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…


Cold Weather is “Snow” Joke

With continued services necessary, Wesley employees came together during the snow storms to help support staff and residents. Over the past week, a series of snowstorms hit the greater Seattle area with over 20 inches of snowfall. These storms have broken the record for the most February snow since 1949. While many businesses and schools   Read more…


Heading Toward the Finish Line

The much anticipated Wesley Bradley Park will be opening soon! Wesley Bradley Park is on track to open in April pending City of Puyallup approvals and weather. While the recent snow has kept some workers from getting to the site, Absher is pushing to keep the schedule from slipping. Currently, workers are completing the interior   Read more…


Wesley Home Health Earns a 5-Star Rating

Wesley Home Health just recently received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on their Home Health Compare site. This makes Wesley Home Health one of 2 HHAs in the state to achieve a 5-star rating. This “quality of patient care” rating means that the agency performed better than other agencies on   Read more…


Introducing the Wesley CNA Academy

Wesley is now offering free training and certification with its new CNA program. The Certified Nursing Assistant is the cornerstone of healthcare. CNAs provide daily comfort and care to patients and make a tremendous difference in the lives of patients and their families. Working as a CNA is also a rewarding way to gain nursing   Read more…


Welcome Bradley Park’s Campus Administrator

T.C. Fraser joins us as Wesley Bradley Park’s new Campus Administrator. Originally from South Dakota, T.C. has a master’s in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare and holistic and spiritual wellness from the University of Sioux Falls. T.C. comes to Wesley from a five-star continuum of care community in Crossville, Tennessee, where he served   Read more…


Sharing the Warmth

Wesley communities are giving coats this winter! Residents and staff at Wesley Lea Hill and Des Moines campuses are hosting clothing drives for their local clothing banks. With donation bins around the community buildings, Wesley residents and staff are contributing their clean, gently used coats, sweaters, scarves and other warm items to help our neighbors   Read more…


Virtual Dementia Training & Other Programs

How a personalized Tree of Lights gift can honor a loved one and improve the lives of older adults. Earlier this year, Wesley Community Foundation provided funding for Virtual Dementia Tour kits which are now being used with great success to help the Wesley Des Moines Health Center staff get a first-hand understanding of what   Read more…