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  • Annual Report

    2020 Annual & Social Accountability Reports

    Though the challenges of the pandemic were numerous, we think it is more important to share how Wesley continued to care for residents, opened new buildings, began new programs, kept our team members and residents safer, reacted quickly to the ever changing environment and planned for the future. Managing these challenges any year is not easy, but to accomplish this during a pandemic is heroic….

  • Newsletter

    The Wesley: Fall 2019

    This year, the Wesley family celebrated its 75th anniversary of incorporation. Each community held special celebrations for residents, staff, reservation list members and special guests. At Wesley Lea Hill, staff and residents held a party with a fun 1940’s theme that showcased live music and cars from the era, diner hamburgers, handmade ice cream malts, a photo booth and special 75th anniversary Coca Cola bottles….

  • Annual Report

    2019 Annual & Social Accountability Report

    In spring, we welcomed residents into their new homes at Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup. A formal ribboncutting ceremony and grand opening celebration were held in August with residents, local dignitaries and friends. Wesley Bradley Park, our first campus in Pierce County, has been well received in the community. Wesley at Tehaleh, under development in Bonney Lake in Pierce County, is located in the master planned community of Tehaleh. We began construction in August 2019, and we anticipate opening in the spring of 2021….

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    The Wesley: Spring 2019

    The Lodge at Wesley Bradley Park opened its doors to welcome the first residents in April 2019. Nearly 50 apartments were occupied by the end of April, and another 50 or more will be occupied by the end of May. “It’s been a long time coming, but we finally made it,” said Wesley President and CEO Kevin Anderson. “We appreciate the patience of our Pioneers, donors and friends as well as the hard work that went into it by our development team: Absher Construction, InSite Architects and Senior Housing Partners….

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    The Wesley: Winter 2018

    In 1944, Rev. Dr. Stanley Logan sought a solution to a widow’s search for a place to live so she wouldn’t have to impose on her children and grandchildren. His solution was Wesley Gardens. Wesley Gardens became Wesley Homes with the addition of The Terrace building in 1960. With the second building, a new name and brand was needed. This recognizable logo has been the Wesley Homes symbol for over 50 years….

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    2018 Annual & Social Accountability Report

    Achieving excellence is no easy feat, and the road to excellence is one filled with many ups and downs. Yet we continue to strive for excellence because of our calling, our commitment to serving older adults and the tremendous need to do so. The Des Moines campus is a perfect example of the growing pains an organization faces as we reposition this campus for the future….

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    The Wesley: Summer 2018

    Wesley Des Moines has entered into a partnership with World Relief to provide temporary housing for nine people seeking refuge from their country of origin. Each participant at Wesley has been approved for sponsorship by World Relief and has full security clearance, permanent asylum residency status and work permits for the United States….

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    2017 Annual & Social Accountability Report

    We hear so much about transformation and change in today’s business world, but what does this really mean? How much change does an organization need to go through to be considered transformational? Is it measured in growth or in new and innovative programs? Is it measured by a brand change? If the answer to these questions is yes, then Wesley Homes is transforming….

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    The Wesleys: Summer 2017

    We hear so much about transformation and change in today’s business world, but what does this really mean? How much change does an organization need to go through to be considered transformational? Is it measured in growth or in new and innovative programs? Is it measured by a brand change? If the answer to these questions is yes, then Wesley Homes is transforming….

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    The Wesleys: Spring 2017

    Emi Somekawa Beckwith and Ellen Mar “met” in 1944 at Tule Lake Segregation Center in California. The center was the largest of the 10 Japanese American internment camps in the U.S. created after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After being transferred from the Assembly Center in Portland, Oregon, Emi, a nurse, was assigned to work at the Tule Lake center’s hospital. “I was told I’d work at the hospital at the camp, but the hospital was too far away,” said Emi. “The camp had over 72 blocks. My parents were also too far away, so they couldn’t take care of my children while I was at work. Eventually, we moved close enough to make everything work out…

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    The Wesleys: Winter 2016

    During this season of expressing appreciation, all of us at Wesley Homes give thanks for the generosity of our friends. In addition to supporting the creation of Wesley Homes Bradley Park and the redevelopment of Wesley Homes Des Moines, you helped us surpass the Wesley Homes Lea Hill Circle of Concern Endowment goal of $1.5 million by $24,294. “Wesley Homes is well-known for taking care of our residents,” said Foundation Executive Director Susan McConnell. “We are able to do this because of the caring spirit of our donors…

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    2016 Annual & Social Accountability Report

    For Wesley Homes, 2016 was a monumental year in terms of growth and change. Today and in the future, our community residents, home health clients and their families demand superior care and a wide range of services; they are searching for lifestyle options that encourage them to be engaged with “life”. They expect more and are looking for Wesley Homes to lead. Over this last year, we responded in the following ways…

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    The Wesleys: Summer 2016

    Reservation list members Mary Kholi and Ginny and Jim Christensen have eagerly chosen their Wesley Homes Bradley Park accommodations. Before making their decision, they got to know Wesley Homes. Mary has lived in Puyallup nearly 40 years. She’s worked for both the Colorado and Washington Cooperative Extension and has been active in her church, Relay for Life®, League of Women Voters® and social justice issues. When her husband, Tom, became ill, they began making plans….

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    The Wesleys: Spring 2016

    Construction kicked off in the lobby of The Terrace with a new mail room at Wesley Homes Des Moines. The makeover will continue with the addition of a new bistro and library. A creative arts center and classroom will be added to accommodate the successful LIFE – Learning Is ForEver – program that offers classes and lectures on a regular basis. “Residents, staff and guests will be able to take advantage of the bistro,” said Wesley Homes Des Moines Executive Director Alex Candalla. “Our goal is to bring in the amenities that people want today….

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    2015 Annual & Social Accountability Report

    We are facing many transitions as we expand the services of Wesley Homes. What we are doing today will have a dramatic effect on our future! Individuals are looking to receive expert care from organizations that offer a wide range of services. They expect more and look to Wesley Homes to lead. They will hold us to a higher standard of quality and want value in the services they receive! There will be many challenges as we add essential services and build new communities….