News from the Masonic Homes

 

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At age 89, after living alone comfortably for three decades, Mary* slipped and fell. For three terrifying days, she laid on the floor. She couldn’t get up or even move. She had no family; no one who would worry when they didn’t hear from her. She was helpless. Mary’s husband had passed in 1974. [...]

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At the Masonic Homes, the words “retirement community” have become synonymous with opportunity. A new breed of residents here are redefining aging well as an extension of living well, finding opportunities on a daily basis to pursue intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual fulfillment. The [...]

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When the Masonic Homes Board recognized the increasing demand for memory care, they identified a need to provide targeted care for residents with early-onset memory loss, and for developing new methodologies aimed at slowing dementia. Rather than adapting existing technologies to suit their [...]

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FAQs about Masonic Senior Outreach Services

What is Masonic Senior Outreach Services (MSOS)? MSOS provides free assistance to Masonic family members ages 60+, connecting clients with the services and resources they need to stay healthy and safe at home or in their home community. MSOS is direct relief, one of the oldest forms of Masonic [...]

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FAQs about Masonic Family Outreach Services (MFOS)

What is MFOS? MFOS provides free assistance finding services and resources for families struggling with today’s complex issues, such as the needs of a special-needs child, or economic events like job loss or foreclosure. The goal of MFOS is to help fraternal family access the services and [...]

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New Health Centers

Among the many projects set forth in Roadmap 2020, two of the biggest are new skilled nursing facilities on both campuses. These have entered a key step on their way to breaking ground: The preliminary design plans have been completed, and submitted to California’s Office of Statewide [...]

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On the campus of the Covina Masonic Home, renovations will begin in early 2017 on two of the houses from the former children’s residential program. When the program concluded in 2009, several of the family houses went unused. Under Roadmap 2020, two of these spacious homes are being remodeled [...]

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In 2015, we finalized our campus master plan, known as Roadmap 2020. Our overall goals are to: Replace aging facilities on both campuses with new, state-of-the-art facilities that meet or exceed today’s best practices. Add new facilities in Covina to provide additional levels of care on that campus. And add new residences in both Union City and Covina to shorten the waiting period for moving into the Homes. As we enter the middle stretch of this five-year campus plan, we recap recent progress and what’s coming up next.

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FAQs about the Masonic Homes Residential Services

General campus information Where are the Masonic Homes residential communities? What levels of care are offered? The Masonic Homes are licensed residential communities for Masonic family members ages 60+ (RCFE/CCRC). Our Union City campus (Northern California) offers independent and assisted [...]

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