The ministry of Wesley Woods was created as the Methodist Home for the Aged by the North Georgia Annual Conference in 1954. Although Wesley Woods was separately incorporated in the state of Georgia as a non-profit charitable corporation, Wesley Woods has continued its close relationship with the North Georgia Conference in planning and providing services to seniors served. In 1984, Wesley Woods and the North Georgia Annual Conference adopted a Relationship Statement (click here) which is printed in the North Georgia Annual Conference Journal each year.
Wesley Woods has had lay and clergy leaders on the Board of Directors from its beginning. In addition, Wesley Woods has retirement communities in six of the twelve districts of the North Georgia Conference. Each retirement community location has a local Advisory Board including the District Superintendent and other local United Methodist laity and clergy. As the North Georgia Conference has grown, so has Wesley Woods through the Wesley Woods Senior Living retirement communities and the Wesley Woods Center of Emory University. Many United Methodist seniors are served through residential, assisted living, dementia care, skilled care and acute care services, as well as through specialty clinics and research. Through these services, lives are rejuvenated, spirits are lifted, and grace is received.
Wesley Woods is grateful for its longstanding partnership with the North Georgia Conference and particularly the annual Motherís Day Offering collected through its churches, which provides for approximately 25% of the charitable and unreimbursed care at Wesley Woods communities each year. Today, providing charitable care is the most acute challenge that Wesley Woods faces. Mother's Day gifts from caring donors enable these individuals to enjoy a decent, dignified quality of life.
For more information on the Wesley Woods Mother's Day Offering, please click here.