A crowd of near 100 people gathered outside the Wesley Glen South Tower to break ground for the new 20,000 square foot Wellness Center that will be constructed on the site that first broke ground for Wesley Glen in 1969. Two of the attendees, a resident and a board member were at the original ground breaking in February of 1969.
Residents, friends, staff, board members, representatives from PH7 architects, First Merit Bank, Messer Construction and State Representative John Carney were all welcomed by The Wesley Communities CEO Peg Carmany who thanked all those who have supported this project through prayers, planning and financial contributions. Board Chair Mark Palmer also welcomed the crowd and stated, “What a joy it is to work on a non-profit board and see the benefits Wesley Glen residents will enjoy for years to come through a project like this.”
Project Supervisor, Jason Hess, from Messer Construction stated his two goals for the project were to 1. enhance the lifestye for the residents of the Wesley Glen community, and 2. to protect the community financially with quality construction and physically with a safe workplace. When the project is completed, the residents will enjoy an aquatic pool, therapy pool, multi-purpose room, juice bar, health clinic, conference room, fitness center and space for occupational and physical therapy.
Parent company and not-for-profit organization, The Wesley Communities, has operated Wesley Glen, a nearly 400-resident retirement community in north Columbus, since 1969. ElderCare opened Wesley Ridge in Reynoldsburg in 1998, now home to 200 residents. Life Center Adult Day Services provides daytime care for seniors at Wesley Ridge and Reynodsburg United Methodist Church. Also an affiliate is The Sanctuary at Wesley Hills, which is a condo community in Lancaster, Ohio. ElderCare has over 500 employees and is affiliated with the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. Call (614) 888-7492 for more information.