The Wesley Homes Foundation is a non-profit, public 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide philanthropic support for Wesley Homes. We support the mission and vision of Wesley Homes.
Since 1944, Wesley Homes has provided housing and related services to older adults in the Puget Sound region. Methodist Reverend Stanley Logan founded Wesley Homes based on the principle that older adults should be able to age with respect and dignity. Wesley Homes has remained true to that founding principle and is now a leader in senior housing and services with an unmatched reputation for quality, compassion, and care.
Wesley Homes Foundation continues the legacy of our founder by fostering a culture of philanthropy across all of Wesley Homes’ communities and home health services. Many generous donors to the Foundation have helped enhance the lives of Wesley residents and helped Wesley Homes to grow and serve older adults in our region. With this continuing support, Wesley Homes Foundation provides care, support and services to those who need a helping hand and make the Wesley Homes communities even better places to live for all of our residents.
Wesley Homes has been serving NW older adults and their families since 1944. It’s time to remodel and rebuild the campus of this acclaimed community. $10 million in philanthropic support is needed to complete the $120 million project, reflecting evolving trends and desires in retirement living.Learn More
Land has been purchased adjacent to Bradley Lake Park to create the only not-for-profit, life plan community in East Pierce County. Reaching the $8.5 million funding goal will make this $80 million two-phase community project, a reality.Learn More
Over $2 million in support was raised to build the $10.6 million Rehabilitation & Care Center, completing the campus. $1.5 million has also been raised to fund Circle of Concern, which will provide financial support for qualifying residents who have outlived their resources through no fault of their own.Learn More
Make a difference through a variety of Wesley Homes’ Foundation programs
Giving to the Greatest Need Fund allows Wesley Homes Foundation to respond quickly as needs arise and provide funding for special projects or programs. For example, Greatest Need gifts allowed the Wesley Homes Health Center to purchase specialized, high-tech medical equipment that could not be funded through regular fees and government reimbursements. It also funds programs such as Brain Fit and Music & Memory (noted below).
Giving to Circle of Concern makes it possible for Wesley Homes to continue to provide financial support for qualifying residents who have outlived their resources through no fault of their own. Older adults are living longer than ever before and a well thought out financial plan can prove to be inadequate. The sense of security and peace of mind that comes from knowing that one's care and residential needs are assured provides great comfort to residents and enhances the quality of life at Wesley Homes.
Donations to this fund are made by staff, residents, and caring members of the community. These funds provide emergency financial assistance to employees who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing difficulty in meeting their obligations. Causes may be natural disasters, needed medical and dental services not covered by insurance, and death in the family. Gifts also allow the Foundation to provide grants to employees who wish to further their education or seek additional skills training.
Funded through gifts to Greatest Need, Brain Fit has been on our Des Moines Campus since 2014. Our Life Enrichment Program sought to implement a cognitive enhancement course series to serve residents in Independent Living who are experiencing mild to moderate levels of cognitive impairment.
Brain Fit is modeled after a program called Train Your Brain, created by Dr. Robert Winningham, a professor of psychology. According to Winningham, there are many lifestyle and behavior choices we can make that could dramatically improve our memory ability and decrease our chances of developing dementia. Numerous studies have reported that older adults who engage in a greater number of cognitively stimulating activities are less likely to develop memory problems.
This 12 week course incorporates brain stimulation through a variety of exercises and activities, utilizing computer applications on iPads and includes trips to museums, plays, cooking demonstrations and physical exercise which works on mobility, balance and cognitive functioning.
Funded through gifts to Greatest Need and produced by the Pastoral Care and Activities Department, Music & Memory has been a part of dementia care in the Des Moines Health Center since 2013 and was added to the Lea Hill campus in 2015.
The Music & Memory approach is simple and effective. Trained elder care professionals set up personalized music playlists delivered on iPods, and other digital devices, for those in their care. These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can bring residents back to life – enabling them to feel like themselves again – and to converse, socialize and stay present.
This program is rooted in extensive neuroscience research and the results can be nothing short of miraculous. In more than 60 certified centers it has helped thousands of residents struggling from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments to reconnect with family, friends and caregivers. Click here for the program’s website: www.musicandmemory.org
Wesley Homes Foundation accepts gifts that make an immediate or deferred impact on our mission. Whatever program you choose, we are sincerely grateful for your generous donation. Thank you for your support of Wesley Homes.
To make an immediate impact on the lives of Wesley Homes’ residents, consider making an outright gift.
An outright gift can be made with:
Donate a car to the Wesley Homes Foundation to help support the mission of Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services. Wesley Homes has been home to generations of Pacific Northwest families since 1944. Today, Wesley Homes serves residents in Des Moines and Auburn, WA communities as well as home health clients in their own homes in King and Pierce Counties. They are building a new retirement community in Puyallup and will be expanding into Renton in the future. Your donation of a car, truck, van, RV, boat or other vehicle helps the Wesley Homes Foundation continue to provide quality care to the seniors.
A deferred — or planned — gift can be made in a variety of ways and has the potential to reduce gift and estate taxes, provide life income, avoid capital gains taxes and possibly provide a current tax deduction.
Click the Planned Giving button below or contact Wesley Homes Foundation to learn more about:
Make a positive impact and create a lasting legacy with a planned gift. Learn more about what planned gift options are available to help make a difference in the lives of older adults.Planned Giving
A gift in memory or honor of a loved one is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life. We are thankful to the many donors who make gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one each year in support of Wesley Homes.
Donors’ generous support is vital to our continued commitment to providing for Wesley Homes’ residents who have outlived their resources, through no fault of their own, and are unable to pay for the cost of their housing or medical care.
The President's Club recognizes annual cash gifts totaling $1,000 or more during the calendar year. These gifts can support any charitable need, such as endowment, resident assistance, capital improvements, expansion or special programs.
Legacy Society members have made a deferred gift commitment to support Wesley Homes' retirement communities or programs. A deferred gift refers to a will bequest, beneficiary designation, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder or lead trust, and other deferred gift instruments. New members receive a Legacy Society welcome when a documented deferred gift commitment to Wesley Homes Foundation is received.
The Stanley Logan Lifetime Giving Society recognizes the cumulative contributions by donor(s) over time. When a contributor’s cumulative irrevocable giving reaches $25,000 or more, they become a permanent member of the Stanley Logan Lifetime Giving Society. For a complete list of benefits please contact the Foundation.
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Wesley Homes Foundation staff are here to help you. Contact any of our staff to learn about how you can make a difference through giving; discuss ways to make a legacy gift or to set up a visit to one of our campuses to see your gifts at work.
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