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9225 Cascade Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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The Edgewater community campus in West Des Moines includes 50 acres of natural beauty framed by lush natural areas, manicured gardens and lively water features with tumbling falls and still natural ponds. Offering a full continuum of care – independent living, assisted living, memory support, long-term care and short-term rehabilitation – Edgewater is a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living.

Your Days, Spent Your Way

Welcome to Edgewater! A concierge is on hand to assist with whatever your needs may be. Dinner – and every meal, for that matter – is served in delicious style. New friends converge for drinks, wandering over from their villas or in from their apartment homes. And later? Dance to the music of a visiting band, enjoy a lecture from a local historian or watch a show in the performing arts center.

Five-star dining

Five-star dining in our bistro, restaurant or pub

wellness beyond physical exercise

An emphasis on wellness that goes way beyond physical exercise

full continuum of care

A full continuum of care, with priority access for our residents

Welcome to Edgewater!

Edgewater is far more than a beautiful campus and grounds. We’re a community filled with residents who have much to give to the greater community around them, and to commit to leaving the world a better place than they found it. We all have a need for purpose and meaning in our lives, and that doesn’t stop when we reach a certain age. For Edgewater residents, every day is an opportunity to do something good in the world.

Glen Lewis Executive Director
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WesleyLife is 100% Vaccine Compliant

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You're Ready for This

Chances are good you’ve dreamed a bit about what retirement will look like. You’re ready to give up yard maintenance, snow removal and home upkeep. Find out what will fill your days now that those things are behind you. 

Enjoy Your Days

You can be as busy or as relaxed as you want to be at Edgewater. Our program offerings are varied and our schedule of events is ever-changing.

Make Connections

Residents and families are often surprised at the deep friendships developed at Edgewater. Our residents are like family.

Be Confident

Feel good about a move to Edgewater’s senior living community. We are backed by a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian compassion. You can be part of that mission through volunteer opportunities in the wider community.

Lifestyle Options

At Edgewater, we focus on holistic health. That means our programming is designed to celebrate mind, body and spirit. Our lifestyle options provide the vibrancy and peace of mind you and your family deserve. And, our compassionate and clinically excellent approach to care is recognized across the region. We welcome older adults to experience the Edgewater lifestyle!

Independent Living

Community. Hospitality. Freedom. Wellness. Flexibility. Purpose. Vitality. Life.


Learn more about Independent Living at WesleyLife

Assisted Living

Independence. Options. Well-Being. Connection. Support. Peace of mind. 


Learn more about Assisted Living at WesleyLife

Memory Support

Safety. Security. Compassion. Knowledge. Respect. Dignity. Personalized Experiences.


Learn more about Memory Support at WesleyLife

Long-Term Care

Dedication. Choice. Respect. Well-Being. Dignity. Comfort. Engagement. 


Learn more about Long-Term Care at WesleyLife

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Expertise. Individualized Care. Positivity. Specialized Therapy. Empowerment. Results. 


Learn more about Short-Term Rehabilitation at WesleyLife


The WesleyLife Promise

We make a promise to our residents: if they deplete their financial resources through no fault of their own, they will never be asked to leave their homes with us, or experience a reduction in the degree of care they receive.

Assistance from the Good Samaritan Fund at Edgewater can make a world of difference to a resident in need.

Contribute to the Good Samaritan Fund

"The People are the Best Part of Edgewater"

While amenities at Edgewater abound, one that is enjoyed most often by residents and their families is the campus grounds. With so many outdoor spaces to enjoy, visiting with friends, strolling the paved paths and spending time in the community garden are often at the top of our residents’ lists of good things at Edgewater.


  • Concierge Services

  • Professional Salon and Spa

  • Banking Services and On-Site Store

  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center

  • Newly Built Event Center

  • Community Gathering Spaces

  • Art Studio

  • Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool

  • Onsite General Store

Dining and Culinary Excellence

In any WesleyLife community, you'll find chefs, culinary team members, and dining team members for whom hospitality means providing you with experiences that will keep you coming back for more. Pair our hospitality with our insistence on fresh ingredients and making the healthy choice the delicious choice, and the culinary options in our communities are sure to become your dining options of choice.

Director of Culinary Excellence

Tonight’s specials are pretty special. Restaurant-style dining features healthy, delicious meals every day.

Extra cheese? The centerpiece of our Bistro is the pizza wall oven, turning out your favorite slice.

Cheers. The Edgewater Bar is a favorite place for gathering and toasting new friends.

Pull up a seat! With multiple dining options you'll always find exactly what you're in the mood for.

One scoop or two? Visitors to Edgewater are always treated to complimentary ice cream.

Explore our floorplans, find what feels like home.

West Des Moines Tops the Lists

West Des Moines has, for years, consistently made an appearance on “best places to live” lists for reasons ranging from cost-of-living and higher education to, you guessed it, favorability to retirement. Just two miles from Jordan Creek Town Center, Edgewater is close to shopping, breweries and live entertainment.

"How much does it cost?"

Edgewater has many lifestyle options and floorplans to choose from! Our entry-fee model requires a down payment, which helps us keep your monthly fee lower. Your entry fee will change based on your needs and floorplan choice.

Our team will work with you to find the best solution to meet your needs. Call us for more information and availability at Edgewater.

(515) 978-2437