August 23, 2016

Friends of Wesley Manor and other volunteers prepare for one of five birthday parties they host each month.

Friends of Wesley Manor and other volunteers prepare for one of five birthday parties they host each month.

Dothan, AL – The exceptional staff at Wesley Manor Retirement community in Dothan spend their days focused on the health and wellness of residents who live there. Working in someone’s home is a privilege, and the relationships that are built with the residents grow every day. But there are no limitations on friendship and compassion when it comes to our aging population. There are always additional opportunities to enhance someone’s life, and this is where Friends of Wesley Manor steps in.

Friends of Wesley Manor is a special group of community volunteers that focuses on enriching the lives of the staff and residents who live and work at Wesley Manor, the Dothan retirement community that has been providing quality care to seniors for nearly 50 years.

“We connect the needs of those at Wesley Manor with the people and organizations who I know can help,” says Teresa Lassiter, president of Friends of Wesley Manor.

The group is comprised of individual volunteers and church groups in the Dothan area. It brings special touches to Wesley Manor by planning birthday parties for the residents, decorating during the holidays, and assisting in running the local convenience shop, Molly’s Market. Members spend quality time with residents sharing in their favorite activities, and raising the funds to make it all possible. They also decorate more than 20 trees at Christmas time, with the help of 60 volunteers.

The birthday parties planned by Friends of Wesley Manor are no small feat. Each month, the members host a separate party for each of the five different areas of the community. Friends of Wesley Manor takes care of everything, including the cake, the decorating, the gifts, and even inviting a live band to make the celebrations complete.

Friends of Wesley Manor also recently started planning special appreciation luncheons to honor the staff who dedicate so much of their time to the well being of the residents who live at Wesley Manor.

Joyce Plummer, Vice President of Friends of Wesley Manor, adds, “Everything we do is for the staff and residents. If the staff is happy, the residents are happier.”

For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit Friends of Wesley Manor on Facebook, or give them a call at 334-792-0921.


Media Contacts:

Belinda Whatley;; 334-792-0921

Wallis Shamieh;; 240-575-2008

Wesley Manor, part of Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida, is a retirement community located in Dothan, Alabama. From assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and memory care, Wesley Manor offers seniors a full spectrum of housing and care options. Residents receive the quality care they need while living to the fullest of their independence and self-potential.

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