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WRMC Appreciates their Employees

Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) celebrated their staff for all the great things that they have done, and will continue to do for all of their community members. Team members were able enjoy a pasta bar with all kinds of fixings, salad, garlic bread, and huge cookies with large pieces of Reese Peanut Butter Cup. … Continued

Time for Breakfast at WRMC

Most of us enjoy a good breakfast of pancakes or maybe French toast.  What about an omelet or maybe cereal and toast?  We can’t forget fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. For the ladies at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) this happens once a month, usually every month.  Sure, most people eat breakfast every day, … Continued

A Day For Veterans at WRMC

For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans Day gives the country an opportunity to thank those who have previously served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of … Continued

A Day For Veterans at BMC

For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans Day gives the country an opportunity to thank those who have previously served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of … Continued

A Day for Veterans at SMC

For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans Day gives the country an opportunity to thank those who have previously served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of … Continued

Halloween in November

Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) decided to forgo the traditional Halloween celebration, wait a week and celebrate on a clear, cool Friday evening in November.  There may not have been as many costumes, but there was no shortage of fun. Hotdogs were grilled over an open fire as well as s’mores. Approximately 75 people attended.  There … Continued

SMC Lunch and Learn

Have you ever wanted to learn about setting up a power of attorney?  The guests who participated in the Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) Lunch and Learn heard all about that. Nearly 20 people from the surrounding communities visited SMC for a wonderful lunch and practical information from George H. Lovett, Attorney.  Mr. Lovett is a … Continued

As Our Parents Age

As our parents age, frequently we need to make decisions that we never anticipated making. Adult children worry about making the correct decisions. When caring for an aging parent from afar, it can be hard to know when your help is needed. Making important healthcare decisions for an aging parent can be hard on family … Continued

Superstar Spotlight November 2021

Meet Amy, Life Enrichment Assistant At Browning Masonic Community, (BMC) our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with Amy, a Life Enrichment Assistant so she could share her story and the success she’s had at Browning Masonic Community. Meet Amy, a Browning Masonic Community Super Star!   How long have you worked at … Continued

BMC Fall Fest, a Huge Success!

It was a beautiful, cool Saturday in October for the Browning Masonic Community (BMC) Fall Fest. Nearly 200 community members, their families and Waterville residents enjoyed the day. There was something for everyone to do. For those that enjoy painting, there was both pumpkin and face painting. The children enjoyed Trick or Treating in front … Continued

BMC Honors First Responders

Browning Masonic Community (BMC) hosted a First Responder Appreciation Breakfast at Dale’s Diner in Waterville.  Both Waterville and Whitehouse Fire Departments enjoyed their breakfast. The First Responders were very appreciative of our kindness that was shown to them.  Unfortunately, some of the crew couldn’t make it, so BMC gladly paid for their meals, which were … Continued

October Food Truck Rally

Even on a chilly and damp Friday, Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) employees enjoyed the great food from Hot’s and Brat’s.  This was their 3rd visit to SMC for the Friday Food Truck Rally.  The food was fantastic and staff and community members laughed and had fun while waiting on their lunches.  You could enjoy all … Continued

A Beautiful Piece of History

When parents bring a child into the world, they have dreams of what their child’s life might be like.  Sometimes life changes and those dreams can’t become reality. Even as early as the late 1890’s, families needed help caring for their children.  The Ohio Masonic Home (OMH) began as a refuge for the children of … Continued

October 2021 Superstar Spotlight

At Western Reserve Masonic Community, (WRMC) our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with Environmental Services employees named Alisha and Anna so they could share their story and the success they’ve had at Western Reserve Masonic Community. Meet Alisha and Anna, a mother and daughter team, Western Reserve Masonic Community Super Stars!   … Continued

Alzheimer and Dementia Tips (continued)

Again this month, The Ohio Masonic Home is adding more tips to our blog to help you learn some ways to support your loved ones dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  We will continue to provide tips for you to use at home, as well as suggestions on when you may want to bring outside help … Continued

WRMC Joins Forces with Trinity Rose

Community members at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) enjoy a good game of golf. Let’s take that round of golf and play in a golf tournament to support the Trinity Rose Foundation. Maybe you’re not a golfer, but you enjoy volunteering, that’s what some employees enjoyed doing on a beautiful Monday in September. WRMC also … Continued

WRMC and the Medina County Alzheimer’s Walk

It was a crisp fall day with temperatures hovering in low 50’s on Sunday and it was the Medina County Alzheimer’s Walk to end Alzheimer’s. The walk was held at the historical Medina Public Square. More than 235 walkers were registered for the event. Walkers could choose between a 1 mile walk and a 3 … Continued

SMC Supports Alzheimer’s Walk

Saturday, April 2nd was the perfect day to take a walk, especially if it is “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” The Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) has been a supporter of this walk for several years, and plans to continue their support for many years to come. Wittenberg University had over 500 walkers on their campus. … Continued

Alzheimer and Dementia Tips

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, some families make the decision to care for them at home.  This is a difficult and potentially overwhelming task. If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, your role in managing daily tasks will increase as the disease progresses. Consider practical tips that can help the person … Continued

WRMC Celebrates National Cream Filled Donut Day

Everyone that lives and works at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) enjoys celebrating so many food related holidays.  September 14th was no exception.  Community members started their day with “cream sticks.” This sweet treat was made by a well know local grocery, Buehler’s.       Sweet treats are never calorie free, so checkout this … Continued

Exciting Changes Coming to SMC!

On September 23, 2021, Springfield Masonic Community President, Tony Berardi hosted a virtual presentation detailing some exciting upcoming changes to the Springfield Masonic Community campus. In case you weren’t able to attend the live presentation – it was recorded and is posted below: ** NOTE:  The audio will begin at the :30 mark

September 2021 Superstar Spotlight

At Springfield Masonic Community, (SMC) our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with a Social Wellness Coordinator named Jonathan so he could share his story and the success he’s had at Springfield Masonic Community. Meet Jonathan, a Springfield Masonic Community Super Star!   How long have you worked at Springfield Masonic Community? I … Continued

Margaritaville Returns to SMC

A summer tradition that was put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic, returned to the Springfield Masonic Community this August.  Margaritaville was back, bigger and better than ever. There was a crowd of over 100 community members and their families.  Everyone loved the food, cheeseburger sliders, (with all the fixins’), chips, and watermelon.  … Continued

WRMC Annual Estate and Rummage Sale

A summer tradition that had to be changed due to the pandemic, returned to its regular format at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) in August.  The 10th Annual WRMC Estate and Rummage Sale was back, bigger and better than ever.  The sale was set on Thursday so it was ready to go for the two … Continued

The Greatest Generation Takes Flight

Operation September Freedom flew into Ohio on August 11th and landed at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio.  Dream Flights, a nonprofit organization, has six Stearman aircraft that regularly flies veterans across the United States. This year in August and September, Dream Flights is only flying WWII veterans.  Their goal is to fly 1,000 veterans with … Continued

Brews and Tattoos

You just had to be there and many Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) members and staff spent the afternoon enjoying non-alcoholic brews and getting tattoos! Those easily removable tattoos had everyone talking, laughing, pointing at each other’s arms and legs and deciding what kind of tattoos they wanted to get. There were large tattoos and small … Continued

Going to the Fair

When was the last time you went to the county fair?  Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) members from independent living and skilled nursing just attended the 176th Medina County Fair. WRMC wanted to make sure this was a special outing for everyone.  Community members that chose to attend could stay as long as they felt … Continued

Let’s Play Golf!

According to Arnold Palmer, “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.” Golf is a timeless and ageless game with multiple benefits. It is played by millions of seniors, not only for the great social and health benefits, but for the mental challenge. Your pace may be a bit slower and your shot may not go … Continued

SMC Employees Participated in a Back to School Program

It’s been a long 15 months for the students and families in our community. No one was prepared for what COVID-19 would to for our conventional ways of attending school and learning.  Little has been the same for elementary students all the way through high school students and even most college students. One thing was … Continued

August 2021 Superstar Spotlight

At Browning Masonic Community, our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with Life Enrichment Coordinator Jesse so she could share her story and the success she’s had at Browning Masonic Community. Meet Jesse, a Browning Masonic Community Super Star!   How long have you worked at Browning Masonic Community? I have worked at … Continued

Miami Valley nursing homes concerned over recent case increase

Several area nursing homes are concerned for their residents’ safety and are questioning whether restrictions should be enforced again. At The Ohio Masonic Home, over 97 percent of residents are vaccinated, along with a large portion of their staff. However, with the delta variant spreading and cases rising there is a growing concern among the … Continued

Recognizing Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Have you ever wondered where did I put my car keys?  As people age, they may also wonder if this means that they have Alzheimer’s disease. Simply misplacing your keys is not a reason to panic. First, let’s look at the definition.  Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes malfunction and death of nerve cells … Continued

How Browning Masonic Community Celebrates July 4th

As our country celebrates Independence Day every year on July 4th, this year was even more special for the community members at Browning Masonic Community. (BMC) After living through more than a year of life during a pandemic, family and friends joined together with community members to celebrate, making this year even more special than … Continued

July 2021 Superstar Spotlight

At Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC), our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with a Receptionist named Heather so she could share her story and the success she’s had at Western Reserve Masonic Community. Meet Heather, a Western Reserve Masonic Community Super Star!    How long have you worked at Western Reserve Masonic … Continued

Go back a year ago…..how did you celebrate the 4th of July?

Here at Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC) our celebration looked completely different to our staff and community members. There were no fireworks to go out to see, and families were unable to see their love ones without a scheduled appointment. Everyone was wearing masks, social distancing was a must during the pandemic. Our saving grace … Continued

Shish-Ka-Bob Friday

Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) members enjoyed another exciting Friday night with their friends and neighbors. Over 90 people met at the clubhouse for dinner and music. Shish-Ka-Bob was a new menu item for an SMC social event. Dinner came with potato salad, watermelon and soft drinks. It was the perfect summer picnic dinner and enjoyed … Continued

A Generous Gift of Kindness

  Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 1031 provided a generous gift of three, 32 inch smart televisions to Springfield Masonic Community.  This kindness originated with VFW member Chuck Mitchell. Chuck’s wife was a former community member at Pathways Memory Care. He still visits the community members at Pathways, as he has a heart for dementia. … Continued

$5,000 Gift for Browning Masonic Community

  Hamer Lodge #167 located in Wapakoneta, Ohio provided a $5,000 cash gift to Browning Masonic Community. (BMC) This gift is to be used for the BMC aging respectfully fund. Mark Harris gave the Past Masters of the Lodge a tour of Browning Masonic Community and at the conclusion of the tour, was presented with … Continued

Browning Masonic Community received $8,000!

Browning Masonic Community (BMC) received an $8,000 grant from Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Through the generous gifts of its members, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waterville, Ohio, is pleased to offer grants for mission purposes beyond Zion and its congregation. Zion’s Endowment Committee administers the fund through an application process. The Mission Endowment Fund is … Continued

Another Friday, a New Food Truck!

Diamond Dogs is a Springfield Masonic Community (SMC) favorite and the great turnout was proof of their good food and service! Again this week, SMC and corporate employees enjoyed lunch, as well as the largest number of community members so far this summer. Many were repeat customers, but repeat or new, everyone had fun! Life … Continued

How Important is Exercise for Seniors?

As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps keep your muscles strong so you can keep doing your daily activities without becoming dependent on others. People who exercise tend to have … Continued

June 2021 Superstar Spotlight

At Springfield Masonic Community, our employees are super stars! We recently sat down with a dietitian named Rebecca so she could share her story and the success she’s had at Springfield Masonic Community. Meet Rebecca, a Springfield Masonic Community Super Star!   How long have you worked at Springfield Masonic Community? I have worked as … Continued

SMC, Continuing an American Tradition

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, this observance originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by … Continued

Nutritional Needs for an Aging Population

Eating well is important for good nutrition at any age, but it is even more necessary for older adults because nutritional needs change. Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, quality of life and vitality. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many seniors do not eat as well as they should. This can lead to poor … Continued

Kleinfelder Hots and Brats Returned to SMC!

  The crowds came out by golf carts, bus and on foot for the great lunch menu offered by Kleinfelder Hots and Brats. The Padre Jose was the big seller. The prices were great and the portions were sizable so no one left hungry. Employees from across the campus including the corporate office enjoyed each … Continued

Celebrating Derby Day at SMC

If you get the chance to visit the Kentucky Derby on the first weekend in May, you will find excited men and women from all over the country. That excitement can also be found at the Springfield Masonic Community. Everyone enjoys the Derby Day party. The ladies start the week before making large, flowered, traditional … Continued

Start Your Day On A Plane? Don Muncy Did.

  Don Muncy started his day last Thursday by climbing into a TBM Avenger at Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio. The skies were bright blue and the weather was perfect to go flying.  The Avenger, a World War II aircraft, is one of the more rare aircrafts from that era that is still flying today. The … Continued