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A Mission of Love Since 1910

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     The Masonic Homes at Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is a continuing care retirement community, children's home, and community service organization. The Masonic Homes was established in 1910 as a tax-exempt, nonprofit 501C-3 facility. Owned and operated by the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania, the Masonic Homes serves more than 1,400 residents, as well as others in our community. Providing for the daily needs of our Masonic Homes family is an extensive job requiring a staff of more than 1,000 people.

     The Masonic Homes is dedicated to providing for each individual's physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs. This is a "Mission of Love" which is provided through the support of all Masons as an extension of the fundamental teachings of Masonic Charity.

     Ensuring the highest quality of life for our residents and customers has always been a core value of the Masonic Homes.

Click here to view a larger image For adults, the Masonic Homes offers a continuum of quality services, including: independent living and residential accommodations; assisted living; health care, skilled care, subacute care and dementia care services; and rehabilitative and clinical services.
The Masonic Homes also provides a home for school-aged children in our Masonic Children's Home. Click here to view a larger image
In serving this diverse population, the Masonic Homes strives to show respect for each individual. This means offering a vast array of opportunities for individuals to enjoy the lifestyle they choose to pursue. Residents can share hobbies and make new friends.
Click here to view a larger image They can enjoy a life of freedom with health care security and the finest accommodations within a beautifully landscaped community.
Amenities provided throughout the campus are designed to enhance independence, including: the George H. Deike Auditorium, a ballroom, libraries, Masonic Lodge building, ice cream parlor, museum, dining rooms, activity areas, a woodworking shop, swimming pools, craft rooms, an art studio, convenience stores, mail service, a bank, hair care centers, a wellness center, and a model railroad club. Click here to view a larger image
Click here to view a larger image The serenity and security of the community allow residents to remain active and healthy through leisurely walks, fishing in one of the on-campus ponds, gardening, or participating in various activities. Regularly scheduled transportation is provided for on-campus appointments and activities as well as community outings.
Spiritual fulfillment has always been a part of the Masonic Homes' mission. The nondenominational John S. Sell Memorial Chapel seats 400 people. This beautiful chapel has a four-manual pipe organ which is complimented with a 25-bell electronic carillon system.
Nondenominational services are also offered in the Roosevelt Building Assembly Room, which accommodates 300 individuals using wheelchairs. Worship services are televised to residents who are unable to attend. Click here to view a larger image
Our devotion to providing quality services is vital to maintaining the reputation and integrity of our organization. The Masonic Homes offers valuable services to our friends in the community. The Outreach Program, adult day care services, respite services, opportunities for volunteering, and other recreational programs are provided to address needs of the community.
Click here to view a larger image Located on 1,400 acres of picturesque farmland, the Masonic Homes provides beauty to the eye and peace to the soul.
Breathtaking formal gardens with rare trees, ornamental shrubs, rose beds and arbors, a tranquil reflecting pond, and large water fountain add to the beauty of the Masonic Homes.
The Masonic Homes' farms produce apples, peaches, pears, plums, sweet and sour cherries and strawberries. The residents enjoy many of these products, and any excess production is sold to the community. The farms also raise steers, pigs and dairy cattle.
Since the Masonic Homes is centrally located to many exciting attractions, such as Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland and the Historical Strasburg Railroad, residents can plan special family visits.

The Masonic Homes is able to attain this level of excellence because of the benevolence of Freemasons and others, the leadership of the Committee on Masonic Homes, the counsel of its residents, and the dedication of its employees and volunteers.

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