The Wesley Foundation Gala is a highly anticipated event each year, and the Sailing Into Summer edition was no exception! Guests of this sold-out function enjoyed delicious food and drinks, live music and great company in an elegant outdoor venue at The Lodge at Saratoga Casino Hotel. Mother Nature gave us a break from the rain for this event – it was a beautiful sunny day!
Dress To Impress
Gala attendees were invited to wear traditional cocktail dresses and suits, or they could dress in their best seafaring attire to fit the theme. Some particularly festive guests were seen wearing sailor’s beards, captain hats, and nautical prints!
Out On the Dance Floor
Who doesn’t love a party with a great live band? The Audiostars, a local four-man band featuring former members of The Burners U.K., had everyone out moving on the dance floor. They were playing classics that everyone knows and loves to keep the party going!
There was no shortage of community support at this gala! Honorary Chairs Mike and Lisa Munter gave a speech praising The Wesley Community employees, facilities and the gala committee. The Munters also invited the room to donate additional funds using a text-to-donate service, and gala-goers jumped at the chance! The event was presented by the Adirondack Trust Company, who made a $10,000 donation in support of The Wesley Foundation.
An Evening of Fun For a Great Cause
The Wesley Community has been caring for the seniors in Saratoga Springs for more than 35 years. They strike a unique balance between community living and care giving so that residents can truly feel at home and maintain their independence while getting the services that they need. Residents have access to a number of conveniences including hair salons, shops, a restaurant and a café. They also offer pet therapy and other activities to help meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of their community members.
Funds from the 2019 Sailing Into Summer Gala will go toward phase two of the renovations to the Springs building in the Wesley Health Care Center. The Center focuses on compassionate long term care, including programs for chronically ill adults, light care geriatrics and Alzheimer’s and memory support.
Missed the event? Support The Wesley Foundation at their Share a Step for Seniors fundraiser! Walk, run or bike to raise money for the second phase of renovations for the Springs building in the Wesley Health Care Center. This event is on now through June 15th!