Wesley Manor Retirement Community
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
- John Wesley, Founder of Methodism
These powerful words from John Wesley’s Code of Conduct form a clear directive for us to put our faith into action! Wesley Manor’s straightforward mission statement also echoes these Wesleyan values based on Christian principles and stewardship:
“Wesley Manor’s mission, as a full continuum of care retirement community, is to serve its residents and families with a dedicated and professional staff in a nurturing Christian environment.”
A Loving Legacy...
Since 1963, our goal has always been to reflect the love and care of Christ and to enrich our residents’ lives by nurturing them physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually without regard to race, religious preference or profit.
In fact, it is our desire to “do all the good we can” for our seniors – with a focus on financial stability rather than profit – that sets Wesley Manor apart from many other retirement communities and nursing facilities. We firmly believe that what we do each minute of every day makes a difference in the lives of those whom we serve.
A Spirit of Benevolence...
Wesley Manor Retirement Community is operated by Methodist Retirement Homes of Kentucky, Inc. and is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization qualified as a charitable institution. As in most years, our 2010 annual operating budget of over $9.5 million was supported primarily through resident fees, charitable gifts and grants, Medicare/Medicaid and investment income. Click here to view our most recent Wesley Manor Annual Report.
A Vision of Stewardship and Service...
The dream of Wesley Manor began in 1914 in the heart of a woman who was ahead of her time. Mrs. Elizabeth Nettelton, a Louisville milliner who was concerned about the plight of “the elderly,” left an unexpected bequest to the Old Louisville Methodist Conference, but her gift was placed in trust for forty-seven years by the Conference because her idea was thought to be “impractical.”
In 1944, Mrs. Carrie Price of Russellville, Kentucky also surprised the Louisville Methodist Conference with a $60,000 bequest designated for the establishment of a retirement home for Methodist ministers and their wives.
Then in 1958 Mr. And Mrs. C.M. Walts presented over thirty acres of beautiful rolling land in southern Jefferson County to the Old Louisville Methodist Conference for the express purpose of building a state-of-the-art Methodist retirement community.
Finally! Wesley Manor opened its doors in January 1963.
A Commitment to Innovation and Education...
Wesley Manor has been an innovator in long term care, and opened the first licensed Alzheimer’s facility in our area. Alzheimer’s and dementia support is a specialty niche service area for us.
Wesley Manor is also a community resource for information and answers on many questions surrounding the aging process. Churches, civic groups, health care providers, schools and publications often invite Wesley Manor to provide specialized programs and articles on a variety of topics related to retirement and aging.
Through nearly 50 years, Wesley Manor has survived and thrived because we have evolved to meet the ever-shifting needs and desires of our clients. We have learned through experience that successful senior service organizations have one thing in common: their commitment to quality care.
Therefore, above all, Wesley Manor strives to deliver incomparable service to residents in every area of our community.
A Continued Quest for Excellence...
To “do all the good we can” for seniors demands our faithful attention to the needs of current residents as well as innovation, experimentation and learning to ensure that Wesley Manor will also answer the needs of tomorrow’s clientele. For the next 50 years and beyond, we’ll be here! We’ll be here. We invite you to come…see the difference for yourself … and join us!
Wesley Manor Retirement Community
Where CARING is a promise kept !