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“Unbelievable: A Jewish Senior Senior Living Community in a Methodist Corporation”

After an extensive two-year review process, Martins Run joined the Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) family of communities in March 2015. The biggest challenge facing the organization was cultural transitions. Learn how WEL preserved Martins Run's already existing culture, while demonstrating openness to new cultures and traditions.

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Do Americans understand what a CCRC Is?

At Wesley Enhanced Living, we want people to live fulfilling lives, not just age. But, in order for us to demonstrate how continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) benefit residents by enhancing their lives, we needed to begin correcting the widespread misconceptions that surround CCRCs. Our Vice-President, Marketing & Sales Shelley Ballet highlighted the importance of CCRCs in a story for McKnight’s Senior Living:

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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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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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