AKCG – Public Relations Counselors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wesley Enhanced Living – Doylestown Created Teddy Bears and Care Packages for the Children of the Ukraine
Warminster, PA (April 13, 2022) — Seniors residing at Wesley Enhanced Living’s (WEL) Doylestown community are pouring their love into making dozens of teddy bears intended to comfort the many children who have been forced to flee their home in the Ukraine. Residents are also collecting items to craft care packages for the children and their families consisting of many scarce but necessary items.
In late April, the community members of WEL Doylestown will send the bears and care packages to the children and their families who are temporarily residing in a monastery located out of harm’s way, in another country. The community will continue to make bears and assemble care packages for as long as there is need.
Leading the way for this initiative is Christine Weyer, Activities Coordinator at WEL Doylestown who shares, “my sister-in-law is close friends with a nun who runs a monastery in Poland that is currently sheltering Ukrainian refugees. When the residents found out they thought we could use my connection to help out. They came up with the idea of the bears and care packages.”
In addition, WEL Doylestown staff and senior residents have raised over $2,000 in proceeds for Ukrainian relief efforts and are working to organize a benefit concert with the proceeds going to The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. The date and details of that announcement will be forthcoming.
For more information about Wesley Enhanced Living visit www.WEL.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you would like to visit WEL Doylestown to interview the senior ladies handmaking the bears please call Brittany Eng at (973) 652-2443. More information will come on the date, time and details of the benefit concert.
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 1,100 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. Wesley Enhanced Living has been named a Great Place to Work® in 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.