In an initiative to enhance and expand its existing resident activities program, Wesley Health Care Center Inc., part of The Wesley Community, has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Marjorie Rockwell Fund for the Disabled of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.
The grant will fund new equipment and supplies for the program and expand the number of resident trips and activities for the next year.
The resident activities program at Wesley Health Care Center provides a year-round program of activities and outings for long-term care residents. Officials said the grant funding will help the program through the purchase of a portable sound system to improve sound quality of musical programs and lectures. In addition, equipment–such as a grill and gardening planters–will expand the outdoor opportunities for residents through the program.
Kitchen equipment is also to be augmented to offer residents expanded opportunities for baking with assistance from staff. Additionally, the grant will allow for expansion of both on-site performances and community-based outings and trips for one year.
"We are incredibly grateful to the Marjorie Rockwell Fund for the Disabled of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region for these funds. They will allow us to add equipment and expand programming for our resident activities program, which benefits the quality of life of our residents," said Brian Nealon, CEO of The Wesley Community.
For nearly 50 years, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has worked to improve the quality of life in the region by promoting and facilitating effective philanthropy. The mission of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is to strengthen the community through philanthropy.
For more information about The Wesley Community, visit www.thewesleycommunity.org.
The Wesley Community is a 36-acre, nonprofit agency in Saratoga Springs. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing Inc., its continuum of care provides market rate and affordable housing for independent seniors, enriched living apartments for seniors who desire additional support, adult day services, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, as well as outpatient therapies for people of all ages.