Masonic Village at Warminster Celebrates 75th Anniversary
On August 21, the residents, family, friends, Advisory Council members, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate the facility's 75th Anniversary with a Hawaiian Luau, featuring entertainment, food and fun.
The home, originally located in Germantown, was dedicated on June 1, 1929, as the Eastern Pennsylvania Eastern Star Home. The Grand Chapter built a new home in Warminster in 1972 at its current location. In 1999, the facility became part of the Masonic Homes of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. The name of the home was changed to reflect the tradition of both organizations - the Masonic Eastern Star Home-East - and now is known as the Masonic Village at Warminster.
Thanks to generous donations, the Warminster home has gone through extensive renovations over the past year, enhancing its function and beauty.
The new Assembly Room, named the Frey-Southampton Masonic Center, was completed in September. Lodge, Eastern Star and other Masonic group meetings, as well as large group resident activities, can now be held at the village. A significant portion of funds for this project was provided by Southampton Square Club and through the estate of John Frey Jr.
Masonic Village at Warminster provides assisted living and nursing services to 62 residents. The home's mission includes providing services to individuals in Philadelphia County who are day-one Medicaid recipients. For more information, call (215) 672-2500.
Top photo: Anne Maher, Administrator; Clara Schmitt, PGM PA-O.E.S.; and Bro. William C. Davis, Jr., Chief Operating Officer-Health Care Services, enjoy the Hawaiian Luau Anniversary celebration.
Bottom photo: Frey-Southampton Masonic Center
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