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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…

Family Day 2018

August 16, 2018

Every year, in the second Saturday in October, we celebrate our Masonic Family, and this year is no different! Save the date: October 13, 2018! We hope to see you there.

Family Day 2017

September 28, 2017

The season has changed to fall. The air is (kinda, sorta, maybe) starting to cool down. The Home just crowned it’s new King and Queen (congratulations Ed and Paula!) That can only mean one thing…Masonic Family Day is just around the corner. To the uninitiated, Masonic Family Day is an annual celebration of all things …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…

Merry Christmas

December 22, 2016

In lieu of a post this week, I want to share the video we made to celebrate Christmas and the 2016 year. We hope you enjoy!  

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…

Tommy Checks In

November 15, 2016

Worshipful Tommy Hayes, Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Home Ambassadors checks in with a guest post today! Hello Brothers and Friends, There are certainly some things in life that we will never fully understand, or appreciate, until we experience them, personally. The Crown Jewel of Virginia Freemasonry is very much like this. As Virginia …Read More…

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