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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Masonic Home of Virginia so unique?

The Masonic Home is the only Continuing Care Retirement Community dedicated to providing retirement services solely to Virginia Masons, their wives, widows and other qualified individuals. The Masonic Home embodies the Masonic principle of care for others.

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) allow residents to age within the community with flexible accommodations that are designed to meet their health and housing needs as these needs change over time. The Masonic Home provides for housing, services and nursing care, all in one location, enabling residents to remain in a familiar setting as they grow older.

How is the Masonic Home licensed?

The Masonic Home operates under licensure from both the Virginia Department of Social Services for Residential and Assisted Living and the Virginia Department of Health for the Health Care Center. The Home boasts a history of deficiency free inspections from both of these authorities.

What types of living accommodations are offered?

The Home offers private rooms and baths for individuals, two room suites with two private baths for couples, one and two bedroom apartments and independent living cottages. Also situated within the Residential Living complex are a medical care center and a memory support center.

May I bring my furniture?

Yes! You bring your comfortable furniture and cherished belongings to create a familiar and relaxing Home.

What amenities are offered?

  • 5,000+ volume library including numerous large print books. Books on CD are also available
  • 91 beautiful acres in a secure gated community on which to stroll, garden or just relax in numerous sitting areas
  • Access to exercise equipment
  • Fully equipped woodworking shop
  • Various craft and game opportunities
  • Private dining room for special celebrations
  • Billiards room
  • Complimentary guest rooms for family and friends to visit
  • A lovely chapel
  • Beauty salon on site
  • And, of course, our most important attribute is our family of residents and the dedicated, caring staff

Adult Home Eligibility and Requirements

The Adult Home is the apartment-style care setting provided for individual residents or married couples who desire to enjoy the benefits of a private room(s) and centralized dining, all in a fully-maintained, well-staffed environment. Every applicant to the Adult Home must meet one of the following Masonic relationship criteria:

  1. “Mason” — is defined as a Master Mason who has reached his sixty-fifth birthday; who is a member in good standing in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia, as that term is defined from time to time, by the laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, A. F. & A.M. Said Mason must retain membership in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia to remain a resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia.
  2. “Wife” — is defined as a woman who has been married to a Mason as defined above, provided they shall have been married continuously for at least five years immediately prior to her application for admission, and who at the time of such application is still married to such Mason, and has reached her sixty-second birthday.
  3. “Widow” — is defined as a woman who was married to a Mason who at the time of his death met the above test, provided she shall have been married to said Mason for at least five years immediately prior to his death, she has not remarried, and she has reached her sixty-second birthday.
  4. “Eligible Relative” — is defined as the grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, daughter, sister, half-sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, step-mother, step-daughter, step-sister, daughter-in-law, niece, nephew, great niece, widows who remarried but are currently single, mother-in-law or sister-in-law of a Master Mason who has reached his sixtieth birthday; and who is a member in good standing in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia, as that term is defined from time to time, by the laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, A. F. & A.M. Said Mason must retain membership in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia to remain a resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia.
  5. “Eligible Individual through Masonic Youth Organizations” — is defined as an individual who was a member for three years or more in International Order of Rainbow for Girls, International Order of Job’s Daughters or DeMolay International even if they are not otherwise qualified as a relative.

Masonic Village Eligibility and Requirements

The Masonic Village (Village) is a neighborhood of cottages, located on the grounds of the Home, designed for independent living. This part of the community is provided for individual residents or married couples who desire to enjoy the benefits of private cottages with one or two bedrooms, kitchens, dining and living areas, all in a fully-maintained individual unit. Optional plans are available which provide for meals in the Home’s central dining room. Every applicant to the Village must meet one of the following Masonic relationship criteria:

  1. “Mason” — is defined as a Master Mason who has reached his sixtieth birthday; who is a member in good standing in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia, as that term is defined from time to time, by the laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, A. F. & A.M. Said Mason must retain membership in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia to remain a resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia.
  2. “Wife” — is defined as a woman who has been married to a Mason as defined above, provided they shall have been married continuously for at least five years immediately prior to her application for admission, and who at the time of such application is still married to such Mason, and has reached her sixtieth birthday.
  3. “Widow” — is defined as a woman who was married to a Mason who at the time of his death met the above test, provided she shall have been married to said Mason for at least five years immediately prior to his death, she has not remarried, and she has reached her sixtieth birthday.
  4. “Eligible Relative” — is defined as the grandfather, grandmother, mother, father, daughter, sister, half-sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, step-mother, step-daughter, step-sister, daughter-in-law, niece, nephew, great niece, widows who remarried but are currently single, mother-in-law or sister-in-law of a Master Mason who has reached his sixtieth birthday; and who is a member in good standing in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia, as that term is defined from time to time, by the laws of the Grand Lodge of Virginia, A. F. & A.M. Said Mason must retain membership in a Lodge duly chartered by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia to remain a resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia.
  5. “Eligible Individual through Masonic Youth Organizations” — is defined as an individual who was a member for three years or more in International Order of Rainbow for Girls, International Order of Job’s Daughters or DeMolay International even if they are not otherwise qualified as a relative.
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