Why Hand Washing is COVID-19’s Worst Enemy

Learn the science behind washing your hands and why it is one of the most effective ways to avoid COVID-19. How does hand washing really work? While researchers are still trying to learn more about COVID-19 and how it spreads, what they do know is that hand washing is critical, for both the sick and   Read more…


8 Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Article from: https://www.tehaleh.com/ Whether you’re looking to go out or stay in, these creative Valentine’s activities prove that you don’t have to break the bank to have a great time. 1. Serve Breakfast in Bed Who doesn’t love stuffing their face while remaining horizontal? Whip up a delicious breakfast (or sleep in and serve brunch!)   Read more…


A Look Ahead at 2020

What’s in store for Wesley this year? There is plenty to be excited about as we look to the year ahead. Wesley is continuing to grow and expand its services and living options for aging well.  The New Gardens building at Wesley Des Moines is scheduled to open in July. Though little can be seen   Read more…


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…


Wesley’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Wrapping up Wesley’s 75th Year. It’s been a festive year here at Wesley with all our campuses celebrating Wesley’s 75 years as an organization. Wesley Lea Hill kicked off the celebrations in August with fun 1940s themed dress and decorations.  That same month, Bradley Park held its Grand Opening and open house where guests were   Read more…


Stopping the Greatest Risk to Seniors

The leaves can fall but not you! This month is Fall Prevention month, which is a great reminder to assess fall risks. Commonly, chronic health conditions such as heart disease, low blood pressure and dementia can play a role, as well as vision impairment, medications and muscle weakness. Many can be dismissive of falls as   Read more…


Celebrating Our Pastors

October is Pastor Appreciation Month at Wesley. Coinciding with Wesley celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, we’d like to highlight Wesley’s history and close relationship with its pastors. Ever since Wesley’s founding, pastors have played an important role in the organization. We’re proud to say that, to this day, pastors are still a meaningful part   Read more…


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…