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Wesley Glen Celebrates 50th Anniversary

(Columbus, OH) – On the evening of Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, Wesley Glen Retirement Community celebrated the anniversary date of its 50 years of service in Central Ohio. Reminiscing on the years that have gone by since the doors first opened, those with a connection to the community treated the celebration as a meaningful reflection of the past, a review of the present, and a look ahead to the promising future.

The evening began with an invocation and welcome from Wesley Glen Chaplain, Dawn Swartz, followed by a three-course dinner and entertainment by accomplished harpist, Rebecca Troutner. Throughout the celebration, many speakers were featured, including The Wesley Communities CEO, Peg Carmany, Wesley Glen’s Executive Director, Jill Easterling and Chair, Development Committee of The Wesley Communities Board of Trustees and Board Member for 50 years, Robert Holm. Each provided heartwarming recollections of just how far our community has come.

Of special notice as well was the rather large group of employees seated at the front of the John Longsworth Auditorium. Each of these employees, while from different career paths and departments, share something special – all of them are part of our 20 Year Employee Club. With many exceeding the minimum requirement, conversations filled with memories and accomplishments throughout the years could be heard around the room.

“It’s amazing to see how many employees have built their careers here at The Wesley Communities. When I look around, I see faces that I’ve worked with since I was in my twenties. We are lucky to be part of an organization that truly values their employees – it says a lot about the culture,” said Dawn Schaffner, chief operating officer and member of the 20 Year Club.

The celebration was enjoyed by all in attendance and now, the Wesley Glen community looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional service today, tomorrow, and throughout the next 50 years.

About The Wesley Communities
The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church that provides quality housing, health care and services for seniors in Central Ohio. Incorporated in 1967, The Wesley Communities is a not-for-profit Ohio corporation that knows its business and cares about its residents. The Wesley Communities operates Wesley Glen Retirement Community, Wesley Glen Retirement Community, Wesley Woods at New Albany, and Wesley Hospice in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information, please contact The Wesley Communities’ Chief Marketing Officer, Ann Wenell at awenell@thewesleyway.org.