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Wesley Enhanced Living Welcomes New Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

CONTACT:           Zach Raczka
AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
856-242-9201
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Wesley Enhanced Living Welcomes New Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Warminster, PA (September 13, 2021) — Wesley Enhanced Living warmly welcomes Michael Griffin as the new Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Griffin brings with him seven years of experience as the Chief Financial Officer for Pennswood Village in Bucks County. His background also includes working as the Controller for Chandler Hall Health Services, a financial auditor for Parente Beard, LLC, a certification in public accounting and medical experience as a U.S. Army Combat Medic.

“We are fortunate to work with someone as talented as Michael Griffin. His experience and diverse background will serve Wesley Enhanced Living well,” says Jeff Petty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wesley Enhanced Living.

Griffin is a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) and a Personal Care Administrator (PCA). He is also a board member of LeadingAge PA.

He graduated from Holy Family University and earned a master’s degree in business administration. He has served as an adjunct professor at Gwynedd Mercy University and Holy Family University.

For more information about Wesley Enhanced Living, visit www.wel.org.

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About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)
The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,100 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Wesley Enhanced Living has been named a Great Place to Work® in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Ranks Among Top Four Best Workplaces for Aging Services™ According to Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

CONTACT:           Zach Raczka
AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
856-242-9201
zach@akcg.com

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Wesley Enhanced Living Ranks Among Top Four Best Workplaces for Aging Services™ According to Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Warminster, PA (August 20, 2021) — Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Wesley Enhanced Living as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™. This is Wesley Enhanced Living’s fourth time being named to this prestigious list, this year ranking #4 in the Senior Housing Small-Medium Category. Earning a spot means that Wesley Enhanced Living is one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 220,000 current employees. In that survey, 88% of Wesley Enhanced Living’s employees said Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Wesley Enhanced Living was also named a Best Workplace for Aging Services in 2020, 2019 and 2018.

“Those working in our senior-living services – from direct-care workers, to the front desk clerks, to the custodial staff, to administrators – were challenged like never before this past year. We all felt the ripple effects of the pandemic as it roared on. Yet, despite unexpected stresses and changes to our industry, one thing continues to ring true: our team members are the lifeblood of our organization’s success,” said Pat Lamoreux, vice president of human potential for Wesley Enhanced Living. “While I am proud and humbled by this team-earned honor, it takes hard work and a purposeful commitment to foster a working environment where employees feel connected to the mission, connected to each other and engaged in the community.”

Wesley Enhanced Living employee results showed:

  • 92% of respondents feel like they make a difference at Wesley Enhanced Living
  • 92% of respondents feel good about the ways we contribute to the community
  • 91% of respondents feel their work had special meaning and is not “just a job”

The Best Workplaces in Aging Services list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Companies were only considered if they are a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization.

Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

“We are incredibly proud of The Best Workplaces for Aging Services. They fought bravely and saved countless lives during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, CEO of Activated Insights, the partner of Great Place to Work in senior care. “Years of research has shown how great workplaces contribute to lower employee turnover and better quality of life for seniors. These honored workplaces showcase the compassion and stories behind the research. Our biggest congratulations and appreciation go to these awardees.”

For information about employment opportunities at Wesley Enhanced Living, visit www.WELCareers.org.  

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About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)
The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,100 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Wesley Enhanced Living has been named a Great Place to Work® in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

For information about employment opportunities at Wesley Enhanced Living, visit www.WELCareers.org

About the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 220,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About Activated Insights®

Activated Insights is the senior care division of Great Place to Work and provides employee and resident surveys to aging services provides. With an expertise in senior care, Activated Insights is committed transform the aging experience by impacting the lives of seniors, families, staff, and others in senior care through research, data, and technology.

Learn more at activatedinsights.com and on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

CONTACT: Zach Raczka
AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
856-242-9201
zach@akcg.com

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Wesley Enhanced Living Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Warminster, PA (July 19, 2021) – Wesley Enhanced Living has announced employees across its six senior living communities will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 1, 2021. The requirement applies to more than 1,100 Wesley Enhanced Living employees that serve the organizations communities in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Importantly, the vast majority of employees have already been vaccinated.

Wesley Enhanced Living has strongly encouraged vaccination for its team members, residents and visitors since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccines in December 2020. Employees at Wesley Enhanced Living may be granted an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination for medical or religious reasons.

“Wesley Enhanced Living is committed to the health and safety of our senior residents, colleagues and visitors,” said Jeff Petty, president and chief executive officer of Wesley Enhanced Living. “The executive leadership team made this decision after careful review and recommendations from the CDC. Broad immunization is the most effective way to end the pandemic.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate approximately 335 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The vaccines are proven to be safe and effective against symptomatic infections, hospitalizations and death.

Wesley Enhanced Living will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at each community, and employees can receive their vaccine at any local pharmacy or state-authorized location. Team members are able to receive any vaccine (currently Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) authorized for use in the United States.

For more information about Wesley Enhanced Living, please visit www.wel.org/.

About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)

The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,200 residents with more than 1,100 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services.

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Wesley Enhanced Living certified as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row!

CONTACT:            Zach Raczka

                              AKCG – Public Relations Counselors

                              856-242-9201

                              zach@akcg.com  

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Wesley Enhanced Living certified as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year in a row!

Warminster, PA – Great Place to Work Institute has honored Wesley Enhanced Living with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered just under 1,000 completed employee surveys from across Wesley Enhanced Living’s locations. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do. 

“I am very grateful for the hard work and dedication of our amazing team, especially during a year like no other,” said Jeff Petty, president and chief executive officer of Wesley Enhanced Living. “This recognition once again demonstrates our team members’ commitment to each other and to our mission to enhance the lives of our residents.”

“We applaud Wesley Enhanced Living for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”

About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)

The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,200 residents with more than 1,100 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Residents Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

CONTACT:    Colleen Scott

                        AKCG – Public Relations Counselors

                        856-242-9200

                        Colleen@AKCG.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wesley Enhanced Living Residents Receive
COVID-19 Vaccines

Warminster, PA (March 1, 2021) — Wesley Enhanced Living has reached an exciting milestone in offering the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to residents across its six senior living communities located across Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

“At Wesley Enhanced Living, we are committed to supporting our residents and staff members in living healthy, engaging and vibrant lives.” said Jeff Petty, president and chief executive officer at Wesley Enhanced Living. “After such a challenging year, working to coordinate and facilitate COVID-19 vaccination clinics has been a top priority for our team as we collectively work to establish a sense of normalcy again in our lives.”

In close coordination with county and pharmacy partners, all residents at each Wesley Enhanced Living community have had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As of March 1, nearly 90 percent of Wesley Enhanced Living residents have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, some have already received the second dose and additional vaccination clinics are planned in the coming weeks.

“Our leadership team is so proud of our residents, staff and their families. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have felt a hopeful sense of positivity and optimism across all six of our communities,” said Petty. “We are thankful our resident vaccine-rollout program has been met with such enthusiasm, as we look forward to lifting certain restrictions – where appropriate – in the near future.”

To learn more about Wesley Enhanced Living’s commitment to empowering senior residents to live dynamic and engaging lives, visit https://www.wel.org/enhanced-living/.

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About Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL)
The non-profit Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care communities have a dedicated mission to deliver a purpose-filled life to residents. Serving over 1,100 residents with more than 1,200 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities located in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties provide various combinations of independent living, personal care services, memory care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. Wesley Enhanced Living has been named a Great Place to Work® in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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