New retirement community proposed for Puyallup

This is how Wesley Homes Bradley Park would look from the front. (Courtesy graphic)
This is how Wesley Homes Bradley Park would look from the front. (Courtesy graphic)

Wesley Homes, which operates two retirement communities in King County, is in the midst of a fund-raising drive as part of the planned construction of a new community in Pierce County.
The not-for-profit organization has purchased land in Puyallup near South Hill Mall that would be the site of the 62-resident Wesley Homes Bradley Park. Ground will be broken for the $65 million project when funds raised from individuals and businesses reach $3.5 million, which is half of the $7 million philanthropic goal.
A fund-raising team is headed by Jayne Absher, the honorary chairwoman. More information about it is available from campaign manager Jamie Gregory at 206-870-1212 or
The 14-acre site of the project borders the south side of Bradley Lake Park, a city of Puyallup park which has a small lake for fishing, paved walking trails and other recreation facilities.
Wesley Homes, a not-for-profit organization, is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Conference of United Methodist Church. It operates retirement communities in Des Moines and the Lea Hills area of Auburn.
The Puyallup community, with all levels of care, would give seniors in east Pierce County an opportunity for security and socialization while aging in place, according to Wesley Homes officials. Amenities and nearby services would include:
• Nearby shopping and medical facilities.
• Private accommodations for independent and assisted living, memory care, and skilled-nursing and rehabilitation.
• A health and wellness center with a variety of classes.
• Dining venues and meal options with chef-prepared menu choices.
• Social and intellectual activities on-campus and off-site, large common spaces for community events, and other common spaces for smaller events and activities open to relatives and friends.
• Pastoral and spiritual activities for all faiths and beliefs.