We’re delighted you’re considering Texas Masonic Retirement Center as your new home. We welcome widows of qualified Texas Masons. We appreciate your support and allegiance throughout the life of a Texas Mason and to members of the Masonic fraternity.
Widows are eligible to live at Texas Masonic Retirement Center if the related eligible Texas Master Mason was in good standing with a Texas Lodge. This is defined as a Texas Lodge under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas or a Texas Chapter working under the jurisdiction of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas for five (5) years preceding the application to move to Texas Masonic Retirement Center.
In addition, a widow applying for admission, must have been continuously married to an eligible Mason for three years prior to the time of application.
Independent Living Status – Apartments & Duplexes
If you choose to live in our apartments or duplexes, you will need to be capable of easily managing the independent activities of daily living. This means you do not need help with washing, showering, eating, handling finances, or managing medications.
If you choose to live in our custodial Nursing Area, we will provide staff to help you with the necessities for daily living. You will not need to meet the independent living requirement. However, we do not offer medical treatment or a highly supervised setting as may required for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, severe dementia, or other serious medical problems.
Payment Options for Eligible Widows
We offer two payment options for those meeting our independent living and Texas Mason in good standing requirements. Regardless of payment option choice, all residents receive the same services and amenities offered by Texas Masonic Retirement Center. Payment options are described below:
Option 1: Payment for Services
This option includes an initial deposit and daily payment rate (see prices and options in chart below). Every resident receives the benefits of living at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, including accommodations, meals, housekeeping, wellness services, and a wide variety of activities. With the payment for services option, you may select from:
Option 2: Total Asset Turnover Program
For widows, this payment option is funded by Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas. For more information, please call toll-free 1.877.203.9111 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This option allows the resident to receive all-inclusive care and accommodations at Texas Masonic Retirement Center in exchange for all assets.
Residents choosing this option are offered apartments in the Historic Main Building. Every resident receives the benefits of living at Texas Masonic Retirement Center, including accommodations, meals, housekeeping, wellness services, and a wide variety of activities. Residents choosing this option also receive a monthly allotment for spending money.
This option includes, but is not limited to, transfer of any and all real estate and personal property, automobiles savings and checking accounts, stocks, bonds, cash, and monthly retirement income including Social Security. A five-year financial look back is also required.