How We Are Unique
Wesley Manor Retirement Community is one of the few Life Plan (Continuing Care) senior living communities in the Louisville Metro area that is still a stand-alone, faith-based non-profit. We are not owned by any out-of-state corporation, real estate investment trust or other entity. Rather than being profit-driven, we are mission-driven. Wesley Manor is governed by a local, volunteer board of directors. All of this translates into stronger staff retention and excellent care for our residents.
Our History: 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, Personal Care/Memory Support 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. Schedule a guest speaker for your group.
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. View our most recent Annual Report.
78% current annual retention rate; 23% of employees have worked at Wesley Manor for over 10 years
Consecutive 100% (A+) health inspections for 7 years!
Grants from Foundations
- Gheens Foundation
- Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
- Good Samaritan Foundation
- Cralle Foundation
- UPS Foundation
- YUM! Brands Foundation GE Foundation
- Oxley Foundation
- Christ Church United Methodist (Louisville) – First Fruits from 2012 Capital Campaign
- Global Board of Discipleship – United Methodist Church
Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Housing community.Wesley Manor does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. Written information relating to this community’s or facility’s services and policies is available upon request.
- Jerry L. Hoganson, LNHA – President
- Mark Stephens, BSBA – Vice President of Administration/CFO
- Deanna Young, RN, BSN, CDONA/LTC – Vice President of Resident Services
- Anita Kuvin, BA, CMP – Vice President of Development
- Cliff Whalin, BA, CDP – Director of Marketing
- Trina Bentley, MSSW – Director of Social Services
- Rev. Dr. Rebecca Church, BA, MDIV, DMIN – Director of Pastoral Services
- Nancy Sattenberg, RD, LD – Director of Food Services
- Sandy Rheaume – Director of Life Enrichment
- Stefani Atteberry – Admissions Liaison/Patio Homes Coordinator
- Carol Ray – Executive Assistant/Human Resources
- Candace Blinn – Development Assistant
Russ Wardlaw (Chair)
Michael Gibbons (Vice Chair)
Steve Jones, CPA (Treasurer)
Norma Sledge (Secretary)
James C. Barnett
John L. Conrad, III