Residents Share Their Vaccine Stories

Learn about Wesley’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout and watch our video to hear perspectives from residents of Wesley communities. Nearly 100% of residents and over 70% of staff at Wesley communities have completed the two-dose regimen of the COVID vaccine. Coordinating this massive effort on Wesley campuses was no small feat as over 3,000 doses have   Read more…


How To Assess Your Home For Safety Issues

Check out our list of simple adjustments to make daily activities more comfortable, reduce accidents, and support independent living. According to the CDC, among adults age 64 and older, falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury. With more than half of all falls occurring   Read more…


Loving Volunteers Help Get Wesley Vaccinated!

As residents of Wesley communities get their second dose of vaccines, volunteers have lovingly supported these efforts. While Wesley team members coordinated with pharmacies to administer the vaccines, resident volunteers helped sign people in and some retired nurses observed people for side-effects afterward. “This was a big day for the folks living here, and I   Read more…


COVID-19 Updates

As we navigate these unprecedented times, we continue our commitment to supporting our residents, staff and communities. Check this page for updates from Wesley regarding how we’re protecting our communities. View a Zoom presentation for information on the COVID-19 vaccine. December 18, 2020 As we find ourselves in the season of Advent, a time of   Read more…


Caregiver Fatigue: Coping Tips

Learn more about caregiver fatigue, what it is, and how to prevent it. As the population ages, more people who aren’t health care professionals are providing caregiving. Many family members who are actively caring for an older adult often don’t self-identify as a caregiver. A caregiver is defined as anyone who provides help to another   Read more…


Wesley Health & Home Care Heroes

Messages of gratitude from Wesley Health & Home Care How do you describe a year that many would like to forget? Covid-19, PPE, protocols and the bizarre over-purchasing of bath tissue could be key highlights of what most would remember about 2020. COVID-19 has affected families, friends and strangers alike, with some unable to tell   Read more…


A New Year Greeting from Kevin Anderson

From Kevin Anderson, President & CEO As we head into 2021, I am excited about all the many positive things that are happening here at Wesley. Our newest campus, Wesley at Tehaleh, has five Trailblazer families living in the Brownstone. The Lodge is still under construction (pictured above) and scheduled to open in late spring.   Read more…


Why Choose Tehaleh: Residents Share Their Stories

Wesley at Tehaleh is now open! Discover why nature enthusiasts say this is the place to live. Nature enthusiasts will be excited to hear the Wesley at Tehaleh campus is now open. From tranquil ponds with birdwatching opportunities, open space for picnics to gathering spaces designed to challenge your body and mind, Wesley at Tehaleh   Read more…


Does Your Angel Have Whiskers and Four Feet?

By Wesley Community Foundation One of the joys of senior living is welcoming newcomers to Wesley communities.  It is especially exciting when a new building opens, such as The Gardens at Wesley Des Moines.  During the hustle and bustle of new residents moving in with their furnishings and belongings, it’s not unusual to see them   Read more…


Good Things Happen When We Partner Together

By Ellen Johanson Did you know that Wesley Community Foundation has contributed over $200,000 this year to cover the cost of housing for residents who through no fault of their own have run out of funds?  Imagine the good feeling of being able to remain in the home you chose and love, even when you   Read more…