New Albany Announces Executive Director

wgWendell J. Graves has accepted the position of Executive Director for Wesley Woods at New Albany, a senior lifestyle community being developed for Methodist ElderCare Services in New Albany, Ohio. Wendell will be responsible for all operations of the new community.

Wendell holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan and is a licensed nursing home administrator. In addition, he is also Assisted Living Certified in the State of Ohio.

Wendell is a 10 -year employee of Methodist ElderCare Services and has held positions in operations and most recently was Director of Projects. Wendell lives in Westerville and enjoys spending time with family and friends in addition to travel, yard work, and reading.

The new development, Wesley Woods at New Albany is scheduled to open in 2016 and will offer detached villa-style cottages with attached two-car garages and retirement living apartments on 37.8 acres alongside a nature preserve. The community will provide a Continuum of Care, as health needs change. “The campus and the setting of our new community are going to be beautiful. I am looking forward to working with our many new residents!” said Wendell Graves.

Methodist ElderCare Services is an affiliate of the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church that provides quality housing, health care and services for seniors in Central Ohio. Incorporated in 1967, Methodist ElderCare Services is a not-for-profit Ohio corporation that knows it business and cares about its residents. Methodist ElderCare Services operates Wesley Glen Retirement Community, Wesley Ridge Retirement Community, Wesley at Home and Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare in Columbus, Ohio.