Amenities & Activities

Amenities & Activities 2016-10-17T12:40:32+00:00

Out to lunch

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We offer a variety of flexible meal plans and venues to suit your individual tastes and dietary needs.

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Enjoy hot and cold fare for breakfast. Try a sandwich and/or salad special for lunch or select from six entrées. For dinner, choose one of six entrées or a nightly special.

Hours: Open for residents Monday – Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.. Close Sunday

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During the week, select one of four entrées or two specials each night. On Sunday, enjoy a variety of options at brunch.

Hours: Open for residents Monday – Sunday, 4 to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Crème brûlée for Christmas
Celebrate a special occasion or a change of scenery at local eateries.

Amenities and Activities

Living in western Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh, Erie, Johnstown and Cleveland, Ohio) offers many recreational, shopping, cultural and educational opportunities.


On campus, residents enjoy an amazing variety of leisure activities including community outings, sports, crafts, lifelong learning opportunities, religious services, arts and games.


Our campus is a full service community unto itself including a 24-hour wellness center, pool, assembly room, church services and full-time clergy, a general store, hair salon, library, meditation room, art studio, billiard hall, woodworking shop, two restaurants and more!

The Masonic fraternity is active on the campus with gatherings each month.

Regional Attractions

  • Andy Warhol Art Museum
  • Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carnegie Science Center and Museums
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Gateway Clipper riverboat cruises
  • Grove City and Tanger Outlet Malls
  • Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
  • Mount Washington look-out points
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • Pittsburgh Sports
  • Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Pittsburgh Zoo
  • Rivers Casino


study time

Reading and Study

This monthly book discussion club is for those who love books and the adventure of reading. Anyone may suggest a book title for the group’s consideration.
A different topic is explored each month and includes a speaker or video presentation and time for discussion.
Our campus hosts a weekly Bible Study, weekly Catholic Mass, Rosary services, and worship services.

Residents also participate in monthly religious discussion groups when a Buddhist monk, Rabbi, Priest or Minister leads a conversation on a different topic. Everyone is invited.

arts and crafts

Arts & Crafts

Residents paint, explore their artistic talents and showcase works of art. No experience required. Meet for the weekly Paint and Schmooze Class or to watch Art Appreciation Videos.
This group knits blankets and hats for the local Chapter of Project Linus, a national nonprofit organization which donates handmade items to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies or anywhere a need arises.
Monthly gathering for anyone who enjoys jazz and relaxing with friends.
masonic villages tv


A group of volunteers update events, photos, programs and music to air on the in-house television station and keep all residents tuned in to what’s happening around campus.
playing card games


  • Pinochle
  • 500 Club – a trick-taking game that is an extension of Euchre with some ideas from Bridge, for two to six players
  • Bridge
  • J.S. Poker
  • Canasta
  • Pinochle
  • Chase the Ace
  • Tripoly – three card games in one: Hearts, Poker and Michigan Rummy. Uses a game board and chips.
  • 500 Refresher
  • Poker
  • Duplicate Bridge
Groups regularly meet to enjoy the following:

  • Scrabble
  • Dominoes
  • Puzzles
wood working


Individuals who have an interest in woodworking can visit the woodshop at their leisure. Volunteers offer a “Fix-It” service, where members repair drawers, chairs, lamps and more. The sale of items helps cover the cost of supplies and equipment.
working out for fitness


  • Sit N B Fit Exercise Class
  • Stretching Class
  • Water Exercise Class
  • Walking Club – Explore outdoor and indoor paths

For information about all wellness opportunities, contact the Barley Wellness Center at ext. 3095

Groups gather in the billiard room to compete.
Groups of residents participate in regular outings for bowling at Paradise Lanes.
social activities

Social Groups

An Executive Committee is made up of elected representatives of Masonic Village residents who meet monthly to discuss items of interest.
Monthly, this group works with World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, to help sort clothes and other donations for distribution to those in need around the world.
masonic bible

Fraternal Groups

Made up of residents who belong to local Masonic lodges, this group organizes activities to raise money for campus needs, the Masonic Village Child Care Center, Masonic Charities and Masonic youth groups. They coordinate events and trips for residents in the personal care and nursing services areas and host community events, such as blood drives.