Fall in Love With Our 8 Fun Facts About Local Produce

Fruit is synonymous with summer and fall. Ripe, juicy, and delicious. Who doesn’t dream of ice cream, shortcake, scone, or fresh pie made from a fresh seasonal delight? Washington’s 15 million acres of farmland rich with volcanic soils, diverse growing climates, and large-scale irrigation networks are the optimal growing conditions for providing the county and   Read more…


Why One Resident Chose Wesley

When Sherry Michaelson’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinsons, they knew they had to make a change from their two-level home. They were already familiar with Wesley as Sherry’s mother and mother-in-law lived on different campuses. When it came time to make a move, they knew Wesley would be the right place for them. Wesley is   Read more…


Bonding with the Boeing Retirees Group at Wesley

The Wesley Des Moines campus is home to over 50 Boeing retirees, and they’ve now started their own group. When Eldon Davis moved to Wesley in September of 2020, he started looking for a way to get to know more people in the Des Moines community.  On his third week at Wesley, he noticed a   Read more…


Surviving the Pandemic & Thriving at Wesley

Residents of Wesley Lea Hill share autobiographical perspectives about life during the pandemic. The residents of Wesley Lea Hill in Auburn put together a collection of perspectives from the early months of the pandemic. Here are a few excerpts, each with their own unique viewpoint: The pandemic provided challenges for the Resident Council. Face-to-face meetings   Read more…


Seasonal Ice Cream

Here’s the scoop: Northwest ice cream makers are dishing up artisan concoctions that are more creative than ever. They’re crafting irresistible combinations with a diversity of flavors sure to excite your tastebuds. Check out these favorite hot spots right in your backyard. Ice Cream Social Ice Cream Social’s dreamy flavors range from classic options (think   Read more…


Camp Harmony Sculpture Dedication

Wesley Des Moines resident Cho Shimizu will be speaking at a sculpture dedication in remembrance of Camp Harmony. Cho Shimizu will be speaking at an upcoming dedication of a sculpture in downtown Puyallup. The sculpture, by John Zylstra, refers to the temporary internment camp that existed on the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup in 1942   Read more…


A Day In the Life: What is Living at a Wesley Community Really Like?

A Wesley resident shares a glimpse of her day-to-day life living in a 65+ community. Judy Moyer has lived in her Wesley Des Moines Cottage for nearly nine years. As a single woman with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease and her sister living out of state, she found peace of mind in a place   Read more…


Catered Living: Bridging the Gap Between Care and Independence

Learn how our innovative Catered Living program is allowing more people to live independently. Laura Nencetti, Director of Home Care and Catered Living, developed the program to bridge the gap between independent living and a higher level of care services. There are ten levels of care based on a resident’s ability and need. The levels   Read more…


A New Park Opens at Tehaleh

A short stroll from Wesley at Tehaleh is the community’s newest park now open for birdwatchers, walkers, gardeners, and all-around nature enthusiasts to enjoy. Discovery Park executes the shared nature-inspired vision of connecting neighbors to the outdoors. The expansive 15 acres of open space includes an amphitheater, community garden, and sprawling pergola with tables to   Read more…


Stained Glass at the Koinonia Chapel

By David Snow, Wesley Community Foundation Director of Campaigns Learn about this new addition to the chapel at Wesley Bradley Park Wesley Community Foundation donors Harriet Farman and Lee and Carrie Boulet named the chapel at Wesley Bradley Park Koinonia Chapel. Oxford Languages defines koinonia as “a Christian fellowship or communion either with God or   Read more…