currently on SeniorAdvisor.com. Winners of the Excellence Award represent the top tier of independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care communities on the SeniorAdvisor.com website. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top one percent of senior living communities nationwide according to consumers.  says Paul Zlotolow, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley.  “We are truly grateful, excited and proud to be recognized by senioradvisor.com<http://senioradvisor.com> as one of the nation’s top senior care providers,” says Paul Zlotolow, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley.  “This award goes to the hundreds of employees at our community who are committed to achieving WEL’s mission to make a compelling difference in the lives of our residents by providing excellence and innovation in aging services.” “SeniorAdvisor.com was launched with the goal of providing a useful resource for consumers looking for first-hand feedback on senior care communities,” said Eric Seifert, President, SeniorAdvisor.com. “We wanted to put a spotlight on those companies who have invested efforts to deliver excellent customer service to potential and existing customers, as evident from their high ratings. The recipients of the first SeniorAdvisor.com Excellence Awards set a high bar of quality for other senior care providers to follow.” About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care retirement communities are non-profit and faith-based with a mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving approximately 1,200 residents with more than 900 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties 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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SeniorAdvisor.com is the premier consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior living decision, and features trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones. SeniorAdvisor is an independent operating unit of A Place for Mom, Inc.  For more information, please visit www.SeniorAdvisor.com.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland Hosts Tennessee Youth Choir

Wesley Enhanced Living Upper Moreland residents and staff were the guests for a vocal performance by the Fountain City United Methodist Church youth choir.   The student choir added a stop at the continuing care retirement community to their 2013 tour of the east coast and the residents and staff were elated. "I think it's wonderful that the young people came up," resident Ethel Johnson said.  "I really love being a part of it," 17-year-old performer Kate Smith said.  "I really love coming to places like this." Quotes featured in the Public Spirit newspaper.

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