1996-2005

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1996-2005:

  • 1996
    • Our second independent living community, MasonWoods, opens near Shawano, Wisconsin with 32 independent living apartments.
    • Masonic Village on the Square adds 39 units of which 33 are immediately occupied.
  • 1997
    • New duplexes, a hobby and woodworking shop, and a golf cart path to the adjacent Golden Sands Golf Course are added at MasonWoods.
    • Mailboxes are installed in Van Brunt by the OES Service Club.
  • 1998
    • Van Brunt Hall celebrates its 75th anniversary.
  • 1999
    • MasonWoods expands to 36 apartment homes, and donations totaling $750,000 were given by Masons to build a MasonWoods community room.
  • 2000
    • Three Pillars' Dousman campus receives a "stamp of approval" by the Continuing Care Accreditation
  • 2001
    • A strategic planning committee and the WMH Board undertake an assessment of Van Brunt Hall and the Bark River Apartments to determine their future.
  • 2002
    • Approval was received from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) for Three Pillars to be a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Only seven facilities in the state had this rating, and only four Masonic facilities nationwide were accredited.
  • 2004
    • Three Pillars acknowledges the increasing demand for non-institutional assisted living with a focus on independence. A concept of "catered living," which is new for Wisconsin but has been successful elsewhere, is adopted at Three Pillars. 
    • Plans are formalized and ground breaks for Compass Point, a catered assisted living complex, at the corner of Highways 18 and 67 in Dousman. 
    • OES provides four vital sign monitors for use at the Masonic Health Care Center and a canopy for the entrance.

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