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…


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…


Oktoberfest Open House

It’s an exciting time at Wesley and we are celebrating! Join us on October 1st to explore the new Wesley Homes with friends and family at our Oktoberfest-themed open house! Enjoy a Bavarian spread and take a self-guided tour of Wesley’s brand new Cottage homes and renovated social areas in The Terrace, including the Creative   Read more…


Oktoberfest Open House

Wesley Homes is changing! Come to our Open House to see how we’re revolutionizing senior living! In 2014, Wesley Homes announced plans for a multi-year, multi-phase redevelopment of the Des Moines campus. The first phase started construction at the end of 2016 and is projected to be completed in July 2018. Now, we are getting   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…


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…


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…


It’s a New Day with New Construction Photos

View new photos of the progress at Wesley Homes Des Moines! While still under construction, the new Cottages are starting to take shape, giving the community a good view of how Wesley Homes is reinventing the campus. You don’t need a Facebook account to view our photo album, so check back periodically as we update the   Read more…