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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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Martins Run Joins Wesley Enhanced Living; Becomes Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line

The partnership, announced December 2014, will build on the longstanding continuing care retirement community’s proud legacy with new investment and innovative service offerings
MEDIA, PA (March 1, 2015) — Effective March 1, longstanding continuing care retirement community Martins Run affiliated with Hatboro-based senior living provider Wesley Enhanced Living and will now be known as Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line. The affiliation, which was announced in December 2014, will allow operating synergies, economies of scale and provide greater access to capital for community re-investment projects anticipated over the coming years. Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line will also offer a new fee schedule that will provide high-quality senior living accommodations and services that are more affordably priced. As a member of a 125-year old regional leader in aging services with nine senior living communities throughout the Philadelphia region, Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line has pledged to continue to offer outstanding apartment options with high-end upgrades, as well as programming, amenities and services that make for a memorable and vibrant lifestyle. The valued luxuries and traditions established by Martins Run will continue under Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, including multiple dining venues, modern fitness facilities, a state-of-the-art theater and the renowned Martins Run University Series, which offers a roster of lectures presented by local college professors. Celebration of various holiday-related traditions and the availability of worship services for all faiths are also available. “With a proud heritage rooted in a spirit of warmth, family and traditions, Martins Run has had an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry,” said Wesley Enhanced Living CEO Jeff Petty. “Throughout its rich history, Martins Run has made it a priority to exceed expectations, and Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line looks forward to continuing this legacy with the most satisfying retirement lifestyle at the very best value in our region.” “Joining the Wesley Enhanced Living family enables us to continue provide world-class care to seniors and their families throughout the region –from independent living to skilled nursing care. We’re eager to build on our strong community foundation and to enhance our service offerings to continue to exceed expectations through this partnership,” said Linda Sterthous, Executive Director of Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line. Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line invites all neighbors and interested prospects to tour the community and learn more about its new and more affordable fee schedule for independent living and personal care accommodations and services. Staff is available to answer questions and schedule private tours by calling 610-355-1336.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Commends Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick for Introducing the Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2015

Hatboro, PA  (February 12, 2015) — Wesley Enhanced Living CEO Jeff Petty today praised U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA, 8th District) for the introduction of H.R. 837, a proposal that would allow the residents of continuing care retirement communities to receive Medicare services through care coordination onsite. The Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2015 was introduced by Fitzpatrick on Feb. 10 to provide better care for seniors, as well as a substantial savings to the government. The bill will help save money for Medicare and Medicaid and lower the operational barriers to the best possible care, by enabling testing of models like WELShift, a new senior housing and health care model developed by Wesley Enhanced Living, owner and operator of eight senior living communities in Pennsylvania. “By paving the way for new service delivery models, such as WELShift, Rep. Fitzpatrick and the bill’s cosponsors join Wesley Enhanced Living in meeting senior housing and health care needs while demonstrating fiscal responsibility with taxpayer resources,” said Petty. Rep. Fitzpatrick said, “Continuing care retirement communities in Pennsylvania and around the country are equipped to serve seniors at the right time, in the right setting. This proposal would enable these communities to continue providing seniors and their families with accessible, affordable long-term care plans.” Additional sponsors of the Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2015 include:
  • Rep. Kelly, Mike (R-PA-3rd district)
  • Rep. Cartwright, Matt (D-PA-17th district)
  • Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. (R-PA-12th district)
  • Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. (D-PA-13th district)
  • Rep. Doyle, Michael F. (D-PA-14th district)
  • Rep. Barton, Joe (R-TX-6th district)
  • Rep. Brady, Robert A. (D-PA-1st district)
  • Rep. Fattah, Chaka (D-PA-2nd district)
  • Rep. Buchanan, Vern (R-FL-16th district)
  • Rep. Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS-2nd district)
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 Southeastern Pennsylvania, WEL provides various combinations of independent living, personal care services, dementia care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.WEL.org.

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Holy Family University and Aging Services Provider Wesley Enhanced Living Develop Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Seminars for Social Workers and Nurses

Wesley Enhanced Living Communities to Host Complimentary CPE Seminars Presented by Holy Family University Educators throughout 2015
Hatboro, Pa., February 11, 2015 – Today, Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) and Holy Family University announced an innovative collaboration that will bring complimentary, university-designed continuing professional education to nurses and social workers who work with aging individuals and their families. Recognizing a need for specific continuing professional education that enhances skills and knowledge in geriatric care and services, the two entities have developed a series of unique CPE seminars that each award two CPE units approved by the National Association of Social Workers-Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Holy Family University educators will present the seminars at Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park, 8401 Roosevelt Boulevard and Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme, 7040 Oxford Avenue, throughout the spring and fall of 2015. The complete schedule with seminar descriptions, as well as access to registration, can be found at visit.wel.org/ceu. “Holy Family University is invested in the success of our community and particularly in providing quality training for those who work tirelessly for our most vulnerable citizens. These kinds of partnerships in education give us a wonderful opportunity to invest in the lifelong learning of those who care for our loved ones, supporting Holy Family University’s core value: family,” says Dr. Linda Thompson, Director of Counseling Psychology programs at Holy Family University. “This is an exciting collaboration for Wesley Enhanced Living. Not only is WEL committed to ministering to the needs of seniors, but also to continually enhancing knowledge and skills for professionals who work with this population. The seminars that will be offered by Holy Family University educators will not only offer invaluable practical information, but also promise to be very rewarding for all participants,” says Shelley Ballet, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wesley Enhanced Living communities. For more information or to register call 267-348-3345 or visit visit.wel.org/ceu.

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Wesley Enhanced Living to Hold Monthly Caregiver Support Group

Free Support Group to Help Those Caring for an Aging Loved One
Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), a personal care community located at 7040 Oxford Avenue, will host a free, monthly support group for those who are caring for an aging loved one. A licensed social worker will facilitate the group, which is set to gather the last Thursday of every month, January- May, from 6:30-8:00 pm, with the first meeting to begin on January 29th. The group will discuss and explore a range of key concerns including caregiver stress and burnout, family dynamics, and future planning. Caregivers may choose as many sessions as they want to attend. Additionally, a light dinner will be served at no cost. Space reservation is required and can be made by calling Tracy Felderstein at 267-348-3345 or emailing tfelderstein@wel.org. 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 Southeastern Pennsylvania, WEL provides various combinations of independent living, personal care services, dementia care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services. WEL also manages affordable senior housing facilities in Philadelphia.

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