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4141 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103
We promote active secure lifestyles for Seniors through ongoing personalized care.
We are here to encourage each resident to remain independent and active; feel and be safe; and benefit from the programs and services that are tailored to meet their individual needs.
We empower residents to enjoy a lifestyle within a safe, secure environment where they may remain as active and independent as possible. Fulfilling their goals enables us to fulfill our mission.
Wesley Willows will be the leader in providing exceptional programs, services and amenities for seniors.
Integrity in all we do, embracing transparency and a "do the right thing" focus as a faith based, not-for-profit organization.
Relationships creating a community which exemplifies caring and respect.
Operational Excellence in programs, services, and facilities and grounds.
Fiscal Responsibility for Wesley Willows, residents, and employees.
Safe and Secure practices and environments.
A History of Faithful Service
More than 40 years ago, a dream began to grow in the hearts of a faithful Methodist couple. They dreamed of building a retirement home for those they loved. Minnie Lines Sauber Johns and her husband, Roy, planted the first seed of their dream when they gave sixteen acres of land to the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC).
Their dream took hold and began to grow in the hearts of others as they envisioned a retirement community unlike any other. Through the years, with the vision and dedication of community leaders like John R. Van Sickle, Robert A. Mulligan, Harold McElvany, Robert Skolrood, Wayne H. Diehl, and Administrator Edwin S. Hunt, along with the continued generosity of Minnie Johns and many like her, including the Northern Illinois Conference of the UMC, the project took life and began to grow.