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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “Still Life at Home” with Artist Spotlight Series in January

Newest Artist Spotlight Series features Abigail Greene’s oil paint and watercolor paintings; includes public reception and lecture on January 11 MEDIA, PA (January 4, 2016) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in January with Abigail Greene’s “Still Life at Home” exhibit. The display, which runs from January 5 to January 31, 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, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. Greene, the granddaughter of WEL Main Line resident, Emilie Weill, teaches art at Politz Hebrew Academy. She paints still-life with oil paint and also enjoys using watercolor. 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. “The residents enjoy discussing the artwork and trying to create similar art pieces in our studio,” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “It’s really special when we have an artist participate in the Artist Spotlight Series who is so closely connected to one of our residents because it’s someone they recognize and have seen around our community.” To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on January 11, 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. Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line January Artist Spotlight Series # # # 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 Main Line Announces December Artist Spotlight Series

Artist Spotlight explores local artist and professor Jeremy McGirl’s work; includes public reception and lecture on December 8 MEDIA, PA (December 1, 2015) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will continue the community’s popular and long running Artist Spotlight Series in December by featuring Jeremy McGirl’s work. The display, which runs December 2 through January 3, 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 titled “Evolution of My Work: Memory, Experience and Influence” on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. McGirl’s work consists primarily of drawings, paintings and collage.  Often, his art represents his recent experiences with the environment along with what he remembers from experiences he had with his surroundings when he was younger. Jeremy is currently an adjunct faculty member at Delaware County Community College and is involved with the Chester County Art Association. 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. “Our residents always enjoy seeing the new art exhibits every month,” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “Our residents aren’t the only ones who enjoy the Artist Spotlight Series either. Many community members and art enthusiasts attend the monthly reception and lecture to appreciate art, critique works and meet with local artists.” To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on December 8, 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 Introduces New Cutting-Edge Holistic Therapies for Long Term Care

PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 16, 2015) — Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) announces the launch of new, cutting-edge holistic therapies.  Traditional methods of care, plus a unique combination of gentle, caring holistic techniques including reiki, EFT tapping, seated tai chi, animal-assisted therapy and laugher yoga, are now in place at Wesley Enhanced Living’s Burholme community.  In addition, a signature scent developed solely for WEL, aptly called Pure Serenity, is being used in the aromatherapy program, which incorporates the scent in a variety of approaches including massage and essential oil diffusion. Wesley Enhanced Living is focused on making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services; the addition of new holistic therapies is yet another example of our dedication to our mission. WEL Burholme, a personal care community located at 7040 Oxford Avenue, will host a free open house on Saturday, July 25th from 2 pm – 4 pm to introduce the new holistic therapies in practice at the community to the public.  The event will feature free aromatherapy hand massages and a cooking demonstration with Whole Foods Market.  Attendees are encouraged to join the laughter yoga class at 2pm or experience tapping (EFT), reiki, and sample some of the new healthy food offerings. # # # 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, dementia care, and rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Explores “Devine Creation” in May

Newest Spotlight Artist Series will feature Malvern fine artist Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian; will be open to the public for an exclusive one-night-only event May 6 MEDIA, PA (April 29, 2015) — Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, formerly known as Martins Run, will continue the community’s popular and long running Spotlight Artist Series in May with a spiritual exhibit highlighting Malvern artist Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian. The display, which runs May 2 thru May 30, is open to Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents and visitors all month long, and will open to the public for an exclusive one-night-only reception and lecture event on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. The Spotlight Artist Series has been a popular resident benefit since its creation in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience new and unique art pieces right in their own communities. “Our Spotlight Artist Series has become a popular feature of our unique residential community,” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director. “Residents enjoy spirited discussions about the changing exhibits each month, and many artistically gifted residents spend time in our onsite art studio recreating or interpreting the displays.” Featured fine artist Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian, the focus of May’s Spotlight, has earned local recognition for her creative use of oils and encaustic wax. Her recent industry awards include second place in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Art Competition and honors from Artist’s Equity, Delaware Valley Art League, Main Line Art Center and Chester County Art Association. “My mission is to use my artistic gifts to translate the joy of creation and the beauty in our world,” said Kendikian-Sarkessian. “I seek to express the truth of inspired design through unique artistic mediums.” To reserve a seat at the exclusive reception on May 6, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Spotlight Artist Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 200 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, dementia care, and rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo Caption: This painting is “Together Ranunculus with San Pellegrino.” Artist Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian will exhibit her work at WEL Main Line from May 2-30; a public open house and discussion with the artist is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m

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Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Continues Robust Spotlight Artist Series in April

The walk-through exhibit will feature King of Prussia artist Carlene Brod and  is open to the public for an exclusive one-night-only event April 13 MEDIA, PA (March 23, 2015) — Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Main Line, formerly known as Martins Run, will continue the community’s popular and long running Spotlight Artist Series in April with a colorful exhibit highlighting local King of Prussia artist Carlene Brod. The display, which runs through April 30, is open to all WEL ML residents and visitors all month long, and will open to the public for an exclusive one-night-only wine reception event on April 13 at 7 p.m. The Spotlight Artist Series has been a popular resident benefit since its creation in 2012. It was originally created to enable Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line residents to experience new and unique art pieces right in their own communities. “Our residents anticipate new artists each month, and our Spotlight Artist Series has fast become a popular feature of our unique residential community,” says Linda Sterthous, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line executive director.  “Many of our residents are artists themselves and enjoy critiquing and discussing the various local and regional talent gracing the walls of their own home. Residents are often inspired by the Series and enjoy recreating pieces in our art studio onsite,” Sterthous said. Artist Carlene Brod, the focus of April’s spotlight, has earned local recognition for her unique and creative use of color and for her ability to distill natural surroundings into artful creations. An entrepreneur at heart, she has experimented with clothing, glass and wood, among other mediums. The artist even wrote and illustrated her own children’s book, The Surprise on the Patio. Brod has previously exhibited her work in private collections, galleries and colleges throughout the greater Philadelphia area, including Main Line Art Center, Montgomery County Community College and University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Additionally, she’s won awards for her artwork including the Rose Bolee Memorial Award, Frank Moulton Carter Memorial Award and the Lois Rapp Award. To reserve a seat at the wine reception on April 13, or for more information on Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line’s Spotlight Artist Series, please contact program coordinator, Amy Blum at 610.353.7660 ext. 200 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, dementia care, and rehabilitation & skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo Caption: Artist Carlene Brod will exhibit her work at WEL Main Line from April 1-30; a public open house and discussion with the artist is scheduled for April 13.

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