Wesley Des Moines Undergoes Transformation

Wesley Des Moines Undergoes Transformation

For 80 years, Wesley Homes has provided a network of housing and health services for older adults living in the Puget Sound region. During this anniversary year, the organization completes a 10-year redevelopment of Wesley Des Moines.

The redevelopment added more apartments with Puget Sound views; more amenities, including a pool; more Cottage homes; a condo-style Brownstone; memory care apartments; a skilled nursing center; and a sky walk over South 216th Street. “People love the lifestyle offered by Wesley,” said Executive Director Ken Klotz.  “The redevelopment allows for more apartment homes that are larger and modern. Residents have the freedom and confidence to enjoy their third act.”

As the organization’s flagship, Wesley Des Moines is an excellent example of their lifestyle-focused communities and programs.  According to President / CEO Kevin Anderson, “We have been preparing for the baby boomers that will be retiring in the coming years by adding more Cottage homes for independent living and a large Brownstone to replicate condo living. The main Gardens apartment building has six wings with independent living and Commons Apartments that feature supportive services we call Catered Living. These services are provided by licensed caregivers.”

The new apartment building also includes the Albert W. Carr Memory Care Center. “Wesley plans to continue growing. We have strong roots in the Pacific Northwest, and we plan to be here for another 80 years,” said Anderson. “Our mission is to serve older adults with our network of services, modern amenities and respect.”

Wesley’s communities in Des Moines, Auburn, Puyallup, and Tehaleh in Bonney Lake feature a continuum of care with independent living, Catered Living services, memory care, skilled nursing centers and in-home care services, including hospice.

Wesley is a mission-driven nonprofit organization affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1944, Wesley is a leader in senior housing and care services.  To learn more about Wesley communities, visit wesleychoice.org.