Home of the Month: Des Moines Cottage K-101

Move into this bright and cheery two bedroom Cottage home. As one of the brand new Cottages at Wesley Des Moines, this accommodation offers comfortable private living without the hassle of maintenance or yard work. The Elwah floorplan is a two bedroom, two bath and is located on the end of the Cottage building, allowing   Read more…


Wesley Hospice Now Open to Volunteers

The accredited Hospice program is looking for caring listeners. Wesley Health & Home Care’s Hospice service provides emotional and spiritual support, pain management and personalized end-of-life care. After receiving accreditation last year, the Hospice team is now creating their volunteer program. “Hospice is rooted in volunteer work,” said Wesley Hospice Director Margaret Shepherd. Hospice started   Read more…


Tax Reform and Charitable Giving in 2018

By David Snow, Community Foundation Director of Campaigns Learn how the new tax laws affect charitable deductions for donors. On December 20, Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, ushering in the most far-reaching changes in the federal tax code in more than three decades. In addition to rate cuts, a number   Read more…


Meet Margaret Squires

Margaret is a fearless champion of life-long learning. Meet Margaret Squires, a longtime resident of Wesley Des Moines for nearly 20 years. Margaret was born on June 27, 1926, in Spokane, WA. She moved to the Philippines with her family when she was 11 years old where she enjoyed her childhood there, making many friends   Read more…


New Symbol Conveys Choice, Community

Our new logo represents Wesley’s many options and services encircled by the warmth of community, lovingly fashioned to work together like pieces of stained glass. We’re excited to introduce you to the new style and spirit of Wesley. With new communities, services and programs, we wanted a way to better reflect who we are today   Read more…


Cottage Construction Time-lapse

View a time-lapse video of our new Cottages being built! With the Cottages from the first phase of the Des Moines Campus redevelopment complete we now look back at the progress we’ve made in the past year.   Questions about the new Cottages, Brownstone or Gardens? Please contact us for more details or comment below.


Home of the Month: The Gardens #309

Take a look at this bright and welcoming one-bedroom accommodation. This third-floor accommodation has bright large windows and a beautifully finished kitchenette with plenty of cabinet space. Enjoy numerous campus amenities, including fitness studios, Wesley U extended learning, regular monthly events, free educational and wellness classes, transportation and Rainier Bistro.        For more   Read more…


A Year in Review

Over the past year, there have been many positive developments for Wesley—from improving our campuses to bringing new programs to the greater community. We’ve highlighted some of them to share with you. The multi-phase, multi-year redevelopment of the Des Moines campus ramped up in 2017, completing Phase 1A with the construction of 21 new Cottages.   Read more…


Age-related Vision Issues You Should Be Aware Of

January is National Eye Care & Glaucoma Awareness Month and is therefore a good time to assess your vision health and know the most common risks. The American Optometric Association recommends adults get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams. It is helpful to know what the most common age-related vision issues are, what the symptoms and   Read more…


Wesley Encores Bring in Christmas Cheer

Wesley’s resident chorus delights Tree of Lights guests with classic Christmas carols and holiday songs. Every year, Wesley communities host the Tree of Lights holiday celebrations dedicated to honoring loved ones. This is the second year the Wesley Encores resident chorus has performed at the Des Moines Tree of Lights since the group’s inception in   Read more…