Bernie Dorsey Receives Children’s Champion Award

Bernie Dorsey is recognized for his work on founding Conscious Fathering classes. Bernie Dorsey, Foundation Major Gifts Officer and Campaign Manager, was recently awarded the 2019 Laura Smith Brown Children’s Champion Award. The Board of Directors of Parent Trust for Washington Children presents this prestigious award in recognition of Bernie’s many years of leadership on   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…


5-Star Care at Wesley

Wesley has recently earned three 5-star Medicare ratings! Three Wesley health divisions have been awarded Medicare’s top marks in this year’s state survey. Wesley Des Moines Health Center earned an overall 5-star rating based on a state review of health inspection, fire safety, staffing and care quality. “Our five stars signal superior care and personal   Read more…


‘New Life’ – An Easter Poem

Enjoy this Easter poem by resident Elsie M. Brown, 1919-2013. New Life ~by Elsie M. Brown Silently, amid the explosion of budding trees and countless evidences of new life, Easter comes to us. Awakened plants push up through watery beds as they stretch toward the life-giving sun. Easter… that glorious time of year when people,   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…


Welcome Bradley Park’s Campus Administrator

T.C. Fraser joins us as Wesley Bradley Park’s new Campus Administrator. Originally from South Dakota, T.C. has a master’s in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare and holistic and spiritual wellness from the University of Sioux Falls. T.C. comes to Wesley from a five-star continuum of care community in Crossville, Tennessee, where he served   Read more…


The Difference Between the Flu and a Common Cold

We’re right in the middle of flu season, and despite our best efforts, sometimes we get sick no matter what. How can you know if what you have is the flu or just a common cold? They’re both respiratory illnesses and share many similar symptoms. The simplest way to look at it is that, generally,   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…


Virtual Dementia Training & Other Programs

How a personalized Tree of Lights gift can honor a loved one and improve the lives of older adults. Earlier this year, Wesley Community Foundation provided funding for Virtual Dementia Tour kits which are now being used with great success to help the Wesley Des Moines Health Center staff get a first-hand understanding of what   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…