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…


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…


Mothers & Daughters at Wesley

With generations of families not uncommon at Wesley, meet some of our mother-daughter duos! WesleyDes Moines resident Janet Schempf knew she would eventually live on the campus she grew up visiting when she was a child. Janet is a Wesley legacy, one of the generations of mothers and daughters who’ve lived on the Des Moines   Read more…


Maintenance-Free Living At Wesley

Learn what maintenance-free living means to Wesley residents. Moving from a home into an apartment can be quite an adjustment. Wesley’s maintenance-free living helps make the adjustment stress free. That means no more lawn mowing, house cleaning, plumbing problems or roof repairs. “At a certain point, it can be a lot to manage your home.   Read more…


Home of the Month: The Redondo

Stake your claim on this beautiful apartment, available soon at Wesley Des Moines. Our home of the month, the one bedroom plus sunroom Redondo, will make an excellent new home! A distinguishing feature of the Redondo is the beautiful sunroom with large windows and sliding glass door out to the deck. The fully equipped kitchen   Read more…


Home of the Month: The Olympic

Reserve this New Gardens apartment at Wesley Des Moines One of the few remaining corner apartments, the Olympic offers the space you are looking for with a well-designed open floor plan. The Olympic features two bedrooms with a den in nearly 1,700 square feet of space. Facing west, the main living space boasts many windows   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…


Cultivating a Greater Understanding of Dementia

Wesley has started a new, hands-on dementia training program to help improve person-centered care. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a clinically developed, evidence-based program that offers participants a hands-on simulation of what it’s like to have dementia. The program was brought to Wesley Des Moines by Chaplain Michael Byrd and funded by the Wesley Community   Read more…


Extended Learning with Wesley U

Introducing Wesley Homes’ new continuing education program for older adults. Wesley U is the new extended learning program for older adults offered by Wesley Homes Des Moines. The classes are low cost and open to all seniors whether they live at Wesley or not. The courses offered vary in topics and interests and are led   Read more…