Thank you for taking time to discover more about the GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund, a service of the Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation.

Contributing to the GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund provides the resources to enhance the quality of daily living and well-being of the senior residents of Wesley Living communities. GOLDEN CROSS and you, transforming lives one need at a time!

***Need a speaker for your Church service, Sunday School class, UMW or UMM meeting? Let us know, the stories of how you have helped transform lives are truly inspirational!

Online registration is now available for the 16th Annual Golf Classic!

Online registration is now available.

Click here for more information.

See you on September 15th!


Congratulations to the 2015 “Bear Your Heart for Art” Contest!!!!

Congratulations to St. Matthew Manor/Manor West for wining the 2015 “Bear Your Heart for Art” contest!


The Foundation’s Goodwill Ambassador, Wes, has a cousin named Art. Art is a plain white teddy bear in need of some pizazz. The residents of Wesley Living communities were more than happy to provide Art with some color and excitement! Copies of Art was sent to each of our communities to be decorated by teams of residents. Each community chose a community finalist to compete in the Grand Prize judging. For their victory, St. Matthew Manor/Manor West will receive a coveted trophy and a community celebration party.




Several highly talented discerning judges from the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church assembled yesterday to judge the finalist entries. After careful deliberations, the entry from St. Matthew Manor/Manor West was determined to be the Grand Prize Winner. Honorable mentions went to the “Judges Picks”. They were, in no particular order: St. Mary Manor, Adamsville/Oakhaven Village and Pine Ridge/Pine Meadow. 


All the bears from the “Bear Your Heart for Art” contest were collected and donated to the United Methodist Neighborhood Centers. The senior residents of Wesley Living communities were able to provide a blessing to children in need during the Christmas holiday. Rev. Mark Matheny stopped by the GOLDEN CROSS offices to offer this song of, “thanks!”


Wesley Living Line Dancing contest!

Wesley Living communities composed, created and submitted entries into the Wesley Living Line Dancing contest. The entries were judged on creativity, resident participation and effort. The winning community will have the chance to perform their routine at the Memphis Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Memphis Botanical Gardens on Saturday October 10th.

Congratulations to the winning community…Wesley Park Meadows in Halls, TN.

“Why I love Wesley” community video contest

Wesley Living communities participated in a resident only video contest. The goal was for the communities to capture the essence of what makes living in a Wesley community so enjoyable. A panel of judges deliberated for over an hour and selected the video submitted by Wesley Highland Meadows as the winning entry. Congratulations to Highland Meadows!

Highland Meadows will receive the highly coveted “Wesley” trophy and a Foundation sponsored viewing party for their efforts.

Why I Love Wesley winning entry

Kroger Community Awards Program

Link your Kroger Plus Card to the Foundation.

Be sure and re-register your card each year!

You can link your Kroger Plus Card to the Wesley Senior Ministries Foundation. Then every time you shop like normal and use your Plus Card the Foundation receives credit. Once a quarter, Kroger tallies all the purchases from Kroger Plus Cards linked to the foundation and issues a check. And, you don’t lose any of your points!

Here is all you have to do:

Go to, sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account and register your Kroger Plus Card. Enter the Foundation’s NPO #81374.

Then just shop like you would normally do and please remember to swipe your Kroger Plus Card each time you make a purchase. It is that easy!