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Quality, Not Quantity The older we get, the harder it becomes to get a good night’s sleep. Beginning in our late 20s, there’s a steep decline in the amount of deep sleep we get each night – and by the time we reach 50, that amount is reduced by more than half. For older adults […]

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As author and literary critic Gilbert K. Chesterton once wrote, “Education is simply the soul of society as it passes from one generation to another.” This is not a transfer that can happen solely through literary works, films, or encyclopedias; it must take place in person, with individuals [...]

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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Masonic Homes recognized the beginning of construction for a new skilled nursing, long-term care, and memory care center in Covina. This is the first in a number of planned campus improvements that we hope will be made possible with support from brothers [...]

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Recovering from stroke or surgery can be challenging, but high-quality care makes all the difference. That’s why the Masonic Homes opened Transitions short stay rehabilitative care services on their Union City campus. Today, members of the public in the Tri-City region and beyond can access the [...]

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One of 2018’s most popular New Year’s resolutions is to “be a better person.” This year, make a difference by giving back! A Marist Poll released on Dec. 20, 2017 found that the top New Year’s resolutions for Americans in 2018 were tied between weight loss and being a better person. If yours is [...]

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Agriculture has always been part of life here in Union City. In the early days, the Masonic Home was an almost self-sufficient farm, with power and water plants, a dairy farm, 2,000 chickens, a hog ranch, vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, berry gardens, and more. For many years, gladiola [...]

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EXPLORING THE UNIQUE AND VIBRANT PROSPECT EXPERIENCE OF LODGES AT THE MASONIC HOMES By Antone R.E. Pierucci It might be a cliché to say that every lodge is unique, but when your lodge sits on the campus of a retirement community of Freemasons, “unique” is the most fitting word that [...]

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On September 16, more than 1,000 fraternal family members from around Northern California gathered at the Masonic Home at Union City to participate in the annual HarvestFest celebration. This fun Masonic family event brought together brothers, brothers’ families, Masonic youth, and local [...]

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On August 19, 2017, the Masonic Home welcomed its 105th Jam and Jelly Day. Every year since 1912, the East Bay Past Matrons’ Association of the Order of the Eastern Star has organized the event on the Union City campus. Founded by Worthy Matron of Oak Leaf Chapter No. 8 Henrietta McGregor, the [...]

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Each summer solstice, as communities throughout the world celebrate the changing season, those in the memory care field mark this “longest day” as an occasion to raise awareness for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments – a population that tops 44 million in [...]

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