PHILANTHROPIC NEED: $700,000

CAMPAIGN VICE CHAIRS: Mr. Johnny Fowler and Mr. Peter Hodgson

 

Located in Athens, Lanier Gardens was built in 1973 and features 150 apartments, many of which are HUD subsidized.  In 1999 Talmage Terrace, a Continuing Care Retirement Community with 47 independent living apartments and 35 personal care suites, was added to the property.  Together, Talmage Terrace and Lanier Gardens serve seniors of all income levels.  The ten-year capital improvement needs include updating items used by both communities such as its security system, replacing carpet, purchasing new common area furniture and flooring, and updating the facility’s main kitchen. In addition, individual apartments at both properties need appliances and fixtures replaced. These upgrades will incorporate energy-saving features when available, enabling Lanier Gardens and Talmage Terrace to operate more efficiently and attract more residents in a competitive market, leading to its future financial viability. 


Mrs. Gregg Phelps is used to bringing people together.  One of the things she and her late husband Mo are best known for are the travel groups they led.  After retiring, they organized and facilitated numerous trips to Europe and other destinations. When you mention their names in a group in Athens, it is likely that several people will start telling you about the fabulous trips they went on with Mo and Gregg.   Before embarking on her second career as a group travel leader, Mrs. Phelps was active in PTA, the garden club and First Methodist Church circle groups.  After raising her children she went back to school at age 52 and became the Medical Librarian at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Gregg and Mo Phelps moved to Talmage Terrace about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, Mo's health declined during their first year here.  He transferred to Personal Care, and passed away a few months later. Gregg stayed on here.  Gregg, who is now 90 years old, continues to travel the world with her daughter and is thriving in her new home, spreading her zest for life with everyone around her.


 


Wesley Woods - 1817 Clifton Road NE - Atlanta, GA 30329

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Wesley Woods is affiliated with the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory Healthcare.