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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…

Another Successful Outing

August 18, 2017

We want to express our sincere gratitude to all of the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers who made this year’s Stan Johnson Golf Tournament a success. In total, almost 100 people were involved in making this year’s event special, showing once again what a force for good Freemasonry is. This year, we thank RW John Dester …Read More…

A Love Note

February 14, 2017

Dear Family, It’s Valentine’s Day.  You should know what you mean to us.  Has it really been 127 years?  It seems like only yesterday that we met.  Sure, we’re a little bigger now than we were then… a few more acres, a few more residents.  But we know you love us just the same. To …Read More…

Fear Not this Transition

December 7, 2016

When the Masonic Home was founded, Benjamin Harrison was serving as the 23rd President of the United States. Since then, the United States has had 20-some odd Presidential transitions. There is always seems to be a certain degree of uncertainty that comes with each transfer of power. Not so much is that uncertainty about whether …Read More…

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