Valentines Event is Good for the Heart

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Wesley Homes hosts an afternoon of Valentines-themed activities that are good for the heart.

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Wesley Homes Retirement Communities and Home Health Services is hosting Sweet Valentines on Thursday, February 15, 2014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on its Des Moines, Washington campus. To register, call toll free 855-445-8827 or visit

The Sweet Valentines event is comprised of several Valentine’s Day-themed activities that focus on traditional and non-traditional steps to having a healthy heart.

Traditional health activities include various tastings of unusually flavored chocolates and hand-dipped food combinations prepared by Executive Chef Chuck Chalfant as well as exercises designed to keep older adults active. As guests listen to live music, they will be able to join in as the workouts are being demonstrated by the Wesley Homes wellness team and their resident models.

Non-traditional health activities include crafting a love letter that outlines a parent’s wishes and personal information for family members, providing peace of mind for the parent and family and freeing them from stress regarding the future.

Wesley Homes will also feature recently renovated apartment homes, new and affordable monthly rental options and rarely available assisted living apartments.

“This is a fully participatory event,” said Joanie Vivaz, Director of Community Relations. “Yes, everyone will leave with information on ways to be heart healthy, but they will have a lot of fun as well so bring your friends.”

In addition to the tastings and giveaways, guests will have a chance to win a custom gift basket featuring a $50 gift card to Trader Joe’s.

Founded in 1944, Wesley Homes is a not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for over 1,800 older adults with two retirement communities in south King County, a private pay home care agency and a Medicare-certified home health agency. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Retirement Communities, Health Services & Foundation
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 824-5000

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