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Who is Groove Technology Solutions?
At Groove, we’re way more than the highest Google-rated Direct TV provider in Senior Living! We are a low voltage technology integration company. Making our customers more efficient by streamlining and strategizing on all thing’s low voltage for their communities, such as:
- Resident TV
- Resident and Corporate WiFi
- Nurse Call
- Access Control
- Video Surveillance
Low-Voltage Technology Assessments
When it comes to the new year, we always recommend that our clients start off the new year right with a low voltage technology assessment. We’ll come on-site, review and evaluate your low voltage technology, then provide you with a 5-year strategic roadmap. If any of your structures are 10+ years old, chances are that you or someone in your organization is constantly chasing low voltage technology issues. More than likely, you are also dealing with multiple vendors and a fair degree of finger pointing. Our assessment will identify critical areas, prioritize resolutions, and move towards a path of integration and standardization.
What’s New in 2024?
For Groove, what’s new for 2024 is our launch into the Multi – Family market. In addition to our senior living expertise, we are now providing smart building technology for independent living communities. If you are looking to give your residents the very best in smart room technology, we would love to talk to you about Della, our multi-family solution!
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Meet Eklego, our Business Partner Spotlight for December.
As a workforce solutions company, Eklego has a distinctive characteristic that ties them to MCSA – they’re exclusively a senior care solutions company. They leverage their extensive experience to achieve workforce goals and deliver the best possible care for seniors, and and operate on performance-based, results-driven data for optimal, quantifiable success.
Eklego offers services such as:
- Workforce Consulting
- Recruitment Process Outsourcing
- Professional & Clinical Search
- Contract Nurse Staffing
Find more information on their brand-new website and in the informational flyer below!
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Who is CCL Hospitality Group?
CCL Hospitality Group was created with the sole vision of enhancing the lives of those we serve through great food, professional service and an unwavering commitment to quality. We are transparent and intentional about driving results for our clients. We’re not a vendor, we are a partner and form relationships built on dedication, loyalty, hard work and honesty. Our people are our greatest competitive edge, and our diverse people-driven culture of experts drives our growth making us an industry leader. And, even though we form a large organization, we are nimble, proactive and forward-thinking in our approach – so we can assess, recommend and implement innovative operations and programming quickly for maximum results.
CCL Hospitality Group’s Companies: Serving the Senior Community
At the present, CCL Hospitality has four functioning companies that provide important and beneficial services to the senior living community.
Whether it’s providing extraordinary culinary experiences, implementing intelligent design concepts, or developing innovative wellness programs, our goal is to empower you and your community through the power of togetherness. Together, we can create an environment where residents thrive and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle.
Unidine presents an unparalleled suite of premier hospitality and dining management solutions that will empower your personnel and revolutionize your organization. Our strategic, forward-thinking services are meticulously designed to optimize the performance of your esteemed food service department, regardless of your organization’s scale.
At Coreworks, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional support services that prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of residents and patients, ultimately helping communities thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. From meticulously tidying guests’ rooms to maintaining spotless restrooms and corridors, we understand that housekeeping plays a vital role in creating a welcoming and hospitable environment. Our laundry services are tailored to meet your specific requirements, providing efficient linen collection, folding, storage, and distribution. The maintenance of your facility is of utmost importance to us!
Our specialization lies in delivering exceptional space designs that stand the test of time. With extensive experience and expertise in design, we seamlessly blend creative innovations with smart optimization strategies. Our approach to hospitality design focuses on creating highly functional and immensely livable spaces for both senior living community residents and staff.
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The challenges and complexities of the U.S. health care and senior services system are real. Trying to navigate the system during a difficult time in one’s life can add additional stress to patients, residents, and their families. To alleviate those pressures, Masonicare, our Connecticut membership branch, created CareConnect Navigator Services.
What are Masonicare’s CareConnect Navigator Services?
Masonicare’s CareConnect Navigator Services — a complimentary program — was designed to help guide you through the process of acquiring the care and services you need. Masonicare strongly promotes freedom of choice and gives recommendations so you can make the most informed decision about where you receive services.
Our CareConnect Navigator, Audrey Grove, can walk you through your financial commitments, insurance coverage and transitions of care. If your relative is the one who is entering the health care system, Audrey can help you understand where your loved one belongs in the array of health and wellness options.
Audrey has dedicated her career to working with older Americans as they transition through retirement and senior living. She facilitates support groups and coordinates a statewide educational program for seniors, working with community partners to help craft better resources and opportunities for them.
Who is Eligible for the CareConnect Navigator Services?
Like all Masonicare services, this program is open to all. From referrals and recommendations to education and support, the CareConnect Navigator is available to assist you with accessing the services, care and support you or your loved one needs.
What’s Next for Masonicare?
The MasoniCARECONNECT app is launching this September for residents in our Wallingford Independent Living community. The app offers streamlined access to the Masonicare continuum as well as the ability to easily take advantage of social and wellness programs.
Plans are already in place to expand the app to other locations/communities, as well as give access to families, employees and future residents.
In the meantime, you can contact our CareConnect Navigator directly at 888.332.0033 or via email at CareConnect@masonicare.org.
For information on Masonic Membership, visit our Membership page.
Meet our Member Spotlight of the Month, the Texas Masonic Retirement Center! With an expansive and comprehensive campus and plenty of programs to keep our seniors healthy, happy, and comfortable, we’re proud to have members like them. Read more about their No Mason Left Behind Project and about life at the Texas Masonic Retirement Community below.
Texas Masonic Retirement Community
Luxury High-Rise, Cottage Duplexes, or Cozy Apartments
At Texas Masonic Retirement Community, you’ll enjoy the finest accommodations with pricing and payment options to fit your lifestyle. We also offer a special Nursing Care Area to all qualified Texas Masons, relative of Masons, and affiliated Masonic Organizations.
All residents enjoy our expansive array of services including delicious meals, weekly housekeeping, onsite activities, offsite entertainment, shopping excursions, and more. All amenities and services are offered to every resident, regardless of the choice of living arrangements.
We’re proud to offer luxury high-rise living with a variety of floor plans for one-bedroom, two-bedrooms, and efficiency apartments. The high-rise buildings are conveniently connected by enclosed hallways to the dining area and community rooms. No need to get out in the weather to enjoy meals and activities with other residents.
We also offer a wide variety of apartments in our Historic Main Building. These cozy and convenient units are the most affordable option and provide direct access to the dining area and community gathering rooms.
Looking for a choice more like a personal residence? Consider our Cottage Duplex accommodations. These homes are just steps away from the dining area and all activities–yet give you added options like a garage and patio.
No Mason Left Behind Project
We like to share stories of our residents helped by this program in order to help you understand the tremendous difference your donation makes for those who may be facing desperate poverty, unsafe living conditions, or other difficult choices. Read Judy’s story below.
Mother of a Mason Helped By Donations Like Yours – Health Problems, Cannot Live Alone, Unaffordable Housing
Judy, age 80, answered a phone call from her frantic daughter two years ago.
“Mom, I’ve called over and over! Your personal alarm paged me and an ambulance is on the way. What is going on?”
“I had completely blacked out,” explains Judy. “We figured out later that I had gotten up in the night, fallen, and hit my head on the shower door. Just before I became unconscious, I must have pressed my personal alarm button.”
However, the alarm service routed the ambulance to a wrong address. With directions from Judy’s daughter, first responders eventually arrived and transported Judy to the hospital. After a few days recovering from the ordeal, she learned the new direction her life would take.
“The doctor told me I couldn’t live alone any longer. It was just too dangerous. I looked into senior living in Florida. The prices were far beyond anything I could afford. Then my son, Charles Powell, a Master Mason living in Mansfield, Texas, said, ‘Well, mother, I know you need a safe place to live. Let’s see if we can get you into the Texas Masonic Retirement Community (TMRC). They accept relatives at no charge, if you qualify for eligibility.’ ”
With approval of her application, Judy moved into TMRC in November 2020. If she chooses, Judy may live the rest of her life in her cozy private apartment at no cost. This includes all meals, activities, medical care, and more.
“I’ve had two strokes since I’ve been here,” says Judy. “They’ve taken great care of me through it all.”
A woman of strength and purpose, Judy raised three children. She added to the family income as a waitress, cook, and in other food service positions. With her children grown and settled, Judy decided to see the world—as a semi-truck driver.
“I bought my own rig and worked as an owner/operator pulling 18-wheeler trailers up to 53 feet long. I drove in 48 states and Canada. People here love to hear my stories!”
Although she has significant health care challenges, Judy zips around on her scooter with a bright smile.
“I get up every morning and thank God I have place to call home. I go and I do. Tomorrow night we’re going to Cleburne for a Marananth meeting. It’s great living here!”
The No Mason Left Behind Project helps provide older Texas Masons and their qualified loved ones with all-inclusive 24 hour a day/7 days a week accommodations at Texas Masonic Retirement Community–including medical services and nursing care. The cost of these benefits exceeds $2.5 million annually.
Want to make a donation to the No Mason Left Behind Project?
You can use our secure online donation service or print out and mail in a donation form. We look forward to paying tribute to your kindness and benevolence. A complete list of recognition awards and amenities is included at YourTMRC.org/donate.
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Whether 1,000 or 100,000 Freemasons are on the roster, fulfilling the Masonic obligation to care for members of the Masonic Family is the heartbeat of Freemasonry, even if it looks different across jurisdictional lines. The partnership between The Grand Lodge of Oregon and The Order of the Eastern Star has endured for over a century, displaying a committed dedication to members’ well-being. Their shared objective of providing comprehensive care and support to the aging population has evolved to address the changing needs of seniors, younger members, and their families.
For over a century, the Masonic and Eastern Star Home of Oregon, now known as The Jennings McCall Retirement Community, has been a source of comfort and care for the Masonic Family. Throughout the years, it has transitioned into a more modern facility and the original Home now serves as a local boutique hotel, benefitting the community as well as the Oregon Masonic charities.
As the need for additional care options arose, MasonicAid was launched in 2010 to provide personalized support and promote holistic well-being. This includes outreach services such as in-home care, resource referral, case management, and financial assistance. While The Jennings McCall Retirement Community is now open to the public, MasonicAid continues to play a crucial role in extending support to the Masonic Family no matter where they live. Through forged connections with local organizations, medical professionals, and community partners, MasonicAid ensures clients have access to the right care and support they require.
In this regard, the hybrid model emerges as an exceptional approach that blends the best of multiple worlds. It is a shining example of what organizations with a shared vision can achieve, empowering members to live with confidence, security, and a strong sense of belonging.
To learn more about MasonicAid and the other branches of the Masonic Communities and Services Association, fill out our contact form on our website.