News from the Masonic Homes

 

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Jack and Kathy* have been married 71 years. He is 92. She is 93. They have traveled the world, have raised two children, and have grown old together. And then last year, in an unexpected turn of events, they learned that they had to vacate their home of 14 years. Neither could manage the [...]

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At MCYAF, a Masonic daughter discovers a pathway to hope. At age 14, Catherine’s* life had already been shaped by loss. Two years earlier, her father, a California Mason, was in a traumatic accident. He died of complications, leaving Catherine and her mother to sort through their grief and [...]

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On a Sunday afternoon in Corona, 10 members of Temescal Palms Lodge No. 314 gathered in the home of a Mason and his mother, and presented their brother with an award for pioneering in Masonry. Confined to a wheelchair from birth, Newton Hill “Bill” Gosser exceeded many expectations throughout [...]

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“I was raised to always take care of my family. I just never dreamed I would have to use Masonic Outreach Services.” For the past five years, Edward* has been at the side of his wife. Better and worse, health and sickness, he has cooked, cleaned, managed the finances, and driven the long hours to […]

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Joe* was just doing his job when the accident happened. He was completing a routine day of police work, out patrolling the streets, when a car slammed into him. The impact left him with kidney damage, and tipped off a series of medical issues. His health eroded with each passing year, until he was forced […]

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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 Masonic Family Outreach Services (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 [...]

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