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A View From the Home

July 17, 2020

As we all know COVID-19 has been a focus of the world’s attention since early 2020. While the Home has not been immune from the effects of this deadly virus, we consider ourselves fortunate in terms of the effects it has had on our campus. For those that face the world with optimism, we try …Read More…

Outreach remains Active

March 25, 2020

As many of you are well aware, the Outreach program is an extension of many of the services offered by the Masonic Home of Virginia(Home) to eligible Masons, their wives and widows. These services are designed to assist those who prefer to stay in their own home and receive care. The Home works in concert …Read More…

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response

March 13, 2020

We know that you may be concerned about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may be impacting us here at the Masonic Home of Virginia. Please know that we take these matters seriously and we will continue to support and monitor the situation closely, with appropriate professional advice, for the health, safety, …Read More…

130 Years of Caring

January 8, 2020

From the beginning in 1890, the Masonic Home of Virginia reared 835 children until transitioning in 1975 to the continuing care retirement community we see today. We are proud and honored to be celebrating 130 years of caring for Masons, wives, widows and children. 130 Years of Caring Celebration Very Old Snapshots Then and Now …Read More…


October 22, 2019

Music is an important part of our life. We listen to songs in the car, at stores, and everywhere in between.Music has the ability to evoke memories and feelings from the past. Did you know music offers health benefits as well? Seniors who listen to music have a better outlook on life, more social interaction …Read More…

For the Love of Reading

July 17, 2019

Nothing beats a good book. We can go places we have never been without ever leaving home. Reading not only stimulates conversation, but can also reduce stress, increase mental stimulation and improve memory. Whatever the reason, reading is popular among all ages. The Masonic Home of Virginia not only has an extensive library collection of …Read More…

How to Age Well

May 13, 2019 Elder couple walking on road in summer clothes

No one likes to admit they are aging, but it is a fact of life. Aging doesn’t have to mean a decline. Simple actions can help us enjoy life as it evolves.   Get Plenty of Exercise Turns out that exercise is great for the heart, brain and every other organ. Weight bearing exercise can …Read More…


March 6, 2019

For decades, Bingo has been a favorite among seniors. While today’s retirement communities offer much more than a weekly Bingo game, it is still one of the most popular games and it turns out Bingo may also be good for your health. A fun competitive game of Bingo can bring mental and physical health benefits …Read More…

New Beginnings

December 28, 2018

The New Year is filled with promises and new beginnings; it’s a fresh chapter waiting to begin. Broken New Year’s resolutions are more common than you think. Approximately 80% of resolutions fail within the first month. This year instead of saying “this is the year I will …..” Simply make a promise to just live …Read More…

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