Leaders from Masonic Homes of Kentucky, longtime Kentucky Masons, and representatives from 150th anniversary sponsor Hargis & Associates of Russellville traveled to Frankfort to take part in a Day at the Capitol with legislators on Thursday, Feb. 23. The special day featured a proclamation from Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton celebrating Masonic Homes’ 150-year legacy as a trusted community caregiver. It was presented to Masonic Homes President and CEO Gary Marsh.
Kentucky leaders honored 150 years of heritage, hope and home during the special celebration that also included a presentation in the Capitol Rotunda from Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, as well as a luncheon and program at the Governor’s Mansion.
“Masonic Homes would not be able to commemorate this occasion if it weren’t for the thousands of people who serve or have served our residents, patients, children and guests with passion over the years,” said Marsh. “In fact, ‘Passionate People. Inspiring Lives.’ is our purpose and guiding values. Masonic Homes has used that passion to fuel our success.”
The Masons – a group with a legacy of giving and charity – saw early the need for a home to tend to and care for those families left behind by the Civil War that hit Kentucky hard, establishing a home in Louisville in 1867, the first of its kind in the world.
Today, the Masons’ tradition of doing good continues as Masonic Homes has evolved to become an expert in modern aging care and other specialized services for people of all ages and affiliations, at its Louisville, Shelbyville and Northern Kentucky campuses.
“The growth and vision of President Gary Marsh and his team are unmatched in our industry,” said Melodie Bingham of Hargis & Associates. “We applaud Masonic Homes on being able to preserve the rich history of its campus while expanding to meet the healthcare needs of this community, and are grateful to have provided accounting services to Masonic Homes over the last 25 years.”
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About Masonic Homes of Kentucky Founded in 1867, Masonic Homes of Kentucky’s services include independent living, assisted living, personal care, rehabilitation therapies, memory care, skilled nursing care, home care, dialysis and child development. It owns and operates Masonic Home of Louisville, Masonic Home of Shelbyville, The Village Active Lifestyle Community, Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool, Miralea Active Lifestyle Community and Spring Hill Village Retirement Community. It will open new independent living and assisted care communities in 2018.