Recently, The Wesley Ridge Retirement Community book club read the historical fiction novel, The Atomic City Girls. The group was lucky to have the author, Janet Beard, visit to discuss the book and meet with the residents who read it.
The novel chronicles the making of the atomic bomb in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where hundreds of young women were hired to work on special tasks, which were never truly explained. The workers at Oak Ridge were instructed that they were helping to win the war, but were told to ask no questions and to reveal nothing to outsiders.
While all of our Wesley Ridge book club members were excited to meet with the author, one resident in particular, Janet Herring, had an even greater enthusiasm, she was one of the young women who worked at Oak Ridge in 1945. Click the above link to learn more about Janet and her interesting past.
The Wesley Communities have established a “Brain Fitness” club that consists of members from our three campuses, and the residents attend regular meetings to get updates on state-of-the-art research regarding brain health.
To learn more about how we keep our brains fit, click above!
Christine Togni, Aquatics Instructor at the Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center, was named the Adult Honoree at the 2018 Jingle Bell Run held on December 1, 2018. To read more about her advocacy for the Arthritis Foundation, becoming an instructor, and her upcoming support group, click above.
What’s the key to a long, healthy, and happy life? Click above to hear from an interview with Hazel Augsburger.
Mike, who had suffered a major stroke in 2013, graduated from Wesley Hospice on September 27th. His friends, family, and the team at Wesley Hospice are so joyous at the miracle that occurred for Mike and his family.
Click the link above to read Mike’s story.
Fairly new to our sister community, Wesley Woods at New Albany, resident Andy Kendall shares his story of a life full of traveling, collecting historic memorabilia, his career and making Wesley Woods at New Albany the place he calls home.
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Each February, at The Wesley Communities, we look forward to celebrating the historical achievements of the Black community. To prepare, the Black History committee at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community recently held a successful Soul Food Bake Sale!
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Tip # 5
“Fifty Tips on Aging Well to Celebrate 50 Years of Excellent Service”
As The Wesley Communities approach 50 years of excellent service, our CEO Peg Carmany offers “Peg’s Perspective” on a variety of topics affecting seniors and their adult children as they plan and choose to age well – 50 tips to celebrate 50 years!
This blog focuses on good attitude.
By: Cheryl Fey, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
Before our trip to the Branstool Orchard, we stopped to get lunch At Watts Family Restaurant. As we sat around the table waiting on dessert, we discussed our most memorable moments at orchards. Read a few of the residents’ responses!