Since the first patio home residents moved in June of 1995, the history of Wesley Village has been one of firsts. The Village was first in Central Kentucky to offer independent senior living in attractive patio homes with attached garages, fully equipped kitchens, and plenty of yard space for trees, flowers and gardens.
In 1999, the Village opened Hahn Manor, one of Kentucky’s first licensed personal care facilities to offer medical services in private residential-style apartments. The following year, residents, staff and board members lobbied in Frankfort to be designated Kentucky’s first “Continuing Care Retirement Community” (CCRC), allowing skilled nursing services to be provided in the same innovative residential-style apartments.
On May 12th, 2002, the front page of the Lexington Herald-Leader Sunday edition featured a story on area nursing homes declaring Wesley Village to be “a new model of care” for the rest of the state.
In June of 2006, Wesley Village opened the state’s first Senior Community Center funded through a unique public/private partnership of funds.
On September 28, 2011, Bishop G. Lindsey Davis and Governor Steven L. Beshear led a gathering of over 300 distinguished guests in a joyful celebration and dedication of “Holloway Cottage,” Kentucky’s First Small Home for Memory Care.
Every step of the way, the Board of Directors has sought to make Wesley Village Senior Living Community a model of what senior care should be all about, while striving to keep the cost of homes, apartments and services as reasonable and affordable as possible. The Village is home to many who have given a lifetime of service to others; they deserve the very best a faith-inspired community can offer!
Wesley Village is a member in good standing with the following organizations:
• Leading Age (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the
• Leading Age Kentucky (formerly Kentucky Association of Homes and Services
for the Aging)
• National Alliance of Small Houses (charter member of NASH since 2008)
• Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce
Summer of 2007:
VP for Community Relations Alan Beuscher served on the Governor’s Residential Care Task Group of the Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council
“Business of the Year” by Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce
President/CEO Glenda Creech awarded the prestigious “Bell Leadership Award” by the Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
President/CEO Glenda Creech named Board Chair of Leading Age Kentucky (our commonwealth’s official association for all nonprofit long term health service providers)
On September 18th, Care Companion Mary Devin was awarded Leading Age Kentucky’s highest Certified Nursing Assistant honor, “The Caring Heart Award,” for her extraordinary dedication to residents and hard work in opening Holloway Cottage.
On October 8th, Christopher Ponce received Leading Age Kentucky’s “Outstanding Support Services Award” for his many extraordinary creative media arts projects along with his daily duties in food service
On January 22nd, president/CEO Glenda Creech was named Outstanding Business Leader of the Year at the annual Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
Two Leading Age Kentucky awards were received: 1) The “Innovation Award,” presented to President/CEO Glenda Creech for her persistence in pioneering the nation’s first swimming pool surrounded by an ultra-safe deck made from the revolutionary new product called SorbaShock; and 2) The “Caring Heart Award,” presented to Maintenance Director, Scott Staley, for outstanding service to residents well beyond the call of duty in his official job description.
Three Leading Age Kentucky awards were announced: 1) The “Distinguished Service Award” presented to Wesley Village Medical Director, Dr. Ralph Alvarado, for his tireless efforts as a State Senator to pass legislation benefitting KY seniors and long-term care providers; 2) The “Spiritual Care Award” presented to Wesley Village Chaplain, Gary Story, M.Div., for the exceptional way he relates to all our residents and supports them no matter what challenges they face; and 3) The “Community Living Award” to Wesley Village V.P. for Community Relations, Alan Beuscher, for his 24 years of service helping Glenda, our Board and others to build the Wesley Village into the model community it is today.
On October 26th, a new “An Evening With…” tradition of hosting smaller, more intimate fundraising events on campus began (in contrast to past large “Heroes, Saints and Legends” gatherings at the Lexington Embassy Suites). This inaugural event featured the renowned American opera tenor Gregory Turay with accompanist Cliff Jackson on the piano.
Wesley Village receives the 2009 “Business of the Year” award
from the Jessamine County
Chamber of Commerce
President/CEO Glenda Creech
receiving Bell Leadership Award