As you hopefully noticed, we opened our website with the message, “Welcome to Wesley Woods. Welcome Home.” We say that because we mean it. And -- just ask them -- because our residents feel it. They feel at home. Becoming part of Wesley Woods is becoming part of a community in every sense of the word -- where companionship, activities, laughs, comfort and peace-of-mind are shared benefits in a vibrant, close-knit environment.


Wesley Woods began in 1953. It would be accurate to call us a “pioneer.” We were among the very first, thanks to the concern and compassion of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church, to recognize and begin to meet the growing need for accessible, independent senior living.

Now, more than seven decades later it would be accurate to call us a “leader.” We have sealed our reputation as one of the foremost names serving older adults of all income levels, races and faiths with a strategic and forward-looking approach.

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Our mission to help people age with grace has remained consistent (solidly so). Another steady characteristic is our status as a not-for-profit provider. This makes Wesley Woods different from the many profit-based retirement communities that are rapidly being built. Plainly speaking, we serve people rather than the bottom line.  Currently, over 1,500 seniors annually make their home in a Wesley Woods Senior Living retirement community, with 75% receiving financial assistance.


One thing that has changed is our size and reach. We are now a family of communities throughout Atlanta and across North Georgia (Athens, Augusta, Blairsville, Newnan) that, depending on location, offers independent retirement living, affordable housing and levels of care that allow residents to “transition in place” as their needs change (such as personal care, memory care, skilled nursing, and respite care).

Another sign of our growth is the way we have proactively planned for and put into place an even wider range of amenities that appeal to today’s retiree. That put emphasis on wellness, socialization, education, and personal and spiritual fulfillment.


When you get to know us better -- and we hope you will take the time to do so -- you will discover that Wesley Woods Senior Living is all the things you would expect from an organization that is unabashedly people-centered. With a philosophy that aging has a fulfilling purpose in life and that society is stronger when seniors are valued. And a set of values with highlight words such as care, compassion, excellence, integrity, and respect.

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