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.

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.

Hospital Re-admissions

An average of only 15% of all Wesley Manor hospital admissions are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days

Staff

78% current annual retention rate; 23% of employees have worked at Wesley Manor for over 10 years

Food Service

Consecutive 100% (A+) health inspections

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

Staff

2017 Wesley Manor Board of Directors

Russ Wardlaw (Chair)

INSURAMAX

Phil Gayhart (Vice Chair)

Sherman-Carter-Barnhart Architects

Doug Kottke (Treasurer)

Compton-Kottke & Associates PCS

Darryl Durham (Secretary)

Weber & Rose, PSC

James C. Barnett

Retired

John L. Conrad, III

BB&T

Kelly Durham

The Executives Club of Louisville

Madonna Flood

Louisville Metro Council

Rev. David Garvin

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Ed Geers

UPS Airlines

Rev. Michael Gibbons

Retired

George Hersch

Norton Healthcare

Steve Jones, CPA

Blue & Co., LLC

Linda King

Gina Pariser, PT, PhD, LDE

Bellarmine University

Norma Sledge

Michael J. Smith

BTM Engineering

Rebecca Curry (Ex-Officio)

KY United Methodist Conference