Membership Support

No matter your age, where you choose to make your home, or whether calling for yourself or a loved one, we are here to help you access the information and services our members need. Our team of knowledgeable information and referral specialists are just a phone call away.

You might not need us today, but when you do, contact us. Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Contact us at (800) 321-9357.

Michigan Masonic Home

Located in the friendly community of Alma, the Michigan Masonic Home Senior Living Services is a not‑for‑profit continuing care retirement community offering independent and assisted living, short‑stay rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care services to more than 400 residents.

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Masonic Advantage Program

Everyone knows that membership has its advantages. As a member of the Michigan Masons or Order of the Eastern Star, you may be eligible for the Masonic Advantage Program. 

As an Affiliated Mason with the Masonic Advantage Program, you receive these great benefits:

  • Rate discounts: Receive discounted daily/monthly rates for each of the LifeStyle Options available at Masonic Pathways. 
  • Priority access to higher levels of care: If you suffer an acute illness, have surgery or are ready to move up to a higher level of care, you’re guaranteed access to increased services.
  • Priority standing on waiting lists: Affiliated prospective residents are placed at the top of waiting lists for available LifeStyle Options.
  • Masonic financial assistance: Affiliated individuals who otherwise would be unable to afford care in the Michigan Masonic Home may be eligible for financial assistance through the Masonic Advantage Program. Assistance covers room and board, meals, medications and medical supplies, as well as selected supplemental services. The program also provides health insurance coverage and a modest personal allowance.
    • Affiliated Michigan Master Masons with ten or more years of continuous membership in good standing immediately prior to admission.
    • The wives, widows, and mothers of Master Masons.
    • Female members of a Michigan Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, also with ten or more years of membership in good standing immediately prior to admission.
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Almoners Fund

The Almoners Fund has been established to assist Master Masons and their families, as well as their widows and orphans with immediate catastrophic or emergency needs. A discrete inquiry will promptly follow a referral and, if deemed applicable, the grant will be awarded as appropriate for the situation. Assistance grants through the Almoners fund will be kept discreet and confidential.

Outside Relief

The Outside Relief program extends financial assistance to Masonic brothers and sisters who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of unfortunate circumstances, such as a severe illness or injury. The program is specifically intended for people for whom residency at the Masonic Home is not an option.

Once approval is given by the Masonic Home Board of Trustees, monthly payments are made to Outside Relief recipients. The recipient’s Lodge or Chapter is responsible for a portion of the payment.

A sponsoring Lodge or Chapter is required to complete an investigation and an application for each proposed recipient.

The Michigan Masonic Blue Book outlines the Outside Relief program beginning in Section 11.2. It is recommended that officers of the sponsoring Lodge or Chapter review this section prior to returning the Outside Relief application.

Orphans Support

Caring for Masonic orphans is an obligation Masons take seriously. A Masonic orphan should never feel that he or she is alone, or that because their parent is gone they are forgotten. As a brother, a Mason is tasked with caring for the orphans of his departed brethren and letting them know they are cherished members of the  Masonic family. The definition of a Masonic Orphan is a child under the age of 18:

  • Whose father was a Master Mason in good standing at the time of his death, –or–
  • Whose grandfather is or was a Master Mason in good standing and his father is dead or not contributing to their support

Masonic Orphans, regardless of age, whose academic records indicate worthiness, may also be eligible for financial assistance for higher education in the form of loans or grants.

Masonic Widows

When a man becomes a Mason, he does more than just join a fraternity of men; he becomes a Brother, a member of a family with roots planted firmly in honor and tradition. As a Brother, he is tasked with caring for those members of his family who most need his support, especially the widows of his fellow Masons.

Caring for Masonic Sweethearts is an obligation Masons take seriously. Whether they are shoveling a snowy path or delivering a holiday gift basket to a Sweetheart in their community, Michigan Masons take pride in honoring the legacy of their departed Brethren. A Masonic Sweetheart should never have to worry she is alone, or that because her husband is gone, she is forgotten.

Download the Sweethearts Reimbursement Form

Educational Assistance for Master Masons

At the core of Masonry is the commitment to learn and improve one’s self, to be a lover of the arts and sciences, and to work to enable one’s self to be productive and provide for one’s family. To those ends, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation provides educational assistance scholarships for Master Masons to further their educational and career goals.

Educational assistance scholarships can be used to cover the cost of tuition and fees, books and other required education-related expenses in a degree program. Scholarship funds can also be used to cover costs or fees for training and coursework for licensing, certifications, skilled trades, or renewal fees.

Download Educational Assistance Application

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Becoming a member of the Michigan Masons offers members opportunities to learn and lead within the organization, the community and their family.

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