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Aldersgate

History

A rich history of advocacy.

Aldersgate has a rich history of advocating for our aging community. Back in 1943, a group of organized Methodists (Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church) appointed a committee to find a home site for retired Methodist preachers and/or their widows. It was a compassionate heartfelt mission to provide comfort and care.

An answered prayer

With increased need came a commitment to expand our mission. In addition, the Supplemental Assistance Fund was started to help struggling residents who had lived beyond their means.

In 1999, our Board announced a name change from The Methodist Home. Aldersgate is derived from the street in London where Methodist Church founder John Wesley experienced the “confirmation of his salvation by the grace of God.”

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Hezekiah Alexander home

Hezekiah Alexander home

Brothers Eugene M. Cole and Reverend Edwin O. Cole answered prayers through a gift of the 180-acre Hezekiah Alexander home farm.

Our Journey

  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Other
1943
Home Care

Visionaries Identified a Need

More than six decades ago, a community of visionary Methodists foresaw a need. Today, Aldersgate is a multi-faith community that continues to shape the future for a new era of active individuals enjoying longer lives. Take a walk through the milestones of Aldersgate.

1947
Shovel

Break Ground

Officially broke ground on what was then named The Methodist Home.

1953
Key

Living Expansion

Two wings and three apartment buildings were added.

1957
Fence

First Cottages

The first Azalea View Cottages were built along Forest Knoll Drive.

1963
Nursing

Nursing Center

The Wesley Nursing Center opened with 248 skilled nursing beds.

1969
Bank

Assistance Fund

The Supplementary Assistance Fund was started to help seniors who had outlived their money as of no fault of their own.

1975
Museum

Mint Museum

The Mint Museum built a museum to showcase Charlotte’s rich history – a glimpse of the Colonial times to the present.

1980
Bed

Skilled Nursing Center

Asbury Care Center skilled nursing opens with 100 beds.

1990
Apartments

198 New Units

Epworth Tower, an eight-story building with 198 units invites new residents.

1993
Assisted Living

Skilled Nursing

Wesley Nursing Center was leased to Presbyterian Healthcare System.

1999
Flag

New Name: Aldersgate

The Board announces a new name for the community: Aldersgate, A United Methodist Retirement Community.

2000
Calendar

Expansion Plan

Aldersgate announces an expansion plan that included new apartments, cottages, a memory support assisted living facility and a community center.

2002
Column

Village Expansion

Cuthbertson Village Memory Support Assisted Living opens. Named for Board member Rennie Cuthbertson, the facility has three neighborhoods surrounding a central “Town Square.”

2006
Diamond

Executive Cottages

The Wesley Glen community of executive cottage homes opens.

2008
Birthday

60 Years

Aldersgate celebrates our 60th anniversary.

2010
Home Care

In-Home Care

Aldersgate launches “Aldersgate at Home,” an in-home care service for independent residents.

2015
Construction

Largest Expansion To Date

Aldersgate announces a major expansion that will add 62 apartments and villas, varied dining experiences, a state-of-the-art skilled nursing addition and a renovation/expansion of Cuthbertson Village memory support.

2017
Nursing

New Asbury Health and Rehab Opens

In late 2017, the new Asbury Health and Rehab opened, changing care from institutional to residential.

2017
Social

The Commons Opens

Just before Christmas, The Commons opens with expanded culinary venues, pub, billiards and more.

2018
Column

Aldersgate Turns 70

Aldersgate celebrates 70 years of honoring elders.

2019
Apartments

First Gateway Apartment Opens

Aldersgate starts off 2019 by opening Magnolia, the first of 3 new apartment and villa buildings.

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