The Bleiler Caring Cottage started 25 years ago as a new approach to assisting caregivers needing respite. It has evolved into a home filled with love and support for eight residents who receive daily care and encouragement.
Brenda Evanko walks the talk when it comes to her former career in sales and marketing with Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. She believed so much in the lifestyle she was selling, she now calls Masonic Village home.
For Walter (known to his friends as Roy) and Carol Smith, it was never a matter of if they’d choose retirement living at Masonic Village at Dallas, but when the time came in 2019, and while it was a transition, it also felt like a homecoming. Roy and Carol had spent years visiting the Irem Country Club for Masonic events and golf
Married for 72 years on Aug. 26, 2022, it is clear that Jim and Mary Whitacre’s love story is one for the ages. Since meeting in 1949 and marrying the following year, they have celebrated the arrival of four children, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Thanks to the generosity of Masonic Village residents, 11 dining room servers received $4,000 college scholarships. Residents wanted to help recruit servers, many of whom are high school and college age, by offering them assistance with their future education through scholarships made possible through donations.
Identical twins Kitty Brandt and Lois Vaughn have called Masonic Village at Elizabethtown home for longer than most residents. First moving on campus at just 13 years old, the sisters have since returned for retirement – as neighbors!