Sharing Christmas Memories

Wesley residents share some special personal stories. Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The colorful lights and Christmas decorations, laughing children, crisp weather and the celebration of the birth of Christ define the holiday season. These elements make the season joyful. Christmas is also significant because of the time we   Read more…


Is it Better to Give or Receive?

From staff to residents, the spirit of giving thrives at Wesley. By Ellen Johanson, Annual Giving Manager Wesley Community Foundation Chances are you have probably heard, “It is better to give than to receive.” It is well-known since the person credited with saying it was Jesus Christ, so the saying has been around for about   Read more…


First Thanksgiving at Bradley Park

Residents of the newly opened Wesley Bradley Park recount what they feel thankful for over the past year. Giving thanks and acknowledging our blessings should be celebrated every day, not just on Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to come together with family and share our blessings and memories, to reflect on those blessings and   Read more…


See What’s New at Wesley Des Moines

The New Gardens building is taking shape! With scaffolding up, roof mounted and windows being installed around the building, the New Gardens at Wesley Des Moines is now ready for the next phase of work. In the apartment wings, workers will start on the 5th floor and work their way down installing drywall followed by   Read more…


Home of the Month: The Olympic

Reserve this New Gardens apartment at Wesley Des Moines One of the few remaining corner apartments, the Olympic offers the space you are looking for with a well-designed open floor plan. The Olympic features two bedrooms with a den in nearly 1,700 square feet of space. Facing west, the main living space boasts many windows   Read more…


With Hospice You’re Not Alone

The daughter of a long-time resident shares her experience with Wesley Hospice. Marie Meyers is one of five sisters who are all daughters of Wally Meyers, who passed away late last year. After a lifetime of living independently, Wally expressed to his daughters that he needed more help. Marie Meyers followed Wally’s health closely as   Read more…


Learn About Lifelong Learning at Wesley U

These horses were the mane event at Wesley U! Wesley U is Wesley’s lifelong learning program, now available at all three Wesley locations. Wesley U offers residents and non-residents who are 50 years or more the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of enriching classes. Recently at Wesley Des Moines, residents enjoyed a four-part   Read more…


The Story Behind the Tower Crane Flags

Learn about the flags hanging from the tower crane at Wesley Des Moines and who they memorialize. You may have seen the two flags that now fly atop our Des Moines tower crane. These flags honor the people who lost their lives in the Seattle Tower Crane tragedy on April 27th.* Our Wesley Des Moines   Read more…


Celebrating 75 Years of Community

Wesley Homes is celebrating 75 years of serving Pacific Northwest families! Founded in 1944, the organization now has retirement communities in Des Moines, Auburn and Puyallup as well as three in-home care agencies: home health, home care and hospice. Rev. Dr. Stanley G. Logan, Superintendent of the Puget Sound District of the United Methodist Church,   Read more…