Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) and Wesley celebrated the official groundbreaking of Wesley at Tehaleh in a ceremony held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Located in Bonney Lake, Washington, Wesley at Tehaleh is a joint venture and shared ministry of Wesley and PHS.
“We believe we have a higher purpose and calling in what we do,” Jon Fletcher, Vice President of Senior Housing Partners, said to guests in attendance, “We create communities of fellowship to enjoy and share the journey of life with family and friends,” he said.
Fletcher was joined by Wesley President and CEO Kevin Anderson, Steve Storms, Chair of the Wesley Board of Trustees, and Amy Cheever, Associate Principal at Cuningham Group Architecture, who shared their vision and enthusiasm for the new senior living community with the audience.
Wesley at Tehaleh sits on 16.82 acres located within the planned community of Tehaleh by Newland. The campus will have walking paths that connect the site to Tehaleh’s 4,700-acre development. The senior living community, designed by Cuningham Group, incorporates a timeless Pacific Northwest modern style with a thoughtfully landscaped environment and spectacular views of Mount Ranier.
The new community includes two buildings: The Lodge and The Brownstone. The Lodge will feature 136 independent living apartments, 42 Catered Living apartments and 18 assisted living/memory care suites. The Brownstone will offer an additional 32 independent row-style apartments. Senior Housing Partners is the project developer and Ryan Companies is the general contractor.
Campus amenities include restaurant-style dining, bistro, library, movie theater and education center, creative art space, fitness center, an outdoor Pickle ball court plus areas for gathering and social activities.
PHS and Wesley are both nonprofit, faith-based organizations with common missions to serve older adults. The collaboration between Wesley Homes and PHS is rooted in aligned values and goals, with a focus on creating an atmosphere for seniors to thrive in a modern community and among nature.
PHS began collaborating with Wesley in 2005, when PHS’s Senior Housing Partners (SHP) team developed the Lea Hill community in Auburn, WA. Additional projects followed in subsequent years, most recently the repositioning of Wesley’s Des Moines, WA, campus and the construction of Wesley Bradley Park in Puyallup, WA.
For pre-leasing information, contact Lisa Osterloh at (253) 466-2720 or visit Tehaleh.WesleyChoice.org.