• 1996-2005:

    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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