A Vision of Stewardship and Service
The dream of Wesley Manor began in 1914 in the heart of a woman who was ahead of her time. Mrs. Elizabeth Nettelton, a Louisville milliner who was concerned about the plight of “the elderly,” left an unexpected bequest to the Old Louisville Methodist Conference, but her gift was placed in trust for 47 years by the Conference because her idea was thought to be “impractical.”
In 1944, Mrs. Carrie Price of Russellville, Kentucky also surprised the Louisville Methodist Conference with a bequest designated for the establishment of a retirement home for Methodist ministers and their wives. Then in 1958 Mr. And Mrs. C.M. Walts presented 35 acres of beautiful rolling land in southern Jefferson County to the Old Louisville Methodist Conference for the express purpose of building a state-of-the-art Methodist retirement community. Wesley Manor Retirement Community opened its doors in January 1963.
A Commitment to Innovation and Education
Wesley Manor has been an innovator in long-term care, and opened the first licensed Alzheimer’s facility in our area. Alzheimer’s and dementia support is a specialty niche service area for us. Over the years, the campus eventually expanded to offer Assisted Living, Memory Care and Independent Living.
For over 50 years, Wesley Manor has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs and desires of our residents. We have learned through experience that successful senior service organizations have one thing in common: their commitment to quality care. Wesley Manor delivers incomparable service to residents in every area of our community. If you would like to be a part of our staff, view our career opportunities here!
Wesley Manor is also a community resource for information and answers on many questions surrounding the aging process. Churches, civic groups, health care providers, schools and publications often invite Wesley Manor to provide specialized programs and articles on a variety of topics related to retirement and aging.
Wesley Manor Retirement Community is operated by Methodist Retirement Homes of Kentucky, Inc. and is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization qualified as a charitable institution.