A New Year Greeting from Kevin Anderson

From Kevin Anderson, President & CEO As we head into 2021, I am excited about all the many positive things that are happening here at Wesley. Our newest campus, Wesley at Tehaleh, has five Trailblazer families living in the Brownstone. The Lodge is still under construction (pictured above) and scheduled to open in late spring.   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…


Wesley Residents Reshape the Des Moines Campus

Learn how residents have reshaped our flagship community. August was an exciting month at Wesley Des Moines. Six years in the making and Phase II of the ambitious three phase redevelopment has reached completion. As residents and members of the Captain’s Club (those with deposits for move in) toured the many community areas of the   Read more…


See More Photos of Wesley Des Moines

View some of the completed spaces in the new building–opening soon! Take a look at the recently finished dining room (pictured above) where Wesley Des Moines residents will enjoy flexible dining options.     Residents and guests will enjoy the well-appointed common areas and the grand lobby.    The beautiful new Chapel provides light and   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…


Home of the Month: Spacious Two-Bedroom at Des Moines

Move into the Bainbridge when the new Gardens building opens! Enjoy life at the new Wesley Des Moines apartment building in the spacious Bainbridge. This layout offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms with western exposure and a view of the courtyard and rose garden. This 1st floor accommodation has a walkout patio to the walking   Read more…


New Wesley Des Moines Sneak Peek

Work on the new Gardens building in Phase 2 continues on schedule! At this time, we have completed our initial “punch” inspections through all of the apartments. Final inspections will take place throughout July, and we expect to receive a Certificate of Occupancy by the second week of August. Current residents are scheduled to begin   Read more…


Worried About the Expense of Retirement?

Wesley Des Moines has a program for applicants with a limited income. Bishop Calvin D. McConnell of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church was very involved in helping people of limited income in the South Sound area. Wesley Des Moines created the Bishop McConnell Scholarship Program to allow applicants with limited financial   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…


See What’s New at Wesley Des Moines

The New Gardens building is taking shape! With scaffolding up, roof mounted and windows being installed around the building, the New Gardens at Wesley Des Moines is now ready for the next phase of work. In the apartment wings, workers will start on the 5th floor and work their way down installing drywall followed by   Read more…