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…


98 Year Old Resident Volunteers Care for Wesley Hospice

Des Moines resident Harriet Farman recently reached out to Wesley Hospice to provide volunteer care for patients in need. Wesley’s new hospice program provides emotional and spiritual support, pain management and personalized end-of-life care. The program is also legally required to have volunteers who help support the patient and provide bereavement care. While it is   Read more…


Des Moines Native Plant Garden

Wesley Des Moines residents are looking to start an eco-friendly native plant garden for local wildlife. Along with the excitement for the renewed Wesley Des Moines campus, some residents are working on figuring out how they might be able to introduce a native plant garden to the new campus. Rita Bailey, Des Moines resident and   Read more…


Racing to the Finish Line – New Video!

Wesley is expanding to provide services to more people in the greater south sound area. The Wesley Brownstone is a unique living arrangement in the Pacific Northwest with two stories of apartments and an underground parking garage. While all Brownstone apartments have doors from the interior corridor, many that are on the first floor have   Read more…


Making a Full Recovery with Wesley Health & Home Care

Wesley Des Moines resident Ronnie Bialik talks about what helped her most during her recovery from a serious neck injury. Ronnie Bialik has been a resident of Wesley Des Moines for three years. She enjoys spending time with friends, participating in fitness classes and painting with oil and pastels. That is until recently, when she   Read more…