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The Masonicare Experience

Throughout the Masonicare continuum, there are countless examples of compassionate individuals going above and beyond the call of duty to provide the seniors of Connecticut with the very best healthcare and retirement living options available.

We're pleased to be able to share some of these inspiring stories with you in a series called "The Masonicare Experience." These stories will introduce you to dedicated employees, volunteers, and donors as well as residents, patients and their families who have made the mission of Masonicare
their own.


At Pond Ridge, Words of Thanks for “Top-Notch” Care

Jul 3, 2013

By Adam Raider     Rev. William Gurnee enjoyed a very special relationship with his late aunt and uncle, Carl and Mary Rose Fiore. He was pleased – and more than a little relieved – when they chose to relocate...

Enjoying Some of the “Best Years” at Masonicare Health Center

Jul 3, 2013

By Adam Raider Domenic Twohill of Wallingford lovingly remembers how his mother, a single parent in an age when being a single parent was less common, worked two jobs in order to provide for her children. In her 90s, Faye...

The Secret to a Successful Partnership? Common Goals and Good Communication

Nov 6, 2012

By Adam Raider   In addition to the scope of services it provides in home settings, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice also provides hospice care to patients in over 150 contracted hospitals and skilled nursing facilities around the state. This...

Therapy Hides in Plain Sight at Masonicare at Newtown

Oct 19, 2012

By Adam Raider   It’s been said that recreation therapy is sometimes undervalued and misunderstood as a component of elder care. John Sweeney, Administrator of Masonicare at Newtown, offers a simple explanation. “In a nursing home setting,” Sweeney said, “you...

At Masonicare Health Center, Recreation is More Than Just “Fun and Games”

Aug 27, 2012

By Adam Raider Recreation plays an important role in caring for Masonicare’s residents by contributing to an enhanced quality of life. In that way, it speaks to the organization’s commitment to caring for the whole person: mind, body and spirit....

It Takes Two to Tango: A Masonicare Home Health Success Story

Jul 19, 2012

By Adam Raider   For Martin Hartmann, flexibility isn’t just a perk of regaining range of motion in his lower extremities – it’s a quality he looks for in his healthcare providers. Martin has COPD, a chronic condition that requires...