Wesley Meadows new Fellowship Center

Wesley Meadows Retirement Community and Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo officials help break ground on the Hernando campus' new fellowship center on McIngvale Road.

Robert Long|DTT

Wesley Meadows Retirement Community and Methodist Senior Services officials recently broke ground on a 1,500 square-foot Fellowship Center which will serve the recreational and lifestyle activity needs of residents well into the future.

Sandy Slocum, who spoke on behalf of the Wesley Meadows Retirement Community Board of Directors, shared the story of how her mother had died at an early age and never had "the privilege of growing old."

"We want to help make the privilege of growing old a pleasant one," Slocum said. "We appreciate all of the work the board has done to ensure that our residents enjoy a pleasant experience here at Wesley Meadows."

Steve McAlilly, President of Methodist Senior Services, has watched the Wesley Meadows campus grow and expand since he was appointed in 1994.

"In 1995, we broke ground for the facility that you have here," McAlilly said. "We are proud of the lives that have been touched. We are here today to break ground for a facility that will serve residents with our continued growth. Throughout history, God has called people to have a greater vision. Too often in life, we settle for having small vision. Today, we celebrate the ideals of those pioneers. We hope the fellowship center will become a center of life and engagement."

Robert Lee Long is Community Editor of the DeSoto Times-Tribune. He may be contacted at rlong@desototimestribune.com or at 662-429-6397, Ext. 252.

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