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…


Mira Kruszewski Awarded by Polish Government

Wesley celebrates Mira for earning a prestigious award for her published works on Polish emigration to America. Just last month, Wesley Lea Hill staff member Miroslawa “Mira” Kruszewski was awarded the Knight’s Cross, an honor from the Order of Polonia Restituta for outstanding achievements in the field of education, science, sports, arts and more, or   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…


What is Catered Living?

Learn about Wesley’s Catered Living service. Catered Living is a flexible home care program offered in The Commons apartments at Wesley Lea Hill and Wesley Bradley Park. It is designed with enough flexibility to meet each individual’s care needs so people can live with confidence. The program offers a complete daily dining service, weekly housekeeping,   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…


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…


Meet Gerry and Corinne

This happy couple met and married at Wesley Lea Hill! Gerry Roux and Corinne Garland met while dining at Wesley Lea Hill. He is a retired Boeing electrical engineer, and she is an accomplished artist. Corinne’s love of art includes “Eagle Catcher”, the driftwood sculpture from Hawaii that she donated to the Lea Hill Rehabilitation   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…


Sisters Meet for First Time at Lea Hill

Barbie Sharrard was united for the first time with a sister she never knew existed. Barbie was at a quilting retreat when she got a surprise phone call from her older daughter Margot. “Mom, you’ve got a sister!” With their mother’s permission, Barbie’s daughters Margot and Jill had done some sleuthing into their mom’s past.   Read more…


By Leaps and Bounds at the Lea Hill Care Center

After Sally Steiner had a hip replacement earlier this year, she chose Wesley Lea Hill Rehabilitation & Care Center for her physical therapy. When Sally first arrived at the care center, she had nearly lost all of the mobility in her legs. However, by the time she was discharged approximately a month later, she was   Read more…