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…


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…


Drumming for the Health of it!

Sponsored by Wesley Community Foundation Wesley residents take up drumming to improve their well-being. As one of the world’s oldest musical instruments, drums have a place in every culture. From the ancient drum rhythms of African, Australian Aborigine and Asiatic rituals to keeping the beat for colonial marches, drums have played a major role in   Read more…


Urgent Care or ER?

Knowing the difference between emergency care and urgent care can be tricky, but there are important distinctions that include the severity of symptoms and level of care. In a study published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics found that 48 percent of patients who had visited the   Read more…


New Symbol Conveys Choice, Community

Our new logo represents Wesley’s many options and services encircled by the warmth of community, lovingly fashioned to work together like pieces of stained glass. We’re excited to introduce you to the new style and spirit of Wesley. With new communities, services and programs, we wanted a way to better reflect who we are today   Read more…


Cottage Construction Time-lapse

View a time-lapse video of our new Cottages being built! With the Cottages from the first phase of the Des Moines Campus redevelopment complete we now look back at the progress we’ve made in the past year.   Questions about the new Cottages, Brownstone or Gardens? Please contact us for more details or comment below.


Home of the Month: The Gardens #309

Take a look at this bright and welcoming one-bedroom accommodation. This third-floor accommodation has bright large windows and a beautifully finished kitchenette with plenty of cabinet space. Enjoy numerous campus amenities, including fitness studios, Wesley U extended learning, regular monthly events, free educational and wellness classes, transportation and Rainier Bistro.        For more   Read more…