Wesley Village celebrates anniversary, expanded campus

Volunteers, donors, board members and residents participated in the recent Wesley Village ribbon cutting. Pictured are Virginia Ware; Dr. Daniel Wollman, Ann Kulishek, Jay Nickse, Matthew O’Connor, Marjorie Goss, David M. Lawlor and Jean Recklett.

More than 120 people gathered at Wesley Village last month at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the newly renovated and expanded Shelton campus and to kick off Wesley Village’s 50th anniversary.

Bill Purcell, president of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, served as the event’s master of ceremonies, and Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti and State Rep. Jason Perillo offered congratulatory remarks during the ceremony.

“This was a special time for Wesley Village as we showcased our beautiful campus expansion and renovations,” said David M. Lawlor, president and CEO of United Methodist Homes, “including a new town green that will connect the Wesley Village communities together for campus-wide programs, activities, and entertainment.

“It was also a time to celebrate the special 50-year milestone of the opening of Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, the cornerstone of Wesley Village,” added Lawlor.

Over the past 50 years, Wesley Village has grown from a single nursing home facility to a comprehensive senior living campus, offering short and long-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing, independent and assisted living, increased care needs and memory support, and outpatient therapy and fitness programs.

In June, Wesley Village opened a second Lifestyle Transitions wing, offering a home-like setting for seniors with physical limitations or memory impairment.

The ribbon cutting took place at the new 30-foot pavilion followed by a reception in the sunroom at Wesley Heights and an opportunity for guests to tour the new Lifestyle Transitions community.

For more information about United Methodist Homes or Wesley Village, please contact Arlene Greco, director of development, at (203) 925-4953 or [email protected].

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