Wesley Woods, Inc., an organization that has been devoted to providing healthy, affordable, and ethical care of the aging for half a century, is changing its name to better reflect its core business.
"Wesley Woods, Inc. will now be known as Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc," says its president, Kenneth R. Weber. "The mission, organization, and holdings, which include retirement communities for seniors in six locations in north Georgia, will remain the same."
"We thought it was important to spell out our core business in a more descriptive and unmistakable way," adds Mr. Weber. "The name 'Wesley' is very widely used in the United Methodist Church, and the phrase 'Wesley Woods' by itself does not completely communicate who we are and what we do. We believe our new name 'Wesley Woods Senior Living' paints a more understandable picture. Our core business of owning and managing retirement communities and our mission of helping people age in healthy, affordable and ethical ways remains the same."
The enterprise now known as Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc. was formed in 1954 by leaders of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory University. It is affiliated with the Conference as well as with Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, which manages Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc. and is the geriatric component of Emory Healthcare, which is the clinical service arm of Emory University.
Retirement centers and communities owned by Wesley Woods Senior Living, Inc. include:
- Asbury Harris Epworth Towers, in Southwest Atlanta.
- Branan Towers, in Southeast Atlanta.
- Branan Lodge & Wesley Mountain Village, in Blairsville.
- Lanier Gardens & Talmage Terrace, in Athens.
- St. John Towers, in Augusta.
- Wesley Woods of Newnan-Peachtree City, in Newnan.
Wesley Woods, Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004.
"We are looking forward with great enthusiasm to our second half-century of service under our new name, 'Wesley Woods Senior Living,' but with the same caring philosophy that has always guided everything we do," said Mr. Weber.