The Tompkins Chapel Bells were removed from the Chapel in mid May and on October 15th, returned to the campus, refurbished and ready to chime again. The bells were quickly put into place. If the weather holds, the new steeple of the Daniel D. Tompkins Chapel will be installed on Thursday Oct 22.
Utica, NY-October 8, 2015- The Masonic Care Community’s Snoezelen Room is decidedly different from the other rooms in its Health Pavilion.
Repairs to the Daniel D. Tompkins Chapel continue. The steeple was removed on July 23, you can see a video of that by clicking here . The new steeple is being built in Kentucky and we estimate it will be on site for instalation around Oct. 20th.
Many of us love pets. At the Masonic Care Community, we welcome visitors to bring their four legged family members to visit. But we do require you present proof of an up to date rabies vaccination as required by New York State Law. Please carry the certificate given you by your vet, which includes a description of your pet, with you at all times. The tag on your pet's collar is not proof of vaccination. Please make sure your pet is clean, as animal fleas or other parasites can easily be transfered to bedding or carpet in a household. Please keep your pets off the furniture, especially in the common areas of our facility. And when you take your pet outside "to do his business" please clean up after him. Keep pets out of areas where food is being handled.
To ensure the safety of our residents, visitors and staff, the Masonic Care Community has implemented some new proceedures for accessing Wiley Hall and the Health Pavilion. All external doors will be locked between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. Visitors during those hours will be required to utilize the access phone to gain entry. Phones are located between the front access doors to Wiley and the Health Pavilion, as well as the garage entrance to the Health Pavilion. The Masonic Care Community is committed to providing a safe environment for our residents, their visitors and our staff.
What the Baby Boomers Are Looking For in Retirement Living
by Kathy Contino-Turner
The Holiday season is upon us. If your plans include visiting elderly friends or relatives, there are some warning signs to look out for to make sure your senior is safe and happy.