Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Wesley Woods at New Albany?
Wesley Woods at New Albany is one-of-a-kind continuing care retirement community encompassing 37.8 acres alongside a nature preserve in New Albany, Ohio. The master plan for Wesley Woods includes a campus with up to 35 villa-style residences; a three-story building that will include independent senior living and assisted living apartments, a stand-alone memory care facility that surrounds a serene and secure healing garden, and a skilled nursing wing and adult day care.
Q. Why Does Franklin County Need Wesley Woods at New Albany?
In 2015, The Columbus Foundation and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation commissioned a study from the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University to look at “Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population with Success” in central Ohio. The study findings indicated that there will be a 94% increase in Franklin County’s 65-and-over population by 2040 – from 115,706 seniors in 2010 to nearly 225,000 by year 2040. The demand for continuing care communities will undoubtedly increase with this population boom, and Methodist ElderCare is on the forefront of providing the needed services to this ever growing population in central Ohio.
Q. Why a Continuing Care Retirement Community?
A scientific study conducted in the early 2000s by Dr. Margaret A. Wylde’s ProMatura Group found that seniors who live in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are more satisfied with daily lives and are more likely to be happier and healthier than their contemporaries who remain in their own homes. It also found that the social and recreational programs offered at these facilities provided residents with many opportunities to meet new friends.
Q. How Will Wesley Woods at New Albany be Different?
The amenities for its residents and guests will be unlike any other Wesley property and will include three different dining options - including a bistro and Panera style casual restaurant, a salon and spa, library, computer lab, walking trails, fitness and wellness amenities and activities, gardens, and outdoor spaces. In Phase II there are plans for a 10-unit hospice center set back in a peaceful wooded area on the campus.
Within the 37. 8 acre site, there will be a large number of programs and activities for active seniors, including:
Q. How Can I Help?
- Brain Fitness
- Music & Memory
- Educational Sessions & Classes
- Art Center
- Spiritual Care Programs
- Spa Services
- Physical Therapy
- Family Style Events
- Day Trips
- Book Clubs, and so much more
We are seeking philanthropic support from the donor community for Wesley Woods at New Albany. With donor support we will be able to enhance the special areas of the community that often mean the most to our residents – Hospice House, gardens, patios, lounges, dining areas, entertainment areas, fitness/wellness, etc. The philanthropic dollars raised will make certain that the services and amenities for those looking to live out their senior years uphold the first-class, “charmed life” that New Albany residents enjoy.