History

The Wesleyan’s ministry began as a community vision to care for the aging in 1962.

The Wesleyan began as a community collaboration of The Methodist Church, The Williamson County Sun, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Georgetown to be the first in the city to provide for the aging. That vision came to fruition on September 10, 1962 when the first resident moved into what was then The Wesleyan Retirement Home.

Since then, The Wesleyan has grown with Georgetown and the region, leading the way in aging and health services, providing a full continuum of care, promoting a vibrant philosophy of well-being, and championing a new bountiful experience of aging full of purpose, passion, and possibility.

True to it’s roots, The Wesleyan still pursues a vision nourished by deep relationships — relationships among those it serves and its teammates, and relationships with the people of Georgetown and Central Texas.

Significant moments in The Wesleyan’s history.

The Central Texas Annual Conference of The Methodist Church forms a committee to study the possibility of establishing a home or homes for the aging.

The Articles of Incorporation for Wesleyan Homes, Inc., are filed with the Secretary of State and the IRS.

Don Scarbrough, editor of The Williamson County Sun writes an editorial endorsing the idea that the first Wesleyan home should be built in Georgetown.

A city election authorizes the donation of the city park at 12th & Church Street to be the site and The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce pledges $15,000 a year for four years in support.

Groundbreaking ceremonies are held with Bishop William C. Martin presiding.

The Wesleyan Retirement Home is completed, and the first resident moves in on September 10th.

The first resident moves into The Wesleyan Homes’ new 98-bed Nursing Center on Scenic Dr. in Georgetown, Texas. The original nursing home becomes an independent living community with 84 apartments.

The Nursing Center is increased to 184 beds.

40 beds in the Nursing Center are dedicated to comprehensive memory care.

A community Capital Campaign successfully raises one and a half million dollars to build a modern retirement facility to replace the original Wesleyan Retirement Home.

A 124-apartment Independent Living facility was opened on a 40-acre campus at William’s Drive and Estrella Crossing in Georgetown called The Wesleyan at Estrella.

A 60-apartment Assisted Living and Memory Care facility is completed. 

The Wesleyan at Estrella’s campus expands to include eight cottage homes, 115 additional independent living apartments, and 24 additional assisted living apartments.

The Wesleyan purchases an additional seven acres across Estrella Crossing for future development and completes construction on 16 more cottage homes.

The Wesleyan’s skilled nursing facility on Scenic Drive is ranked #3 in the 2020 edition of Best Nursing Homes in Texas by Newsweek.

The Wesleyan announces the acquisition of Estrella Oaks, a 142 bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.