Thinking about retirement can’t wait until you’re ready to retire. By joining the Moose, members help secure their place in the award-winning, nationally recognized Moosehaven retirement community. In fact, Moosehaven has earned a Top “5-Star” Rating in US News & World Report’s listing of “Best Nursing Homes.” [link to story]
And if you still have time before those golden years, your local Lodge will have plenty of ways you can help the elderly in need. Whether you’d find great joy in spending time with the elderly at the local nursing home or preparing meals for those who can no longer provide for themselves, there are many opportunities for you to get involved.
Moose members feel secure in their retirement because they:
- Connect to an existing network of friends just like themselves
- Know that caring, professional staff are available to meet their needs
- Take comfort in knowing there’s a place to call home, without incurring additional financial burdens, when it’s time to relax and enjoy life
Listen Closely: Moosehaven
Senior Moose members enjoy the security that—no matter what financial misfortune life may throw at them—they could spend their golden years in comfort, at Moosehaven. A beautiful 72-acre waterfront retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida, Moosehaven offers comfortable accommodations, fine dining, and a wide range of recreational and hobby activities. Residents may also choose part-time work and volunteer opportunities. This “City of Contentment” also offers a separate fee-for-service option for seniors who wish to retain their assets, with larger apartments and more amenities—including provisions to continue to keep and operate motor vehicles.
For ALL Moosehaven residents, there is year-round enclosed swimming, bowling and full workout facilities at the New York Exercise Center; a multidenominational chapel; and the 130,000-sq.ft- LifeCare Center, with facilities and staffing to accommodate a wide range of physical maladies and age-related dementia—enabling nearly every resident to remain in the Moosehaven community through their lifetime.
When Jack Shea came to Moosehaven, he was a man needing some way to ease the workload he had while caring for his ailing wife. “I don’t know how I got so lucky to fall into something like this,” Jack says of Moosehaven. He went from a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy to a second career as a car salesman in the Jacksonville area. The move to Moosehaven came because of the medical condition of his wife Barbara, who was beginning to forget things.“I didn’t realize Moosehaven had a place for Alzheimer’s patients. I didn’t know what to do and I didn’t know where to turn.” Jack found that Moosehaven had the perfect arrangement for them. He lives in a Brandon Place apartment, and his wife lives roughly 300 yards away in Peeler Hall, with other residents who suffer from age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. “It appealed to me in that you still have control of your assets and you can still drive your car,” he said. At the same time, Barbara requires more frequent care in the LifeCare Center. “And if the time comes that I can’t handle myself anymore, then I’ll move over there too,” Jack said.