Leaders of Wesley Woods Senior Living (www.wesleywoods.org) today announced the appointment of Terry Barcroft as president and chief executive officer for Wesley Woods Senior Living. Headquartered in Atlanta, Wesley Woods offers housing and supportive services for older adults throughout North Georgia.
“Terry stood out among a strong field of candidates who were identified by our search consultant,” said Christopher Nunn, chairman of the board for Wesley Woods. “The search committee was extremely impressed with her acumen and strategic perspective. We are excited to have her leadership and perspective to strengthen and grow Wesley Woods’ commitment to healthy aging.”
Ms. Barcroft has worked in the field of aging for more than 24 years. Since 2011, she has been vice president of operations at Wesley Woods. In that role she was instrumental in launching an industry-leading wellness program, overseeing day-to-day operations, and shepherding the organization’s strategic planning process.
“In less than 20 years, one out of every six people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65,” said Ms. Barcroft, president and CEO of Wesley Woods. “Here in Georgia, the number of people over age 60 is increasing more rapidly than any other part of the population, which makes the work of the entire Wesley Woods organization more important than ever before. I am so honored to be able to work with such innovative, mission-minded people as we advance our longstanding commitment to aging with purpose and grace. That is the promise of Wesley Woods.”
Leaders of Wesley Woods also named Tracy Crump as president and chief executive officer for the Foundation of Wesley Woods. Previously, Ms. Crump served as the Foundation’s executive director. Under her guidance, the Foundation has realized great success, including raising $10.3 million – which exceeded the $9.8 million goal – in its recent Community of Caring Campaign.
“This is an exciting and important time to serve older adults in Georgia, especially here at the Foundation of Wesley Woods,” said Ms. Crump. “We are deeply committed to addressing issues of elder care – whether it be alleviating poverty and homelessness in our aging population or assuring that all older adults, regardless of income, can live and thrive in health and wellness”.
Marking a new era of leadership, Ms. Barcroft and Ms. Crump succeed Kenneth Weber,longtime president and CEO of both organizations, who is retiring after 46 years of service and dedication to Wesley Woods.
“Ken Weber’s leadership has been instrumental to Wesley Woods becoming a thriving organization which now sets the standard for senior living. I know the board joins me in wishing him all the best in his retirement,” said Christopher Nunn, board chair.
About Wesley Woods Senior Living
Wesley Woods Senior Living supports healthy aging by helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, via thriving communities. Founded in 1954 with the mission of enabling graceful aging, Wesley Woods offers housing and supportive services for older adults throughout North Georgia. It operates 10 communities serving all income levels in Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Blairsville, Roswell and Newnan. More than 1,500 older adults call Wesley Woods home, one-third of which live below the poverty line.
About the Foundation of Wesley Woods
The Foundation of Wesley Woods serves as the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community and the practical, life-changing work of Wesley Woods Senior Living. Through the Foundation, significant benevolent care is extended to those individuals who have outlived their financial resources.