From its start in 1946 serving five retired ministers, WesleyLife has expanded into a health and wellness network of seven -- soon to be eight! -- Communities for Healthy Living with a comprehensive array of services, and is committed to creating more and better ways of serving older adults.
In celebration of our milestone 70th year, WesleyLife announced in summer 2016 it would break ground in the fall for a $29.5 million upscale senior living community in Johnston, Iowa.
Brio, a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living is slated to open in fall 2017. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, a skilled residential environment designed for those with memory loss, and short-term skilled care/rehabilitation for adults age 55 and older. For more information, call (515) 414-0517.
Farther west, the active lifestyle at Edgewater has continued to attracted many since its opening, creating a extensive waiting list. So in 2015, WesleyLife announced an intent to serve a greater number of older adults by expanding that community. The response was quick, and many of the new apartments are already pre-sold. To tour the remaining few, call (515) 978-2982.
Halcyon House - Washington, Iowa
With the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease expected to increase 40 percent nationally over the next 10 years, future plans for Halcyon House in Washington include creation of a new skilled memory care household to provide licensed, 24-hour care and services for as many as 18 people with mid- to late-stage dementia.
This new household, funded in part by a $750,000 Washington County Riverboat Foundation grant, will offer up to 18 private accommodations with full baths in a secure home-like atmosphere with an always-open kitchen, comfortable living rooms and a social way of living.
The $10.55 million expansion, scheduled for completion in late 2016, also includes demolition of the original skilled nursing center, whose residents will transition to three new skilled nursing households, each offering private suites with a full bath and a home-like way of living. The new health center will include a therapy gym with the latest equipment to promote recovery after illness, injuries or surgery.
In addition, the project includes renovation of the community’s common spaces and a new covered entrance off South Avenue B, providing more comfort for residents and guests in all types of weather.
Construction began in June 2015. The expansion is supported by $1.4 million in local gifts and grants, including the Riverboat Foundation grant. Add your support to this project today.
Heritage House – Atlantic, Iowa
From its hilltop location overlooking the west-central Iowa town of Atlantic, Heritage House has held a special place in the hearts of many for more than 50 years. With its $7 million expansion, Heritage House will open a new Lifestyle Pavilion that will offer new ways to host members of the community.
Positioned near the community’s entrance, the Pavilion will include a fitness center with wellness programming, as well as a dance studio, hair salon, and rooms for classes, meetings and events.
The addition is set for completion in late 2016. Plans also call for renovation and expansion of dining areas and the kitchen, and updates to make the community’s health center and skilled memory care neighborhood feel more like home.
Construction began in June 2015. The expansion is supported by $1.9 million in local gifts and grants. Add your support to this project today.