September 3, 2014
Our 22nd Masonicare Golf Classic was August 19, a day
that had to be one of the most glorious this summer. Even if you played
miserably, you could take solace in the beautiful weather we were
blessed with. This annual event is The Masonic Charity Foundation’s
signature fundraiser and is made possible thanks to generous sponsors,
donors, staff and volunteers.
I want to recognize that “support” for Masonicare comes in many
forms. We are extremely fortunate to have a large number of volunteers
at our facilities in Wallingford and Newtown and in our hospice program
at Masonicare Home Health & Hopsice. These individuals truly make a
difference in the lives of the patients and residents they interact
with, and help us in our mission to deliver the highest quality care.
One volunteer program that you may not know about is our Lay Training
in Geriatric Ministry at Masonicare Health Center. Upon completing a
training program, these volunteers give four hours a week of pastoral
ministry at the Health Center.
Another way we receive “support” is when someone recommends a
Masonicare service to a friend or family member. Do you know someone who
is having surgery and might need rehab or home care afterward? You can
recommend us for their follow-up care. Have you ever had the frustrating
experience of waiting for hours in an Emergency Room? The Acute Care
Hospital at Masonicare Health Center admits seniors with a range of
acute diagnoses with no wait time as long as there is a physician
referral. We also have a wonderful hospice and palliative care program
that receives a lot of word-of-mouth endorsement. Information on any of
our services can be obtained from our HelpLine, 888-679-9997.
Whether you volunteer for us, have remembered us in your will or just
put in a good word, please know we are deeply grateful. Together, this
lets us “help, aid and assist” as our founding fathers envisioned.