How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Move?

Residents of Wesley share when they knew it was time to move. After Karleen Kennedy’s husband passed, she was hesitant to leave her home of over 30 years. Although it was well maintained, the home needed repairs and the nearly three acres of landscaping was more than she could handle alone. This got her thinking   Read more…


One Father’s Decision to Support the Family

Irv Beadle and his wife of 63 years, Marlene, were avid marathoners, hikers, bikers, travelers, and all-around adventurers even into their later 70s. After Marlene passed, Irv gathered his children and informed them he was considering moving into a senior living community. “The stress of taking care of a loved one can be overwhelming, and   Read more…


Celebrating Our Team Members at Wesley

With Wesley campuses vaccinated, our communities are finding ways to show appreciation for the staff who have worked so hard to keep our communities safe and engaged during the pandemic. Wesley Lea Hill held a dinner and showed a movie at the “drive in” for staff. On April 16th, they screened “Guardians of the Galaxy”   Read more…


Debunking the Myths of Senior Living

Wesley residents debunk the myths of living in a retirement community. As we age, there are many considerations. From financial concerns, lifestyle factors to where you will live. Hear from two Wesley residents, Viki Long and Linda Hagen, about why they choose to make the move and debunk the myths about moving into a retirement community.   Read more…


Mothers & Daughters at Wesley

With generations of families not uncommon at Wesley, meet some of our mother-daughter duos! WesleyDes Moines resident Janet Schempf knew she would eventually live on the campus she grew up visiting when she was a child. Janet is a Wesley legacy, one of the generations of mothers and daughters who’ve lived on the Des Moines   Read more…


Maintenance-Free Living At Wesley

Learn what maintenance-free living means to Wesley residents. Moving from a home into an apartment can be quite an adjustment. Wesley’s maintenance-free living helps make the adjustment stress free. That means no more lawn mowing, house cleaning, plumbing problems or roof repairs. “At a certain point, it can be a lot to manage your home.   Read more…


When A Little Help Makes All The Difference

Find greater independence with Wesley’s Catered Living program. Is meal preparation getting too difficult so you’d rather snack on crackers or microwave a frozen dinner? Do you fear falling and go without showering? Are you forgetting to take your medications and risk having a dangerous health event? Wesley has a living option that allows you   Read more…


The Joy is in the Journey

At 100 years old, Harriet is loving her journey at Wesley. Along that journey, there are many people and places that give meaning to life. Harriet Farman, a long-time resident of Wesley, lives her journey joyfully. Having lived previously at Wesley Des Moines and now at Wesley Bradley Park, Harriet is a cherished friend of   Read more…


How To Tackle Spring Cleaning The Right Way

Spring is a great time to refresh your home. While you’re tackling your home’s trouble spots, take time to remove clutter, organize cupboards, and sift through junk drawers. Our spring-cleaning checklist is double duty. Jumpstart a much put-off downsizing exercise while leaving your home sparkly clean. START WITH A PLAN Cleaning and organizing can be   Read more…


Residents Share Their Vaccine Stories

Learn about Wesley’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout and watch our video to hear perspectives from residents of Wesley communities. Nearly 100% of residents and over 70% of staff at Wesley communities have completed the two-dose regimen of the COVID vaccine. Coordinating this massive effort on Wesley campuses was no small feat as over 3,000 doses have   Read more…