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As we age, it becomes more imperative that we safeguard our vision before problems – like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy – arise. Fortunately, seniors can take steps to reduce their risk of visual impairment.

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Seniors are more likely to become dehydrated, and face a greater risk of everything from falling to contract illnesses. In this article, we’ll explore the factors that influence hydration, the health consequences of dehydration, and steps seniors and caregivers can take to reduce the overall risk.

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When it comes to nutrition for older adults, misinformation can be especially dangerous. In an effort to provide accurate information to help support health and wellbeing, we want to dispel some of the more common myths surrounding senior nutrition.

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Throughout the month of June, Grand Master Galloway calls upon all California Masons to recognize the enduring legacy of the Masonic Homes of California. Through the vision of our forefathers and the continuing dedication of brothers today, every day we bring needed relief to our brethren and [...]

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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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