Union City

 
 
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the Masonic Homes welcomed prominent community members throughout the Tri-City region to the Union City campus to celebrate the second annual Luminary Caregiver Awards.

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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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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 October 7, 2017, the Tri-City community rallied together at the Masonic Homes of California and Acacia Creek campuses for the New Haven Schools Foundation’s seventh annual Mutt Strut. This fun, family-oriented walk/run is an important fundraiser for the Foundation, which provides critical [...]

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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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Are you – or is someone you know – a caregiver for a loved one struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other memory-related challenges? A new award from the Masonic Homes will recognize Bay Area caregivers who are making an extraordinary difference caring for loved ones with cognitive impairments. Nominations are now being accepted for […]

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A NEW CAFÉ AT THE MASONIC HOMES WILL FOCUS ON FOODS FOR COGNITIVE HEALTH By Michelle Simone What do the Barbagia region of Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; and Ikaria, Greece have in common? According to author Dan Buettner, they’re all [...]

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