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Wesley Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

October 24, 2017

It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Wesley Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As a We Honor Veterans Partner, Wesley Hospice will implement ongoing Veteran-centered education for their staff and volunteers to help improve the care they provide to the Veterans they proudly serve.  The nation is seeing many of the Veterans who served in World War II and Korean pass away—and the number of deaths of Vietnam Veterans is beginning to rise.

The We Honor Veterans campaign provides tiered recognition to organizations that demonstrate a systematic commitment to improving care for Veterans. “Partners” can assess their ability to serve Veterans and, using resources provided as part of the campaign, integrate best practices for providing end-of-life care to Veterans into their organization. By recognizing the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans who are facing a life-limiting illness, Wesley Hospice is better able to accompany and guide Veterans and their families toward a more peaceful ending. And in cases where there might be some specific needs related to the Veteran’s  military service, combat experience or other traumatic event, Wesley Hospice will find tools to help support those they are caring for.

“All hospices are serving Veterans but often aren’t aware of that person’s service in the armed forces,” said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO. “Through We Honor Veterans we are taking a giant step forward in helping hospice and palliative care providers understand and serve Veterans at the end of life and work more effectively with VA medical facilities in their communities.”

“VA shares a common goal with our nation’s hospices, and that is to provide the best possible care specifically tailored for Veterans, meeting their goals of care in their preferred setting.  As we focus on working together and unite our services and skills, We Honor Veterans will channel our combined strengths directly to Veterans - wherever they are receiving care.”

The resources of We Honor Veterans focus on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment, coupled with Veteran-centric education of health care staff caring for Veterans. To learn more about We Honor Veterans or to support this important work via a secure, online donation, please visit www.wehonorveterans.org.

“America’s Veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. Now it is time that we step up, acquire the necessary skills and fulfill our mission to serve these men and women with the dignity they deserve,” added Schumacher.

About The Wesley Communities

The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in the Central Ohio area. Incorporated in 1967, The Wesley Communities is a not-for-profit corporation that knows its business and understands its customers. For additional information call (614) 396-4990 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com.

Columbus Talent Donates Time for Annual Charity Golf Classic


Columbus, OH (May 4, 2015) – The stars will be out Monday, July 13 for the 6th Annual Wesley Glen/Wesley Ridge Charity Golf Classic hosted by The Wesley Communities.

PGA Senior Tour player, Rod Spittle, will be located at Hole 15 where players will be able to purchase a golf ball and have Mr. Spittle hit for their shot. Columbus’ own Channel 6 news personality, Bill Kelly, will be Master of Ceremonies and will be broadcasting live from the event at 5 and 6 pm.  Professional auctioneer, Mike Albert, will once again be the auctioneer for the silent and live auctions.

Title Sponsors for the event are Corna Kokosing Construction Company and FirstMerit Bank. Proceeds benefit Wesley Hospice and Wesley At Home.

The event begins with player registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The event is not limited to golfers. Following the outing, guests and players will have a chance to mix and mingle as the event concludes with awards, dinner and live and silent auctions.

•  $1,000 per foursome (includes 18 holes of golf, beverages, lunch, dinner and auction)
•  $75 per person to attend only the dinner and auction
•  The Charity Golf Classic is limited to 30 teams
•  Deadline to register is Friday, July 3, 2015

For more information on securing a sponsorship or forming a team, contact Mary LeMaster (614) 396-4831 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com.

About The Wesley Communities

The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in the Central Ohio area. Incorporated in 1967, The Wesley Communities is a not-for-profit corporation that that knows its business and understands its customers. For additional information call (614) 396-4990 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com

Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge to Participate in The Big Give


Columbus, OH (April 27, 2015) – Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge announced their participation in The Big Give, a 24-hour online giving event that kicks off 10 am EST on Tuesday, May 12, benefiting local nonprofits.

Created in 2011 by The Columbus Foundation, The Big Give is a periodic, massive rally for the nonprofits in the Columbus-area encouraging people to show their community spirit and donate to one or more of their favorite local nonprofits in PowerPhilanthropy,® the Foundation’s online giving marketplace. The Foundation is offering the largest bonus pool ever—$1.3 million provided by Foundation donors and community partners.
 
“The Big Give is a great way for the Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge communities to come together and support the mission, show our spirit and demonstrate how big-hearted central Ohio is,” said Dinah Cason, Executive Director of Development at Wesley Glen and Wesley Ridge.

All donations during the 24-hour period will receive a pro rata portion of the bonus pool. For example, if there is a bonus pool of $1,000,000 and total donations of $4,000,000, then 25 cents will be added to every dollar donated.

To participate, visit www.columbusfoundation.org and make a donation to support Wesley Glen or Wesley Ridge beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST through Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST.

The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in the Central Ohio area. Incorporated in 1967, The Wesley Communities is a not-for-profit corporation that knows its business and understands its customers. For additional information call (614) 396-4990 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com.

Corna Kokosing and FirstMerit Bank Named Co-Title Sponsors of Annual Charity Golf Outing


Columbus, OH (April 13, 2015) – The Wesley Communities (MES) announced today that Corna Kokosing Construction Company and FirstMerit Bank return as co-title sponsors of the annual charity golf outing. The 6th Annual Wesley Glen | Wesley Ridge Charity Golf Outing will be held Monday, July 13, 2015 at Pinnacle Golf Club, 1500 Pinnacle Club Drive, Grove City, OH 43123.

Our sincere thanks go out to Corna Kokosing and FirstMerit Bank who are once again leading the way for senior wellness,” said Peg Carmany, CEO of The Wesley Communities. “Proceeds from the golf outing will support Hospice Services at The Wesley Communities and Wesley At Home,” she continued.
The event begins with player registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The event is not limited to golfers. Following the outing, guests and players will have a chance to mix and mingle as the event concludes with awards, dinner and live and silent auctions.
• $1,000 per foursome (includes 18 holes of golf, beverages, lunch, dinner and auction)
• $75 per person to attend only the dinner and auction
• The Charity Golf Classic is limited to 30 teams
• Deadline to register is Friday, July 3, 2015

For more information on securing a sponsorship or forming a team, contact Mary LeMaster (614) 396-4831 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com.

About The Wesley Communities
The Wesley Communities is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church providing quality housing, health care and services for seniors in the Central Ohio area. Incorporated in 1967, The Wesley Communities is a not-for-profit corporation that that knows its business and understands its customers. For additional information call (614) 396-4990 or visit www.thewesleycommunities.com.

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