New retirement community in Puyallup busy with move-ins

New retirement community in Puyallup busy with move-ins

It’s been moving day a lot lately at Wesley Bradley Park, Wesley Homes’ latest retirement community and first in Pierce County.

The 19-acre property in Puyallup, purchased in 2009 by faith-based, not-for-profit Wesley, became home to more than 100 residents in April and May, with more moving in daily. The community features a five-story lodge with independent-living residences, catered-living apartments that were launched May 7, and assisted-living memory care. The Brownstone, with its condo-style apartments, opened last summer.

A spokeswoman said it’s been all-hands-on-deck as staff from Wesley’s corporate office in Des Moines and its other communities helped open Bradley Park and facilitate dozens of moves each week.

Campus administrator TC Fraser said the Bradley Park community “is the first of this kind to offer such a robust network of services for adults 62 years of age or better in Puyallup.”

Construction began in March 2017. In addition to the resulting residences, amenities include a learning center/theater, multiple dining venues, a creative arts center, a wood shop, a fully equipped health and wellness center, a beauty salon, a club room, a library and a chapel/auditorium. A public park is literally around a street corner. And nearby Pierce College is helping coordinate life-enriching programs in and around the campus through a continuing-education program funded by Wesley Community Foundation. All courses are free to residents and older adults in the greater community.

The licensing application for the assisted-living memory care wing was in progress in May. Once open, it will house 17 residents in individual apartments.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Wesley Homes operates three retirement communities—including Wesley Des Moines and Wesley Lea Hill in Auburn–and a home health agency. The latter provides Medicare and Medicaid-certified services, in-home care and hospice services in King and Pierce counties.