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At MAHOVA, we love to say “Welcome Home”, home to a unique caring community of Masonic friends.

Situated on ninety pristine acres just outside the city limits of Richmond, Virginia, is a gated community of active residents who are served by a caring staff of dedicated professionals. Imagine living in a place where your children, friends and relatives all know that you are safe and enjoying a quality of life that is treasured by all.

The primary mission of the Home is to enhance the retirement life of Virginia Masons and their families by providing a quality Life Plan Community or necessary in-home assistance and care through the Outreach Program.

Our priorities embody the Masonic principle of care for others. Masons obligate themselves to constantly care for others. For that purpose, members of the Masonic Fraternity founded this community of care in 1890 and continue to support it through their financial gifts and with their volunteer efforts.

Therefore, we are a community with Masonic ties… Freemasonry has for centuries taught men, like fourteen United States presidents, to care for others. Imagine living in a neighborhood where you know you share basic and fundamental views of life with your neighbors.

MAHOVA of Virginia for the Elderly

In our unique community, traditions continue through the basic Masonic principles of love and care of family, neighbor, God and Country. These are the keystones of MAHOVA. This is the ONLY Masonic-related continuing care retirement community in Virginia and one of the few of its kind in America.

Therefore, we welcome any eligible Mason age sixty-five or older, or his wife or widow who has reached the age of sixty-two. For Masons living in Virginia who have been in the Fraternity for ten years and who may not be a member of a Virginia Lodge, simply affiliating with a Virginia Lodge will enable you to apply for residency in our Home. Of course, as a facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, applicants must meet certain health and medical guidelines.

For those Needing Financial Assistance, The Cornerstone Program

Our fee structure is very reasonable and usually below that of comparable communities. However, in order to ensure that every eligible Mason and his wife or widow can join our caring community, regardless of their financial circumstances, the Cornerstone Program is available to fulfill the Masonic tradition of providing relief to others. This program ensures LIFE CARE for residents, including food, housing, medical and otherwise, for LIFE.

The Cornerstone Program is made possible through the tax-deductible gifts received from Virginia Masons, their friends and family. For this reason, participants in this particular program must have been members of a Virginia Lodge for at least five years.

The Masonic Village

Masonic independent living

Another vital element of our community is the Masonic Village. Here, forty-five attractive cottages await a Mason, his wife or widow. In exchange for an entrance fee and a monthly maintenance fee, Villagers receive care for their cottage, both inside and out, join friends at a daily meal in the Home’s dining room and participate in other community activities. Each cottage is designed to meet the needs of active community members. Fully equipped kitchens, two bedrooms, sunrooms where available and a well-manicured yard await each Villager. Because of this independent lifestyle, Village applicants who otherwise meet the Masonic membership criteria can be as young as sixty years of age.

rest and relaxation in the garden


Further details, including our Application Process and other disclosures are available upon request. A video, in DVD format, is also available for applicants, their friends and family to review at their leisure. Informational tours, guided by community residents, are available upon request.

Our fees are very competitive and are an extremely reasonable exchange for the life that awaits applicants at MAHOVA.

Call today, for a chance to come Home – home to a caring, supportive community of Masonic friends.

As an IRS recognized public charity, we welcome all tax deductible gifts.

Call toll-free, 1-800-262-4644, extension 177295.

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