Entries by MHKY1821


Ramp Up

The residents at Village Active Lifestyle Community received a hand crafted wheelchair ramp thanks to Louisville United Automobile Workers’ volunteers. The Louisville UAW Local 862 team stays busy around the city, but their work can be seen on Masonic Homes Kentucky Louisville Campus with the installation of a wheelchair ramp for Village Active Lifestyle Community […]


Kosair Cares

Kosair Charities, an organization known for a long history of serving the underserved, continues to make the mission of Masonic Homes Kentucky possible through multiple gifts. In fact, Kosair provided the initial gift to help create a school that integrated both typical and medically fragile children in a safe, nurturing environment. Today, that place is […]


Big Gifts, Small Packages

All you need is a caring heart and a little determination to make a huge difference – just ask Dalton Page. Last year, as Christmas approached, 4-year-old Dalton Page began to worry about other children who may not receive presents around the holidays, and decided he wanted to help. He began saving money he received […]

Adopt-a-Resident Program

Adopt-a-Resident started three years ago at Masonic Homes Kentucky through the Grand Lodge of Kentucky F.&A.M. Excellence program. While the program was created to connect Masonic lodges and their members with residents for one-on-one visits and camaraderie, the overall premise roots much deeper with the knowledge that socialization and friendships are linked to living a […]

Santa’s Helper

Michael Yount has been a Mason since 1974, a member of the Masonic Homes Kentucky Board of Directors since 2016–and Santa’s Helper since 2013. That’s the first year he started growing out his beard, donning a red suit, and visiting the students at Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool. He starts growing his beard in […]


Masonic Homes Kentucky Partners with JCPS for New Apprenticeship Program

Masonic Homes Kentucky recently established a registered apprenticeship program for certified nursing assistants. Masonic’s nursing apprenticeship team, led by Assistant Director of Nursing Stephanie Crane, BSN and Staff Development Coordinator Brandi Bennett, RN, spent several months developing and customizing the program before submitting it for approval to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The […]

A New Era

Love of family and commitment to quality care guide Masonic’s next generation of leadership. Masonic Homes Kentucky boldly entered a new era of leadership when two longtime members of the Masonic community took the helm. J Scott Judy, a fourth-generation Mason and Masonic employee since 2005, will serve as CEO, while Todd Lacy, Masonic’s CFO […]

Help for Those in Need

Masonic Homes Kentucky stays true to its origins by assisting those when they need it most. Ann Richardson was well acquainted with the tenet of Freemasonry that urges its members to care for the most vulnerable among us. After all, Masonry had been a significant part of her life since childhood. Her grandfather had been […]


Care Across Generations

The broad range of services at Masonic Homes Kentucky helps a close-knit family stay together. Maryrose Laun is a mother to five daughters. When each moved out of the family home, she never expected to share an address with any of them again. But as fate would have it, Maryrose now has not only one, […]

In Stitches

The needlework group at Miralea talks, laughs and donates nearly everything they make. Comradery, learning and a sense of pride are abundant every Thursday afternoon at Miralea Active Lifestyle Community as the women’s needlework group’s laughing, cajoling and clicking of knitting needles floats down the halls. “One of the unsaid motivating factors behind the ladies […]