The Joy is in the Journey

At 100 years old, Harriet is loving her journey at Wesley. Along that journey, there are many people and places that give meaning to life. Harriet Farman, a long-time resident of Wesley, lives her journey joyfully. Having lived previously at Wesley Des Moines and now at Wesley Bradley Park, Harriet is a cherished friend of   Read more…


Celebrate the Season with These Cranberry Delights!

In November, Wesley held its first Teaching Kitchen for priority reservation list members and Wesley prospects. The first subject of our Superfood Series, cranberries, was a resounding success! View the complete presentation here: Wesley Teaching Kitchen: Cranberries After our host, Community Relations Director Rob Lanouette, introduced our speakers and thanked our culinary partners, Morrison Living,   Read more…


The Smith Family comes to Wesley Des Moines

By Carol Smith Hosler and Hal Smith Perhaps Wesley has seen a first – four siblings all living on the Des Moines campus. Or maybe when the fifth comes, that will set the record. The first to come to Wesley were Judy and Terry Shimono. They came to the Brownstone in September of 2018.  They   Read more…


Transform Your Space With A Winter Garden

Gardening in the winter can transform your indoor and outdoor spaces with living color. Cultivate your love of gardening all year long with our list of hardy flowers and delicious edibles designed to survive the cold. Outdoor Garden Beds Semi-hardy vegetables adapted for winter gardening include swiss chard, kale, spinach, collards, leaf lettuce, carrots, beets,   Read more…


Our Guide to a Safe and Fun Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving festivities might look different than previous years, but it’s no reason not to celebrate. This year seize the opportunity to break away from the norm and try something new. Check out our list of ideas to keep your day of giving feeling festive and unique, even while social distancing. Who knows, you may   Read more…


Angels Among Us

By Ellen Johanson Compassionate care matters.  Family members know it.  Excellent caregivers provide it.  And residents feel it, even those unable to verbalize it.   Ardith, a Lea Hill resident for over three years, knew Wesley was where she wanted to live because she had received excellent care at the Wesley Des Moines Health Center.  In   Read more…


Resident Panel Highlights Community

During a recent panel discussion, Wesley residents shared their experience about moving into and living in their respective Wesley communities. Residents from each Wesley community shared their experience and advice about moving into their campuses during a recent online video discussion. While the stunning mountain and calming water views were contributing factors, the deciding factors   Read more…


Pet-Friendly Living at Wesley

To residents and neighbors of Wesley, the animals who call the community home aren’t just pets; they’re an essential part of the experience. When Wesley Des Moines resident Caroline McGlasson first toured the community, she fell in love when she learned her dog, Buster, would be welcomed. Little did she know how well he would   Read more…


High Tech Cleaning at Wesley

Wesley Des Moines will employ its new cleaning tech during move-ins to the new building. Wesley communities are practicing high-frequency deep cleaning, especially on high touch surfaces such as railings, tables, chairs, etc.  Last year, Wesley Des Moines purchased four electrostatic sprayers. These sprayers were incorporated into our Des Moines’ regular cleaning schedule before the   Read more…


The Carbon River: An Adventure Seeker’s Dream

Learn about this beautiful and historic river near the new Wesley at Tehaleh. Carving the boundary of the highlands community of Tehaleh flows an adventure seeker’s dream. The Carbon River winds through a wonderland of old-growth trees, past stunning waterfalls, over whitewater rapids and around historical towns. The summer months are the perfect time to   Read more…