Bake Sale Supports Black History Month Activities

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Each February, at The Wesley Communities, we look forward to celebrating the historical achievements of the Black community. To prepare, the Black History committee at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community recently held a successful Soul Food Bake Sale!

These handmade treats raised money to support activities that will be a part of the Black History month celebration at Wesley Ridge in February of 2019. Dense and decadent pound cake, caramelized pecan pie, savory sweet potato pie, a variety of cookies, comforting cinnamon maple cake, and classic peach cobbler are some of the items donated by committee members and staff.

“The bake sale was a huge success,” explained Veronica Carter, committee chairperson. “We had a great turnout from the residents and staff!”

The sale was held in two locations at Wesley Ridge, the Bistro, which is a gathering spot during breakfast and lunch times, and Bishop Place Chapel, where many large events and worship services are held.

The committee joins residents and staff together to remember, gather, promote, and discuss the history of Black individuals who contributed to the emergence and development of our country as well as the area that we call home—Columbus, Ohio.

Our goal during Black History Month 2019 is to get even more of the community involved in events and activities!

If you’d like to know about future fundraising events sponsored by the committee or about activities planned for Black History month, please contact our Community Outreach Director, Africa Thomas, at 614-738-8099 or athomas@thewesleyway.org.

Peg’s Perspective: Taking Care of Your Telomeres

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“Fifty Tips on Aging Well to Celebrate 50 Years of Excellent Service”

As The Wesley Communities approach 50 years of excellent service, our CEO Peg Carmany offers “Peg’s Perspective” on a variety of topics affecting seniors and their adult children as they plan and choose to age well – 50 tips to celebrate 50 years!

Peg’s Perspective:

As we age we all think about many health tips we have learned along the way.  But, emerging research suggests that taking care of our telomeres should be our top priority! Click above to learn why!

Why move in the fall and winter?

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It may seem crazy to move during the fall and winter months—especially in Columbus, Ohio! But there are many benefits to moving during this time. Despite the chilly temperatures, you may be able to avoid scheduling nightmares, save money, avoid damaged belongings, and sell your house more quickly.

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Peg’s Perspective: More about a good attitude. . .

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“Fifty Tips on Aging Well to Celebrate 50 Years of Excellent Service”

As The Wesley Communities approach 50 years of excellent service, our CEO Peg Carmany offers “Peg’s Perspective” on a variety of topics affecting seniors and their adult children as they plan and choose to age well – 50 tips to celebrate 50 years!

This blog focuses on good attitude.

Staying Hydrated When It’s Hot!

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It’s summer, we are naturally spending more time outside. Enjoying our time playing with grandkids, gardening, and long neighborhood walks are many of the highlights of summertime. Make sure you stay hydrated while you are living life well this summer!
The Wesley Communities Dietician, Lisa Kaylor Wolfe, shares her suggestions on staying hydrated in the heat of summer.

Our Trip to the Orchard

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By: Cheryl Fey, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community

Before our trip to the Branstool Orchard, we stopped to get lunch At Watts Family Restaurant. As we sat around the table waiting on dessert, we discussed our most memorable moments at orchards. Read a few of the residents’ responses!