Sharing Christmas Memories

Wesley residents share some special personal stories. Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year. The colorful lights and Christmas decorations, laughing children, crisp weather and the celebration of the birth of Christ define the holiday season. These elements make the season joyful. Christmas is also significant because of the time we   Read more…


First Thanksgiving at Bradley Park

Residents of the newly opened Wesley Bradley Park recount what they feel thankful for over the past year. Giving thanks and acknowledging our blessings should be celebrated every day, not just on Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to come together with family and share our blessings and memories, to reflect on those blessings and   Read more…


With Hospice You’re Not Alone

The daughter of a long-time resident shares her experience with Wesley Hospice. Marie Meyers is one of five sisters who are all daughters of Wally Meyers, who passed away late last year. After a lifetime of living independently, Wally expressed to his daughters that he needed more help. Marie Meyers followed Wally’s health closely as   Read more…


‘New Life’ – An Easter Poem

Enjoy this Easter poem by resident Elsie M. Brown, 1919-2013. New Life ~by Elsie M. Brown Silently, amid the explosion of budding trees and countless evidences of new life, Easter comes to us. Awakened plants push up through watery beds as they stretch toward the life-giving sun. Easter… that glorious time of year when people,   Read more…


A Quilt for Memory Care at Wesley Bradley Park

This quilt has been specially made for and donated to Wesley Bradley Park’s memory care wing. This artwork was made by Ginny Christensen, a long-time Ambassador and Pioneer for Wesley Bradley Park. When Ginny first conceived of the quilt, she felt God wanted her to create something special for her new community. She approached the   Read more…


Meet Gerry and Corinne

This happy couple met and married at Wesley Lea Hill! Gerry Roux and Corinne Garland met while dining at Wesley Lea Hill. He is a retired Boeing electrical engineer, and she is an accomplished artist. Corinne’s love of art includes “Eagle Catcher”, the driftwood sculpture from Hawaii that she donated to the Lea Hill Rehabilitation   Read more…


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…