UMRC Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Naming Gift for New Wellness and Aquatic Center

The United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC) Foundation is pleased to announce that Tom and Debby McMullen of Ann Arbor have pledged a naming gift of $2.5 million in support of UMRC’s state-of-the-art health and wellness initiatives for residents.

The Tom and Debby McMullen Wellness and Aquatic Center is a major component of UMRC’s Master Plan for growth at Chelsea Retirement Community, its flagship campus, and will feature an all-accessible swimming pool, warm water therapeutic pool, fitness area with specially designed cardio and weight training equipment, walking track, and more. Professionally trained clinical staff and therapists will create individually tailored fitness plans and activities to build and maintain strength and vitality in older adults.

A former swimmer himself, Tom McMullen and his wife are committed to health and fitness. However, they say it is UMRC’s faith-based mission that led them to make this gift to the UMRC Foundation. “We believe in the Christ-centered mission of UMRC and feel it matches our own beliefs and wishes to provide the best possible care for older adults,” says Tom, a UMRC Foundation Board member. “Debby and I hope our lead gift will inspire others to give as well.”

“We are honored by the tremendous support of Tom and Debby McMullen,” says UMRC Foundation President Wendy Brightman. “Their transformational gift to name our future state-of-the-art wellness center will enable UMRC to offer health and wellness initiatives that will forever change the way seniors heal, rehabilitate, and enjoy their lives on our flagship Chelsea campus.”