Students from Beaver County Career and Technology Center who completed clinicals at the Masonic Village at Sewickley
Education is the basis for success, and Masonic Villages is proud to help young students build a strong foundation for a bright future. Working with local schools and universities, we welcome students seeking internships and job shadow experiences.
Masonic Village at Dallas has long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Misericordia University, and for the third year, collaborated with the school’s Physical Therapy Department for a balance and fall prevention program in 2017. Residents worked one-on-one with graduate students each week, completing an initial assessment, exercising weekly and then completing a final assessment at end of the program. Students gain real world experience, and residents have seen the health benefits in balance and strength.
In 2017, across the state, interns joined us in the volunteer services, human resources, food services and public relations departments, executive director’s office and at the Masonic Village Farm. In clinical settings, including the Adult Daily Living Center and wellness center and in the nutrition services, nursing (interns and clinical students), pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, music therapy, social services, environmental services, health care administration and therapeutic recreation departments, staff supervised 185 students for more than 10,170 hours – time worth approximately $71,960*.
Included in the values above, students from Lincoln Tech, Drexel University, Penn State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster County Career & Technology Center and Beaver County Career and Technology Center (BCCTC) completed public health clinicals with Masonic Villages.
Four Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Life Skills students worked with Masonic Village at Lafayette Hill’s food services and environmental services departments at the start of the fall school semester. For several years, Masonic Village at Elizabethtown has teamed up with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 to offer students internships and real world job experiences. In 2017, staff spent 1,292 hours training more than 50 students, time worth approximately $4,605*.
*Based on national community benefits reporting standards, 20 percent of staff time overseeing students in a clinical setting may be quantified as a community benefit.