Entries by MHKY1821

Leading the Way

Creating vibrant, supportive communities is what Masonic Homes has always been about. Our new logo is of a tree made up of many leaves of various colors – the leaves symbolizing our communities that come together to form one unit. It visually communicates the simplicity and ease of living with Masonic Homes, while meeting the needs […]

Caring Considerations

Asking the right questions is key to finding the right aging care community The question of where we choose to live throughout our lives—from renting our first apartment to purchasing a family home— is among the most important choices we make. Perhaps because of that pressure, many people find themselves overwhelmed by choice when looking […]

A Glass Act

How does Kentucky’s largest glass studio keep things interesting? By producing its largest and most ambitious work ever: a 1,000-pound, 10-foot chandelier hanging 35 feet overhead in the atrium at Masonic Homes Kentucky’s newest active lifestyle community, Meadow. The artists of Flame Run Gallery and Hotshop in Louisville crafted this masterpiece that consists of about […]

A Lifeline for Parents

Agonizing over childcare decisions is a rite of passage for many parents. But for parents of children with medically complex needs, the search for reliable day care options can be especially daunting. Crestwood residents Paul and Melanie Brunsdon were two such parents. Their 2-year-old twin boys, Graham and Cade, were both diagnosed with spastic cerebral […]

Masons: A Legacy of Giving Back

In 1867 in downtown Louisville, a group of Masons established the first Masonic Home to care for widows and orphans of Masons lost to the Civil War. Later, more Kentucky widows and orphans arrived as a result of WWI, coal mining accidents and other hardships. Today, the Masonic tradition of charity and giving continues at Masonic […]

Love After Loss

Miralea residents Jerry and Nancy Painchaud marry after meeting one another at Miralea Many residents report feeling a renewed lease on life after moving to the vibrant Masonic Homes Kentucky. But for Jerry and Nancy Painchaud, living at Miralea Active Lifestyle Community also gave them a new lease on love. Last year, the couple became the first to […]

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Your Guide to Levels of Aging Care

Your Guide to Levels of Aging Care Personal care or assisted living? The options to aging care sometimes seem dizzying. But with our handy guide, your decision can be simplified. Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs, combine independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care, all on the same campus. This broad range […]

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Getting His Feet Back on the Ground

Matt Isbell hung by his fingertips to his second-story balcony, 18 feet above the ground. His grip was slipping, and his options were limited. He saw his tools and ladder beneath him – the ladder he had been standing on while he was pressure washing his antebellum home’s exterior that late April day in 2017. […]

Overcoming West Nile Virus with rehab

                It started with something so small. Mary Lou Northern of Louisville was an active outdoorswoman who cycled, hiked and backpacked the Appalachian trail. For years, she had worked as a senior advisor for major arts and parks projects in the city. But in 2015, her lifestyle changed […]

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Downsizing – Where to begin?

  Many older adults feel like the prospect of moving to an independent living or assisted living community is daunting knowing they will have to pare down decades worth of possessions and memories. “Many people are just so overwhelmed,” Said Lynn Madeiros, of Staging Your Next Move, a relocation and professional organizing firm that regularly […]