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Wesley Willows
4141 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103

CCACEagle AccreditationFair Housing / Equal Opportunity

Wesley Willows is the only accredited continuing care retirement community in Rockford. What does that mean? Learn more about accredited communities.

For additional senior-living options in Rockford, visit our nearby Peterson Meadows community.



“It is the mission of the Wesley Willows Auxiliary to serve and support the residents of Wesley Willows, to be goodwill ambassadors between the community and Wesley Willows, and to raise monies for the Good Samaritan Fund and other worthy causes that benefit the residents.”

Wesley Willows has a proud history of faithful and hard-working volunteers. Many years ago, a dynamic woman, Mrs. Bernice Horton, with the blessing of the Board of Trustees, formed a “ladies” auxiliary at Wesley Willows. Its mission was to raise money for the Good Samaritan Fund. Their first project was an antique shop opened in the home of Minnie Johns (the founder of Wesley Willows). Along with the antique shop, an annual Fall Benefit was begun. It often took the form of an antique show, a fashion show, or a card party, and was held under a large tent on the Wesley Willows lawn.

The auxiliary’s gifts have enhanced the lives of residents at Wesley Willows including a handicap accessible van, assistance in the purchase of a new bus with a wheelchair lift, and recently a beautiful, new gas fireplace in the Luring Lounge. The auxiliary did all of this in addition to keeping its commitment to making a 10,000 dollar annual gift to the Good Samaritan Fund and ongoing pledges to the Town Center Campaign and the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund.

For more information about auxiliary and volunteer opportunities contact Jessica Story at or call 815-316-1596.