Helms’ Legacy Honors Both Departed Husbands

Wesley Homes Des Moines resident Gloria Helms pays tribute to her late husbands through a chapel designation. Gloria Helms, born Gloria Traynor, grew up in North Dakota. She moved to Washington State in 1951 with her soon-to-be husband, John White, where she worked as a secretarial assistant at General Electric for 58 years. John passed   Read more…


Home of the Month: Cottage A-101

This spacious two bedroom Cottage is move-in ready! The Cottages at Wesley Homes Des Moines provide comfortable, private living without the hassle of maintenance and yard work. Spacious and well lit, the Nooksack floor plan features hardwood floors, a fireplace, ample storage, full kitchen, and washer and dryer. This particular residence quietly faces west with   Read more…


Meet Our 100 Year Old Residents

Wesley Homes Des Moines currently has a dozen 100+ year old residents. Wayne Griffen turned 100 last September and has been a resident of Wesley Homes Des Moines for the past 13 years. Wayne is a retired Methodist minister who also worked in real estate for a time. He’s a prize-winning dahlia grower and helps   Read more…


Big Squash Ready for Fall

They resemble pumpkins, but they are big squashes! Story by Pat King of The Grapevine Des Moines residents Ed LaCrosse and Frank Needles like to show off their fifteen pound Boston squashes. The golden orange squash are from seeds from the Baker Creek Seed Heirloom Company. Frank has been gardening since he planted his first   Read more…


Wesley Homes Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Wesley Homes International Day is a fun and growing event that honors the cultural diversity of staff and residents. Last month, the Wesley Homes Des Moines campus held its Fourth Annual International Day celebration, now a two-part event with the Flag Parade of Nations and the very popular International Bite of Wesley Homes. The flag   Read more…


Moving Into the New Cottages

With the first of the new Cottages complete, Des Moines residents are already moving in. It’s a New Day at Wesley Homes Des Moines where an extensive campus redevelopment has been underway since October 2016. The new campus, scheduled to be completed as early as 2022, will provide more modern amenities for independent and active   Read more…


Home of the Month: The Terrace #42

This one-bedroom apartment is perfect for an artist or writer. Do you yearn for privacy? Or perhaps you enjoy the quiet life of an artist or writer. This tucked away one-bedroom Terrace apartment features a special writing nook with shelving and cabinetry ideal for stationery or paper crafts. Cozy and comfortable, the large living room   Read more…


Wesley Creates First College Student Program in Northwest

Wesley Homes Des Moines partners with Highline College to create a student resident program. Five Highline College students are participating in the first Wesley Homes Students-in-Residence, multigenerational program. “This is such a distinctive program,” said Wesley Homes Director of Sales and Community Relations Lynn Stapleton. “Students at Highline College are living on our Des Moines   Read more…


Leadership Training Inspires Wesley Staff

New leadership training has inspired Wesley team members to better serve residents and empower others. Wesley Homes believes in the power of great leadership and the importance of promoting professional growth to better serve its residents and the greater community. Tapping into our mission statement to affirm the worth of those we serve and those   Read more…


Home of the Month: New Des Moines Cottage

Be the first resident in this brand new home! The Cottages at Wesley Homes Des Moines offer independent living with enjoyable walking trails and beautiful campus gardens. With one car garages, plenty of natural light and ample storage, the Cottages provide private, spacious living without the hassle of maintenance and yard work. The first group   Read more…