Celebrating Our Team Members at Wesley

With Wesley campuses vaccinated, our communities are finding ways to show appreciation for the staff who have worked so hard to keep our communities safe and engaged during the pandemic. Wesley Lea Hill held a dinner and showed a movie at the “drive in” for staff. On April 16th, they screened “Guardians of the Galaxy”   Read more…


Loving Volunteers Help Get Wesley Vaccinated!

As residents of Wesley communities get their second dose of vaccines, volunteers have lovingly supported these efforts. While Wesley team members coordinated with pharmacies to administer the vaccines, resident volunteers helped sign people in and some retired nurses observed people for side-effects afterward. “This was a big day for the folks living here, and I   Read more…


Wesley Health & Home Care Heroes

Messages of gratitude from Wesley Health & Home Care How do you describe a year that many would like to forget? Covid-19, PPE, protocols and the bizarre over-purchasing of bath tissue could be key highlights of what most would remember about 2020. COVID-19 has affected families, friends and strangers alike, with some unable to tell   Read more…


Does Your Angel Have Whiskers and Four Feet?

By Wesley Community Foundation One of the joys of senior living is welcoming newcomers to Wesley communities.  It is especially exciting when a new building opens, such as The Gardens at Wesley Des Moines.  During the hustle and bustle of new residents moving in with their furnishings and belongings, it’s not unusual to see them   Read more…


Good Things Happen When We Partner Together

By Ellen Johanson Did you know that Wesley Community Foundation has contributed over $200,000 this year to cover the cost of housing for residents who through no fault of their own have run out of funds?  Imagine the good feeling of being able to remain in the home you chose and love, even when you   Read more…


A Special Graduation Ceremony at Lea Hill

Many high school graduates have had their graduation ceremonies cancelled due to the coronavirus, but the residents and staff of Wesley Lea Hill wanted to do something special for the 11 high school graduating seniors who are employed at Lea Hill. The residents of Wesley Lea Hill, Life Enrichment Director Marlene Feliciano, Alex Flores and   Read more…


Wesley Lea Hill: Business of the Month

Article from Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Auburn Area CONNECT has recognized Wesley Lea Hill as its “Business of the Month”! The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to recognize Wesley Lea Hill senior living as the Auburn Area CONNECT Business of the Month for March 2020. Wesley Lea Hill is a senior living   Read more…


Is it Better to Give or Receive?

From staff to residents, the spirit of giving thrives at Wesley. By Ellen Johanson, Annual Giving Manager Wesley Community Foundation Chances are you have probably heard, “It is better to give than to receive.” It is well-known since the person credited with saying it was Jesus Christ, so the saying has been around for about   Read more…


Bernie Dorsey Receives Children’s Champion Award

Bernie Dorsey is recognized for his work on founding Conscious Fathering classes. Bernie Dorsey, Foundation Major Gifts Officer and Campaign Manager, was recently awarded the 2019 Laura Smith Brown Children’s Champion Award. The Board of Directors of Parent Trust for Washington Children presents this prestigious award in recognition of Bernie’s many years of leadership on   Read more…


Mira Kruszewski Awarded by Polish Government

Wesley celebrates Mira for earning a prestigious award for her published works on Polish emigration to America. Just last month, Wesley Lea Hill staff member Miroslawa “Mira” Kruszewski was awarded the Knight’s Cross, an honor from the Order of Polonia Restituta for outstanding achievements in the field of education, science, sports, arts and more, or   Read more…