Cold Weather is “Snow” Joke

With continued services necessary, Wesley employees came together during the snow storms to help support staff and residents. Over the past week, a series of snowstorms hit the greater Seattle area with over 20 inches of snowfall. These storms have broken the record for the most February snow since 1949. While many businesses and schools   Read more…


Cold Weather is “Snow” Joke

With continued services necessary, Wesley employees came together during the snow storms to help support staff and residents. Over the past week, a series of snowstorms hit the greater Seattle area with over 20 inches of snowfall. These storms have broken the record for the most February snow since 1949. While many businesses and schools   Read more…


Introducing the Wesley CNA Academy

Wesley is now offering free training and certification with its new CNA program. The Certified Nursing Assistant is the cornerstone of healthcare. CNAs provide daily comfort and care to patients and make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients and their families. Working as a CNA is also a rewarding way to gain nursing   Read more…


Home of the Month: The Rainier at Des Moines

Space, privacy and spectacular views of the water… Choose one of our most spacious floor plans in the new building at Wesley Des Moines. Enjoy this corner apartment with beautiful views of the water! With three bedrooms and an open floor plan, this apartment gives you the space you need while enjoying all the conveniences   Read more…


Quilting for a Cause

By Ellen Johanson, Wesley Community Foundation Annual Giving Manager Cheerful. Grateful. Giving. These aren’t just words; they’re qualities that define many Wesley residents. Talented, hard-working and creative are a few more. You can see these qualities when you visit the Needlecrafters, who make handcrafted items of beauty and purpose in The Gardens at Wesley Des   Read more…


Sharing the Warmth

Wesley communities are giving coats this winter! Residents and staff at Wesley Lea Hill and Des Moines campuses are hosting clothing drives for their local clothing banks. With donation bins around the community buildings, Wesley residents and staff are contributing their clean, gently used coats, sweaters, scarves and other warm items to help our neighbors   Read more…


A New Day is Coming at Wesley Des Moines

The redevelopment at Wesley Des Moines has moved into a new phase this week. Phase II consists of removing 17 older Cottages and building a new five story building with 151 apartment homes, two levels of underground parking and a 24,000 square foot Town Center. Demolition of the Cottages started Wednesday as the first step   Read more…


Meet Residents Duane and Clara Nelson

A shared love of mountains becomes a shared love for each other. By Pat King, Wesley Des Moines resident It was May 1959 when Clara’s love of mountains brought her from Colorado to Longmire in the southwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. She was hired as a secretary for the park. That summer a   Read more…


New Photos of Des Moines and Bradley Park!

The new buildings at our Des Moines and Bradley Park campuses are nearing completion. Take a look! Work is wrapping up on the new Des Moines Brownstone and several new Cottages, expanding the living options for the flagship campus. View our Des Moines photo album here.   Bradley Park’s Brownstone is getting its finishing touches   Read more…


Cultivating a Greater Understanding of Dementia

Wesley has started a new, hands-on dementia training program to help improve person-centered care. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a clinically developed, evidence-based program that offers participants a hands-on simulation of what it’s like to have dementia. The program was brought to Wesley Des Moines by Chaplain Michael Byrd and funded by the Wesley Community   Read more…