Bradley Park Spreads Christmas Cheer

Residents of Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup are working together to give to three charities. After Thanksgiving, Wesley Bradley Park residents formed a small committee to coordinate donations to several charitable organizations that benefit the Puyallup communities. The group decided on three charities: Helping Hand House, Mountain View Community Center and Pierce College Puyallup Food   Read more…


Quilting for a Cause

By Ellen Johanson, Wesley Community Foundation Annual Giving Manager Cheerful. Grateful. Giving. These aren’t just words; they’re qualities that define many Wesley residents. Talented, hard-working and creative are a few more. You can see these qualities when you visit the Needlecrafters, who make handcrafted items of beauty and purpose in The Gardens at Wesley Des   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…


Distinguished Puyallup Resident at Bradley Park

Dr. Donald Mott is well known for his work in Puyallup and now resides at Wesley Bradley Park. Born in Washington State, Don and his wife Barrie moved to Puyallup in 1973. They raised four children while Barrie studied cultural anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University and Don practiced orthopedic surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. Don   Read more…


Meet Resident JoAnne Swanson

JoAnne Swanson has served as one of Bradley Park’s most enthusiastic ambassadors since shortly after the Puyallup communities’ groundbreaking ceremony in early summer 2017. JoAnne recalled future resident Marilyn Knutson saying, “I want JoAnne to be an ambassador because her personality fits so well!” Joanne embraced her role as a Bradley Park Ambassador and Pioneer,   Read more…


Meet Residents Duane and Clara Nelson

A shared love of mountains becomes a shared love for each other. By Pat King, Wesley Des Moines resident It was May 1959 when Clara’s love of mountains brought her from Colorado to Longmire in the southwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. She was hired as a secretary for the park. That summer a   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…


Moving into Bradley Park!

The Brownstone at Bradley Park has opened its doors, and our residents are moving in! “We were the second group of people to move in, and it’s all better than expected,” said Wesley Bradley Park Ambassador and Pioneer Ann Miller. She’s most excited about the arts and crafts center opening up in the Lodge. As   Read more…


Meet Lea Hill Resident Gene Barker

Gene, like many of our residents, is a man with many talents. He’s a retired technical engineer, but he is also an experienced costumier. Recently retired from being chair of the Wesley Lea Hill Resident Council, Gene Barker has been an integral part of Lea Hill’s emergency response team. He was approached a couple of   Read more…


98 Year Old Resident Volunteers Care for Wesley Hospice

Des Moines resident Harriet Farman recently reached out to Wesley Hospice to provide volunteer care for patients in need. Wesley’s new hospice program provides emotional and spiritual support, pain management and personalized end-of-life care. The program is also legally required to have volunteers who help support the patient and provide bereavement care. While it is   Read more…