The concept of Wesley Towers, originally The Methodist Home, became a reality on January 22, 1964, when the Cabinet of the Central Kansas Conference and the Board of Hospitals and Homes selected Hutchinson to be the location for the new senior community.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the five-story, two million dollar project were held on Saturday, May 27, 1967. Dr. John Hoon served as the first Wesley Towers Administrator, Margaret Reece was his secretary and June Trinkle was hired as the first receptionist.
On March 28, 1969, Ms. Bessie Good moved into her Wesley Towers studio condominium apartment as our very first resident, where she lived to be 103 years. From 1969 to 1979, the second floor of Wesley Towers was utilized for certified nursing care and the third, fourth and fifth floors were utilized for studio condominiums.
We will be celebrating with cake and punch this month and will have a larger, community-wide celebration later this summer!