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Wesley Enhanced Living & Martins Run Sign Affiliation Agreement

Martins Run will Join Eight Other Wesley Enhanced Living Retirement Communities Hatboro, Pa., and Media, Pa., December 1, 2014 - Today, Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL), and Martins Run—non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) providers—entered into an affiliation agreement.  Under this agreement, Martins Run will become part of the Wesley Enhanced Living organization. Pending the completion of regulatory approvals, this affiliation is expected to become effective during the first quarter of 2015. Martins Run, a single-site 258 unit senior living community, provides independent living, personal care, and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services on a  22-acre suburban campus minutes from the Main Line in Marple Township, PA. WEL operates CCRC’s and affordable adult housing facilities throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks counties, with 1,140 units, serving over 1,200 seniors in their eight communities. This affiliation will provide Martins Run with more opportunities for service enhancements, operational efficiencies, and access to capital for campus re-investment projects. The partnership enables WEL to establish a footprint in Delaware County and further its mission to provide high quality retirement living services at incomparable value. “Martins Run is delighted to be joining forces with WEL, a respected regional leader in senior living known for innovative approaches in the management and operation of retirement campuses.  More importantly, Martins Run and WEL share a values-based commitment to enhancing the lives of residents.   These shared values bode well for a great working relationship that will benefit our residents, their families, and our staff," said Linda Sterthous, Chief Executive Officer, Martins Run. “Martins Run’s reputation is stellar and the campus has been beautifully maintained, with exciting opportunities for enhancements in the years to come. We are thrilled that the Martins Run board has chosen WEL as its partner and we look forward to what we can accomplish together,” said Jeff A. Petty, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wesley Enhanced Living. ### About Martins Run Martins Run is a not-for-profit, senior living community located in Marple Township, Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The premier retirement community provides a warm and fulfilling lifestyle for people of all races, religions and backgrounds. Martins Run is dedicated to offering residents a wide variety of recreational and lifelong learning opportunities, including Martins Run University, a series of on-site lectures designed to inspire seniors to embrace continued education. Established in 1980, Martins Run is a proud participant in Quality First, a philosophy of quality and a framework for earning public trust in aging services. For more information, please call 610-353-7660 or visit www.martinsrun.org. About Wesley Enhanced Living Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) continuing care retirement communities are non-profit and faith-based with a mission to deliver a purposeful life to residents. Serving over 1,200 seniors with more than 900 employees throughout Pennsylvania, the Wesley Enhanced Living communities provide independent living, personal care services, dementia care and rehabilitation and skilled nursing services throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks counties. The organization also manages three affordable adult housing facilities in northeast Philadelphia. Wesley Enhanced Living is headquartered in Hatboro, PA. For more information, call:  215.354.0565, or visit www.WEL.org.

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Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, a continuing care retirement community with deep roots in Northwest Philadelphia, has just completed a $5 million dollar renovation that includes a total reconstruction of its rehabilitation and skilled nursing center, as well as major improvements to dining and recreational spaces for independent living and personal care residents. The community’s Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center features new rooms and baths, remodeled dining rooms and lounges, as well as a refurbished entrance. Additionally, the Rehabilitation Suite received a new supported ambulation system, making Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) the first skilled nursing facility in Pennsylvania to offer this type of supportive rehab device. Comprised of an overhead track and harness, the system eliminates the fear of falling while patients perform rehabilitation activities. Other areas of Stapeley that have been renovated include the recreational lounge, dining room/restaurant, library, and entrance for independent living and personal care residents. Additionally, hallways that connect the community’s 43 senior living apartments were enhanced with new finishes including flooring, paint and lighting. New landscaping and a covered, outdoor patio completed the improvements. The transformation has helped to improve demand for Stapeley’s senior living apartments, as well as its personal care and memory care accommodations. “Our recent renovations have piqued a lot of interest among area seniors and their families. We continue to receive great feedback about the new décor and improved amenities.  Demand is so strong that we have begun a waiting list for some of our apartment styles,” says sales manager Julie Flanagan. Stapeley offers daily tours and welcomes neighbors to view its renewed design and amenities. Tours can be scheduled by calling 215-991-7110.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Announces Newly Renovated Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Seniors

Transformation Project Also Includes Enhanced Dining and Lounge Areas, Expanded Outdoor Living Space, and Much More…   Hatboro, Pa., September 15, 2014 – Wesley Enhanced Living, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) provider with communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery and Monroe counties, just completed a $5 million renovation project at its Stapeley community in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  The continuum of care community now features a completely remodeled skilled nursing center which provides a homelike environment featuring a modern dining area and bright open spaces.  The design also created a superior, streamlined working environment that allows for exceptional quality of care.  In addition, the on-site rehabilitation center was expanded and upgraded with state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment.      Highlights of the project also include the construction of a contemporary lounge and fireplace in the community restaurant which invites relaxed socialization amongst residents.  Near year-round outdoor dining is now also available with the addition of a large, covered outdoor patio.  For ambiance, a pergola overlooking the community’s beautiful gardens was also added.  Higher quality design elements and increased open spaces were incorporated into the project to enrich and enhance the living and working environment at the community.       The Germantown community, now known as Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, affiliated with Wesley Enhanced Living in the spring of 2010.  The 230 unit community offers independent living, personal care, dementia care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services on a five acre campus.  Prior to affiliation, the community was experiencing financial challenges.  Wesley Enhanced Living turned the community around, making it financially viable once again.    “This development and renovation project was the result of a careful planning process that focused on upgrading all WEL communities to respond to the current and future lifestyle and healthcare needs of seniors,” remarked Jeff Petty, President and CEO of Wesley Enhanced Living.  “Our investment in Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley has been well received by both current and future residents as indicated in our census report which reflects near 100% occupancy.”   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 subsidized senior housing facilities in Philadelphia. For more information please visit www.WEL.org.

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Joint Venture Expands Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Local Seniors

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.

About SeniorAdvisor.com

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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