Masons Care is a program of Washington Masonic Charities and is open to everyone regardless of Masonic affiliation. To download a flyer about our team, click here.
Freemasons have been following the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity for more than 300 years. Masons have been in Washington since 1852. Central to Masonic tradition is the idea of helping those in need. Masonry is neither a religious practice or political philosophy – in fact Masons pride themselves in their ability to practice civility among each other by refraining from partisan or religious matters.
Masons have been assisting older adults and people in need in Washington State for more than 100 years. Freemasons hold the core values that every human has a claim on their kind offices. The first Masonic home in Washington was build in Puyallup, Washington. Today Good Samaritan Hospital sits on that same site. In 1926 the Masonic Retirement Center in Zenith (now Des Moines), Washington opened caring for more than 200 older adult at any one time. The Masonic Retirement Center closed in 2008. Beginning in 2010, the Masonic fraternity created a program called Masonic Outreach Services. This program was designed to assist individuals connect with community resources to help them with their aging needs.
Today Masons Care is the next generation of support and services for older adults. As a 501 c 3 public charitable organization, we serve Masons and their families, and the public alike, regardless of their affiliation with the Fraternity.
Our program and services are designed to help older adults lead meaningful and dignified lives. Our primary focus is to help older adults be able to stay safely at home for as long as is realistically possible, taking into account their financial and health needs.
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