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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “The Artist at Ridley Creek State Park” with Artist Spotlight Series in July

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Tish Mayo’s water color paintings of Ridley Creek State Park MEDIA, PA (July 5, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in July with Tish Mayo’s “The Artist at Ridley Creek State Park” exhibit. The display, which runs from July 2 to July 31, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long. Additionally, there will be an exclusive one-night-only wine reception on Monday, July 18th at 6:30 pm followed by a lecture by Mayo 7:00 pm. Tish Mayo lives in the "Mill Dam Cottage" in the beautiful Ridley Creek State Park, where she paints the charming historic buildings. Rich with personal and community history, Mayo fell in love with the area growing up on her family farm adjacent to the park, and looks back fondly on stories her grandmother, once a teacher in the schoolhouse on the property, would tell of the park. In the mid 60's Mayo returned to the park and rented one of the houses in Sycamore Mills, where she began this painting collection. Eventually she moved away from the park and did not return until retiring in 2006, once again continuing her paintings. She has sold hundreds of these works that are now currently displayed in collections all over the United States and Europe. “It’s interesting to see the development and change in Tish’s perspective over time,” said Linda Sterthous, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line.  “She brings to light how the area, as well as her view of the surroundings has grown.  Many of our residents are local and have fond, relatable memories of the park.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the exclusive wine reception on July 18th, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@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 1,450 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. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “Painting the Poetry of the Bible” with Artist Spotlight Series in June

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Rhoda Ryba’s Mixed Media collection inspired by the Hebrew Bible MEDIA, PA (June 2, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in June with Rhoday Ryba’s “Painting the Poetry of the Bible” exhibit. The display, which runs from June 3 to June 30, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long, and will include an exclusive one-night-only reception and lecture on Monday, June 6 at 6:30 pm. Ryba is retired from a 30+ year career in hospital and healthcare organization management, and is a lifelong student of the Bible.  She has learned and taught the principles of the Torah, the Prophets and the Writings, and the inspiration for living that she finds there.  Her mixed media/collage work imbeds Jewish saying and Biblical word and phrases into symbolic abstract illustrations of the deeply meaningful messages that move her. “Many of our residents here at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line believe in the Jewish faith and will appreciate the symbolic abstract illustrations that this exhibit displays” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “Because we have become an interfaith community, our non-Jewish residents enjoy learning new things and have enjoyed being educated and introduced to another culture.” The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program has since grown into a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on June 6, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@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 1,450 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. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line to Honor Local Leaders at Annual Award Celebration

Media, PA (May 16, 2016) — In continuing with tradition, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will host the 14th Annual Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Leadership Award Celebration on Wednesday, May 25 beginning at 6:30 pm at their Continuing Care Retirement Community located at 100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA.  Emmy-winning journalist Doug Shimell will serve as Emcee and entertainment will be provided by The Bobby Block Trio.  Jeff Petty, President and CEO of Wesley Enhanced Living, and Linda Sterthous, Executive Director of WEL Main Line, will present the awards to this year’s recipients, ACME Markets and Sheila Schneider. ACME Markets has been charitable to the community-at-large over the years, and particularly to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line. Several years ago, then ACME President Jim Perkins donated generators and supplies to Martins Run, helping over 250 residents stay connected and warm during a debilitating major winter storm.  Accepting the award on behalf of ACME will be Dan Dosenbach, ACME’s Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Schneider is presently an active member of the Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Advisory Board, and works tirelessly toward fundraising efforts.  She has donated her time on the Martins Run Board of Trustees, holding several major posts, has been active in planning the annual Leadership Award event in previous years and has been a Tribute Book Chair.  A geriatric social worker by trade, she has been a board member of the American Cancer Society of Lower Merion and also for Eldernet of Lower Merion/Narberth. Proceeds raised at the Wesley Enhanced Living Leadership Award celebration benefit the Resident Assistance Fund, which provides financial aid to subsidize living expenses of campus residents in need.  Thanks in large part to fundraising efforts like this one, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line has never turned away a current resident for inability to meet financial requirements. For more information about Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, visit our website at 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 1,450 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, dementia care, and rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Amateur Photographers Earn Showcase at Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Art Gallery

Newest Artist Spotlight will highlight contest winners with a public reception and lecture on May 16 MEDIA, PA (April 25, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will feature the works of 13 amateur photographers from May 3 to June 1, all who were selected during Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s first amateur photo contest. Contestants were asked to photograph positive images of older people or multi-generational groups during February and March. Photographs will be judged by a panel of three local professional photographers who will award the first place and second place winners with cash prizes. The display is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Some of the photographers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their works during a reception and lecture on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. “The photographers captured the many aspects of senior life, portraying inherent beauty, dignity and joy, a continued zest for life, and the special connections that occur between the generations,” said Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. The amateur photographers exhibiting include: Aaron Benau Ira Blum Steven Durst Ken Gross Kevin Harte-McCormick Karen Hoffman Brette Husar David Monheit Ron Moran Alexa Pezick Mila Raclaw John Quigley James Shulman Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line May Artist Spotlight Series The Artist Spotlight Series remains a popular community benefit since its introduction in 2012. It enables Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience art right in their own community. The program is now a robust and highly anticipated community event each month. To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on May 16, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Artist Spotlight Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or email ablum@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 1,450 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. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley awarded SeniorAdvisor.com’s  “Best of Senior Living 2016” Award!

Germantown, PA (April 24, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley was presented with a SeniorAdvisor.com “Best of Senior Living” Award  for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2016. 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 annual SeniorAdvisor “Best of Senior Living” 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 “Best of Senior Living” 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.  “We are truly grateful, excited and proud to be recognized by SeniorAdvisor.com as one of the nation’s top senior care providers,” says Ken Beiler, 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. 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 1,450 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, dementia care, and rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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