What Are You Waiting for?
They Keep Coming to Masonic Village at Sewickley

sewThey just keep coming! For more than a year, the Masonic Village at Sewickley's marketing team has been holding monthly open houses providing tours of the two-bedroom model apartment. "It feels as though every retiree from the tri-state area has been here, but each open house brings more and more," says Jeff Mohler, marketing manager.

In July, the Pittsburgh Business Times listed the Masonic Village at Sewickley as the region's tenth largest construction project. That is just one example of how the word is spreading about the unique benefits of Pittsburgh's newest life-care community. As construction continues on schedule, the first of three 76-unit apartment buildings is being completed and is being prepared for the first residents to move there in March. Last November, the Star Points assisted living residence was completed and now has a waiting list for its apartments.

B.J. Franks, Executive Director, feels the response from the surrounding communities has been very exciting. "These wonderful people who have reserved homes here are our pioneers. They are able to envision the same dream that we have prior to the beautiful buildings and landscaping being completed," she says. More than half of the first apartment building is reserved, along with nearly three quarters of the villa homes.

These "pioneers" recently were invited to walk through the first apartments as well as the Clubhouse and Wellness Center, which are due to be completed in the next few months. The Wellness Center features a five-lane indoor pool, fitness center, and locker room area. The two-story clubhouse, which connects to each apartment building, features a large assembly room, bank, two restaurants, computer classroom, hair care center, convenience store, art studio, and much, much more. And all of this will be surrounded by extensive walking trails.

With nearly 40 percent of the retirement living homes reserved, the Masonic Village at Sewickley will soon be a thriving community, offering the many programs and amenities that the original surveys and focus groups said were important. Carole Mastascusa, marketing counselor adds, "More and more people are understanding how life-care can protect their futures and what a great lifestyle this will be. We just want to see as many as possible get their first choices in locations."

As a life-care community, the Masonic Village at Sewickley offers residents assisted living and skilled nursing services, should they ever be needed, within the same monthly fee structure as what they pay for retirement living services.

The next open house is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. ­ 2 p.m. For more information or a personal appointment, call Mary Jane Hyre, Marketing Assistant, at 1-866-872-0664.

Lodges, chapters, or individuals looking for a special memorial opportunity or simply interested in supporting a great mission, call Jane W. Binley, Director of Gift Planning-West Region, at (412) 741-1400, extension 33011, to learn about the many opportunities available at the Masonic Village at Sewickley.